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Kaihautu Tai-ranga-whenua - Principal CoGovernanance and Māori Outcomes Lead

Date: 16-Nov-2020

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • An opportunity to support co-governance entities and deliver transformational projects within the Open Space Network of Tāmaki Makaurau
  • Be a part of a department strongly committed to delivering outcomes for whanau, hapū and iwi
  • An opportunity to develop your leadership and relationship building skills working in a high-performance environment


E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga o te motu, Tēnei te mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa. E ngā pītau whakarei o ngā mata waka, he mihi, he tangi atu ki a koutou kua tangohia e te ringa aituā. Nui ngā whetū ki te rangi, mau tonu, mau tonu, whatungaro kit e pō Anei te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau, E rapuhia ki uta, e rapuhia ki tai E rapuhia mō te tangata koi, mō tēnei tūranga o te Kaihautu Hōtaka Tūpuna Maunga. Mehemea ko koe te tangata pai mo te mahi nei – Kōkiri mai! Tono mai.


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau is committed to achieving outcomes for Māori. As part of the Parks, Sport and Recreation (PSR) department, you will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of Māori Outcomes for PSR. You will also play a lead role in the delivery of work programmes for a number of co-governance arrangements between Mana Whenua and Auckland Council. 

This opportunity will allow you to hone in on your relationship building skills as you work with 19 Mana Whenua entities, Matāwaka, local board and Governing Body members and the public, as we develop services and work programmes that support the manaakitanga and protection of some of Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland’s iconic open spaces.  

You will play a coaching and mentoring role with PSR staff and project teams that are developing their skills in working with Māori. You will be a part of several projects that are transforming the open space environment.

He kōrero mōu: About you

You are a strategic thinker and natural leader who can focus on getting complex jobs complete on time. You are equally comfortable in the boardroom, on the Marae or working in the field. You are a natural relationship builder and can create strong relationships with people from diverse backgrounds. 

You will have a good understanding of financial systems such as SAP and be able to navigate your way through a financial spreadsheet. Ideally you have experience working in open space management or working with mana whenua to protect the natural environment. 

You have a strong understanding of Te Ao Māori and are competent in the use of Te Reo Māori. You are able to share your knowledge, experience and skills with your peers and are able to coach and mentor people to strengthen their skills with working in a Te Ao Māori environment.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Alongside being a part of projects that are transforming the open space environment, you’ll be part of a high performing team committed to delivery outcomes for Māori. You’ll work in a whanau environment with like-minded people who work hard to ensure a good workplace culture.   

Applications close, Sunday 6th December 2020 


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.