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We are a significant contributor to Northland’s economic growth and development

Since 1964 we have been delivering sustainable employment and growth to the Northland economy.

Around 400 employees come through the refinery gates every day – but the social and economic impact is far greater than that. For every job at the refinery another two are created in Northland through our contracting company partners, and a further six across New Zealand. Download Northtec Report

Major projects and shutdowns for planned maintenance offer valuable short-term employment opportunities. At its peak the 2018 shutdown staff and contractor numbers swelled to around 1800 and pumped $85 million into Northland through payments for employment, contracting, equipment, accommodation and other services.

Our significant economic contribution to the region amounts to 9.1% of Northland’s GDP (2015) and we are are a cornerstone of Northland’s Te Tai Tokerau Growth Strategy.

The refinery is a Northland success story with our people being a significant point of difference for staying competitive and successful. In an ever-changing world and workplace, we will continue to leverage our performance by ensuring that our work culture reflects our values, taps diversity of experience and thinking, and continues to foster opportunities for talented individuals.