Recruit NZ is a professional recruitment agency based in Warkworth, New Zealand and servicing clients all over New Zealand.
We provide an end to end recruitment service - from person specification and position description, all the way through to 90 day review. We consider cultural and personality fit with you and your business as being equally important to skills and competencies, if not more so.

In addition to years of experience in recruitment, we have extensive experience in HR Management - so much so that we established a separate business devoted to HR & Strategic Management - Consulting HQ.

Recruit NZ was established in 2008 by HR specialist Tanya Gray, who now has a team of ten in the Recruit NZ Warkworth office. Tanya has a background in recruitment, sales and senior management. Tanya understands small business management and has taught management of small businesses through Te Waananga o Aotearoa.

Recruit NZ specialises in recruitment for small to medium NZ businesses. We understand the recruitment process and follow proven and effective methods to hire you the right people for your business growth – saving you time and money.

Expert Recruitment Specialists

The Recruit NZ team are expert in the field of recruitment, leading Recruit NZ to become a respected award winning recruitment agency with long term clients throughout New Zealand.

NZTE Certified

Recruit NZ is NZTE accredited, which means that you could get up to 50% subsidy for your recruitment and Human Resource strategic planning training. This subsidy is also available via our sister company ConsultingHQ – specialising in strategic HR and management.

You will find our team flexible, professional & personable

Tanya Gray
Tanya Gray Managing Director
Tanya is the owner of Recruit NZ and sister company Consulting HQ. Having been on both sides of the fence as a hiring employer and as a job seeker, Tanya has experienced what it is like to deal with recruitment consultants and agencies. Her goal is to provide a better experience than she encountered herself - for both employers and for job seekers.
Tanya's professional background is in Sales, Recruitment and Senior Management. She has a BA, a Certificate in Small Business Management, and has taught Business Management to entrepreneurs through Te Waananga o Aotearoa. Tanya is accredited in Career Development and Psychometric profiling and is completing her post graduate Diploma in Human Resources.
Tanya's consultative approach to recruitment and HR means that she adds value to clients by directly contributing to their business growth and success. When she's not working, Tanya enjoys spending time with her young family, studying, gardening and entertaining friends and family.
Kate Waldrom - Career Consultant

Kate Waldrom Senior Recruitment Consultant

Kate has spent the last 10 years in recruitment, placement and career advisory roles. Joining Recruit NZ in 2016, Kate has proven to be a successful recruiter for small to medium businesses across regional NZ. She follows effective and refined recruitment processes and is not willing to sacrifice quality of service to fill a role. Driven to help businesses grow and individuals succeed in their chosen career, Kate is skilled in finding the optimal result for all involved. Taking on a more senior role, Kate is assisting the wider Recruit NZ team to be the best that they can be. In the past, she was in retail management in London, Sydney and Auckland, leading teams of up to 40 and overseeing large turnovers and stock holdings.

Outside of work, Kate is content spending quality time with her children, completing home improvement projects and enjoying the outdoors.

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Kenneth Mamuad CRM Administrator

Before finding a particular interest working in the recruitment niche, Kenneth has used his love for managing the complexities of CRMs in various industries such as insurance, banking, and finance. Kenneth has been working remotely for over 3 years from the Philippines and harnessing his digital skills to help start-up companies scale up their businesses. He had experienced working alongside CEOs and Directors from US, Australia and New Zealand.

The status quo of Philippine employment ignited Kenneth’s passion in helping out HR-driven businesses. If he is not busy saving the digital world one skill at a time, he likes to watch movies, write poetry and novels.

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Maria Bunda Social Media & Content Marketing

Maria’s background is in marketing & sales for the past 15 years, supporting different types of businesses in the areas of sales & marketing, business development, and customer & client acquisition both B2B and B2C.

For the last 6 years, Maria’s focus has been in Digital Marketing and content development. Maria works remotely from the Philippines supporting international clients in building and growing their brand presence online. During her free time, Maria loves spending time with her children and husband going to the mall and eating out!

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James Mercado Migration Recruitment Consultant

James has over 20 years of extensive experience in Sales & Marketing of various products and services. Included in those experiences were roles in sales and marketing for Coca-Cola under Amatil. He was a Registered Nurse back in the Philippines for two years, where he majored in Operating Room Nursing. He later realised that he wanted to be in the sales and marketing field meeting clients, so he found himself in the sales industry. He finished his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration in Auckland. His experience in the Recruitment agency as a Marketing Specialist has made him realise that he wants to help bring more highly skilled Filipinos into New Zealand.

When not at work, you will find James spending time with his wife and three children, mostly on food discovery. Other than that, he practices with his band as a vocalist, or sings with his acoustic guitar during events and some gigs.

John Nistal Recruitment Consultant / Pastoral Care Officer

Originally from the province of Bohol in the Philippines. John graduated Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Starting a career in the Philippines, he worked as Recruitment Officer for 3 years in the Overseas Placement agency specialising in Trade Skills and Domestic Helpers. John has over 13 years’ experience working at the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) where he was closely in contact with recruitment agencies, coordinating with POLOs to resolve Welfare Cases and providing Scholarship/Livelihood Assistance to OFW Families and their dependents. While working, he continued studying and gained his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education.

John moved to New Zealand in February 2016. He finished Diploma in Business Level 7 at Edenz Colleges in Auckland. After graduating, he worked as Assistant Manager at the Fresh Product Department in one of the leading supermarkets in the Waikato Region. He lives in Waihi Town, Waikato with his wife and 2 daughters. He also enjoys swimming and spending time with his family.

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Elena Moodie Migration Recruitment Consultant, Head of Compliance

Elena has previously worked for Immigration New Zealand with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), in different roles across numerous teams. Most noted as an Immigration Officer for over two years before joining the team at Recruit NZ. While at INZ, Elena was responsible for the assessment of a variety of temporary entry visas including, different work visas and work to residence visa applications from initial assessment to decision. She was responsible for assessing the application in its entirety against immigration instructions.

Elena comes from a background of over 10 years of Customer Service experience and a passion for people. She completed her Bachelor of Arts majoring in Social Anthropology and Sociology.

In her spare time, Elena enjoys spending time with family and being out in nature.

Gerie Rafols Recruitment Administrator

Before showing interest in recruitment, Gerie built a successful career in Sales, Account Management, Business Development and Customer Service. For the past 10 years, she has been exposed to different industries including IT Consulting, Advertising, Hospitality and Retail. A career highlight saw her managing a US Sales Team in North America, helping corporate clients to source cost-effective placements both locally and virtually. She’s so passionate about her work that it shows in every interaction and task she completes.

A graduate from De La Salles – College of Saint Benilde in the Phillippines, Gerie is keen to utilise her degree in Business Administration and Marketing to good use. She loves sightseeing & visiting historic sites, playing the guitar and watching drama series.

Our Core Values

We are DRIVEN to achieve - we call it Ferocious Focus. We strive to provide a TRANSPARENT no surprises service. We are COLLABORATIVE and provide a solutions oriented AGILITY. Our goal is to INSPIRE - each other and clients to get the best from each other and we hold true a belief in COMPASSION and a Duty of Care for all those with whom we interact.