Language Planning Advisor - Permanent

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori

  • Permanent
  • Wellington

Revitalisation of te reo Māori is at the heart of what we do here at Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.  Our mission is to give effect to the status of te reo Māori as an official language, to promote te reo Māori as an ordinary means of communication and as a living language, and to lead the coordination of the implementation of Te Maihi Karauna.

We aim to create an environment where iwi and Māori through Te Maihi Māori can succeed and where the State Sector, private sector and wider community organisations are enabled to help revitalise te reo Māori.  We want all New Zealanders to value the Māori language as part of who we are, what makes us a nation and is a living language for everyone to enjoy and celebrate – everywhere, every way, everyone and every day.

We are looking for people with the strategic drive and passion for te reo Māori to come join us in leading the coordination of implementing Te Maihi Karauna (Crown Māori Language Strategy).  

Language Planning Advisor - Permanent

As the Language Planning Advisor you are responsible for providing essential support to the Team Leader, Director and Te Hiringa, to identify, promote and support opportunities for the revitalization of te Reo Māori within the public sector and private sector through resource development and guidance in the development of language plans.

Reporting to the Director Language Planning you will:

  • Meet with organisations to promote Māori language planning 
  • Work in a tight team to develop resources that support language planning
  • Support other teams within Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori to promote and revitalise te reo Māori
  • Advocate the vision of the Maihi Karauna to New Zealand to use, read, and listen to te reo Māori every day every where.

You will approach your work in a project management style looking for opportunities to increase your skill base.  You will work in unison with your peers to support the achievement of wider integrated strategic objectives which supports and contributes to the revitalisation of te reo Māori. 

To be considered for this role you must have a legal right to work in New Zealand and you will need to complete an Application Form which can be obtained by emailing   

If you have a legal right to work in New Zealand and would like an opportunity to be considered for this role, please forward your cover letter and CV to Wiremu Tamaki at  

For a copy of the position description please email 

Applications close 5pm Monday March 8 2021.

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