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Published: 21 September, 2018

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Published: 21 September, 2018

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc


Ensuring the sustainable utilisation of Ngāti Kahungunu Natural Resources
and protecting the Environment are key functions of the iwi Environment and
Natural Resources Unit.

The Senior Analyst of the Environment & Natural Resources Unit will undertake
analysis and research to provide high quality advice that will ultimately support
and protect Ngāti Kahungunu Taiao interests. You must have an excellent
understanding of the relevant statutory frameworks, policies and processes for
fisheries and natural resource management and decision making. You should
also possess highly developed written and oral communication skills, including
the ability to present information appropriately to an audience.
A tertiary qualification in relevant fields such as marine science, business,
commerce, resource management or environmental studies is essential and
previous experience in the private business sector, policy, and fisheries
management or in managing a fisheries asset is desirable.

Interested applicants can obtain a full job description from our
Applications close 4.30pm, 12 October 2018.

To apply, address a covering letter and recent CV to the
Director of Environment & Natural Resources, Ngaio Tiuka.

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated
PO Box 2406, Hastings 4153
Phone: (06) 8762-718 or (0800) 524-864


Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc Vacancy Advert - (560 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Inc JD ENR Research Analyst Position 2018 - (480 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Published: 21 September, 2018

Waikawa Marae Career Opportunity

Waikawa Marae Career Opportunity

Managers position

Kia Ora,

Kua wātea mai he turanga ki Waikawa Marae

A position has become vacant at Waikawa Marae, 

Waikawa Marae vision is, by 2025, to be a strong, vibrant, sustainable marae with developments meeting the growing needs and aspirations of marae whānau that strengthen both our ancestral Te Ātiawa tikanga and our marae whakataukī:
Mōu, mōku, mō ngā iwi katoa – for you, for me, for all people
Based at Waikawa Marae, Picton and reporting to the Marae Trustees, the position is responsible for operations, administration, financial management, staff positions and development opportunities that ensure the highly effective functioning of the marae to give effect to its Strategic Plan.
The position requires a motivated self-starter with a proven track record of project management and delivery success within a Māori context. Strong leadership skills, high level technology competence, effective administration and organisational   knowledge, prudent financial management and transparent reporting skills are vital to this role.
Substantiated communication and relationship skills that foster unity, support working collaboratively with the marae trustees, marae whānau, marae users and wider community to enable the marae to succeed, are essential.
This is potentially an initial 3 year position for the right applicant.
A Position Description outlining the specific expectations of the role is available from:
Te Ātiawa Trust Office
Applicants are to submit a letter of application, a related Curriculum Vitae and the names and contacts details for two referees who can validate recent successful employment. Upon furnishing an application, applicants also agree to police vetting. 

Published: 20 September, 2018

Directors - Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu (x2)

Directors - Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu (x2)

Kia hiwa rā, Kia hiwa rā!

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu General Partner Limited (Te Pūtahitanga) is owned by the nine Iwi of Te Waipounamu. The organisation is a vehicle through which Ngā Iwi o Te Waipounamu contribute to whānau oranga through whānau rangatiratanga and mana motuhake (autonomy and self-determination). The primary function is operating as the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for Te Waipounamu. Te Pūtahitanga seeks to appoint two Directors to the current board of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu General Partner Limited.

Due to both the complexity and breath of the mahi as well as the importance of the kaupapa, there is a strong preference for experienced Directors to ensure the on-going and sustainable success of this venture. Therefore, a strong track record of governance experience and an established reputation as a Director are considered key attributes, together with a desire to contribute to the realisation of whānau oranga in Te Waipounamu.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong affinity with the values and aspirations of Ngā Iwi o Te Waipounamu, as well as a commitment to the principles of Whānau Ora.

The collective membership of the Board needs to have extensive practical expertise in the following areas:

  • Whānau Ora;
  • Procurement / commissioning strategic and operational oversight;
  • Economic and business solutions for individuals and communities;
  • Kaupapa Māori methods, values and delivery;
  • An intermediate proficiency of Te Reo Māori;
  • Whānau and community building;
  • Impact and outcome-driven philanthropy;
  • Philanthropic processes and models.

To apply please follow the instruction below and apply online. Further information about Te Pūtahitanga can be found on our website,

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!
Please apply below by clicking 'Apply now'.
Applications close Friday, 19 October 2018.
Applicants must be available for an interview in Christchurch on Friday, 2 November 2018.


Job Details

Reference # 12282
Posted on 19 Sep 2018
Closes on 19 Oct 2018 12:00
Expertise Governance
Work type(s) Governance
More details (document) te+putahitanga+board+brief.pdf 

Published: 19 September, 2018

‘Wero your Tero’ campaign calls for Māori men to be aware of Prostate Cancer risks

‘Wero your Tero’  campaign calls for Māori men to be aware of  Prostate Cancer risks

The ‘Wero your Tero’ campaign kicks off at a breakfast launch in Ōtautahi at Rehua Marae from 7.30-9.30am on 26th September 2018. The campaign has been developed to create awareness among tāne of the risks and symptoms of prostate cancer and to encourage regular check-ups.


‘Wero your Tero’ is a community project which has been funded by Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu and Pharmac in response to Māori men being twice as likely to be diagnosed with the metastatic disease than non-Māori. Research shows that one man every three hours will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in New Zealand, and that’s eight men every day, 3000 every year.


“Six hundred men will die annually from prostate cancer. What we’re saying to whānau is that it could be your pāpā, matua, brother, a friend, so we all need to do something about it collectively,” says Project Manager, Vania Pirini.


A study from the Midland Cancer Network and Auckland University found that 19% of Māori men have metastatic, or advanced prostate cancer when they receive a diagnosis compared with 10% of Europeans.


“We need to understand why there is differential care – and we need to also ensure that the awareness message gets out there – hence the Wero your Tero campaign.


“Some of our tāne in the Ōtautahi Māori community got together and have come up with the ‘Wero your Tero’ campaign to draw attention to the issue in the hope more of our tāne become aware of the risks and get checked regularly. We have developed a ‘Wero your Tero’ Facebook page and video and will be holding wānanga to create more platforms for discussion and ways we can encourage tāne to make their health a priority,” says Pirini.


For more information, we advise whānau to check out or see your local doctor now.

Published: 12 September, 2018

Tu Pono: Whānau Ora Campaign Comes to Waikawa Marae

Tu Pono: Whānau Ora Campaign Comes to Waikawa Marae

Tū Pono ki Te Tau Ihu community project team has called a hui at Waikawa Marae on 26 September at 3.30pm to support local whānau to eliminate violence.  


Commencing in 2016 at Te Hora Marae in Canvastown, this builds on a series of five hui held across Te Tau Ihu; and 22 hui across the South Island. Other hui in the top of the South have been held at Te Awhina marae in Motueka, Whakatu Marae in Nelson and Omaka Pa in Blenheim.


A feature of these hui has been presentations by Ta Mark Solomon former Kaiwhakahaere of Ngai Tahu and Dame Hon Tariana Turia former Minister for Whānau Ora.


Richard Bradley, Richard Bradley is project manager for Tū Pono ki Te Tauihu o Te Waka a Māui says “the aim of the Tu Pono approach is to dispel the notion that violence and all forms of harmful behaviour within whanau should be accepted as normal or traditional Maori behaviour.”


“Having the support of nationally respected leaders such as Ta Mark and Whaea Tariana gives whanau the confidence that our iwi leaders are promoting the changes in behaviour needed to protect our mothers and children” he added.


This desire to challenge the normalisation of violence within whanau led to the development of Tū Pono. Designed and led by whanau, the approach has gained momentum in Te Waipounamu through support from Whānau Ora commissioning agency Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu who work with key influencers within whānau and communities to lead the campaign.


“We can no longer look for solutions around us, but instead we must be the solutions. Tū Pono: Te Mana Kaha o te Whānau is about us and our collective knowledge, strength and power. Together we create the wave of change.” Helen Leahy, Pouarahi / Chief Executive of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu.


The objective is to create safe places and safe spaces for whānau to strategise ways to eliminate family violence at a local level.

“By engaging at a local level the hope is that we’re able to develop authentic and trusting relationships where we can have the hard conversations. Ultimately Tū Pono is about dispelling any illusions that violence is acceptable – our message is that it never was acceptable and it never will be” says Richard.


Whānau hui have been carried out all over the South Island introducing iwi/hapū and whānau to the Tū Pono Framework which is aimed at creating intergenerational change to empower whānau to be in a position where they can make changes.

The kuia, Mereana Moki Kiwa Hutchen (Aunty Kiwa) has played a huge role in the development of the Tū Pono strategy and has said that “Māori should never accept violence as we come from rangatira and are a noble people, we have rich solutions within our culture, our reo, our waiata, our whakataukī. We are the living breath of our tūpuna.

Published: 12 September, 2018





Full time position


We currently have a vacancy in our team covering Palmerston North and Feilding for a qualified Counsellor or Social Worker. The role is with our

Youth & Parenting programme and the Women’s programme teams.

Applicants need to have

¨         A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work or Counselling

¨         Registration/membership with the relevant professional body (or working towards it)

¨         Experience working with a range of age groups

¨         Proficient computer skills

¨         Knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tikanga Maori

¨         A commitment to working systemically with families and whanau


Experience with working in the field of Family Violence is desirable


Te Manawa Family Services is a leading provider of counselling and social work services in the Manawatu.  We provide several services and programmes, including Family Violence Programmes, Youth and Parenting Programmes, pre-programme support, Family and Whanau Support and Anti-bullying programmes and projects.


Te Manawa Family Services is committed to:

¨         Providing high quality training, supervision and support to our staff.

¨         Maintaining a healthy, harmonious and caring team environment.

¨         Providing high quality programmes and services to our clients and to our community.

¨         Ongoing evaluation of all our programmes and services.

¨         Involving others in the clients’ system wherever possible for ongoing support



To request an application package, please contact the Business Manager by email at

(We request that all applications are emailed to us in electronic form)



Applications close 5.00 pm Wednesday 26th September 2018

Published: 12 September, 2018

Moturoa Wānanga

Kaitiaki Whenua Programme

Project Moturoa brings together two powerful kaupapa in Te Tau Ihu.  The Regional Intersectoral Forum is committed to a vision for Te Tau Ihu Māori to flourish.  The Te Tau Ihu Alliance Group (Kotahitanga mō te Taiao) offers up a vision for environmental leadership across our rohe.

Together this opens up opportunities where we can enhance the mauri of the environment and the people in an interconnected way.  Project Moturoa and its Wānanga aims to do just that.

The purpose of this Wānanga is to offer 20-22 Rangatahi across Te Tau Ihu the opportunity to gain valuable conservation skills embedded in Mātauranga Māori.  We hope to have 2 from each Iwi, 2 from Maataawaka and two from Ngāti Waewae who look after the Western parts of Kahurangi.  The training will offer national qualifications alongside visits to the different Marae to learn the diversity of stories, histories, tikanga and wāhi tapu.  A mix of tāne and wāhine will be trained in skills that benefit their people as well as the mauri of our land, rivers and oceans in this rohe.


If you would like to be nominated or know anyone who should be nominated, please contact the office on: Phone: 03 5735170 or email


Moturoa Wānanga Moturoa Wananga Info Pack 3 - (767 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Published: 11 September, 2018

Production Supervisor

Port Nicholson Fisheries LP is one of the largest exporters of live lobster [crayfish] in New Zealand with a reputation for consistently delivering a high quality product to our customers throughout the world.


Due to an internal promotion, we are looking for a Production Supervisor to assist the Plant Manager at our new Auckland facility. This is a full time salaried position responsible for all aspects of running a live lobster exporting operation while helping to ensure our Health and Safety standards are maintained and responsibilities met.  The role also includes overseeing the maintenance and cleaning of equipment within the facility.


The nature of fishing means that the work involves irregular and at times long hours, reflected within the offered salary.  The position involves coordinating and managing a small team of salaried and casual staff. 


We are looking for a dynamic person with attributes such as:


•            Supervision and/or management experience

•            Good communication skills – both written and oral

•            Intermediate level of computer competency

•            Ability to ensure optimal productivity by seeking out process and efficiency improvement practices and presenting these to management

•            Maintaining effective and positive staff engagement

•            Demonstrated practice in leading staff by example and being prepared to take a hands-on approach to all aspects of production when required

•            Physically fit and willing to lead as well as perform all aspects of production when required

•            Highly organised and a capable planner, with the ability to adapt to a flexible workplan when necessary

•            Practically-minded, with a solution-focused approach to overcoming problems


Applicants need to hold New Zealand residency and have a full drivers licence.


Where you may have some of the above experience but not all, training will be provided to bring you up to the required standard.


Please send your written application with:

  • A covering letter confirming your interest in being considered for the position; and
  • A curriculum vitae which includes details of your suitability to this position, employment history and any academic or professional qualifications.


Applications should be made directly to, Port Nicholson Fisheries LP, Finance & Admin Manager – Jody Mair at .


A copy of the job description is available on request from Wendy.


Applications will close 30th September 2018.

Published: 7 September, 2018

Global Fisheries Scholarship

Global Fisheries Scholarship

Want to spend a year in Japan? Get your application in quick for the 2018 Global Fisheries Scholarship!

Want to spend a year in Japan? Get your application in quick for the 2018 Global Fisheries Scholarship!

Are you Māori? Have studied or worked in fisheries or business? Interested in a career in the seafood industry? Want to spend a year in Japan?

If you answered "Āe!", or know someone in your whānau that would, then let them know that the Global Fisheries Scholarship is open for applications. The scholarship is a joint initiative between Te Ohu Kaimoana and Japanese seafood company Nippon Suisan Kaisha Limited (Nissui) and allows for one lucky scholar to spend a year working and learning about the global seafood industry while being based at Nissui’s headquarters in Tokyo and around Japan.

The recipient will learn aspects of the seafood industry from aquaculture to processing, food safety to food technology, sales and marketing, all while immersing themselves in Japanese daily life. They will also spend up to nine-month’s learning Japanese language and culture prior to leaving New Zealand, as well as intensive language training on arrival.

We are looking for Māori who have studied or work in fisheries management, aquaculture, marine biology, business management and fisheries or food processing and are looking at a career in the New Zealand seafood industry.  

Applications will be closing 5pm next Wednesday 12th September.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Moana New Zealand website. If you have any questions please contact

Noho ora mai rā,

Dianne Brown
Acting Chief Executive

Published: 23 August, 2018

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa scholarships

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa scholarships

Tēnā koe.


Please find attached information for the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand and Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa scholarships (Ngā Raumanako Māori Scholarship & Suzanne Spencer Memorial Scholarship) for 2018.  You can find more information on these scholarships by visiting

Published: 16 August, 2018

Hei Rata Whakaruruhau

Hei Rata Whakaruruhau

Māori pre-governance leadership programme 2018

This 5-day programme will introduce emerging Māori leaders to leadership tools drawn from different Māori, non-Māori and global settings. Participants will examine how leadership themes link back to their own tribal, Māori land trust or company workplace strategy and culture. The programme will prepare them for the expectations of Māori governance roles in the future. It is provided in partnership between Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust, the Federation of Maori Authorities and the Victoria University of Wellington.


Thursday 30 August to Tuesday 4 September 2018 (plus travel before and after).
Victoria Business School (Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington).

Hei Rata Whakaruruhau HRW Young Maori Leaders Programme Flyer2 - (775 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Published: 16 August, 2018

Cancer Services Resource Directory – Nelson Marlborough DHB/Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui

Cancer Services Resource Directory – Nelson Marlborough DHB/Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui

Cancer Services Resource Directory that has been developed to assist all those working with and supporting whanau on the Cancer Pathway.  Please refer to this Directory when you need to identify appropriate support.

Cancer Services Resource Directory – Nelson Marlborough DHB/Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui Cancer Services resource diary - (176 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Published: 2 August, 2018

Painting and Maintenance

Painting and Maintenance

Painting and Maintenance service

  • Reasonable rates
  • All negotiable
  • Painting
  • Yard Work
  • Tree Work
  • Landscaping


Contact: Errol MacDonald on phone 022 1044 779 or email

Published: 30 July, 2018

Waikawa Marina Moorings Vacant

Waikawa Marina Moorings Vacant

Kia Ora 


Te Ātiawa Trust Office have available moorings to rent. If you have any enquiries, please contact the office on  0800 284 292


Ngā mihi


Te Ātiawa Trust Office

Published: 27 July, 2018

Hāpata Te Kurī Māia o te Moana

Hāpata Te Kurī Māia o te Moana

Hāpata te Kurī Māia o te Moana is a true story about a small dog who lived by the sea.  Everybody loved him, but the person who loved him the most was Tim.  One fine day, an excited Hāpataset off on a boat with Tim’s father, heading for the Marlborough Sounds.  What no one knew, however, was that the weather would soon turn rough and Hāpata would be thrown into the biggest adventure of his life.


This book has just arrived in our warehouse.  You can buy copies from your local bookstore or directly from our website with free delivery within New Zealand.


I hope you enjoy this book as much as we have.  We have sold over 40,000 copies of the English edition, and I am sure this edition will continue to delight, children, their parents, teachers and librarians for years to come.  It would be great if you circulate the information about Hāpata te Kurī Māia o te Moana    to the members of your trust.



Published: 20 July, 2018

Māori attitudes and Māori voices Survey

Kia Ora,

Dr. Keri Lawson-Te Aho, Laura O'Connell Rapira and a group of Otago Medical students are conducting research into Māori attitudes towards the justice system using the ActionStation platform, Facebook and other social media and emails. The purpose of this survey is to amplify or raise the voices of whānau Māori in this kaupapa.


As a part of this we have launched a nationwide survey to help us understand Māori attitudes and Māori voices in this kaupapa.

The end result will be a report that Laura O'Connell Rapira founder of ActionStation will use to advocate for change.


Here's what we all know:

The issue of incarceration disproportionately affects Māori. The views and voices of all iwi and hāpu across the motu should take prominence in deciding what should be done about it.


To help us if you can spread this survey to as many people as possible we would be extremely grateful. It only takes around 10 minutes to complete.

If you know of anyone else we can contact to try and get more people involved please let us know. 


Ngā Mihi,

Timothy Colson, 4th year Medical Student

University of Otago 


Project Supervisors:

Dr Keri Lawson-Te Aho, Lecturer and Social Justice Advocate 

(Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa; Ngāi Tāhu; Ngāi Tūhoe, Rongowhakaata; Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Manawa)


Laura O’Conell Rapira: Director of Action Station 

(Ngāpuhi, Te Ātiawa, Te Rarawa, Te Arawa)

Published: 12 July, 2018

Victoria Domain Reserve Management Plan Review

Victoria Domain Reserve Management Plan Review

In 1995 a reserve management plan was published for Victoria Domain and related reserves (including Shelley Beach, Memorial Park, Waikawa Recreation Reserve and Endeavour Park. Some 23 years later much has changed in the way people use and value these reserve areas and this needs to be considered in developing a new plan.

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Trust and the Marlborough District Council are working together to prepare a new plan and would like to hear from you. The new reserve management plan for the Victoria Domain reserves will provide an overall vision and management framework that will help guide both day-to-day and long-term decision making.


Feedback/suggestions can also be made online at:


For further information click on documents below.

Victoria Domain Reserve Management Plan Review Victoria Domain Flyer - (932 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Victoria Domain Reserve Management Plan Review Victoria Domain Feedback and Suggestions Form - (140 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Published: 11 June, 2018

Nelson Sensitive People workshops- Term 2

Nelson Sensitive People workshops- Term 2

Presented by Fiona Ingram and Gaylene Hansen. A new series of interactive workshops designed to help you

  • Recognise, manage and value your gift of sensitivity.
  • Create and maintain healthy boundaries in your life.

Nelson Sensitive People workshops- Term 2 Sensitivity workshops Term 2 - (1.6 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file) »

Click here for more information »

Published: 11 June, 2018

NCEA Have your say

NCEA Have your say

The future of NCEA belongs to all New Zealanders

The Government is looking at ways to strengthen NCEA that will benefit all our young people. But we need your help to make it happen.

Over the next few months we want to hear from thousands of people across New Zealand from a range of backgrounds. Everyone with an interest in NCEA is invited to share their experiences and ideas. In English or Te Reo Māori, online or on paper, at workshops or hui, or through social media - you choose.

Find out more here:

Published: 11 June, 2018

Matauranga seed funding

What is available:

This agreement provides seed funding to help Te Atiawa to have initial conversations with all stakeholders and start the processes that will lead to production of resources and children learning about Te Atiawa.

Please refer to the draft agreement below to give you a sense of what the agreement might look like.

Here is a website to provide you with more information:

 Matauranga seed funding Draft Procurement agreementTe Atawa2 - (71 KB Word document) »

Published: 29 May, 2018

Te Pātaka o Wairau Night Market

Te Pātaka o Wairau Night Market will be held on Friday 14 September, 4-9pm at Seymour Square in Blenheim.

The last market was an overwhelming success with food stalls selling out fast!  We are keen to get more stalls this time and make it even bigger!

The market coincides with Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori 2018 and so we’re sharing the theme - Kia Kaha te Reo Māori! This event is held under the Korowai of Manawhenua Iwi, Rangitane o Wairau, Ngati Rarua o Wairau and Ngati Toa o Wairau and is open to everyone to attend. Nau Mai Haere Mai!

If you are interested in having a stall please email or call Te Ra Morris on 021943983.

Published: 24 May, 2018

Warmer Homes

Warmer Homes

ANZ has recently launched an initiative to provide an interest free loan of up to $5000.00
for up to 4 years.

Click here for more information