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Job Vacancy: Manawhenua ki Mohua

Manawhenua ki Mohua are looking to fill two roles:
Pou whakahaere Tari | Administrative Support
A part time position to provide administrative support to the MKM Pouārahi
Te Taiao o Mohua | Environmental projects co-ordinator
A part time position focused on providing co-ordination and support to MKM environmental projects
For a job description please email:
Applications with CV close: Thursday 12th August 2021
July 27th, 2021|

Vacancy: Te Pou Tahua – Group Accountant

We are looking for a Group Accountant to support the key financial functions for the entire Ngāti Tama Group being:

• Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust
• Tama Asset Holding Company Limited
• Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu Charitable Trust

Reporting to the General Manager, you will support the financial objectives, strategy, and policies for the Group. Your contribution will enable the business to operate effectively within the varying industries the Trust operates within. This is a hands-on role where you will carry out a range of duties including monthly management accounts, balance sheet and consolidated financial statements, managing cashflow, preparing annual budgets and range of business improvement projects. You will contribute to the development of Group funding proposals. Working with the General Manager and Commercial Investment Manager you will support the evaluation, implementation, and monitoring of commercial opportunities as they arise.
This is a permanent full-time position based in our Nelson office.
The Ideal Candidate will have the following:

• Senior level accounting experience in business, economic and development sectors -minimum 5 years
• Bachelors’ qualification in Commerce, Finance or Accounting with at least 2 years’ practical experience in a commercial or group financial accounting.
• Knowledge of Xero accounting and Ipayroll packages and functions.
• Efficient user skills in Microsoft Office Suite
• Governance / Directorship experience.
• The ability to work to agreed time constraints and deadlines.
• Understand tikanga Māori

Joining a close-knit team, you will be encouraged to share your ideas in a supportive, open work environment. If this sounds like you and you would like to join our team and positive work culture, then we would like to hear from you.

For confidential enquiries, please contact Chan Collin 0275 401 027 or Sacha MacDonald 027 386 9288. All enquiries and applications will be treated in strict confidence.
Applications close: 16th August 2021

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July 26th, 2021|

Associate Trustees – Expressions of Interest

The Trustees of Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust are now calling for applicants for up to two positions, from August 2021 through to the 2023 Hui ā-Tau AGM.

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust is the entity created to manage and administer the affairs and assets of Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu whānau.

The Trustees are now calling for applicants for up to two Associate Trustee positions, to sit alongside Trustees on the Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust Board, from August 2021 through to the 2023 Hui ā-Tau AGM.

The purpose of these appointments is to create a pathway for registered Adult Members to develop the knowledge and skills required for potential future roles in the Ngāti Tama Group including Trustee, Director, employee, appointed komiti member and/or mandated representative.

An Associate Trustee is expected to attend and observe Trust Board hui, Hui ā-Tau, and any other kaupapa to which they are invited by the Trustees.

What we are looking for:

  • Commitment to the vision, mission, and values of Ngāti Tama ki Te Tauihu.
  • Knowledge and skills or demonstrated potential to develop in one or more areas of governance including: strategic planning, communications, business and finance, leadership, tikanga māori, iwi and regional māori politics, networking, legal and human resources.
  • A commitment of approx.10 hours per month for meeting preparation and attendance.
  • Internet and phone access for ease of communication including online hui.

For more information about the role, requirements and ideal person specifications please click the job description button below.

Fri 16th July – Expressions of Interest Close at 12pm.
Fri 23rd July – EOIs checked for completeness, collated, and sent to Trustees for consideration.
Sat 31st July – Trustees deliberate and select Associate Trustees.
Mon 2nd – Fri 20th August – Applicants are notified of decision and induction begins.
Sat 21st August – First full Board hui with new Associate Trustees.

Please complete your expression of interest on the attached application form and send with a CV to be received at the Ngāti Tama office by 12pm, Friday 16th July 2021.

Please contact us if you need to know more…

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust
74 Waimea Road
P O Box 914
Nelson 7010
0800 8262 494

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June 17th, 2021|

He kai kei aku ringa Rangatahi ki Te Tauihu

Applications now open for Rangatahi Hunting, Fishing and Gathering Wānanga – led by whānaunga Shannon Thompson

He kai kei aku ringa Rangatahi ki Te Tauihu is the first of its kind for Te Tauihu, this pilot wānanga brings together rangatahi from across all 8 iwi of Te Tauihu to foster self-determination, cultural identity and self-development. Under the mana of Wakapuaka mana whenua, rangatahi will be guided through mātauranga and local knowledge to learn life skills to gather and prepare kai within a Te Ao Māori framework.
When: Friday 16th – Monday 19th July (School Holidays)
Where: Wakapuaka (base)
Who: Rangatahi (Taitamawahine me Taitamatāne) 13 – 18yrs.
This unique 4-day wānanga, delivered in July school holidays, will give rangatahi aged 13-18 the skills to:
• Learn basic bush navigation, bush sustainability, basic hunting skills, including health and safety preparation and practice in Wakapuaka bush
• Mahinga kai – learn traditional food gathering practices so rangatahi can identify safe areas to gather kai and correct collection methods.
• Taiāpure – learning about the functions of a Taiāpure to ensure access to abundant and safe kai moana for future generation and to protect mauri and wairua (local environment and people) of kai and moana.
• Mātaitai – Gather of shellfish using traditional techniques and tools and learning about sustainability of marine areas and safety around coastlines
• Catching tuna using traditional techniques and tools and learning about health and safety around waterways
• Learn and practice waiata, karakia and te reo me ōna tikanga in a safe and supportive environment
Due to the limited spaces we ask whānau to call Adrienne to request an application, consent form, and ask her any pātai about the kaupapa.
021 962 911 –
Applications Close: 30th June 2021.
June 16th, 2021|

Job Vacancy: Pouāwhina Administrator & EA

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust is seeking full-time Pouāwhina Administrator & EA Superstar!
This position would suit someone with initiative, resourcefulness, and impeccable organisational skills.
Key tasks include:
– Reception and office administration duties
– Board secretariat duties and co-ordination of hui and events
– Executive assistance services to the General Manager
and support to special projects as reasonably required
To be successful in this position you will have:
– Excellent communication skills
– Experience in PA or EA / Board secretary roles
– Excellence in developing and maintaining relationships
– Demonstrated knowledge of business administration systems
– Advanced formal writing skills and good numerical skills
– A respect and appreciation of Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga.
Applications will remain open until position is filled.
For a confidential discussion contact Chan @ Rezource 027-540-1027.
For more info or to apply, click the link below 🙂
April 12th, 2021|

Fixed Term contract roles available at Ngāti Tama

Fixed Term contract roles available at Ngāti Tama

Kia ora e te iwi, Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust have some exciting projects this year and we have fixed term contract roles available to support these projects.

These roles will be available to whānau until the 2nd of April, if we are unable to fill the position we will advertise these roles to the wider public. We welcome all applications and will consider covering costs of travel to Te Tauihu for the right person to be part of the team.

Fixed Term contract roles:

  1. Experienced Videographer
  2. Production Assistant
  3. Archiver

If any of these roles are of interest to you, contact Christina Harris on 03 548 1740 or email, Monday-Thursday.

Apply with your cover letter and resume via email to

Applications for all these roles close: 30th April 2021

Experienced Videographer

Employment Type: Fixed Term, Contractor
Commencing: May 2021
Ceasing: May 2021
Hours per week: 50 hours per week (2-3 weeks)
Location(s): Wakapuaka, Whakatu, Mohua, Poneke, Tamaki Makaurau

We are currently seeking a reliable, experienced videographer to join our production team for a one-off film project capturing iwi stories from our whānau. We are looking for a skilled videographer who is knowledgeable about lighting, sound and camera operation, able to work part of a small dynamic team, is adaptive and able to solve problems on the go.

Reporting to the Te Pou Whakawhiti, you will be responsible for set up and operation of sound and lighting gear, working closely with the production Manager to capture the vision of the project.

Ideally you will:

  • Demonstrated competency in operating audio-visual equipment;
  • Demonstrated competency in operating audio and lighting systems;
  • Camera Operator skills (must) ;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Have good customer service skills.
  • Have the ability to lift heavy items.
  • Be a team player.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
 This is a one-off contract working long 10-hour days, on location in Mohua, Whakatu, Wakapuaka and also travel to Poneke (Wellington) and Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) for 2-3 weeks.

Production Assistant

Employment Type: Fixed Term, Full-time, Contractor
Commencing: May 2021
Ceasing: May 2021
Hours per week: 50 hours per week (2 weeks)
Location(s): Wakapuaka, Whakatu, Mohua

We are looking for an enthusiastic Production Assistant who has an interest in, or experience, in video production. This is an entry level position supporting our Production Manager and production team to capture iwi stories from our whānau who reside in Te Tauihu.

Our ideal candidate will a certificate level or higher qualification in film and media or equivalent or alternatively experience in the industry.

Reporting to the Te Pou Whakawhiti, key duties will include the set up, pack down of sites, monitoring lighting and sound equipment, transporting equipment, going on supply runs and possible driving duties. You will assist with general housekeeping tasks such as tidying facilities, ensuring the production team have all they need to undertake their work and at times you will be tasked with taking care of our talents needs.

This is a one-off contract working long 10-hour days, on location in Mohua, Whakatu and Wakapuaka.  Some training and support can be given.


Employment Type: Fixed Term, Full-time, Contractor
Commencing: May 2021
Ceasing: June 2021
Hours per week: 40 hours per week (6 weeks)
Location(s): Whakatu / flexible work arrangements

We are looking for a detail orientated Archiver for to digitise and archive our historic oral history content.  You will be responsible for creating high-quality object records, rehousing and at times digitising items from our unpublished manuscripts and collections.

Our ideal candidate will have a Degree and/or postgraduate qualification in information management, archives management or equivalent. We are looking for someone with strong experience with records management within an iwi or a strong desire to work in a Te Ao Māori space.

Having worked in Te Ao Māori environments, or similar, your communication skills will be required to influence and manage effectively all stages of the archiving process. You will operate with energy and passion and will demonstrate a collaborative approach where you work well with others and model best practice principals and behaviours.
To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • Proven experience of best practice in handling archive is essential
  • A relevant Tertiary qualification and/or Museum Studies qualification
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivation, effective organisation skills and an ability to cope well under pressure
  • Extensive experience in archives and/or records management
  • describe records and other materials so they are easy to find on databases
  • advise on how to store archives & prepare and package materials for storage

Reporting to the Te Pou Whakawhiti, your work will also support the small Production Team to capture iwi stories from our whānau and recording and arching our data for future use.
This is a one-off 6-week contract working full-time working from the Nelson office, flexible working arrangements are available for the right candidate.

March 24th, 2021|

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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