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Marae Manager

Marae Manager

Marae Manager

Te Whatu Manawa Māoritanga o Rehua, Rehua Marae

Closing Date : 05 May 2018

“Aroha ki te tangata, Ahakoa ko wai, Ahakoa no hea”

Te Whatumanawa Māoritanga o Rehua Trust Board is a charitable trust that has its origins in the 1950s when Rehua Marae was established by the Methodist Church. The Marae was initially set up as a trade training academy for young Māori of Aotearoa and operated as a home to many up until the 1980s. Since that time it has operationally evolved in many ways but has always been a special place for the Māori community in Christchurch.

Today Rehua Marae has a diverse range of operations that include, a place for whānau to celebrate being Māori, to host hui and farewell loved ones, the provision of kaumātua housing, pakeke health and social services, educational opportunities, catering services and commercial office leasing.

The Rehua Marae Trust Board are currently seeking to appoint a new Marae Manager who brings management, leadership skills and experience that will be critical to the Marae’s future. The objectives of the position are to:

  • Ensure that the values, tikanga and kawa of Rehua is maintained across all operations and activities of the Marae at all times,
  • Build and maintain relationships with whānau, clients, kaumātua, tenants and the Board that demonstrate, courtesy, empathy, respect and trust,
  • Maintain professional standards and proactively manage all aspects of the operational, financial and project requirements of Rehua Marae that contribute to the current and future strategic direction of the Marae.
  • Identify, lead and create new sustainable business opportunities for Rehua that align to the Marae’s social, cultural, educational and financial goals.  

We are seeking a special person who:

  • Can demonstrate a high level of professional integrity and professionalism
  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills along with demonstrated leadership experience and the ability to influence
  • Knowledge and experience in human resources and financial management practices
  • A strong affinity for the needs and aspirations of the Rehua community and stakeholders
  • Ability to identify and seize opportunities for improvement
  • Sound project management capability


  • Previous successful management of a Māori organisation and at last two years previous leadership experience is desirable

If you would like more information about this role please contact the Chairperson at or call txt on 027 229 4854.

Applications should be sent to and should include, a cover letter including notes on experience in each of the key accountability areas, a CV and the contact details for 3 referees.

Applications close 12.00 pm Friday 5 May 2018.


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