E-Mail Pānui: Hui-tanguru 2023/1


  • Kāpiti Coast, Work from Home option
  • Freshwater and Environmental Planning               
  • Project Management
  • One to three year fixed term contracts, with the option to become a permanent role.
  • Full-time and part-time options
  • Applications close 19th February 2023

Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust is the mandated iwi organisation that represents the interests of Ātiawa, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Mutunga and Ngāti Maruwharanui on the Kāpiti Coast.

In recent years our Taiao (Environment) Unit has embarked on a range of catchment planning and action projects, and this year we will partner with local government to undertake the freshwater plan process for various ara wai in our rohe. An insight into our perspective on kaitiakitanga generally can be gained by viewing our Iwi Kaitiakitanga Plan here.

We are seeking a new Iwi Catchment Planner to project manage and/or support the delivery of various catchment action plan and regulatory plan processes. We are looking for the right type of person to work with us and our people, and so we are open to taking on either senior experienced planners or those who have more recently started out in this field.

Whilst we are looking to cater the role to the right candidate, we are particularly looking for someone who understands and can adapt to the context of working with iwi, kaumātua and our kaitiaki on the ground. If you are passionate about the kaitiakitanga of wai, this is a unique opportunity to bring the aspirations of our people for our waterways to life.

Catchment and environmental planning is a significant growth area and we are anticipating that we can work with the candidate over time to develop a permanent role for them to support the implementation of our catchment and freshwater planning work.

You will be required to report to our Taiao Coordinator, who you will work closely with. You will also work closely with and take direction from our Pou, a leadership committee of experts in relation to wai and the broader taiao. You will need to have the confidence and capability to operate with a certain degree of self-direction.

We are looking for a candidate who can:

  • Take initiative to resourcefully achieve key milestones
  • Respectfully liaise both internally in an iwi context and externally with key partners
  • Anticipate and undertake what’s required to administer successful collaborative projects
  • Confidently represent our iwi in engagement with kāwanatanga

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Some familiarity with catchment and freshwater planning, including from a kaupapa Māori perspective
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Experience in project management
  • Knowledge about the local community is an advantage

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: Applications close 19th February 2023

We are currently having technical problems with our Pānui server and have decided to kōrero to you via email, social media or our website.   Below is our Kohitātea Pānui for you to read!!!

Inside this issue, we have our popular Pou Kōrero series from Waikanae ki Uta ki Tai. You’ll enjoy the kōrero from Mātua Les for sure plus you can download their maramataka for your file.  Mahi mō te Taiao – Waikanae Jobs for Nature:  You can express your interest into the Introduction to Land and Conservation Management Programme:  New Intake starting 13th February 2023.  Lastly, Te Aka Whai Ora have funding solutions that you can seek.

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