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Kaiwhakahaere, Hononga Māori | Māori Relationships Manager

Kaiwhakahaere, Hononga Māori | Māori Relationships Manager

Kaiwhakahaere, Hononga Māori | Māori Relationships Manager

Northland Regional Council, Whangarei

Closing Date : 26 Oct 2018

Come and enjoy a healthy work/life balance in Northland and enjoy our fantastic surroundings. Only a couple hours' drive from Auckland, we enjoy the best of both worlds. Northland boasts an abundance of white sandy beaches and a wealth of fishing and diving spots that make this the perfect place to live, work, and play. In addition to our plentiful marine environment, our region is a major agricultural center producing fresh local ingredients for our thriving markets, cafes and restaurants.

However, it is the people that make a place and you will find the staff at the Regional Council, down to earth, warm and welcoming - just like the people and communities we serve. We are extremely passionate about the work we do and take our responsibilities in protecting and investing in Northland seriously.

We have a newly created role for a Kaiwhakahaere, Hononga Māori | Māori Relationships Manager, based in Whangarei. The primary drivers of this position are to lead our Māori Relationships team to progress relationship-building and engagement between our council and tangata whenua, and to provide advice to develop, promote and implement Te Ao Māori growth and understanding within our organisation.

As Kaiwhakahaere, Hononga Māori, you will lead work across the organisation and with Māori communities to advance Māori engagement and partnership outcomes, while ensuring alignment with policy and planning requirements, legislative requirements, and Treaty settlements. You will collaborate with Māori communities to develop and deliver work-programmes that enhance Māori capability and capacity to participate in council processes and decision-making.

Council is committed to build enduring relationships with whānau, hapū and iwi to support our vision of ‘Our Northland - together we thrive'. Ideally, we are seeking a professional firmly grounded te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, with knowledge of working with iwi and hapū in a Te Tai Tokerau setting. With experience working at a senior level in Māori engagement, you will have ability to develop strategic partnerships with important stakeholders, and provide advice and guidance to councillors and colleagues on engagement with Māori communities. Excellent communication, interpersonal and computer skills are essential, along with self-motivation and ability to meet deadlines.

To find out more about this position, visit our website: 

Applications close at 5pm on 26 October 2018 and should be addressed to:
Jonathan Gibbard

Group Manager - Governance, Strategy and Engagement
Northland Regional Council

Private Bag 9021

Whangarei Mail Centre


Ph: (09) 470 1200.

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 4401593.

Applications close 26 October 2018




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