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Published: 25 February, 2019

Whakatū - Whai Mahi

Whakatū - Whai Mahi

Ngā Umanga | Career Vacancies

Hui-tanguru 2019


Tēnā koutou katoa


Welcome to Whai Mahi, the career vacancies pānui for Wakatū, Kono and our associated businesses. 

We have a number of jobs available across our businesses. If you're interested in any of the opportunities below, or know of someone who might be, please get in touch with us by emailing our HR team at or

We encourage you to forward this email on to whānau and friends who may be interested in these opportunities.

If you have been forwarded this pānui and want to receive Whai Mahi directly in the future, you can sign up to receive Whai Mahi  here

We send Whai Mahi when we have new job opportunities. If you no longer wish to receive Whai Mahi you can click 'unsubscribe' at the bottom of this email. This does not unsubscribe you from any other Wakatū pānui.

Our career hub is also kept up to date as new roles are advertised.

Koia nei ngā karere o te wā - check out our latest listings:


Warehouse General Hand
We are looking for a motivated warehouse general hand to join our team based at our Annie's Fruit bars factory in Grovetown. This is a hands-on role that requires someone with a positive attitude and is able to handle some physical work.
Location: Blenheim
Closing date: Saturday 23 February 2019
For more information and to apply visit the vacancy listing
Factory processing roles
Our progressive and high performing mussel factory is looking for high quality, experienced and hard working people for the 2018-2019 season.
Location: Blenheim
Closing date: Thursday 28 February 2019
For more information and to apply visit the vacancy listing

Property Manager
Looking for your next challenge? We are on the search for a Property Manager to work with us.
Location: Nelson
Closing date: Monday 4 March 2019
For more information and to apply visit the vacancy listing

Maintenance Engineer
We are currently seeking qualified maintenance engineers to join our team in Blenheim.
Location: Blenheim
Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019
For more information and to apply visit the vacancy listing

Laboratory Manager
We are looking for a Laboratory Manager to assist our winemakers at our state of the art, modern winery located in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough.
Location: Blenheim
Closing date: Monday 11 March 2019
For more information and to apply visit the vacancy listing

Deck Hand - Several roles available
We are looking for deck hands to join our team located in the Golden Bay (Tasman) region. If you are experienced in the aquaculture industry or are interested in a career change we would love to hear from you.
Location: Golden Bay - Tasman 
Closing date: Friday 8 March 2019
For more information and to apply visit the vacancy listing

Key Account Manager - On-premise
We are on the hunt for a Key Account Manager who can take our unique New Zealand brand to the next level. With award-winning Tohu, Aronui and Kono wines and Tutū cider, you will partner with us to grow our already established presence in our domestic market.
Location: Auckland
Closing date Wednesday 13 March 2019
For more information and to apply visit the vacancy listing

Seasonal orchard work in Motueka available
We're looking for people who:

  • Enjoy the outdoors and all its elements
  • Are not afraid of hard work
  • Enjoy working with other people
  • Are quality focused

Location: Motueka
Closing date: open
For more information and to apply visit the vacancy listing

Development Manager
With our growing portfolio of commercial developments the Development Manager will report to our Group GM – Property & Commercial, overseeing the Whenua development projects across the rural, commercial, residential and waterspace portfolios. You will hit the ground running with the technical ability to lead feasibility, acquisition and delivery of commercial developments.
Location: Nelson
This role has yet to be advertised. To register your interest or find out more please email A full description will be available on our careers website soon.

Published: 25 February, 2019

Ngā whetu o Matariki




Ngā Whetū o Matariki Awards 2019 - are now open for entries from Monday 21 January. The Awards celebrate Māori excellence across a range of fields in education, arts, entertainment, health, science, sports, business and innovation, community and te reo and tikanga Māori. 

Closing Date for Entries: Sunday 10 March 2019.

The Awards celebrates Māori excellence across a range of fields in education, arts, entertainment, health, science, sports, business and innovation, community and te reo and

tikanga Māori.




 Te Whetū Maiangi Award for Young Achievers – inspirational rangatahi proactive in social and community situations, motivating and encouraging others.


 Te Ururangi Award for Education – trailblazers making a significant contribution to the development of mātauranga Māori or Māori knowledge.


 Te Waipuna-ā-Rangi Award for Arts and Entertainment – creative professionals leading the way in literature, performing arts, media arts or visual arts.


 Te Tupu-ā-Rangi Award for Health and Science – healthcare and science experts dedicated to improving the physical and mental wellbeing of New Zealanders.


 Te Waitā Award for Sport – extraordinary men and women excelling in the sporting arena both at home and overseas.


 Te Tupu-a-Nuku Award for Business and Innovation – game changers in their field making an impact and driving our economy and society forward.


 Te Waitī Award for Te Reo and Tikanga – individuals championing the revitalisation of the Māori language and culture.


 Hiwa i te Rangi Award for Community –Māori groups and organisations that play a vital role in the social, economic, cultural and environmental prosperity of their rohe (region).


 Te Toi o Ngā Rangi Lifetime Achievement Award – an individual who has made outstanding contributions in their field over their career.




 Anyone may submit a nomination. Self-nominations are also accepted.


 Nominations must clearly document why the candidate should be considered for this award. All nominations must contain sufficient information to assist in the selection



 An individual can be nominated for more than one award but it must be clearly explained how they meet the criteria for each award.


Published: 25 February, 2019

Picton Dawn Chorus

Picton Dawn Chorus

Collaborating for Conservation

Along with Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary and Envirohub Marlborough, Picton Dawn Chorus is very pleased to be announcing our new joint premises in Picton. We will be ready to welcome visitors to 14 Auckland Street (next to Picton Laundromat) from Monday 25th February. An official opening will be held later in March. 

We have attached a media release with a few more details.  Please feel free to contact us if you require more information.

Kind regards,

Published: 25 February, 2019

Te Putahitanga o Te Waipunamu

Te Putahitanga o Te Waipunamu

Published: 30 January, 2019

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Wave 9

Opening date: Monday 21 January 2019

Closing date: Sunday 10 March 2019 at 12noon


Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is pleased to announce that applications for Wave Nine ORA funding open on Monday 21 January.


Whānau Ora is about understanding ORA in its widest meaning – supporting whānau to be in charge of their destiny; to lead healthier lifestyles, to create the future they want for all our mokopuna to thrive in.


Ora also means Opportunity to Realise your Aspirations. 


All initiatives must be based within the South Island, the Chatham Islands or Stewart Island and must align with seven pou designed to achieve specific Whanau Ora outcomes, such as ‘whanau will be responsible stewards of our living and natural environment’ or ‘whānau will lead healthy lifestyles.’  


We are calling on whānau to put forward their best ideas to invest in the future of all their whānau members, so that they may flourish.


Over the past four years, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has invested in whānau initiatives that include an organic garden and cookery school; maara kai; cultural tourism; a low-cost health village and land-based initiatives. Examples include resilience approaches for whānau, Pa Kids – an afterschool te reo programme for tamariki and caregivers; Koha Kai - creating meaningful employment and education opportunities within the disability sector and Reo Pepi – beautifully illustrated bilingual books for pēpi among other storytelling initiatives that are helping to build cultural connectivity and capacity.


We encourage whānau to head along to one of our workshops across Te Waipounamu. Details for the workshops are on our events page on Facebook or our website. We will also be hosting weekly Facebook live question and answer sessions so follow us on Facebook to find out more!  


We will provide a workbook and ORA application that needs to be completed and returned to us with supporting documents by the closing date.    Keep an eye out on Facebook for updates.



All you need to know will be available on our website from Monday 21 January


*This year we’re asking for written applications to be completed on the application form that can be downloaded from our website. Applications will then need to be submitted via email, couriered or delivered to us kanohi ki te kanohi.


*Applicants have until Sunday 10 March at 12 noon to email applications.


*If you are delivering your application in person or via courier it needs to be at our office at 10 Show Place, Christchurch, by Friday 8 March at 5pm.


Wave Nine Workshop Roadshow Dates
(*Please share events near you with your networks - Facebook event links included below).










  • Motueka Community, Monday 18 February, 5.30-7pm,
    Te Awhina Marae, 133 Pā Street, Motueka



For more information:


Facebook: @teputahitanga

Freephone: 0800 187 689


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