Kia hiwa ra, Kia hiwa ra, an opportunity for a Ngati Tama Whanau member or High school Rangatahi!
KAIRANGAHAU ROLE – needed for 3 days work (with potential for ongoing project work)

The Tangaroa Programme through the SUSTAINABLE SEAS PROJECT is dedicated to exploring the development of Ecosystem Based Management that is founded on and informed by Mātauranga Māori and tikanga Māori. It is looking at Mātauranga Māori-inspired innovations that enable Māori to participate as partners and leaders in marine management and decision-making.
The projects focus on:
• The practice and maintenance of kaitiakitanga/guardianship in our marine environment
• Understanding the Māori marine economy and future opportunities
• Developing practical resources for Māori to support improved marine management
• Assessing New Zealand’s legal and policy frameworks for enabling Māori partnerships and leadership in marine management.

The Role
It is important to positively support Māori participation in managing our marine resources to successfully enhance and sustainably use resources for future generations. The kairangahau role is to support Cawthron Research Team and Ngāti Tama to conduct interviews with Ngāti Tama whānau over a two to three-day period. The project interviews will be held in Mōhua Takaka, Whakatū and Wakapuaka. Cawthron will provide support and guidance to the successful person and cover expenses such as; travel, kai and koha for time. This is an opportunity to learn and work with Cawthron research team members.

• Able to take direction and guidance
• Physically fit and healthy
• Able to support tikanga rituals eg waiata, mihi, pepeha
• Note taking and People skills eg ask whānau questions
• Communication skills eg confident to speak to people and offer insight to discussions
The skills are indicative only and there is potential to learn on the job to build capability.
Potential to be involved in future team research work and contract work.

1. Support the team in interview preparation: prepare interview equipment e.g. recording equipment, help with kai, clean up, pack down
2. Be part of the mihi whakatau/pōwhiri and tikanga formalities;
3. Ask whānau questions;
4. Note taking of interviews;
5. Support recording of interviews (if the Kairangahau has technological skills that might be something they want to be part of);
6. Be part of the research team hui and discussions.

For more information or to apply please contact us at the Ngati Tama office; phone
+64 03 548 1740 or email