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I dealt with Christine from PN Personnel Palmerston North while looking for new employment early in 2020. 

I found the professionalism of PN Personnel to be of a high standard, they communicated well, never leaving you wondering what was going on.  It was the small things that impressed me the most.

Thanks to Christine at PN Personnel I have secured myself a dream role which I know I will thoroughly love.  Thanks Christine!


I first met Christine Hanning from PN Personnel when I was chasing my dream job. 

Christine was prompt, friendly and really helpful with all my questions and emails. Christine helped me through the initial stages of interviews and helped me to relax and see that I was really prepared for the position I wanted. Christine supported me at each stage of the interviews, even when there was a few weeks between them. 

I was not successful but Christine already had something else up her sleeve that I was really keen to be a part of.

Finally I knew where I needed to be and Christine helped to get me there. 


Employed By in a Permanent role in Whanganui

Having relocated to Whanganui, I enrolled with PN Personnel via their website.This resulted in Christine giving me a call to discuss my options, and within 3 weeks I had started in an ideal permanent role.  This exceeded my expectations in such a short time period.

The process was easy, with Christine and her team being efficient and great to work with.

I strongly recommend job seekers to contact Christine and PN Personnel, they are approachable and friendly, which made dealing with them an absolute pleasure.


Employed By Toyota NZ

PN Personnel were incredibly helpful in placing me in the right position.

They remained in contact with me frequently, always ensuring I was informed and kept up to date with any possible employment opportunities.

After being made redundant I was placed in an awesome role within two weeks!

Thank you PNP for your professionalism and excellence.


Employed By Co-Mac Ltd

After relocating from the South Island never did I consider finding a job in such a short amount of time.... lots of people search and search for jobs and never find the right one.

Due to PN Personnel's great team and the help of Christine they were able to quickly and efficiently direct me to a job that matched everything I was looking for. The team was able to identify a position/company that was a good match for me in every way. Thanks to the help of PN Personnel I get paid to do what I love.

If you're on the hunt for a perfect job, or sick of finding the wrong one, a phone call to PN Personnel will change your outlook on job searching. If the right job is out there for you, PN Personnel will find it.


Employed By NZTA

Robyn has been a pleasure to deal with, she is prompt, proactive and efficient.

I relocated to Palmerston North from Auckland with a whole bunch of job applications and no interviews. I joined 2 temping agencies and PNP was the only one to take my job seeking seriously. Robyn put forward temping job opportunities straight away and more importantly had me meeting businesses face to face. I am now happily employed permanently after temping for 2 months. Thanks to Robyn my transition to the Manawatu far less stressful than it could have been.

I highly recommend Robyn, Tabitha and the PNP team to anyone.


Recently I entrusted Christine and the team at Palmerston North Personnel to help me find a job that would be suitable for my relocation to Palmerston North. I found the entire experience to be very stress free with regular contact and excellent communication skills. From the first call to  the Service Co-ordinator she explained that a simple questionnaire online was to be completed and I was to attach my CV. Then an interview was organised with one of the team, and then another interview when I found my dream job that I wanted to apply for. I was successful after just one recommendation all this in less than four weeks.

I am currently employed with a family business in a field I have always wanted to work in. I am so grateful for the questions that were asked in my interview at PN Personnel, it was fantastic ground work to link me with the perfect job with a team that I feel very compatible with.

I can highly recommend using PN Personnel for recruiting anyone, any age, for a job that meets all their needs.



I came to Palmerston North Personnel looking for work and they were friendly, warm and very professional. They understood my situation and were happy to help me find work that suited my needs.

They were proactive, it wasn't just one person looking for me, I had their amazing team aware of my criteria and skills.

Cushla rang a few days after my meeting with Robyn, she was very positive and helpful in a position that had come across her desk. She was prompt in sending through the Job Description, she was easy to deal with and always happy to hear from me. I have been employed on the six month contract that I was put forward for and I'm loving it.

Knowing that Palmerston North Personnel not only touch base with me but also my team up until three months is very reassuring.

I highly recommend working with Palmerston North Personnel and will definitely have them as my "Go To" when looking for work again.



My experience with Palmerston North Personnel has been amazing. Moving from South Africa in November 2016, not knowing what to expect in our new country, not knowing how different the work environment would be. There was a light at the end of my uncertain tunnel, I was contacted by the PN Personnel team, there is an available temp position for me, I can start on the Monday. It was wonderful as I started finding my feet in a new country, new work environment and meeting new people.

And that was only the beginning. From a temporary position to a permanent position and placing me in different roles from data entry to walking the halls and grounds of Massey University. Christine, Robyn and the rest of the wonderful PN Personnel team, made my transition into a new work environment and home as smooth as possible and supported me through all the hardships a person can face finding your dream job.

This is a big thank you to the entire PN Personnel team and the great work they do to support their candidates.


After 17+ years working for a wonderful employer, moving to Palmerston North from Auckland meant leaving and starting the job hunt. I applied for several jobs and one of them took me to PN Personnel. I met with Cushla and then Christine and succeeded in obtaining a temping position at Massey University.

At all times, I felt very comfortable and welcome when I walked through the doors - that helps when you are anxious about finding employment!

Thank you for helping me into the workforce here in Palmerston North and for the friendliness that I received at all times – you cannot go wrong when you join this wonderful team.



I recently applied for a job advertised with PN Personnel and found Christine wonderful to deal with, she kept me well informed throughout the process and made sure I knew all I needed to know for the role I had applied for. 

Communication was great and Christine's manner was very welcoming. 

I was successful in the role which made my experience even better with PN Personnel. 


I recently contacted Christine at PN Personnel due to being made redundant 6 weeks before Christmas. I sent her my CV and she was soon in contact discussing my skill set and ideal job roles. After a quick phone call she immediately put my mind at ease and assured me the perfect role was just around the corner.

After a few days she sent me a job description that fit my skill set and personal preferences perfectly and arranged an interview that week. The following week I had my second interview with the same company and received a job offer 2 days later.

If that’s not a recruitment agency at the top of their game , well I don’t know what is!

I cannot thank Christine and the PN personnel team enough for their efforts and hard work finding me such a great role. They are professional, very skilled at what they do, and genuinely great people.

Once again thank you!


Employed By Awatapu College

PN Personnel was the first agency that I contacted on arriving in New Zealand and in Palmerston North and from the start they have always been friendly, supportive and professional.

I met with Robyn first and it only took a few minutes for her to understand my needs and situation. Robyn found the perfect temporary position for me, one which allowed me the flexibility I was craving in order to help with the transition into the working environment, (in a new country) and still being there to get our family settled into our new lives and routine. The weekly catch up calls of support, reassurance and encouragement were always greatly appreciated.

A few months later and having gained my confidence back, it was time to find a permanent role and I approached the PN Personnel team for a position they had advertised, and I met with Christine, who within minutes, made me feel comfortable and relaxed with her cheerful and bubbly personality. Christine sent me all the necessary information for the interview and made me feel well prepared. I was surely set to conquer, which I did. I received positive feedback from her and she sent me all the necessary information about the offer and position in a timely manner and has also assisted with all my queries and questions that I have had.

Working for PN Personnel has been refreshing, the team is friendly and supportive and go the extra mile! Thank you.

I will continue to recommend this great team to everyone!


My wife had previously found employment through PN Personnel and had a very pleasant experience working with Christine.

I recently found myself in the market for a new opportunity and after exhausting many options I reached out to Christine to see if she had any more senior roles on her books.

I was invited to come in for a chat and within the first meeting an opportunity was mentioned, as Christine could see how my previous experience and transferable skills could be used in a new industry as well as size of company than I had previously been used to.

I felt Christine did a great job marketing my skills, I was successful in the interview, and as they say the rest is history

I highly recommend Christine and the team at PN Personnel, not only is this a very professional company there is also the human factor where you are respected for your own unique situation.


Employed By FMG

I just wanted to say thank you for everything Palmerston North Personnel and your staff have done for me in regard to my search for employment.

Y’all were so helpful and efficient in aiding me in my job search; I had begun to lose faith in the hunt for a job when I signed up with you guys. The search was a bit overwhelming for me as I had just moved from Oregon, USA and was unfamiliar with the process in New Zealand.

The knowledge and resources that Palmerston North Personnel provided instantly put me at ease and gave me confidence in regard to my career in New Zealand. 

Your placement of me with FMG was a perfect fit and I am so grateful that it was able to turn into a permanent position!

So I just wanted to say thanks to you and your staff and keep up the great work!


I'd like to say thank you to Christine Hanning, the consultant at PN Personnel who helped me find myself in the workplace.

She worked with me around the demands of being a working mother, and offered roles that best suited my skills, advanced my career goals and that suited me as a person. Christine championed and supported me over a period of 6 years, and was a thorough, glowing referee which assisted my now boss in deciding to hire me.

I have and will continue to recommend Christine as a Recruitment Specialist.

Thank you for your support.


Employed By Plumbing World Support Office

For the past 18 years I have been working overseas. When I decided to come home I found it challenging to re-enter the NZ job market because I had been away for so long. Then I found Cushla at PN Personnel. She endeavored to find a match for my skill set as well as a match for my personality. It wasn’t long before she found a temporary assignment at Plumbing World that has now turned into a permanent position and I couldn’t be more pleased.

Anyone can look at a CV and match it to a job posting, but Cushla has the ability to get to know the person behind the CV to make sure that she didn’t just find a job for me but that she found the right job for me. I recommend PN Personnel and Cushla in particular to help you find the right job for you, too!



Signing up with PN Personnel was the best confidence boost ever for me.

My first interview was with Cushla who made me feel at ease and she brought out the best qualities of my working life in me.

The hardest thing for me is to talk about is "me", but Cushla made it easy for me to tell her my strengths and weaknesses and where did I see myself heading as far as my working career was concerned.

After my initial meeting, it was about a week later that I received a call from Cushla regarding a temporary role in Feilding and from that point onward, everything starting moving forward. I did a 10 week assignment in Feilding. Once that came to an end, I received a call from Christine about a temporary role in Palmerston North. Talk about "hit the ground running" as this next assignment was just that. The Office Manager was sick the day that I went into this office however, I sat down at their reception desk and promptly started answering the telephones and entering data into their computer system. That assignment lasted for approximately 8 weeks to cover someone on sick leave. The day before I finished this assignment, I again received a call from Christine about another temporary position in Feilding and so the day after I finished the Palmerston North assignment and also after a 10 minute meeting with the owner of the business, I began my next Administration assignment which lasted for 3 months.

Although I am moving into a new full-time position with Corrections, I have truly enjoyed my time being employed by PN Personnel and recommend them to anyone and everyone. Thanks for everything Cushla, Christine, Robyn and all of the team at PN Personnel. You guys rock!!!!!


Employed By Co-Mac

Over the past couple of years I have been in a mix of contracted work in IT and retail. When one contract ended, I would get in touch with multiple recruitment agencies and look for more opportunities. PN Personnel outshined them all.

The team at PN Personnel kept in contact with me frequently, and was very well organised when it came to setting up interviews with other companies when opportunities arose.

Many thanks to Christine, Cushla, Robyn and the rest of the team for helping me get this far and finally achieve a full-time position.




Palmerston North Personnel are wonderful! From my own experience, and what I have also heard from others, the Palmerston North Personnel team are committed to connecting people to match the needs of both employers and employees. Christine is always friendly, encouraging and happy to help. I am delighted to have been placed in a role that started as a two-month temp position, and which has now eventuated into a long-term opportunity. Thank you Palmerston North Personnel!


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53 Princess Street, Palmerston North 4410
PO Box 594, Palmerston North 4440


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