Current Kaitiaki o Te Taiao mahi in Te Tau Ihu

Current Kaitiaki o Te Taiao mahi in Te Tau Ihu 

Nā Sylvie Heard, Daren Horne and Shappy (Ian Shapcott) Rohe Management Team



Kaitiaki o Te Taiao management advisory team has had a busy start to 2019, making the most of opportunities to assert the mana of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka a Māui on kaitiakitanga matters in the three rohe of Te Tau Ihu.  Much of this mahi involves working closely with the three councils and with Central Government Agencies, such as DoC (the Department of Conservation), along with local community members.  We are always conscious of cultural matters and the interests of the whānau.  The success of our mahi depends upon creating and maintaining trustful relationships

Iwi Monitors

A contract for Iwi Monitor Services has recently been signed by the Trust and a capable contractor.  The service is up and running.  This service is intended to cover the three rohe.  Iwi Monitors will be particularly involved where land disturbance has the potential to disturb cultural sites.

Planning for succession in the Kaitiaki o Te Taiao Management (KT) Office – an emerging employment opportunity for a Te Ātiawa professional

The Rohe Management Team has a medium-term succession goal that the Team comprises whanau members who whakapapa to Te Ātiawa and are registered members of Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui Trust.  (Our Cultural Advisor, Daren’s whakapapa is to Te Ātiawa (and to other iwi), whereas the other Team members are not Māori.)   

It is proposed that the first step in this succession process will take place during the forthcoming 2019 / 2020 financial year and involve determining who might be available and when.  The suitable candidate will hold an under-graduate degree or a higher award in the likes of Planning and Environmental / Resource Management and have had around a minimum of 5 years professional work experience in that discipline.  Relevant post-graduate study will be encouraged / supported.  We are focused on finding the right person who is seeking a long-term commitment, and we will be flexible in exploring how that might work for a suitable candidate.

 If you are interested in exploring this very special employment opportunity, please contact Shappy (Ian Shapcott) as below.

Kaitiaki o Te Taiao Roopu | Kaitiaki o Te Taiao Team

Te Ātiawa Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust


Beach Road, Picton 7220

PO Box 340, Picton 7250

03 573 5170

0800 284 292

Te Ihu Moeone Reserves (Victoria Domain) Management Plan (Plan)

This project involves a formal management partnership between Te Ātiawa and the Marlborough District Council (MDC).  The draft Plan, authored by Sylvie, is now complete and has been lodged with the MDC – 8 March.  The next stage will be a review by the MDC, and when that has been finalised, the Plan will be open to the public for submissions.