National Pacific Radio Trust Board

Ministry for Culture & Heritage

  • Part Time Fixed Term
  • Wellington

National Pacific Radio Trust Board 
Chair position
Vacancy 2020/004
Fixed term
Part time

Tuia te tangata, tuia ngā taonga, tuia ngā korero
Connecting people, taonga and stories 

Tēnā koe, Mālō nī, Faka’alofa lahi atu, Kia orāna, Tālofa lava, Mālo ē lelei, Bula Vinaka, Kam ban ni Mauri, Halo olaketa, Fakatalofa atu
and warm Pacific greetings!  

  • Would you like to be a part of governing a growing pan-Pacific multimedia broadcasting entity focused on delivering inclusive 100% Pacific content from within Aotearoa New Zealand? 
  • Are you passionate about diverse Pacific representation across our media platforms? 
  • Are you competent in radio broadcasting, or have a regional perspective within Aotearoa New Zealand?  

The Minister for Broadcasting and Media, and the Minister for Pacific Peoples are looking to appoint a Chair and trustee member for the National Pacific Radio Trust (NPRT) Board. 

About the role

Being a board member and Chair is rewarding and challenging. You will be involved in setting strategic direction, priorities, board policies and expectations for management, identifying and managing risk, and monitoring and evaluating the performance of the organisation. You will also lend your unique Pacific lens to the work that you do and your focus will be to add value and drive the performance of the NPRT. 

About you:

Note: You don’t have to tick all the boxes. Any person who feels they can meet one or some of our criteria is welcome to apply. We value diversity and acknowledge your unique experiences and background enriches the work you do. 

You may live anywhere in Aotearoa New Zealand. However, you will be expected to travel to Auckland for meetings. The Board meets on average six times a year, however additional meetings of the board may be convened by the Chair or at the written request of at least three trustees. The annual commitment for a Chair is on average 20 days a year,  however this is a baseline expectation and could be more. The Chair’s board fees do take extra work requirements into account. Responsibilities includes attending board and committee meetings, preparation and other duties.  

To be successful in this role as Chair you will have: 

  • experience in chairing a board 
  • strong understanding of government processes, such as reporting to Ministers
  • experience in a political environment, engaging with Government and the Opposition  
  • experience, or at least an understanding of, working in Pacific spaces  
  • a background across many sectors, not necessarily restricted to broadcasting or media (however an understanding of these areas is critical)
  • an ability to collaborate and lead a team towards a vision and strategy  
  • experience in managing and supporting a Chief Executive.

In accordance with the NPRT Deed of Trust:

” The Ministers or the Trustees, as the case may be, shall endeavour to appoint Trustees that have the skills, competence, experience, integrity and community links to act as Trustees and that are broadly representative of the Pacific Community including ethnicity, gender, age and geographic location.” 

Our reporting Ministers 

The Appointing ministers for NPRT are Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister for Broadcasting and Media, and Hon Aupito William Sio, the Minister for Pacific Peoples. More information about our ministers is available here: 

Who we are: 

  • The National Pacific Radio Trust (The Trust) is a schedule four (Public Finance Act 1989) entity which owns and operates the Pacific Media Network (PMN), a New Zealand radio network and pan Pacific national broadcasting network based in Auckland. PMN operates to “empower, encourage and nurture Pacific cultural identity and economic prosperity in Aotearoa”. It broadcasts NiuFM to an Auckland audience, and 531pi nationwide. 

The Trust receives funding from NZ On Air and is overseen by Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. More about NPRT here:

  • Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage supports ministers to appoint and maintain effective boards of entities across Aotearoa New Zealand’s art, heritage, broadcasting and sport sectors. We work to promote a confident and connected culture and to support more New Zealanders to connect with the culture and heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand. Want to know more about Manatū Taonga? View our ministry overview on our webpage here:  
  • Te Manatū mō Iwi o Te Moana-nui-a-kiwa Ministry for Pacific Peoples provides expert policy advice to Ministers and partnering government agencies to support the development of effective strategies and programmes targeted at Pacific communities. MPP works towards generating opportunities for Pacific peoples in New Zealand to prosper, by delivering robust policy and interventions that receive widespread support from stakeholders and the confidence of the government. More about MPP here:

How to apply: 

You can find out more about being on an entity board on our Agency Boards and Nominations webpage which includes our governance e-manual. 

To apply for this position, please download the ‘Manatū Taonga board expression of interest form’ on this page. Complete this form and email it to with a cover letter and CV if you wish. Background checks will be undertaken for shortlisted applicants. Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 2020.

Applications close 5pm, Tuesday January 26th 2021.


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