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Published: 8 June, 2021

VACANCY: Port Nicholson Fisheries LP - Commercial Manager

Commercial Manager


  • Well established production and export operations
  • Broadly based finance based leadership role
  • Wellington Based


Port Nicholson Fisheries is the largest Māori-owned exporter of live lobster.  It is also the largest North Island exporter and second largest nationally.  It exports premium quality live lobster from the clean, fresh and pure waters of New Zealand directly to customers in China, providing them with produce from one of the world’s most pristine and sustainably managed fisheries.


The role of Commercial Manager will be an integral member of the leadership team and will assume full responsibility for leading the accounting, finance & administrative functions, while also providing strategic support to the CEO and the Board. Supported by a small accounting/administration team you will still be involved in some of the day to day transactional activities, but the focus will be on leading the further development of the information systems, business performance reporting, risk management and supply chain management. As the organisation looks at new growth opportunities, there will also plenty of projects to keep you busy, which will involve you at an operational level.


We view this position as an ideal opportunity for candidates who have established themselves in senior commercial sector finance roles but are looking for a boarder range of operational involvement. Applicants will ideally have a relevant professional qualification and will need to demonstrate skills/experience in both financial & cost management reporting, along with financial planning and analysis and ideally some exposure to commercial management. Previous experience in food production/processing orientated environments, while not essential is a definite advantage. On a personal level we are seeking to identify candidates who are career motivated, good communicators, proactive and solutions focused in their approach, can display proven leadership skills and enjoy contributing as part of the wider team.


The remuneration package is competitive and where a candidate is looking to move to Wellington some relocation assistance can be provided.


To make confidential enquiries please contact Patrick Methven on 021 372 457 or email .


Please apply online at Echelon Group PO Box 29533 Christchurch.

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Published: 25 January, 2021

Senior Business Analyst vacancy at MSD

Senior Business Analyst - Nelson

Date:  21-Jan-2021


Nelson / Tasman, NZ

Ministry of Social Development

Senior Business Analyst – ‘Top of the South’ Region based in Nelson
Permanent, Full Time
Reference: 36088

We are looking for a fantastic Senior Business Analyst to join our dedicated team who work to improve the lives of New Zealanders.

About the role
As a Senior Business Analyst, you will play a key role in influencing the activities across all our Service Delivery areas (Work and Income, Senior Services, Studylink).
You will:
⦁    Initiate and lead new regional support initiatives in the region
⦁    Provide valuable insights and produce data-informed outputs and recommendations
⦁    Extract and analyse internal business data and related external intelligence, to inform the business for continuous improvement, communicating findings to the appropriate regional audience
⦁    Monitor performance to identify business issues and opportunities to management. 
You will be responsible, alongside others, for developing and communicating effective strategies to improve regional performance that enables our MSD regions to achieve or exceed key performance indicators. This includes providing regular and customised reporting, insights and recommendations to the regional leadership. You may lead the development and implementation of new business initiatives and innovation within the region and will ensure these initiatives are linked to national strategies.
In essence, you will be a data story-teller with excellent communication skills - you will need to be able to explain not only what is happening, but the why and the what next.
About you
To be successful in this role you will bring exceptional research and analysis skills, coupled with a demonstrated ability to communicate your findings in ways that are meaningful for your audience.  You will have strong business acumen, reporting and monitoring skills as well as the ability to build and maintain relationships with senior stakeholders – your great people skills will match your solid data skills. You will naturally be highly proficient in spread sheets, macros, statistical and database tools. Experience using SAS analytical software (especially Visual Analytics) and data visualisation software would be an advantage.

We offer a supportive and collegial environment with professional development opportunities and a salary range $64,219 to $88,301 per annum (in line with skills, experience and other factors).

How to apply

To apply, click the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application form and submit your current CV and Cover Letter outlining your suitability for this role. Your CV and cover letter will be a key part of the assessment process. Please read through the position description and in your cover letter, outline your relevant technical expertise. 


All applications must be made online. If this is not possible or if you have any further questions about the role please contact us via email at

Applications close: Monday 8th February 2021 at 11.00pm 


Position Description


Joining us


Joining MSD means being part of a whānau that celebrates the diversity each individual represents.  We show manaaki, we care about the wellbeing and success of people and want everyone to thrive, and be who they are in a supportive and inclusive working environment. We work together to make a difference for communities while doing the right thing with integrity. We are a Treaty partner committed to strengthening relationships withMāori, Hapū, Iwi and communities to realise their own potential and aspirations.


If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to tell us when you apply so we can assist you through the recruitment process.

Published: 9 December, 2020

Te Tumu Paeroa

Career Opportunity - Rural Specialist

About Te Tumu Paeroa

E totoka ai te tumu o te papatipu hei oranga mō Te Iwi Maori, o mua, o naianei, o anamata hoki.
Ko Te Tumu Paeroa tēnei, te kaitiaki, kaitaunaki, kaiwhakawhanake i te mana o ngā whenua Māori,
huri noa.
So that the foundations of ancestral lands may be solid, benefitting Māori from our past, present
and future alike.
This is Te Tumu Paeroa, guardian, support and advancer of the mana of Māori land everywhere.
Role Purpose

The Rural Specialist is primarily responsible for:

ƒ Supporting the Property Specialists and managing processes relating to high value farming
enterprises managed by Te Tumu Paeroa.

ƒ Working collaboratively with the Property Specialists and other stakeholders to identify best
land use options and development opportunities for both land and owners.

ƒ Identifying and implementing development opportunities on multiple owned Māori Land to
establish active land-based businesses.

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Published: 24 September, 2020

Kaitakawaenga (Iwi Liaison Officer), it starts with you!

Blenheim, Marlborough

Permanent Full-Time

Office of Constable, Band H

JR: 24181


About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to come and work in our beautiful part of the country as a Kaitakawaenga - Iwi Liaison Officer. Be part of an expanding and innovative MPES team who live the values of Whakaiti, Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga, Whanaungatanga and Tikanga.


The successful candidate will have experience in achieving supportive resolutions, engaging different partners and stakeholders within the community and wider district, and influencing the mind-set of those they work with in order to better provide resolutions that support iwi and community needs.


If you love working with our community and being the face of Police within the Māori community, this is the job for you. You will bridge and enhance relationships with Māori and other ethnic communities and develop positive relationships for safer communities together.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Partnerships and Communication - Demonstrates experience with partnering to effectively achieve supportive resolutions.
  • Cultural Confidence - Understanding the diverse cultures within our community in order to approach different situations and identify appropriate solutions.
  • Continuous Improvement - Having the ability to identify problems and work innovatively towards solutions that have strong cultural and community based considerations.
  • Individually Responsible and Accountable - Being accountable for your performance and taking responsibility for your contribution and development.
  • Committed - Striving to be the very best in all that we do and behaving in a way that gains trust and confidence.
  • Embodying Whakamana leadership - Enhancing the mana and waiora (well-being) of others, so that we can all be safe and feel safe.


Special Requirements:

  • To apply for this role you must be a NZ or Australian Citizen or NZ permanent resident
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full reference and security check prior to any offer of employment being made
  • Successful applicant must reside in Marlborough / Blenheim area
  • Transfer Costs included


What you’ll bring

Being part of the Police whānau is about being our best to ensure our communities are safe and feel safe. Our Core Competencies provide a shared understanding of the behaviours, leadership and technical competence required for success at each level of Police. Whilst we are looking for skills, knowledge and experience relevant to the role, we also place high importance on your state of mind, the alignment of your values with ours, your ability to contribute to and build high performing teams, and the way that you lead yourself or others.


This role is set at Individual Contributor level, this means your key purpose is “to deliver or enable others to deliver Our Business”.


We will ask you questions based on “How we will deliver Our Business – Core Competencies and the appropriate role level, i.e. Individual Contributor. These questions will be unique and specific to the role, focusing on the aspects the hiring manager believes are most important for that position at the time. For more information on Our Values, click here


To view the position description for this role please copy and paste this link into a new browser:


About us

Our mission is to be the safest country by delivering services that ensure New Zealand communities are confident, safe and secure.


Working Flexibly

Your wellbeing inside and outside of work is important to us. We’re open to discussing flexible working options that work for both you and the business.

For more information on the above, please copy and paste this URL:

How to apply

If this position sounds like you, click apply now. You will be required to submit an application form. Before confirmation of hire, pre-employment checks will be undertaken. For further information on the application process, please copy and paste this URL:


If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact the talent pathway advisor Lauren Gennills at


Application close 5pm, Thursday 1st of October 2020.



Published: 23 September, 2020

Te Puni Kokiri Senior Advisor Role



We have an exciting career opportunity for a Senior Advisor in our Te Tai Hauāuru Regional Office, Te Puni Kōkiri.

This role is based in Te Tau Ihu and will be located in our Nelson office.  In this role you will be accountable for leading the regional office work programme which includes:

  • Working with agencies, organisations and providers to assist them to improve their outcomes for Māori
  • Acting as an effective conduit for information both into and out of Māori communities to support Māori initiatives
  • Managing and analysing information at a local level on Māori views, aspirations and experiences, to contribute to Te Puni Kōkiri policy thinking
  • Assisting whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisation's and communities to develop and implement initiatives that will enable them to achieve long-term economic and social development
  • Managing local level contractual arrangements and be a leader in the relationships held with stakeholders
  • Providing mentoring and coaching to Advisors in the region
  • Informing investment decisions in partnership with the Investment Directorate and policy colleagues.

To be successful in the role you will bring either public or private sector experience, and will ideally possess:

  • Experience in community development working with whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisation's and Māori communities
  • Ability to identify, build and actively manage significant relationships, valuing diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Comfort in working in a tikanga/kaupapa Māori environment, a degree of fluency in te reo Māori is of benefit
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven effective use of project management disciplines to support work
  • Understanding of the government and the public service and public sector
  • Understanding of the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi to the work being undertaken
  • A clean full motor vehicle driver's license.

We offer a diverse and rewarding working environment with a strong focus on solutions that will assist in serving our communities.

Applications close 24 September 2020

Published: 11 May, 2020

Family Start Nelson He Matapuna Ora Charitable Trust


Family Start is a child centred, intensive home visiting programme that focuses on improving children’s health, learning and relationships, family/whanau circumstances, environment and safety. The programme funded through an Oranga Tamariki contract supports families/whanau who struggle with challenges or problems that put health, education and social outcomes for their children at risk.
We are seeking a Manager based at our Nelson Office to lead our Family Start service in Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough.
This position requires a person with strong leadership skills, capable to manage and deliver a proven effective early intervention service that helps children achieve their potential.
To be successful in this position, you will need to have:
• A commitment to the principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi
• Proven successful experience in managing and achieving excellence in service delivery operations within a social work service or comparable organisation.
• Proven practical experience in creating a working environment that supports an effective team.
• Effective verbal and written interpersonal skills with a positive approach to leading change.
• Demonstrated ability to build, strengthen and maintain inter sectorial collaboration and stakeholder relationships.
• General management experience in strategic/annual planning, financial management, resource allocation and human relations.
• A passion for improving health and social outcomes for tamariki, maori and whanau.
A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable.

For an application form and position description contact the Nelson Office:
Phone: (03) 5470940, fax (03) 548 0418,

Applications close Monday 18th May 2020 at 5pm.


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