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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

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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.