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Hōkai Nuku

Closing Date : 19 Feb 2018

Hōkai Nuku is the authorised voice of four Iwi and Hapū mana whenua being - Ngāti Manuhiri, Ngāti Mauku/Ngāti Kauae of Te Uri o Hau, Ngāti Rango of Kaipara and Ngāti Whātua. Hōkai Nuku was formed to collaborate on the New Zealand Transport Agency Project – Ara Tūhono Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance and has been contracted by the Transport Agency to provide specialist advice for the Project.

We are currently looking for a key team member to join us take our development aspirations to the next level.

This position offers awesome variety and a broad scale of exciting work in a supportive environment. newly established entity. The Kaiarahi roles forms part of the leadership team in conjunction with the existing Pou Tātakirole. Thisisanengagingpositionthatrequiresvigourandpassionbecauseourpeopledeserveitandour goals are great! The Hōkai Nuku Office is situated in Pūhoi.


  • Fixed term full time ending December 2019. 

  • Auckland based - 20% based at the Hōkai Nuku in Pūhoi , 80% field based including co-location in the 
P2W Project Management Office 

The Kaiarahirole has a strong focus on ecological field work. This position will lead the implementation of all environmental monitoring as well as coordinating and managing the contracted Kaitiaki (environmental) workforce. 

A key function of this role is the development of a pool of tribal Kaitiaki who will concentrate on environmental monitoring protocols. The Kaiarahi is responsible (with the support of contracted ecology consultants) for identifying and growing the capacity and capability of iwi members to take up Kaitiaki roles. 

This role requires someone who has experience briefing contractors, a working knowledge about site health and safety and the composure to execute protocols confidently while enhancing relationships with our partners. This is a role for someone who thrives on growing the knowledge and commitment of others for iwi ideals. This is a key Hōkai Nuku work stream that has strong support and commitment. 


  • Previous field experience. 

  • A relevant tertiary qualification with 2-5 years relevant experience or similar experience in an iwi 
environmental management, resource management type role. 

  • Experience implementing protocols, regulations, cultural indicator type work 

  • A working knowledge of the Resource Management Act and Health and Safety standards and 

  • Someone with proven resilience and the ability to communicate and effect change. 

  • A methodical and disciplined approach to project plans and regulations 

  • Courage, confidence and composure are compulsory. 

Check out the Hōkai Nuku website for more context and background information. For confidential enquiries please contact Janyne Morrison on 021 659 546, to apply, please send your curriculum vitae together with an application form to Natasha Topia at and view this site for more information  

Shortlisted candidates will need to be available for interview on Monday 19th February in Auckland. 

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