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Published: 15 November, 2019

Marlborough Tour Company

Marlborough Tour Company

Various Job Opportunities with Marlborough Tour Company, please use the link for further information:

Published: 9 August, 2019

Policy Advisor

Health in all Policies Advisor

  • 12 Month Fixed Term, Full Time role
  • Join us to influence and shape policies in our region for improved health and wellbeing
  • Understanding how equity impacts on health outcomes and work with partners to identify robust solutions

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

The CDHB are leading the way to ensure health and wellbeing considerations are integrated across all sectors including all policy development and we are looking for a Health in All Policies Adviser to join the team.

Based in our Community & Public Health office in Christchurch, we are a small team, dedicated to working with iwi, leaders, stakeholders and policy makers using a Health in All Polices framework.

You’ll spend your time liaising with CDHB staff as well as key stakeholders within other sectors such as local government, Non-Government organisations and government agencies. Your ability to analyse complex information, write reports, facilitate meetings, coordinate joint pieces of work, and your networking skills will be put to good use in this exciting role.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for:

You’ll need to be a great team player but you’ll also need to use your initiative to champion this way of thinking. Your ability to form mutually beneficial relationships and communicate new ideas is essential.

  • To provide support for the development and coordination of  submissions for Community and Public Health and the wider DHB
  • To build and maintain working relationships with key organisations  that influence and or  impact on public health
  • To support capacity building activities to support a health in all policies framework  both internally and externally
  • Support the use and roll out of Health in all Policies tools and methodologies e.g. Health Impact Assessment, especially in relation to earthquake recovery.
  • Lead the process of developing clear communications about Health in all Policies both within the DHB and external agencies.

Your skills will include:


  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and deliver collaborative outcomes
  • Proven experience in current facilitation methods
  • Experience in developing and managing projects
  • Well developed communication skills
  • Proven writing skills in a range of formats, i.e. reports, newsletters, submissions.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Demonstrated self starter
  • Proven experience in working across sectors
  • Experience working in a bicultural framework

This is a full time, fixed term position covering parental leave until end August 2020.

To read more about Health in All Policies check out our page at

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.


If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

Contact us on for additional information.


Published: 23 July, 2019

Tasman District Council

Job Opportunity

Tihei Mauriora
E nga waka, E nga hau e wha. E nga mana. E nga iwi o te motu nei.
E nga rangatira, nga hunga ma e tika ana mo tenei mahi.
Horahia te kupu ki te tono mo tenei mahi – Mauriora.

Based in Richmond and reporting to the Chief Executive, this is a senior advisor role to the Chief
Executive, the Leadership Team, and the Mayor and Councillors. In this role you will take the lead
in the development of strategic and operational rangatira to rangatira relationships between the
Tasman District Council and the nine iwi of the Tasman District. As such, you will have the mana to
stand and engage with the leaders of the nine iwi, community groups and staff.

You will also provide cultural support to the Chief Executive, Mayor and Councillors, and Council
staff in respect of tikanga; and provide leadership and guidance to both, to partner effectively with
Maori and support an internal culture which is welcoming, inclusive and acknowledges te ao Māori.

You will therefore have a proven record of interacting at all levels across an organisation.

We’re looking for someone who can add real value to the work of Council and the performance of
the organisation by helping to enhance engagement between iwi, Council and the wider
community to help realise the partnership embodied by Te Tiriti o Waitangi. You will have a sound
working knowledge of tikanga me ona mātauranga Māori, a good understanding of Māori business
both locally and nationally and of legislation directly related to Māori issues.
The Te Kaunihera o te tai o Aorere is a unitary council in one of New Zealand’s fastest growing
regions. Our population is around 48,000 and our area covers about 9,000 km2.

The climate, a beautiful coastline and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors are the some of the main reasons why people choose to be here.
We offer a great place to live and work, an attractive salary plus benefits, and assistance with relocation is available.
Closes Friday 16th August 2019

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Published: 19 July, 2019

Lead Adviser – te reo Māori in our Wellington National office

Te Tāhuhu o Te Mātauranga - About us.

Ko te reo Māori te kākahu o te whakaaro, te huarahi i te ao tūroa.

At the Ministry of Education, our people shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes. Our sights are set on ensuring our education system serves every individual child and young person fairly, and creates the best foundation for equal opportunity. Our organisation is full of hugely talented people, from a wide range of backgrounds. They work collaboratively, setting goals and reaching them, to shape a world-leading education system. Our people are broadening their own horizons and, ensuring our education system is equipped to broaden the horizons of our children and young people, thus ensuring the best possible future for New Zealand.


Te Uepū Reo Māori


Ko tōku reo tōku māpihi maurea


E toro atu te ringa ki ngā oro puareare o te waokū o Tane te wānanga, koutou kei ngā pureke mowai o te Arareo Māori, e tā mātou uepū reo Māori. Ki te whai wāhi ai koe ki te reo Māori, ki Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, ki Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori, otirā ki te ao Arareo Māori (ngā wāhi whakaako mā te reo Māori mō te nuinga o te wā) tēnā koa tonoa mai ki ēnei tūranga.


Māori language is the essence of culture and as such is an inherited treasure acknowledged through the Treaty of Waitangi. It is through Māori language that the full range of Māori customs can be expressed, practised, and explained.


The purpose and goal of the Te Reo Māori Group is to ensure that all learners who commit to learning in and of the Māori language have access to quality provision and learning experiences. The group is responsible for setting the strategic direction to ensure the growth of te reo Māori, the Māori medium pathway and those learning the language. It is through this learning journey that Māori language learners can access the Māori world and understand their role in it. The Te Reo Māori Group covers the ages 0-18 pathway for students who have committed to the learning of, or. learning through, te reo Māori and leading on the Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Te Aho Araki Marau mō te ako i te reo Māori.

Role that we currently have in our group

The Lead Adviser leads the development of substantial and / or. complex initiatives within the curriculum innovation and investment framework to support student achievement for all 0 - 18 year olds learning Te Reo Māori and / or. learning in kura and Māori medium settings. They ensure a deliberate focus on student achievement is maintained by providing thought leadership and guidance about proven high quality curriculum and assessment development processes


About you

We are looking for a wide range of expertise, stand outs in all of these roles will be someone with sharp thought leadership, ability to coach and mentor others, have an eye for detail displayed in great project management and the managing of many complex initiatives concurrently.

If you have good Māori networks, strong ability to grow and maintain positive relationships with te reo Māori organisations, thrive on supporting the whole education system implement initiatives around achievement and leadership, have experience in raising capability of clusters of the workforce - then apply for this role.

Te reo Māori fluency isn't needed for these roles, however will help you to succeed and excel in these roles.


Experience & Ability in:

  • Organising - identifying what matters, anticipating next steps, accurately delivering what was commissioned
  • Using project management methodologies and techniques
  • Working at pace to deliver quality work on time
  • Involving others and seeking advice at the right points
  • ability to understand and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tangatawhenuatanga.


Are you ready to make a difference?

There is more information in the position description attached, please review and if this opportunity interests you, please apply now using the apply online button. Please advise which role or. roles that interest you.


For further information please contact Karepa Wall at


Applications close Midnight - 31 July 2019.

Published: 10 May, 2019

Tasman District Council

Tasman District Council

Job Description

Position: Kaihautu

Responsible to: Chief Executive


Job Purpopse:


As a senior advisor to the Mayor and Councillors, the Chief Executive, and the
Leadership Team, you play a leadership role in the development of strategic and
operational rangatira to rangatira relationships between the Tasman District
Council and the eight iwi of Te Tau Ihu enabling the organisation to ensure tikanga
Māori cultural policy is embraced by the organisation, and that decision-making is
fully and effectively informed by Māori perspective. You will have the mana to
stand with and engage with the leaders of Te Tau Ihu.
You also provide cultural support to the Mayor and Councillors, Chief Executive
and Council staff in respect of tikanga; and provide leadership and guidance to
both partner effectively with Maori and support an internal culture which is
welcoming, inclusive and acknowledges te ao Māori. You will help to bridge the
gaps between iwi, Council, the wider community to help realise the partnership
embodied by Ti Tiriti.

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Published: 10 May, 2019

Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki

Job Vacancy

Title: Assistant Site Manager
Group: Services for Children and Families (South)
Reports to: Site Manager

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Published: 7 May, 2019

Contracts Advisor - Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Contracts Advisor - Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamuūtahitanga-o-Te-Waipounamu,13902.html


Fixed Term / Full Time



Kia hiwa rā!

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced contracts advisor to support and deliver Whānau Ora initiatives throughout Te Waipounamu!

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for Te Waipounamu.   Te Pūtahitanga is a Limited Liability Partnership formed by the nine iwi of Te Waipounamu. It is intended that the organisation will be a vehicle through which whānau are enabled to pursue their aspirations for health and wellbeing.


The commissioning agency model contributes to realising the power of Whānau Ora by developing strategies based on four guiding principles:

  • Kotahitanga - collaborative approach to integrated solutions and delivery
  • Kāinga focus - local solutions. Whānau initiated solutions are best.
  • Panoni hou - innovation through investing in new solutions, encouraging social innovation and entrepreneurship to incentivise new services, new approaches and integrated solutions
  • Kōkiritanga - partnering for success


The primary focus of the Contract Advisor is building and maintaining relationships and networks with whānau. Spending around 80% of their time out in the field, this role will be the face of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu to our clients. The Contract Advisor will be responsible for engaging with key stakeholders. Through a consultation process this role will support whānau to determine their local development needs and any opportunity for Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu to provide advice and services.

This role will require someone with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with a high level of professionalism to support the initiatives of  this significant, whānau focused organisation. A working understanding of kaupapa Māori will be essential.   Experience of contract management and procurement procedures is necessary for the role.


You will engage in a variety of set tasks; however, you will also be required to assist your Te Pūtahitanga Team members as and when needed. Being able to effectively time manage and prioritise your mahi will be crucial to your success in this role.


Reporting to the Commissioning Manager you will be responsible for:

Managing a selection of commissioned initiatives post investment and along the contract negotiation process

Advising in relation to future commissioning initiatives, particularly around the processes for recruitment and selection of new initiatives

Working closely with the whānau enterprise coaches and other contract advisors.

If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding new opportunity to support the realisation of Whānau Ora, then this role is for you. Some travel outside of Christchurch will be required.

To apply please follow the link below and apply online. For further information and confidential enquiries, please contact Megan Te Kahu on 03 974 0116.

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!


Applications Close: 11.55pm, Thursday 16 May 2019

Published: 26 April, 2019

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu

Cultural Advisor

Your broad role as Cultural Advisor will be to:

  • Drive the implementation of cultural revitalisation initiatives for iwi members
  • Manage the execution and delivery of identified projects within constraints
  • Be a spokesperson for Ngāti Tama and enhance the mana of the iwi
  • Provide cultural guidance for staff, trustees, directors and representatives
  • Guide the treatment of taonga and contribute to the maintenance of a taonga database
  • Contribute to funding applications and reporting as required

To be successful in this role you will need: 

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or experience in a related field is preferred
  • Proficiency in te reo māori and understanding of the tikanga and kawa of Ngāti Tama
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in the provision of whānau centred initiatives
  • A thorough understanding of iwi, māori and crown relationships including Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Possess excellent interpersonal, networking and relationship skills

If you are a highly motivated leader with sound project management skills and a demonstrated passion for Te Ao Māori then we want to hear from you

Send your cover letter and CV to

Further enquiries: Sacha on 027 386 9288

Published: 22 March, 2019

Executive Assistant / Office Manager

Te Putahitanga

Fixed Term/Full Time

Kia hiwa rā!

We have a great opportunity for an experienced personal assistant/office manager to join Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu.

The primary focus of this position is to provide seamless administrative and management support to the team of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, Te Whenua Taurikura (the hub at 10 Show Place) and personal assistant support to the Pouārahi / Chief Executive.

Day to day you will be responsible for a variety of activities including diary management, travel arrangements, editing and formatting of documents, coordination of meetings, minute taking, special projects and other ad hoc administrative and support duties. The ability to manage multiple tasks and relationships will be essential to success in supporting a very busy team and Chief Executive.

A high level of attention to detail, great organisation skills and the ability to work autonomously to tight deadlines are key requirements.

To be successful in the role you will be a highly efficient operator with exceptional oral and written communication skills and possess the following attributes:

  • At least five years of office administration at a senior administrative level
  • Advanced user of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
  • Strong awareness of and affinity for the needs and aspirations of whānau.

An understanding of tikanga and te reo Māori will support you in this high contact and relational role. We provide a safe and supportive learning environment for kaimahi to develop their tikanga and te reo Māori skills.

Above all else you will have boundless amounts of common sense and initiative, be reliable, diligent, resilient and be able to work autonomously.

This is an exciting and a rare opportunity to support the team of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu. We are a highly reputable, thriving organisation, striving towards enriching the lives of current and future generations; whānau are at the heart of everything we do. If this sounds like the role for you, please do not hesitate to apply.

For further information and confidential enquiries, please contact Keri Lingard on 03 974 0335.

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

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Published: 22 March, 2019

We are recruiting

Community and Support Worker

Kia ora. We are recruiting!! 

If you are passionate about the safety of wahine and tamariki in our community and support the Refuge work, we want to hear from you. Please note are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and our cornerstone of Parallel Development in our recruitment processes.

We are looking for:
* A Practice Leader 30 hours per week to provide high quality leadership, direction and accountability for the staff and volunteers of our Refuge.
* A Tamariki/Child Safety Worker: 30 hours per week to provide advocacy and education programmes for tamariki and rangatahi.
* TWO Wahine/Women's Programme Facilitators: 30 hours each facilitating wahine/women’s education programmes.
Ads will be on SEEK. For information, application packs and position descriptions please email
Applications close 5pm 1 April 2019.