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Kaiarotahi - Te Whawhaki Trust

Te Whawhaki Trust the charitable arm of the Ngā Tāngata Tiaki Group is looking for a Kaiarotahi. The Kaiarotahi will be responsible for operationalising Te Rautaki o Te Whawhaki, the strategic intent for 2020 – 2040. Te Rautaki focuses on contributing to Te Mana o Te Awa, building, and stregthening Te Mana o Te Iwi.

The Kaiarotahi will lead the Trusts commitment to iwi development, and the aspirations of the whānau, hapū and Iwi, by using the resources of the Trust and others to make things happen. Job Description 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Relationships and partnering for shared outcomes
  • Relationships and partnering for shared outcomes
  • Communication and engagement with whānau, hapū, iwi and community
  • Strategy and project planning
  • Project oversight and delivery
  • Reporting and leadership


  • A relevant tertiary qualification or two years working experience in a relevant relationship role(s).
  • Project Management certification or accreditation is highly regarded although not compulsdory.

This is a full time role. The salary and working arrangements to be negotiated with the aim of securing the right person for the role.

Applicants are invited to send through a CV and letter of application for the role to office@ngātā by 5.00pm Thursday 30 June 2022.



Contractors Expressions of Interest

Ngā Tāngata Tiaki is seeking expressions from contractors who live and work within our Whanganui River catchment. The Contractors need to be committed to creating employment opportunities and building the knowledge and skills of those employed.

Ngā Tāngata Tiaki is calling for expressions of interests from contractors who can support us to complete this ambitious four-year programme that includes;

  • Fencing 290 kilometres of the waterways
  • Riparian planting of over 600,000 plants
  • Pest and weed control; and
  • Developing place-based nurseries that can eventually support the riparian planting and other ambitions of whānau and hapū.

If you are interested in registering your interest, please fill in the Online Expression of Interest form here to submit your interest. 


Landowners Expressions of Interest

Ngā Tāngata Tiaki is seeking expressions from landowners, hapū and marae who live alongside the Whanganui River or its tributaries where their lands bordering these waterways require fencing, riparian planting, weed and pest control.  

If your lands require support in these things and you would like to work alongside Ngā Tāngata Tiaki to improve the health and wellbeing of Te Awa Tupua please fill in the  Online Expression of Interest form here to submit your interest. 


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