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Published: 1 September, 2021

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka a Māui - Communication Manager

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka a Māui - Communication Manager

Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Trust

Communications Manager

Position Description

 Position Overview:

This position will drive communications activities for several diverse portfolios of our Iwi Trust. The role requires a sound knowledge of the full communications toolkit from brand strategy to social media content and everything in-between. Knowledge in capturing and compiling visual and digital platforms is also sought within this role.  

This role requires Māori cultural awareness, a competence in Te reo Māori along with a confidence in cultural contexts. Our preferred candidate will have, or be willing to develop, an affinity with Te Ātiawa and will be passionate about our people and our environment. 

This full-time permanent position will be based at the Trust office in Waikawa, Waitohi/Picton and work across the Te Ātiawa community of Te Tauihu.

The Role:

The Communications Manager is responsible to skilfully develop and effectively implement the Communications Plan for the Trust. The role is critical to: 

·Build content and communication forums to inform, involve and motivate iwi and key audiences on the development of the Trust organisation

·Work collaboratively across the organisation to ensure delivery of quality and timely communications that capture and promote iwi activities

·Develop, manage and monitor communication formats such as print, website, social media and digital forums that are coordinated, cohesive and consistent

·Support the development, recording and publication of iwi content around a  range of contexts

·Support the implementation of appropriate Te reo Māori and Te Ao Māori into communications processes.

·Devise communications that build strong, respectful relationships internally as well as with external organisations

The Ideal Applicant:

We seek an applicant who:

·Is enthusiastic, innovative and creative with a ‘can do’ approach

·Demonstrates the ability to interact effectively within a Māori context and across all age groups from tamariki to kaumātua

·Encourages and supports people to share and bring their stories to life

·Portrays excellent verbal and written communication skills, in both Te reo Māori and English

· Demonstrates excellent recording and editing skills in order to produce creative digital, social media and print content to support communications plans.

·Has a positive solution focused approach with the ability to work as part of a team, to required timelines and budget

·Professional always, in both your manner, language and appearance

·Open-minded and respectful of others

·Has proven successful experience working in the communications sector.

·Possesses a relevant qualification in the Communications field - an advantage.

Our People and Place:

Te Ātiawa o te Waka-a-Māui Trust advocates for and represents those who, by whakapapa, are the members of the Trust. The Trust operates within the northern area of Te Waipounamu, the South Island, and information on the Trust along with its objectives and founding values can be found on the website

As with all of the Trust’s personnel, the Communications Manager plays an important role in contributing to the Trust achieving its strategic priorities, thus fostering iwi confidence and supporting Trustees’ effective governance.

The successful applicant will be living in one of the most idyllic parts of Aotearoa, a place rich in outdoor ventures made up of an abundance of land and sea experiences to both challenge and calm you. Wrapped around this you will be working alongside an iwi who extol in extending the true essence of manaakitanga and whanaungatanga - all of this offers an excellent work/life balance.

Please send your CV & cover letter to by 24th September 2021

Nō reira, nau mai, haere mai, tono mai rā.

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Published: 1 September, 2021

Employment Opportunity: Tasman District Council Policy Planner - Natural Resources (Fixed-term)

Employment Opportunity: Tasman District Council Policy Planner - Natural Resources (Fixed-term)

Applications Close: 20 Sep 2021

Please see here for more :  

Published: 23 August, 2021


We are currently accepting applications for the Fisher Payments and ACE Administrator position, which is part of our Inshore division based at our Mt Wellington Group Office.

It is an exciting time to join our Inshore team as it embarks on a significant period of change and growth.

Our current Fisher Payments & ACE Administrator is heading off on maternity leave in October so we are looking for a talented person keen to grow their career and gain experience in Harvest & Supply. This is an important role managing supplier relationships with our fishers.

Reporting to the Resource & Supply Manager, the primary purpose of the Fisher Payments & ACE Administrator role is to robustly administer Moana New Zealand’s ACE portfolio and Inshore fisher payments, in accordance with the company’s strategy, business plan and fisher allocations and regulatory requirements.

Please note: You are welcome to forward this to your own email contact lists. We also encourage you to print the individual job listing from our website and append to noticeboards around your premises/sites depending on what is suitable by location. Ka pai.

Published: 12 August, 2021

Te Ātiawa o te Waka-a-Māui Trust

Te Ātiawa o te Waka-a-Māui Trust

Te Ātiawa o te Waka-a-Māui Trust - Executive Assistant to the Board Chairperson and Board Trustees

We have an opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic Executive Assistant to support the Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Board of Trustees. We are an organisation that will support you to grow professionally and personally. 

You will be well-organised, have strong multi-tasking skills, enjoy the challenges of supporting a fast-paced Trust Board, and have a strong inclination to work in a team. Your attention to detail is important, as is keeping an eye on the big picture.

For more information, please see attached.


Please email your CV to


Applications close: Friday 24th September 2021 at 5pm

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Published: 10 August, 2021

Department of Conservation Summer Internship 2021

Department of Conservation’s Summer Internship Programme is now open.

Application is now open and will close on 27th August 2021. Applicants need to apply via our Career Centre and link to the Summer Internship details is below:


Published: 4 August, 2021

Kaiwhakarite - Founders Heritage Park Supervisor

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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