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Are jobs posted in Lakes Weekly recognised by Immigration NZ during the Job Check Process?

Are jobs posted in Lakes Weekly recognised by Immigration NZ during the Job Check Process?

We regularly are asked this question by local advertisers especially when INZ is looking for proof of advertising?

INZ conducts a job check as part of the process when employers are looking to hire a migrant worker. The purpose of the job check is to ensure that there are no suitable New Zealanders available to fill a job before hiring migrants and advertising in the Lakes Weekly Jobs or online at JobFix helps with this process.

Once advertising is completed employers must demonstrate that they have made genuine efforts to find suitable New Zealand workers before offering the job to a migrant. The job check is part of the process for employers who wish to employ migrants. 

INZ recognises both the Lakes Weekly and JobFix when recruiting for skilled roles such as those listed on the ANZSCO level 4 and 5 levels. 

Levels 1-3 require additional advertising but can use both Lakes Weekly and JobFix as a component of the job search. You can find the ANZSCO list here.

INZ staff, from time to time are not aware of the regional list of media and have been known to advise that LWB and JobFix is not recognised. Should this occur please get in touch and we can help out and get this resolved. Contact us on or +64 3 409 2300.


JobFix March results

2,176 Jobseekers looked for roles in Queenstown in March with 11,767 job pages viewed across the month.

The early part of the work week is when job seekers are most active on the site with Sunday being the quietest.

The site was accessed primarily by kiwi’s at 66% of the audience. Auckland Christchurch Queenstown and Wellington were the top markets which made up 78% of the domestic viewership. Internationally the US, Australia and UK were the top 3 off shore markets.

JobFix is locally owned and operated by the team at Queenstown Media Group. JobFix is Queenstown's leading recruitment jobs board, meeting the needs of Jobseekers and Employers While it’s focused on the Queenstown Lakes District job market, JobFix reaches a national and international audience offering the largest number of open positions in the region.

*Source: Google Analytics, March, 2024


Why use JobFix

Being local ourselves, we know this market, JobFix and the Lakes Weekly deliver candidates that fit your requirements.

·         Often you want staff who live here so you don’t waste time with people who have to find somewhere to live etc.

·         Our job market is unique with a quarterly job turnover rate averaging 21%, there is always more turnover churn here than NZs 15% average.

·         The Lakes Weekly is the time-honoured print source for jobs for locals and new arrivals. Print shines because it adds potential candidates who may not have been looking previously.

·         JobFix and the Lakes Weekly are affordable and designed to get you results.. We are the go to for jobseekers in the Queenstown region. Many clients “get more qualified candidates through LWB than any other source.”


Looking further afield?

·         JobFix online jobs boards targets jobseekers nationally and internationally for those relocating or with working visa’s.

·         All roles advertised in the Lakes Weekly are posted on JobFix at no additional charge to extend the reach nationally.

Can we help? If you're interested in getting a quote from us, send a copy of your advert to Or we can make an ad for you if you send through the job details.


JobFix Pricing

The basic package is $49.00 plus GST for one role over 14 days.

The Standard package at $99.00 plus GST is our most popular package for two roles covering 14 days each which includes a 15% discount on your advert in next weeks Lakes Weekly Situations Vacant publication.

Once loaded your job is live immediately.

To book your job on JobFix head to