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Principal Planner

Principal Planner

Principal Planner

Mahaanui Kurataiao Ltd

Closing Date : 28 May 2017

Permanent / Full Time Christchurch

 Kia hiwa rā!

  • Unique opportunity to represent the interests of ngā rūnanga
  • Wide variety of planning activities
  • Great scope for relationship building with a variety of private and public sector organisations

Mahaanui Kurataiao Ltd is an environmental consultancy company owned by six papatipu rūnanga of Ngāi Tahu, who represent those who hold mana whenua over Christchurch and North Canterbury. We work with regional and district councils, government agencies and private developers to facilitate the recognition and incorporation of Ngāi Tahu values into policy, plans and projects relating to environmental and resource management.

We are looking for a Principal Planner to both lead high level planning projects within Canterbury and to mentor and support our team of promising young planners.

We require someone with a strong planning background ideally in both policy and consents, strong written and oral communication skills and great community engagement skills. Candidates should be eligible for full membership of the New Zealand Planning Institute. Knowledge of tikanga and issues of interest and concern to mana whenua is a significant advantage and a willingness to embrace and learn tikanga and Ngāi Tahu cultural values, issues and interests is essential. 

A copy of the position description can be found on To apply please send you application letter and CV to For confidential enquiries, please contact Jasmine Burgman - Office Manager on 03 377 4374.

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