Action Personnel has been a premier provider of recruitment services for over 35 years.

With teams across Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Manawatu-Wanganui, Hawkes Bay, Waikato and beyond we are proud to be NZ owned and operated. We pride ourselves on our quality service, competitive rates, and working in partnership with our clients to make sure we know your business and your needs.

We can supply permanent, contract or temporary staffing solutions for both the private sector and government with Less Talk and More Action so get in touch for a no obligation chat anytime on 0800-0800-84

For TAS clients please call our dedicated phone line 0800 115 030 or email

We proudly support the Manawatu Cricket Association, The Rangatahi Cricket Festival, Cancer Society NZ, Canteen, Special Children’s Christmas Party, Shoe Box Aotearoa, Women’s Refuge, Blue Santa, to name a few.

Looking for a job? Give us a call 0800 0800 84 or click the button below to see some of our current roles!

Your Recruitment Partners

Action Personnel offer permanent temporary and contract services as well as TAS recruitment nationwide.

For less talk, more Action with your job search or recruiting of staff we have you covered. Call 0800 0800 84

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Our Team

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Andrew Pratt

Managing Director

Andrew Joined Action Personnel from a background in major projects, process improvement and risk management in the financial services sector. His years of experience in these fields has taught him that a business’ greatest asset is its people and he brings that strong belief to his role with Action Personnel. Andrew looks forward to working with you to successfully fulfil all of your personnel needs or help you with the next step in your career.

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Erin Woods

General Manager

Erin has 20+ years recruitment experience, in both the permanent and temporary placement space. Erin has an extensive knowledge of trade and industrial roles as well as sales, support and executive recruitment. Whether your requirements are for permanent full-time staff, short or long term temps or contractors Erin can assist you in getting the right people to add value to your team or help you find your next exciting opportunity.

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Ash Matenga

National Recruitment Services Manager

Ash joins us from her role managing all things administration for one of Palmerston North’s leading traffic management clients. Prior to that Ash and her husband owned their own business in Auckland, where her role involved sales, administration and customer service. If you are looking for someone who can find you staff that can manage a traffic control site or a CEO of a white collar business Ash can help! She is organised, practical and excellent at finding solutions for your staffing needs.

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Matt Somerville

National Operations Manager

Matt joins us as National Operations Manager, based in Auckland but covering Nationwide! Matt has many years of recruitment experience and brings a wealth of knowledge in both the white and blue collar spaces. Having extensive experience in corporate sales and business management as well as recruitment Matt can bring expertise to the recruitment of your teams as well as assisting you into your next opportunity. How can Matt help you?

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Aaron Flynn

South Island Regional Manager

Aaron joins us from a background in recruitment and hospitality. Aaron began his career as a rugby player, representing his province in NPC rugby, Super Rugby and representing NZ as a Maori All Black. Aaron has excellent experience in the recruitment of both blue and white collar temporary and permanent staff and joins us with a wealth of experience in client and candidate management. If you are looking for staff or work in the South Island Aaron is your man!

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Lisa Anderson

Branch Manager Auckland

Lisa Anderson joins us in Auckland with a varied and unique background in people management, and a passion for networking and interacting with her clients to ensure she presents the right candidates for their employment needs. Positive and organised, we know you will find her can do attitude refreshing and efficient. Logistics, Construction, Hospitality, Medical and Administration experience gives Lisa a head start, which will be beneficial to our clients and candidates throughout NZ.

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Stephanie Harrod

Support Services Manager

Stephanie has excellent experience as both an administrator and a recruitment consultant, so she has now undertaken a new role with us as Support Services Manager. Steph manages payroll, candidate and consultant support and everything in between! Steph is our behind the scenes rock but if you are one of our team and do have a payroll enquiry call 0800 0800 84

Sheilah Ross

Support Services Administrator - Auckland

Sheilah joins us with a very solid background in administration and customer service. Her role includes such things as candidate co-ordination, administration and client liaison. She will often be the voice you talk to first at our Auckland branches and is available to assist both candidates and clients with any queries they may have. If you would like to reach out to Sheilah for work or staff then drop her a line.

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Samantha Somerville

National BDM

Samantha joins us as our National BDM, based in Auckland but covering the whole country! She brings with her a strong background in sales and customer service with experience in the tech and packaging industries.  Her passion is providing exceptional service to everyone, treating everyone with respect and empowering her team to be the best version of themselves.  With her passion, enthusiasm, and people-first approach, Sam is looking forward to assisting you with staffing solutions! 

Joey Flynn

Recruitment Consultant Christchurch

Having been a valuable part of our temp workforce, Joey is very excited to join the Action Personnel Christchurch recruitment team. Joey has represented the region several times in softball and is a keen rugby player with a vast family legacy to live up to. He has a vast network of outstanding candidates available now so if you are looking for staff, or your next role get in touch with Joey today.

Sagar Mohan

Senior Recruitment Consultant Palmerston North

Sagar joins us as our new senior recruitment consultant in our Palmerston North branch.  He joins us with solid experience in agency recruitment and management and brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for the industry with him!  He is organised, practical, enthusiastic, and can’t wait to help you with your recruitment needs.  Get in touch with Sagar today if you are looking for your next role or great staff!

Tino Sia

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Auckland

Tino brings to the table over five years of recruitment experience, spanning both in-house and agency environments. With a primary focus on the blue-collar sector, he has also ventured into the white-collar realm, exhibiting expertise in Sales and Customer Service. For businesses seeking staffing solutions in Auckland, Tino stands out as an ideal choice, hailing from South Auckland and boasting an in-depth understanding of the local market. Connect with him to explore how he and the Action team in Auckland can contribute to enhancing your business operations today.

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Natalie Menzies

Senior Recruitment Consultant - New Plymouth

Natalie joins us from a background in recruitment and hospitality management. With extensive experience in recruitment space and knowledge of her home town market place, Natalie is looking forward to working with candidates and clients across the Taranaki area. If you need temporary or permanent staff, or are looking for your next role, blue or white collar in the Taranaki region then give Natalie a call or drop her an email!

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Jules Falaoa

Area Manager

Jules is a seasoned recruiter with extensive experience in both the white and blue-collar sectors, primarily serving the North Island. Driven by a passion for matching talented individuals with the right opportunities, Jules firmly believes that there is a perfect job for everyone. This dedication to connecting good people with good people has become the cornerstone of Jules recruitment philosophy.

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Josh Laird

Senior Consultant – Wellington

Josh started in recruitment in 2016 in Christchurch with the post earthquake rebuild focussing on the Trades, Civils and Manufacturing industries In both the Temp or Perm space. After his move to Wellington in 2020 he has continued to build strong connections within the Wellington region and can support you in finding the right staff member, temp or perm, blue collar or white or assist you to find your next exciting opportunity.

Roz O’Connor

Senior Recruitment Consultant, Palmerston North

Roz is committed to developing tangible results, saving you time and resources, while securing the best talent for your team. Roz excels in sourcing, screening and placing candidates across all industries with a wealth of experience and a proven track record in civil and traffic management recruitment for both temp and permanent roles. If you are looking for a skilled recruiter to assist you in your blue collar roles or are seeking your next opportunity then give her a call!

Calla Gribbon-Cook

Recruitment Co-ordinator

Calla is the first person you may talk to when calling 0800 0800 84 or stepping into our Palmerston North office. Calla offers support to our consultants nationwide via administration, interviews and drug testing. If you give us a call Calla will be able to direct you to the right person to assist you whether you are looking for staff or a job!

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Office Cats

Meet Muffin and Mungo Pratt, our office cats. Both cats were living under our building in Palmerston North and between them produced seven kittens. The A team managed to catch and rehome the kittens and arrange for Muffin and Mungo to be spayed and microchipped to Action Personnel, with assistance from the amazing Manawatu Alley Cat Trust. Now both cats live happily at our office like the royalty they are!