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We welcome your interest to work with us.


Current Vacancies.

Data Analyst - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Māia

The Role.

Would you like to make a difference while using your passion for data analysis? Are you curious and enjoy working in a complex workplace? An exciting new opportunity has come around for an experienced Data Analyst professional to join our team, based in Tāmaki Makaurau. 

This position will work closely with internal partners to build data capacity and capability and ensure all compliance and performance reporting is delivered across all contracts and activities.  The role will also deliver data analytics and insights to provide key stakeholders with key information for decision making.

This is a full-time, 3-year fixed-term position that will suit an individual who has previously worked in a similar sector.

This is an extremely exciting time to join Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Māia. The service is growing, and the activities of the Data Analyst will be a critical component in the continuous improvement of the mahi we do and deliver.

Click here to apply via Seek. If you have any pātai or require a copy of the job description please email : leanne@nwo.iwi.nz

Applications close 7 March 2021, at 4 pm.

Expression of Interest: Cleaner - Ōrākei Marae


We are looking for a Cleaner or Cleaning crew to take care of our facilities and carry out cleaning and minor maintenance duties. The facilities are regularly utilised and require the experience of a competent individual or team. The goal is to keep our buildings in a clean, safe and orderly condition.


  • Clean, stock and supply designated facility areas (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning windows, toilet block cleaning etc)
  • Carry out heavy cleansing tasks and special projects
  • Notify management of occurring deficiencies or needs for repairs
  • Stock and maintain supply rooms
  • Cooperate with the rest of the staff
  • Follow all health and safety regulations


  • Qualified or have proven work experience in Cleaning
  • Ability to handle heavy equipment and machinery
  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies
  • Familiarity with Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Integrity
  • Very good time management skills
  • A basic level of proficiency in Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga

Send EOI to office@orakeimarae.org. Closes Wednesday, 17 February 2021.

Expression of Interest: Ngāti Whātua Orākei Reserves Board

The Role

We have one position available for a hapū member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to represent the Iwi on the Ngāti Whātua Orākei Reserves Board. The term is for three (3) years and members may be reappointed. 

About Ngāti Whātua Orākei Reserves Board

The Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Reserves Board (Reserves Board) is the statutory authority established under the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Settlement Act 2012 (and prior to that the Ōrākei Act 1991) to co-govern the Whenua Rangatira and Pourewa Creek Recreation Reserve.

The Reserves board is responsible for an expansive area of whenua lying on the harbour edge between Paratai Drive and Mission Bay, including Ōkahu Bay – the Whenua Rangatira – as well as an expansive area of bush and grassland to the east of Ōrākei Basin known as the Pourewa Creek Recreation Reserve.

These sites are wholly owned by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei but, by way of treaty settlement, are to be managed for both the benefit of the hapū and the people of Auckland with all “reasonable” costs being funded by Auckland Council.

The reserves board is comprised of equal representatives from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Auckland Council including one member of the local board. It is chaired by a representative elected by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and the deputy chair is elected by Auckland Council. The Reserves Board meet on a bi-monthly basis, usually in the evenings at Ōrākei Marae.

The current members of the Reserves Board are:

· Chair: Marama Royal (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei)
· Deputy Chair: Cr Desley Simpson (Auckland Council)
· Wyllis Maihi (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei)
· Scott Milne (Chair – Ōrākei Local Board)
· Cr Linda Cooper (Auckland Council)

There is currently one space available for a representative from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Further information about the Reserves Board can be found here.

Skills and Experience Required

We are looking for whānau with the following skills and experience:

· Knowledge of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Tikanga / Kawa
· Interest in the protection and development of our Whenua Rangatira
· Experience in Governance and familiar with Governance processes and procedures
· Knowledge and experience of public sector and/or local body processes would be beneficial
· Excellent communication skills and the ability to contribute to decision making
· Strategic thinking

How to Apply

Expressions of Interest are open from 15 February 2021 and close on 5 March 2021. If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how you would contribute to nwot@ngatiwhatuaorakei.com.

Please note, applications will only be accepted from registered members of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

1 position available to represent Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei on Ngāti Whātua Orākei Reserves Board.



Check out the External Mahi Opportunities below. Whānau members can directly apply or alternately we can support you and guide you through the application process. Contact Joseph Royal if you are interested – josephr@nwo.iwi.nz


Senior Specialist Māori Heritage.


The Senior Specialist assists with the development and implementation of the MCHP. You’ll provide detailed technical advice and expert opinion on Māori heritage matters and on matters that may impact that heritage. This will require you to provide and present evidence, and where necessary, defend Council’s position. The Senior Specialist will manage key partnerships with external stakeholders, Mana Whenua and the community to achieve a collaborative and integrated approach to the management of SPoS to Māori in the Auckland region. As a senior in the team, you will be required to provide a tuakana teina approach to coaching and support of colleagues within the Māori Heritage team. 

Click here for more info and to apply. 

Applications close: Sunday, 14 March 2021

Student Support Advisor | Kaitohutohu Tautoko Tauira – Te Kupenga Hauora Maori.


This is an opportunity to provide active guidance and support to our students through their tertiary journey.

This two year full-time, fixed-term role will be focused on supporting Māori and Pacific student’s success, participation and completion for all courses run within the TKHM. You will coordinate a team of mentors delivering peer to peer academic and non-academic support. 

Click here for more info and to apply. 

Applications close: Sunday, 7 March 2021

Mātauranga Māori Teacher.


Diocesan is looking for a teacher for our new Mātauranga Māori programme on a fixed term basis to cover 6 weeks parental leave, starting in Term 2 2021.

Our ground-breaking Mātauranga Māori programme is designed to educate learners of a Māori world view and indigenous knowledge systems. The purpose of this course is to give the students a deeper understanding of Aotearoa, as well as decoding the stories, values and beliefs that shape the culture. 

The successful applicant will teach Years 7 and 8 classes, as well as helping to develop the programme for expansion to Years 9 and 10. 

Click here for more info and to apply. 

Applications close: 26 February 2021 

Whakatipu Tētēkura.


Whakatipu Tētēkura is designed for Māori school leavers, and consists of a series of marae and classroom-based residential workshops where you will learn life skills training and qualifications to get you work ready and prepared for employment with Downer. This programme leads to full time permanent employment with Downer.

Click here for more info and to apply.