Living and working in New Zealand

Leighs was founded over 20 years ago, and as an equal opportunity employer, we now employ a diverse and multi-cultural team from all over the world (Scotland, Ireland, England, Australia, South Africa, USA, Canada and the Philippines). Anthony Leighs and the team want to make your time in New Zealand enjoyable and successful. When you arrive, we will welcome and help you as much as we can.

Leighs is the leader of the next generation of innovative and highly successful construction companies in New Zealand. We push the boundaries and think outside the square, while managing challenging and interesting projects - see our projects pages for some fantastic examples.

As a nationwide company, we are heavily involved in the rebuild of Christchurch, are well established in the Auckland construction market, and are currently working on and pursuring projects further throughout the country. This will provide fantastic opportunities for you, within an already exciting organisation. Leighs wants to make sure you feel welcome working for our organisation, welcome in our cities and welcome in our country.


Key Facts

  • Population: 4.6 million
  • Capital: Wellington
  • Official languages: English, Maori, NZ Sign Language
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Monetary unit: 1 New Zealand dollar ($NZ) = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Wool, food and dairy products, wood and paper products
  • International dialling code: +64