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    Contracts Analyst – Te Kiwai Fixed term (24 months) / Full time

    Kia hiwa rā

    Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island. Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu works on behalf of the nine iwi of Te Waipounamu to determine the best ways to support whānau.  The commissioning agency model contributes to realising the power of Whānau Ora by developing strategies based on four guiding principles:

    • Kotahitanga - collaborative approach to integrated solutions and delivery
    • Kāinga focus - local solutions. Whānau initiated solutions are best.
    • Panoni hou - innovation through investing in new solutions, encouraging social innovation and entrepreneurship to incentivise new services, new approaches and integrated solutions
    • Kōkiritanga - partnering for success

    Te Kiwai fund emerges out of a new partnership with Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu that will benefit tamariki and rangatahi Māori in Te Waipounamu, that are missing out on physical activity opportunities due to financial hardship.   The fund has been named Te Kiwai from “ko koe ki tēnā, ko au ki tēnei kīwai o te kete”; a joint activity in the uplifting for wellbeing for tamariki and rangatahi Māori in the context of whānau.

    The purpose of the fund centres on supporting the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi Māori who are in circumstances of financial hardship and who are eligible to receive support. A key objective for the fund is to break down barriers to participation, provide financial support for tamariki and rangatahi in the context of whānau who are experiencing financial hardship and missing out on physical activity opportunities. The funding will be facilitated through two existing funding mechanisms : RUIA fund and Puna funding.  

    The Contracts Analyst – Te Kiwai is responsible for providing data administration, contract management, project coordination and general administrative tasks to enable to  organisation to tell an accurate and compelling story of Whānau Ora in the context of Te Kīwai Fund.

    The Contracts Analyst  - Te Kiwai - will help maintain databases and communicate with entities around data and reporting. This will include promoting, managing and administering Te Kiwai funding on behalf of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu. It will involve public speaking and engagement wtih rangatahi across Te Waipounamu.

    You will be known, on the ground in the community supporting rangatahi in the context of whānau to achieve their aspirations, identify areas of upskilling and resource rangatahi to develop their capability.  Your sound relationship management, engagement skills and effective communication skills will see you succeed in these roles.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Support the Navigator Tinana approach with support to approved entities to negotiate and manage contracts
    • Manage contracts, track progress
    • Ensure required information is loaded into the CRM in line with reporting timeframes

      You will have:
    • Proven experience working with rangatahi Māori and within a kaupapa Māori environment
    • Knowledge and experience with the Whānau Ora approach
    • Demonstrated confidence in the use of Client Record Management systems (CRM)
    • Strong monitoring and report writing skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Familiarity and experience with a range of physical activities

    More information and how to apply

    For confidential enquiries, please contact
    Chan Collin 0275 401 027 or
    Sacha Mac Donald 027 386 9288.

    Alternatively you must apply with your cover letter and resume to the following link

    Applications close 28 January 2021.

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    Kaiarataki, Te Pataka Incorporated

    Te Pātaka Inc was established in June 2020 to support Māori whānau who experience hardship by referring them to services within the Marlborough community who might meet their wider wellbeing needs; and/or to provide packages of care to support their short term hardship needs.

    In the spirit of kotahitanga, also provide support to pātaka based at both Whakatu Marae and Te Awhina Marae.


    In all our activities we seek to realise, and encourage others to demonstrate our identified values of whakapapa, tikanga Māori, manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, tohungatanga, rangatiratanga, kaitiakitanga, wairuatanga and kotahitanga.

    Our kaupapa is that no whānau go hungry.


    We are seeking an experienced Kaiarataki to join our team based at Wairau. This role has two key purposes:

    • To support the day to day oversight of pātaka based at Wairau, Whakatu and Te Awhina.
    • To implement Te Pātaka Inc annual workplan.

    This is a fantastic role and opportunity that will suit someone who is looking for part time work and enjoys working towards positive outcomes for Māori whānau.

    Download the position description

    All applications to

    Applications close 30 January 2021.

    Kaiwhakahaere Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Charitable Trust

    • Direct report to the Board
    • High profile, influential role
    • Leadership and commercial responsibilities

    Te Kotahi o Te Tauihu Charitable Trust is a newly formed entity representing the eight iwi of Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui. Created in response to the impacts of COVID-19, the overarching purpose of the Trust is to create the best conditions for whānau to thrive.  

    Strategic priorities include, Whāngai – Feeding our People, Tāwharautia – Shelter and Support, Whiwhi Mahi – Work and Training, Whai Oranga – Holistic Wellbeing and Whakawhiti – Communication, co-ordination and advocacy.

    Reporting to the Chair of the Board, the Kaiwhakahaere is responsible for establishing and managing the Trust and leading the achievement of the Trust’s vision and objectives.  This will be achieved through building a highly effective team and developing relationships with the Board, Iwi, hapū, and whānau, advocating for their interests.  

    Your broader operational responsibilities and accountabilities span financial, leadership, operational oversight, Board reporting and supplier/contractor management.   You will develop partnerships with a broad range of organisations, providers and agencies, including local and central Government to deliver on the strategic priorities.  

    To be successful in this role, you will need an affiliation or understanding of the dynamics of Te Tauihu iwi and established networks within iwi, hapū and whānau. You will have proven experience as an Operations or General Manager, preferably within a start-up organisation and can demonstrate skills across all aspects of business leadership and management.  

    You will be familiar with Tiriti o Waitangi and its application and competency in te reo and tikanga Māori is highly desirable.  Exceptional relationship building, negotiation and facilitation skills are essential, combined with a proven track record of successfully developing and delivering strategic outcomes.  

    This is an exceptional opportunity to lead and shape a positive future for iwi, hapū and whānau in Te Tauihu o Te Waka-a-Māui.

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    Apply online ASAP

    For further enquiries please contact Odette Shearer ph 021 2708657 or email

    Māori Engagement Adviser - Rata Foundation

    Can you bring strong relationship management skills and analytical skills, along with a passion to support hapori to realise aspirations?

    E pātuki te manawa o te Rātā, he oranga mō te iwi.

    Rātā Foundation is the largest philanthropic funder in Te Waipounamu, positioning it as unique and independent in the region's philanthropic community.

    Over the last 30 years, they have assisted hundreds of organisations through grants, totalling over $600 million, to create positive outcomes for communities across Waitaha, Te Tau Ihu and Wharekauri with the aim to create positive change within communities, by supporting and promoting innovation and learning amongst their stakeholders.

    Mō te tūnga | About the role

    The role of Māori Engagement Advisor aligns with their purpose of investing in communities. This busy role will work closely with the Team Leader, Cultural and Community Relationships and the Community Investment Team members to engage with hapori Māori and the wider community, manage grant applications and funding relationships.

    Mōu | About you

    To succeed in this role, you will need to demonstrate:

    • High level of Te Reo Māori me ona tikanga
    • Strong data analysis and report writing skills
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to gather data from a range of sources
    • Customer focused
    • High level relationship building skills
    • Excellent planning and organisational skills and an ability to self-manage
    • Ability to meet deadlines
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Valued team member and ability to work well with others
    • Adaptive and able to respond positively to change
    • Ability to catalyse partnerships
    • Well-developed facilitation skills

    The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate an understanding of tikanga, Te Ao Māori and how to engage with iwi, hapu and whanau.  They will demonstrate a commitment to building relationships with diverse groups - resulting in positive outcomes for communities.

    Tono ināianei | Apply Now

    If you are seeking a role where investing in communities to bring about intergenerational change, then apply now.  In return, you will be part of a great team of professionals investing in its people, offering career growth and individual development opportunities and a host of other benefits.

    Please contact Roz Grant 0226871790 and apply through seek.

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    Free courses at NMIT

    Kia ora koutou

    We are pleased to be able to offer the following two Adult and Community Education programmes for free, available either face to face, blended or fully online in a variety of locations:

    Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the iwi of Te Tauihu

    To increase the understanding and awareness of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and The Treaty of Waitangi within the regional context of Te Tauihu o te Waka a Māui (Top of the South Island of New Zealand). It will give individuals and workplaces increased confidence to support their continuing engagement with the iwi of Te Tauihu.

    On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

    • Discuss the key principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and The Treaty of Waitangi, and how they relate to Te Tauihu
    • Explain early Aotearoa/New Zealand history, inclusive of both Māori and non-Māori viewpoints
    • Identify the iwi of Te Tauihu o Te Waka a Māui

    The course is 40 hours long and can be undertaken in any of the following ways:

    • Face to face - 40 hours delivered face to face in various locations throughout the region, 2 hours per week
    • Blended - 20 hours face to face in various locations throughout the region, 1 hour face to face and 1 hour online per week
    • Online - 40 hours online undertaken at your own pace and the comfort of your own home or office.

    Te Reo Māori me ngā Tikanga o Te Tauihu

    This course will introduce te reo me ona tikanga Māori within the context of Te Tau ihu o te Waka a Maui (Top of the South Island of New Zealand). Students will be introduced to cultural concepts and practices, pronunciation, greetings, songs, and forms of language appropriate to work, home and community contexts.

    On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

    • Prepare and deliver a paku mihi according to set instructions
    • Learn and perform a waiata
    • Learn and perform a karakia, demonstrating understanding of appropriate associated tikanga according to Tauihu o Te Waka a Māui Iwi

    The course is 40 hours long and can be undertaken in any of the following ways:

    • Face to face - 40 hours delivered face to face in various locations throughout the region, 2 hours per week
    • Blended - 20 hours face to face in various locations throughout the region, 1 hour face to face and 1 hour online per week
    • Online - 40 hours online undertaken at your own pace and the comfort of your own home or office.

    How to enrol

    • Download and fill out the attached document to the best of your abilities / knowledge or contact us to be sent a form.
      NMIT application form
    • Indicate on the enrolment form under Programme Details the name of the programme and delivery i.e. Te Reo Māori me ngā Tikanga o Te Tauihu - Blended
    • Email to or drop it into one of our NMIT campuses

    Got a question or need help?

    Find out about other NMIT courses on their website.

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