Piki mai ki te waka e kōkiri ai a Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

We welcome your interest to work with us.

Current Vacancies.

Practice Nurse - Ōrākei Health Services

Practice Nurse – Ōrākei Health Services

Nau mai, Haere mai, come join us at Ōrākei Health Services. 

Whai Maia is the tribal development arm for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. We are a diverse business which encompasses education and learning, te reo Māori and culture, careers and entrepreneurship, housing, health and wellbeing, tourism and heritage, and environmental and resource management areas.

We have a nurse role we are recruiting for currently: we are looking for a Practice Nurse to work with the awesome team at Ōrākei Health Services located in Eastridge Mall, Mission Bay. We need someone highly engaged, passionate about patient care, patient-focussed, and comfortable in a busy clinic. Ōrākei Health Services is a busy VLCA (very low cost access) practice with a diverse patient mix. Some of our key focuses is health equity for our Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and can offer the successful candidate workplace variety, and a supportive team and management structure. We are also relatively unique, being iwi-owned (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei), and have a strong focus on providing high-quality affordable healthcare for our community.

You will work with the administrators, nurses, and doctors to deliver a first-class experience for our community. This role is a full-time role with a 0.8 minimum FTE. No weekend work is required.

Our ideal candidate:

Essential skills:

  • Two years post-graduate experience
  • Familiar with chronic care/long term conditions management
  • Works autonomously and works well in a team with confidence
  • Clear communication style, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated experience in a General Practice or Accident & Medical environment

Desirable skills:

  • Cervical Smear taker, or willing to train as a Cervical Smear taker
  • Phlebotomy
  • Proficient in te reo Māori me ngā tikanga an advantage
  • Tech savvy – preferably Medtech32/evolution PMS
  • Current immunisation certificate

If this role sounds like you, or you are interested to learn more, please send your CV to Kirimoana Willoughby, Practice Manager at: kirimoanaw@nwo.iwi.nz.

Applications close mid-day Monday, 27 July 2020

Kaiako - Te Puna Reo Okahukura

Kaiako – Te Puna Reo Okahukura

Ko koe te kaiako o ngā kaiako e pīkoko ana ki te whakapakari i tō mōhio ki te reo me ōna tikanga?

Nau mai haere mai! Are you looking to work in an environment where your passion, creativity, and energy can be unleashed?

Are you seeking to provide quality care and education to tamariki/mokopuna in a kaupapa Māori environment?

Te Puna Reo Okahukura Early Childhood Centre is looking for a trained kaiako with a high level of fluency in te reo Māori who will nurture our mokopuna and help plan and implement learning programmes that respond to the identity, interests, strengths and capabilities of all our tamariki.

We are located in Ōrākei, close to the marae, overlooking the beautiful Waitematā.  Tō mātou waimarie, our playground extends out on to Ngāti Whātua’s whenua rangatira.  Come see for yourself!

The ideal applicant will:

  • Have the ability to proactively integrate Te Reo Rangatira me ōna Tikanga Maori in all aspects of the curriculum, on a daily basis.
  • Establish responsive and reciprocal relationships with tamariki that respect their interests, individuality, culture, and place in the community.
  • Be conscientious and resilient and keep up with the mahi of a high-functioning team.
  • Actively support and contribute to your team’s professional development, while taking ownership of your own.
  • Tautoko i ngā tikanga o Whai Maia o Ngāti Whātua: Whanaungatanga, Kotahitanga, Wairuatanga, Kaitiakitanga, Manaakitanga, Rangatiratanga, Ahi Kaa, Ngāti Whātuatanga.

Applicants must be ECE registered (incl. provisional) and conversant in Te Reo Māori. Applicants must have the right to take on a permanent role in NZ at the time of application.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you! Apply via seek or email: hr@nwo.iwi.nz

Whai Maia Future Director - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia

Whai Maia Future Director

The Whai Maia Future Director programme is designed to develop the next generation of hapū directors by encouraging whānau to develop social development and business acumen, governance experience and become actively involved in the leadership of the hapū.

The Role

The future director will be exposed to the boardroom environment, will attend all Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia board meetings and be treated as a board member and participate in board matters.  The future director will be assigned an experienced mentor from the Whai Maia board to support their growth and development.  They will have no voting rights and will not form part of the quorum of a board meeting.

Tenure is for two years and there are attendance fees associated with the role. 

Selection Criteria

Candidates must be registered members of the hapū. 

      • Have strong existing or potential cultural, social development and/or environment skills
      • Are committed to contributing to the development of a positive Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei future
      • Are committed to understanding the history and culture of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Application Process – Timeframes


Click here to apply.

Applications close 31 July 2020. If you have any pātai, please contact Shazeaa – ssalim@ngatiwhatuaorakei.com


Calling all tertiary students! Looking to build on your workplace and corporate skills? Look no further!

Expressions of interest applications for the paid Summer Internship Programme 2020/21 at Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei are NOW OPEN!

Click here to submit your interest.

These 8-week internships cover a range of areas across our organisations and will give you first-hand experience about how an organisation operates on a day-to-day basis.

External Opportunities.

Click here for external mahi opportunities

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


To apply, email aucklandjobs@msd.govt.nz with your job ID number and up to date CV. They will be in touch to discuss the next steps connecting with employers.


  • InZone Education Foundation is currently recruiting for the following roles (please click on the job title to see the Job Description):

Weekend Hostel Boarding Manager

Weekend Activities Co-Ordinator

Fundraising and Communications Co-ordinator

Click here for more info and to apply.