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Te Pūtahitanga 2 Vacancies: Commissioning Manager & Chief Operating Officer

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island. The commissioning agency model contributes to realising the power of Whānau Ora by developing strategies based on four guiding principles:

  • Kotahitanga – collaborative approach to integrated solutions and delivery
  • Kāinga focus – local solutions. Whānau initiated solutions are best.
  • Panoni hou – innovation through investing in new solutions, encouraging social innovation and entrepreneurship to incentivise new services, new approaches and integrated solutions
  • Kōkiritanga – partnering for success

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, works to support and enable whānau to create sustained social impact. We do this by developing and investing in ideas and initiatives to improve outcomes for Māori, underpinned by whānau-centred principles and strategies.

As a result of our successful #Manaaki20 campaign identifying the need to support whānau through the long-term impact of COVID-19 an exciting new role has been created.

Job Opportunity

Chief Operating Officer

Fixed term / Full time


We are looking for an experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee our organization’s ongoing operations and procedures. The COO role is a key member of the senior management team, reporting to the Pouārahi / Chief Executive. You’ll have to maintain control of diverse business operations, so we expect you to be an experienced and efficient leader. If you also have excellent people skills, business acumen and exemplary work ethics, we’d like to hear from you.

The goal of the COO position is to secure the functionality of business to drive extensive and sustainable growth.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement business strategies, plans and procedures including the Annual Investment Plan,
  • Set comprehensive goals for performance and growth
  • Establish policies that promote company culture and vision of the organisation in line with Te Wana quality assurance;
  • Oversee daily operations of the organisation and the work of workstream leads;
  • Lead employees to encourage maximum performance and dedication within the context of participatory management
  • Evaluate performance by analysing and interpreting data and metrics
  • Write and submit reports to the Pouārahi in all matters of importance, including drafting papers for the General Partner Limited Board (GPL);
  • Assist Pouārahi in funding proposals and business cases
  • Manage relationships with partners/vendors

You will have:

  • Proven experience as Chief Operating Officer or relevant role
  • Experience in working for a kaupapa Māori organisation
  • An understanding of business functions such as HR, Finance, marketing etc
  • Demonstrated competency in strategic planning and business development
  • A working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • Working knowledge of IT/Business infrastructure and MS Office
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
  • An appreciation of the unique approach taken to Whānau Ora commissioning by Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu
  • Proven interpersonal and influencing skills, with the ability to work effectively with all levels of management and employees
  • A high standard of written and oral communication able to appropriately communicate with multi-level/functional groups
  • Demonstrated openness to learning and embracing a bi-cultural environment and moderating practices to suit
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
  • commitment to the seven Whānau Ora pou

For confidential enquiries, please contact Chan Collin 0275 401 027 or Sacha MacDonald 027 386 9288 or alternatively you must apply with your cover letter and resume via

Applications close 28th July 2020

Job Opportunity

Commissioning Manager

Fixed term / Full time


We are looking for an experienced Commissioning Manager to further develop the procurement strategy, policies and procedures and establish a procurement framework. The Commissioning Manager is a key member of the senior management team, reporting to the Pouārahi / Chief Executive Officer. You’ll lead and facilitate the effective implementation of plans, develop effective reporting and performance measurement processes and ensure all procurement activity is outcomes focused and driven. Your interpersonal, communication and leadership skills will enable you to support functions of the Contract Advisors and Navigator team.

The purpose of the Commissioning Manager is to monitor and evaluate cost benefits through analysis and evaluation in line with the organisations procurement process and provide transparency and integrity for our key stakeholders.


Responsibilities include:

  • Review and revise t the procurement strategy for contracts
  • Ensure contract practise align with the procurement policy and with legislative obligations
  • Manage contracts, monitor milestones and liaise with contract advisors
  • Contribute to the development of the commissioning plan
  • Maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • Oversee the implementation of a CRM Framework
  • Ensure appropriate reporting is delivered as required


You will have:

  • Proven experience as a Commissioning Manager or relevant role
  • Knowledge and experience with Whānau Ora concepts and delivery, including the seven Whānau Ora pou
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing procurement strategies, policies and processes
  • A working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities
  • Proven interpersonal and influencing skills, with the ability to work effectively with all levels of management and employees
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field; with at least three years’ experience in a similar role

For confidential enquiries, please contact Chan Collin 0275 401 027 or Sacha MacDonald 027 386 9288 or alternatively you must apply with your cover letter and resume via

Applications close 28th July 2020

July 13th, 2020|

Ngā Toi – Raranga

Study New Zealand Certificate in Ngā Toi LEVEL 3
Start 17 July 2020

Experience and learn Ngā Toi consistent with te reo me ona tikanga Māori.

Through this new programme you will learn to explore your own Ngā Toi work and the work of others to identify artistic variation and evolution, and to demonstrate introductory art form practices in artistic and creative processes, tikanga, and project management, across a range of Toi Māori.

More information here:…/new-zealand-certificate-in-nga-to…/

July 8th, 2020|

Marlborough District Council 2020-2021 Annual Plan

The Marlborough District Council 2020-2021 Annual Plan includes:

  • Highlights of major areas of expenditure.
  • The activities Council is to undertake in the 2020-21 year, levels of service to be provided and the measurement thereof.
  • Council’s programme of asset renewal and improvement.
  • The budgeted cost of undertaking the activities and related asset renewals and improvements.
  • The means of financing the cost of those activities and assets, including rates, fees, charges and debt.

Download the whole document

Part 1 contains:

  • Mayor’s Introduction
  • Elected Council Members
  • Result of Consultation
  • Financial Overview
  • Annual Plan Disclosure Statement for the Period Commencing on 1 July 2020

Part 2 contains:

Activity Groups and Activities

  • People
    • Democratic Process
    • Culture and Heritage
    • Housing for Seniors
    • Community Support
    • Library Services
    • Emergency Management
  • Community Facilities
  • Roads and Footpaths
  • Flood Protection and Control Works
  • Sewerage Including Treatment and Disposal
  • Stormwater Drainage
  • Water Supply
  • Solid Waste Management Environmental Management
  • Environmental Management
    • Environmental Policy
    • Environmental Science and Monitoring
    • Resource Consents
    • Environmental Protection
  • Regulatory
    • Biosecurity (Pest Management)
    • Building Control
    • Environmental Health
    • Animal Control
    • Harbours
  • Regional Development

Part 3 contains:

  • Statement of Comprehensive Revenue and Expense
  • Statement of Other Comprehensive Revenue and Expense
  • Statement of Changes in Net Assets/Equity
  • Statement of Financial Position
  • Statement of Cash Flows
  • Notes to Financial Statements
  • Statement of Accounting Policies
  • Funding Impact Statement
  • Assumptions, Disclosures and Compliance

Part 4 contains:

  • Rates Funding Impact Statement
  • Rate Movements 2020-21
  • Indicative Impacts on Benchmark Properties


  • Council Committees and Members
  • Ward Boundaries
  • Council Staff Structure
  • MDC Directory
  • Glossary of Terms

Download individual sections

Rate Funding Allocations

The rate funding allocations summary page contains documents illustrating General-type Rates, General-type Charges, Targeted Rates and Charges and Services Charges sources for the various activities/services provided by Council each year.

Go to the Rate Funding Allocations Summary page

Your Rates Forecast

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July 7th, 2020|

Vacancy: Mohua Whānau Ora Navigator

Manawhenua ki Mohua are looking for a Whānau Ora Navigator to join the team

Full-time position

Whānau Ora Navigator is to provide key activities to support whānau to be self-determining including, but not limited to:

  • Identify whānau current circumstances and steps to achieve aspirations
  • Navigate services and opportunities around whānau, enabling whānau to be more self-managing and responsible for their economic, cultural and social development and well-being.
  • Support whānau to identify strengths within whānau, facilitate and mentor whānau to identify aspirations, and draw on a range of approaches to support whānau in achieving their aspirations.

Email: for details

Applications close Wednesday 15th July

View the job description
July 7th, 2020|

Take part in the Ngāti Tama Census 2020

Ngāti Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust would like to hear from you, our iwi members.
Take part in Ngāti Tama’s first CENSUS so we can plan the next 10 years with whānau in mind.

We are capturing whānau information in our first official member count. It takes a snapshot of our registered iwi members in New Zealand, abroad and the places where we live.

This census and will be done regularly to help understand how our iwi changes over time. We encourage all our members 13 years and older to participate, if you have rangatahi in your household who are Ngāti Tama, please get them to complete the census.

This information will help inform Ngāti Tama’s strategic direction for the next 10 years in areas such as education, health, housing and Te Reo me ōna Tikanga to name a few.

Kaumātua and some whānau will be sent printed copies of the census. If you would like a printed copy, please contact the office.

For help completing this form contact Ngāti Tama office on:

See here for a copy of our privacy statement and FAQ

Complete the Census now
June 19th, 2020|

Project Moturoa – Kaitaiaki Whenua Trainee Ranger programme still open for registrations for a short time

Kia ora koutou,

Project Moturoa is full steam ahead for a June start.  Applications are still open.  The course starts on 15 June, however there is a window of a couple of weeks where participants can join the programme.  There are 12 students enrolled which is great, and room for more.  This is an amazing opportunity for Maori learners to be exposed to a conservation programme with a strong focus on Te Ao Maori.  This is a fees free eligible programme which is full time, with a mix of classroom, field, and marae-based learning.

Please encourage whanau to enrol online here

A handbook outlining the course programme can be found here  and is also attached as a PDF.

If you or someone you know who would like to enrol have any questions and would like to speak with the programme coordinator directly, please contact Pene on or phone 0223119458.


Project Moturoa Handbook

June 10th, 2020|

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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