The government has a website for matching people's skills with job vacancies. It is part of the government's own careers website, but specifically for job seekers in Canterbury.
The site has a hint of the "What colour is your parachute" book, written for those dead-ended in jobs, or unemployed, and trying to sort out what else they could try (if that doesn't ring any bells, don't worry). The advantage of the web site is that it matches your characteristics with jobs currently available.
It is simplistic, and there aren't many jobs on some parts of it yet, but give it a go (more than once). If enough people try it out that will encourage those behind the scheme, and those employers contemplating listing vacancies. You can find it here.