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NGĀTI TAMA VACANCY – Pou Tuitui Communications and Connection

Nelson, Nelson

30 – 35 Hours


Marketing & Comms

About us  Well, it’s not actually about us at all. Its about the whānau and communities we serve. Ngāti Tama is a tight-knit iwi creating meaningful impact in enhancing the prosperity of our people, our place, and our destiny.

About the role
The Poutuiui Communication and Connection is responsible for leading, implementing and monitoring the communication strategy of the Trust. You will work closely with the Pouwhakahaere and wider Tama team to provide operational support and well-informed communications to the people important to us. Together, you will design and enrich the innovative strategies to support Ngāti Tama in connecting and sharing the narrative of our whānau.

About you
After hearing about us and about the role, you’ll know whether you’re the right person and whether now is the right time for you. Your high-level experience and expertise is a given. Of course, you’ll have a suite of technical expertise in delivering and continuously improving communication plans, you’ll have a respect and understanding for te reo Māori and will be a team player. But what will really stand out is your love for the work and the people. If you’re ready to give your best in service to areas that matter, come and have a kōrero with us. We’re open to exploring the right working arrangements (FTE and location) for the right person.

For all pātai and to apply, get in touch at

Applications close 5pm Monday 12 September 2022. 

Position Description

AUDIT AND RISK KOMITI – Expressions of Interest

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust (NTWT) invites expressions of interest from suitably qualified registered whānau interested in being a member of our Audit and Risk Komiti.

The NTWT is seeking to fill one position on our Audit & Risk Komiti which assists the Ngāti Tama Group to discharge its responsibilities to exercise due care, diligence and sound governance in relation to:

  1. Reporting financial information to users of financial reports.
  2. Applying sound accounting policies and compliance with accepted accounting standards
  3. Maintaining the independence of the company’s auditors.
  4. Financial management.
  5. Internal control systems.
  6. Risk management.
  7. Compliance with Ngati Tama Group’s governance documentation and material contracts.
  8. Compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Prior experience in some or all of the above areas is required.


Membership and Commitment

The Komiti includes at least two current Trustees of the NTWT Board and meets approximately three times per year. The Komiti will also meet with the external auditors as necessary. There may also be special hui convened to meet the Komiti’s responsibilities. You will be reimbursed for your time attending hui. Hui may be held kanohi ki te kanohi, by video conference or teleconference or a combination of these.


How to apply:

Please provide a cover letter outlining your expression of interest. As mentioned above, you do not have to have experience in all areas but where relevant please tell us about your:

  • Governance experience.
  • Familiarity with risk management processes.
  • Understanding of internal controls.
  • Participation in internal and external audits.
  • Experience in financial management and reporting.

You are welcome to contact the office and speak with Nikita Takai if you would like to receive an information pack prior to applying: 0800 8262 494.


Applications must be received at the Ngāti Tama office by 12pm, 9 September 2022. You can email your application to:


Te Waikoropupū Water Conservation Order Hearing Videoconference

This week there is to be a sitting of the Environment Court to hear submissions on the recommendation of the Special Tribunal for a water conservation order to be made on Te Waikoropupū. The videoconference link below is available to Ngāti Tama to observe the proceedings this week.

Monday 1 August 2022 – Friday 5th August 2022

If you have any questions contact us at

Ministry of Justice Remote Participation hearing via videoconference

Guest Connection(s)
Meeting ID: 8430101
PIN / Passcode: 359247
Connection for Observers

He Wānanga Tā Moko ki Te Tauihu

We are excited to call for expression of interests to participate in a two-day wānanga tāmoko, hosted in collaboration by Ngāti Tama, Wakatū Incorporation and NRAIT at Te Āwhina marae.

This wānanga is about coming together to engage in whakawhanaungatanga, reo, tikanga and whakaaro around tāmoko lead by tāmoko practitioners, Que Bidois (Te Ati Awa, Ngati Toa, Ngati Ranginui) and Hemi Sundgren (Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Raukawa). There is also the opportunity for whānau to receive moko by Que over the weekend at the expense of the participant. This wānanga is inclusive and welcomes whānau with an interest in understanding or practising tāmoko.

Ngā rā: 9am 10 September -7pm 11 September
Utu: Kore (free), travel subsidy grant is available for eligible registered whānau
Kei hea: Te Āwhina Marae, Motueka

To attend this wānanga, we ask that you make the commitment to stay for the duration of the kaupapa. Please complete the registration form in full and return to by 2 September 2022. There are limited spaces available, so it is encouraged to get in touch as soon as possible.

Download Form

Ngāti Tama Reo & Paepae Opportunity

Ngāti Tama have teamed up with Te Wānanga o Raukawa to provide whānau oppotunity to register for online programmes for Te Reo and Paepae development.

Courses available via Te Wānanga o Raukawa:
Poupou Huia Te Reo, starts 25 July – Online Te Reo Course perfect for beginners.
Poupou Huia Te Reo 2, starts 25 July –  Online Level 5 course for advanced beginners to intermediate.
Poupou Karanga, starts 23 July – four online Sat/sun noho.
Poupou Tū Whaikōrero, starts 23 July – four online sat/sun noho.
Poupou Pakari Tinana (Whakapiki Mauri), starts 18 July – intoduction to mauri and Te Whare Tapa Whā with a holistic wellbeing journey. Fully online.

These programmes are FREE for registered whānau members. Email for more information & to register


Register to be part of Te Ipukarea 2022

Hosted by Ngāti Toa Rangatira at Landowne Park, Wairau from Friday 25th November (evening) to Saturday, 25th November. Due to covid-19 the 2020 and 2021 competition was postponed

In the 2019 compeition in Motueka, Ngāti Tama rangatahi and tamariki sucessfully won the tamariki and rangatahi categories of Ki-ō-Rahi and looking forward to defending those titles, and possibly taking out more.

Te Ipukarea Sports for 2022

  • Golf (Hahau Pōro)
  • Basketball (Poitūkohu)
    • Tamariki (mixed), Rangatahi (mixed), Tane, Wahine
  • Netball (Poitarawhiti)
    • Tamariki (mixed), Rangatahi (mixed)
  • Touch (Pā whutupōro)
    • Tamariki (mixed), Rangatahi (mixed), Tane, Wahine
  • Ki-o-rahi
    • Tamariki (mixed), Rangatahi (mixed), Open (mixed)
  • Euchre (Uke)
    • Teams

To register yourself or your whānau for to represent Ngāti Tama in a team, please complete the below form or email

Register for a team

He mihi maioha,

Tēnā koutou e te iti, e te rahi e whakarauika mai nei ki tēnei marae kōrero o Ngāti Tama.  Tuatahi, me huri ō tātou ngākau ki te hunga kua nunumi atu ki te pō, haere, oti atu rā.  Ko rātou te hunga wairua ki rātou, ko tātou ngā mahuetanga iho o rātou mā, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

Welcome to this platform to help us ‘hiki wairua’ – boost our spirits and encourage us to keep doing what we’re doing during this trying time of the Covid-19 lockdown. We will take this opportunity to provide ‘food for thought’ with some snippets from our local history in Te Tauihu, discussion about place names and customs, some Māori language tips, waiata and karakia.

Te Hiki Wairua o Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu gives whānau the opportunity to connect with their whakapapa and iwi through stories, information and teachings. This pānui will be a regular segment, each week focusing on different aspects of Ngāti Tama, we welcome whānau contribution.

This publication will also include information and resources for whānau support, updates, wellbeing and health.

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