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Current Vacancies.

Pouarahi Whenua – Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Reserves Board

Pouarahi Whenua – Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Reserves Board

We have an exciting opportunity for a whānau member as Pouarahi Whenua for our Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Reserves Board. This role supports the Reserves Board which is co-managed between Ngāti Whātua and Auckland Council, ensuring the Board operates as an effective co-governance body and delivers on our ambition and vision for the Whenua Rangatira and Pourewa.

The Reserves Board is responsible for land between Paratai Drive and Mission Bay, including Ōkahu Bay (referred to as the Whenua Rangatira), as well as an area of bush and grassland to the east of Ōrākei Basin known as the Pourewa Creek Recreation Reserve (Pourewa).

As Pouarahi Whenua, an upcoming focus will be ensuring delivery of significant projects that will improve access, amenity and education opportunities for the community and the visibility of the history and culture of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei for this important landholding. You can read more here: http://ngatiwhatuaorakei.com/orakei-visual-framework/

Reporting to the Chief Executive of the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust, you’ll provide a key link between Auckland Council, the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust and whānau of the hapū in relation to matters affecting the whenua.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing budget and delivering the programme of work anticipated under the Reserves Board.
  • Managing all compliance, financials, reporting and communications associated with the Reserves Board.
  • Fostering close working relationships with Auckland Council as the primary funding body and organisation that will provide much of the governance, finance and systems support.
  • Team management and support including recruitment and development.
  • Establishing frameworks, policies, and process across finance, governance, and operational functions.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a whānau member who excels at working in a complex environment, managing multiple stakeholders, projects and priorities. You’ll get a chance to really shine in this role using your strong skills in relationship building and communication. Your attention to detail and excellent reporting and presentation skills will be essential to provide high quality and timely information to your stakeholders.

You will need to have experience in senior roles responsible for project delivery, strong leadership ability, and proven skills in staff management to be considered for this role. Preferably you will also have experience working with Local Government and Boards.

How to apply:

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. The role is open for expressions of interest internally closing at 10am Monday 21 October, 2019. If you are interested, please email Jaime Gallocher at jaimeg@ngatiwhatuaorakei.com with your EOI.


Kaiwhiriwhiri Kaupapa

We have an exciting new role managing key projects and flagship events for Ngāti Whātua Orākei Trust.  The Kaiwhiriwhiri Kaupapa will play an integral part in the Trust delivering on our strategy and plans. The role will take ownership for key strategic projects and events and will work closely with the CEO and Board to deliver great outcomes for the hapū.

This role will also be responsible for delivering a range of strategic and significant events across Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Initial priority programmes will include delivering Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s ambition in relation to Te Matatini 2021. Other programmes of work may be more internal or whanau focussed and will help set the direction for the future of the Ngāti Whātua Orākei enterprise. This role will be based in the Ngāti Whātua Orākei Trust office in Britomart, reporting into the Trust CEO.

Key responsibilities:

  • Project manage the delivery of strategic projects and events
  • Lead and deliver high profile Trust-led events
  • Developing business cases and budgets for opportunities
  • Ensure strong communication and involvement with whanau on projects and events

Who we are looking for:

This is a fantastic opportunity for a whānau member who has proven experience delivering high profile projects and events, who is a natural communicator and relationship builder, and is comfortable managing multiple stakeholders and priorities. Working across Ngāti Whātua Orākei you will build strong relationships that contribute to strategic goals and plans.

You will need to have a strong track record and previous experience in high profile event delivery and project management to be considered for this role.

How to apply:

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. The role is open for expressions of interest internally closing at 10am Monday 21 October, 2019. If you are interested, please email Jaime Gallocher at jaimeg@ngatiwhatuaorakei.com with your EOI.

Property & Facilities Co-ordinator - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa

We have a unique and exciting career opportunity to work with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa.

About the role

You would be working alongside a high performing, diverse and inspirational group, who pride themselves on delivering results for the organisation and grounded in tikanga Māori. This opportunity will combine your interest in a varied administration role with your knowledge and understanding of tikanga Māori. This role is focused on assisting with the property and facilities management of a large residential property portfolio. The role will have a strong administrative focus and will suit someone who is very systems focused, a logical thinker who is organised and has excellent attention-to-detail. You would be working on a property management system logging all information relating to the properties, anything from creating job orders and managing them through to completion, running various reports, administering enquiries from tenants and owners, making sure that all works orders are being completed on time, and so much more! You could be involved in assisting with on-site property inspections and other responsibilities around property management as well as involvement in other areas that can grow your skills and provide ongoing challenges.

The work environment is second-to-none. There is a supportive, team-focused culture and outstanding leadership with huge scope to grow both in the role and in your career within Whai Rawa.

About you

We are seeking someone with strong administrative, writing, verbal and Excel skills. You will be a great communicator with a can-do, flexible attitude. You’ll be able to work with shifting priorities and have a solutions focused approach. Knowledge of, or interest in learning te reo Māori would be an advantage and a keen interest in tikanga Māori is essential.

Click here for more information and to apply.


Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia is looking for a Kaumātua with a high level of fluency in ngā tikanga me te reo Māori, who will help guide, support and challenge our team on how we engage with our hapū, other iwi, and Māori communities.

A natural communicator, your ability to develop and maintain relationships will build authentic and strong connections between Whai Maia and Ōrākei marae. You will use your strong cultural knowledge to ensure cultural and spiritual safety to our people and the board to uphold the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei kaupapa.

As Kaumātua, you will thrive in a role providing grounding and eldership in Māori settings, acting in a leadership capacity in respect of tikanga Māori.

We are located in Ōrākei, overlooking the beautiful Waitematā.

Key Responsibilities:
• Lead karakia and whakatau
• Support hui and meetings
• Strengthening connection with the Ōrākei Marae
• Providing advice, support and guidance around appropriate responses to Ngāti Whātua cultural matters
• Being available, approachable and accessible
• Contributing to a deep understanding of how to best serve the hapū and embed that into Whai Maia
• Partnering with other organisations where there is opportunity to advance outcomes for the hapū in line with our strategy

The ideal candidate:
• Kaumātua
• Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei descent
• Passion for social change and for raising the aspiration for our whānau
• Proficiency in ngā tikanga me te reo Māori
• Effective communicator with proven experience influencing and leading

If this sounds like you please email hr@nwo.iwi.nz

Registered Nurse Prescribing – Ōrākei Health Services

Registered Nurse Prescribing – Ōrākei Health Services

Come and join our small, friendly family clinic. We seek a vibrant and compassionate team member who is a registered nurse prescribing in primary health care.

We are a Māori-owned nurse-led clinic situated in Ōrākei and have scope to grow. We provide a wide range of services to our community.

For more information about the role, please contact the Practice Manager, Kanwal Shar KanwalS@orakeihealth.org.nz. Position closes when a suitable applicant is appointed.

Registered Nurse – Well Child Tamariki Ora Services

Registered Nurse – Well Child Tamariki Ora Services

We are looking for a registered nurse to deliver on the Well Child Tamariki Ora contract on behalf of Whai Maia Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. We provide a kaupapa Māori home-based Well Child service, that focuses on quality health outcomes for pēpī.

You’ll be part of a small team that mainly focuses in East Auckland. For more information about the role, please contact the General Manager, Ariana Paul arianap@nwo.iwi.nz. Position closes when a suitable applicant is appointed.

Kaiako - Te Puna Reo Okahu Kura

Kaiako – Te Puna Reo Okahu Kura

Te Puna Reo Okahu Kura is uniquely part of the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei landscape and has the most stunning views of the Waitamata and Rangitoto. The Puna is looking to strengthen their team with an experienced kaiako who is passionate about tamariki and embraces te reo Māori and is offering a full-time position for the right person.

The Puna is accredited for 50 tamariki and has been operating for over 12 years. We are wanting someone who is able to work as a collaborative and reflective kaiako and can provide quality learning to tamariki based on the principles of Te Whāriki and values of our organisation.

For further information or to apply for the role, please contact Rangimarie McColl, Tumuaki of Te Puna Okahu Kura, rangimariem@nwo.iwi.nz


External Opportunities.

Click here for external mahi opportunities - Transdev, Accor Hotel with Waikato Tainui & more.

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 Jamie Cook if you are interested – jamiec@nwo.iwi.nz

Interim Climate Change Committee Secretariat

Analyst/Senior Analyst position with Interim Climate Change Committee Secretariat  

Closes 11 October 2019 



Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia Ltd have been working with Transdev over the past 12 months to build relationships and open opportunities for whānau members in the locomotive and transport industry.  If you are interested please note on your application that you received/viewed this opportunity via our Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei networks. 

Trainee Train Driver with Transdev
Closes 11 October 2019 


Pou Arahi Māori with Link Alliance

 Pou Arahi Māori role for the Link Alliance is currently being advertised. No close date.


National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service

Communications Lead with  National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service team.

No close date. 


The University of Auckland

EOI for an appointment to the University of Auckland Council. 
Closes 9 October 2019.


Accor Hotels with Waikato Tainui

Multiple job opportunities around New Zealand at Accor Hotels with Waikato Tainui. Application closing dates may vary.


New Cafe* All Hospitality Staff* Mt Eden

Multiple job opportunities to fill positions in NEW café. Application closing dates may vary.