Piki mai ki te waka e kawe nei i a Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei ki ngā taumata tiketike.

We welcome your interest to work with us.

Current Vacancies.

Ngāti Whātua Whai Rawa Ltd Board - Whānau Director

Whāia ngā rawa o ngā mātua tupuna kia whanake, kia rahi. Tū mai rā koe hei kanohi mō tō iwi ki te poari o Whai Rawa. Tēnā, tonoa mai.

The Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust is seeking to appoint a new Whānau Director to the Whai Rawa Ltd board. This is an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to your hapū,  and at the same time gain experience and networks as a Director of one of Aotearoa’s most successful Māori commercial entities.

To serve as a Whānau Director, you must be uri o Tuperiri and a registered member of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei who is not employed by the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Group. You will be committed to kaupapa Māori governance as well as our mātāpono and our aspirations. You will also bring credible leadership and management experience, and ideally have governance experience and strong commercial acumen.  Critical reasoning, strategic thinking and the ability to work as part of a high performing, astute team is essential.


Meetings are one a day a month, and we estimate the workload is approximately 2-3 days a month.  This is a paid position and is for an open term.

Amy Tea from ATCL Search is supporting the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust with this appointment process. Please contact Amy directly if you would like to have a confidential kōrero or request an information pack.  Amy is contactable on 027 435 3000 or by email amy@amytea.co.nz.


Applications close on the 13th February 2023.

Ngāti Whātua Whai Rawa Ltd Board - Chair

Whai Rawa is responsible for managing and growing the assets of the hapū and is governed by a Board of both Independent Directors and Whānau/ Trust Directors.
The Chairperson’s responsibilities will include:
• Leadership of the Board;
• Ensuring the efficient organisation and conduct of the Board;
• Setting the agenda for each meeting in consultation with the CE. Any Director may request an item to be added to the agenda;
• Chairing Board and Shareholder meetings;
• Ensuring all Directors are briefed on material matters arising at or between Board meetings;
• Promoting an environment of trust, respect, and openness to ensure consultative and constructive relationships between the Board and management;
• Committing the time necessary to effectively discharge the role as chairperson;
• Approving press releases concerning matters decided by the Board; and
• Having authority to act and speak for the Board between its meetings, including engaging with the CE. The chairperson shall report to the Board on decisions and actions taken between meetings of the Board.
• Maintain and engender a positive working relationship with the parent Board, its Chair and the shareholder’s appointee to the Whai Rawa Board.


For more information or to apply, please contact Maia Stewart or Catherine Chapman at Hobson Leavy Executive Search

Qualified Kaiako - Early Childhood Educator - Te Puna Reo Ōkahukura

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 Ōkahukura Early Childhood Centre is looking for a qualified/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 Orākei, close to the marae, overlooking the beautiful Waitematā.  Tō mātou waimarie, our playground extends out onto the whenua rangatira of Ngāti Whātua.  Come see for yourself!

The ideal applicant will:

  • Have the ability to proactively integrate Te Reo Rangatira me ōna Tikanga Māori 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 Māia o Ngāti Whātua: Whanaungatanga, Kōtahitanga, Wairuatanga, Kaitiakitanga, Manaakitanga, Rangatiratanga, Ahi Kaa, Ngāti Whātuatanga.

Applicants must have the following:

  • Dip Tch ECE, B.Ed, equivalent Tohu
  • Eligible for Teacher Registration / Provisionally Registered / Full registration. 
  • Experience working with Tamariki in ECE
  • Competency in Te Reo Rangatira
  • Current First Aid Certificate

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; please apply now via seek. For further information regarding the role, please email Peopleculture@nwo.iwi.nz

Pourewa Kaimahi - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Māia Ltd

Te Whiwhinga Mahi | The opportunity:

We are looking for permanent, full-time/part-time staff for Pourewa, to cover landscaping, the nursery and maara. This role assists the Pourewa Team in delivering ecological initiatives and outcomes (across landscaping, ecological, maara and nursery) that meet a range of contractual service obligations and allow Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to develop its environmental capability. 

 The Pourewa Nursery offers an ongoing legacy in terms of the protection and development of the Tamaki plant collection and seed bank. This supports NWO’s role as educator, carrier and guardian of knowledge, and leader for research around kaitiakitanga, traditional use and practices.

Ngā tino pūkenga/whēako | Essential skills/experiences for the role:

  • Physically fit and comfortable working in an outdoor environment 
  • Possessing a “green thumb” and knowledge of indigenous plants 
  • Understanding of and commitment to Hua Parakore 
  • Eager to learn and advance personal development 
  • A proactive approach in in providing support, that meets needs 
  • Excellent communication, verbal skills 
  • Understanding of plant diseases, pest management and harvesting processes 
  • Understanding of Maramataka, Maori organics and traditional matauranga 
  • Knowledge of traditional mara kai and mara rongoa 
  • Proficiency in nga tikanga me te reo Maori an advantage 
  • Understanding of planning, space allocation, design principles 
  • Able to use landscaping and nursery equipment e.g. lawnmower, leaf blower, weed eater, tractor, forklift and trucks, garden implements. 

Te Tono | How to apply:

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. For further information regarding the role, please contact Melanie Pye at MelanieP@nwo.iwi.nz.

Tonoa atu e te iwi | External Opportunities.


Check out the External Mahi Opportunities through our Mahi Board weekly e-pānui!  Whānau members can directly apply or alternately we can support you and guide you through the application process. Contact the team if you are interested – whaimaia@nwo.iwi.nz

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