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    This page will be updated as new opportunities come in.

    Whāngaia Ngā Pā Harakeke Facilitator – Family Harm /Safety Assessment

    This is an initiative between Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua and the NZ Police.  Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rārua will employ the facilitator, but their workload will be determined by the NZ Police, and you would be situated with Police in Nelson. The hours are 35 per week and the role is fixed term for 12 months.

    The goal is to build on existing iwi / hapū relationships and work collaboratively with different agencies to form partnerships and develop a collaborative approach to responding and providing services to those family/whānau who are experiencing family harm.

    Download the facilitator position details

    Apply now

    Send your application letter and CV to Michelle Lavender at  admin@ngatirarua.iwi.nz.

    Please note we will be shortlisting as applications are received - so apply now!


    Regional Māori Practice Coach - Upper South

    Oranga Tamariki Upper South Region are currently advertising for a Regional Māori Practice Coach.

    Oranga Tamariki is undergoing a fundamental shift in its practice to better meet the needs of tamariki and whānau Māori and strengthen working more effectively with our partners.  Join our team to influence and support our national practice shift to practice which is Māori centred - drawing from Te Ao Māori methods, values and approaches.

    Here is a link for the full advertisement, and information on how to apply: https://mahi.orangatamariki.govt.nz/jobdetails/ajid/xBxg7/Regional-Māori-Practice-Coach-Upper-South,2590.html


    Job boards        

    The jobs boards are updated frequently and are a good source of new opportunities.

    Pick Nelson Tasman

    While our borders remain closed, there’s a big shortage of workers for seasonal work in Nelson Tasman. This has created an amazing opportunity for anyone around New Zeland or in Nelson Tasman to pick up a job in the region’s thriving horticulture and viticulture industries.

    Keep New Zealand Working online job platform

    We have high demand for work-ready people to help support business to deliver essential services across the country. We can help you find the right job in your region.

    Work the Seasons

    Work the Seasons is linking employers with job seekers and people looking for work. It’s really relevant now as COVID-19 impacts some sectors. List your Jobs as Employer or Look for Jobs as Job Seeker. It’s free and it works.

    Opportunity grows here

    Looking for work? Here you’ll find information about careers, training and links to jobs available in our primary industries - on our vineyards, forests, farms, orchards and seas.

    Connected NZ

    If you want to find a job, find staff, get options to train or retrain or find business support - head to connected.govt.nz.

    Current vacancies at Kono

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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 maoristudies@nmit.ac.nz or drop it into one of our NMIT campuses

    Got a question or need help?

    Find out about other NMIT courses on their website.


    Practical help for re-training

    The Tertiary Education Commission has created a new COVID-19 hub on careers.govt.nz with support and practical help people who have lost their jobs during COVID-19.

    Richard Liddicoat

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