Expressions of Interest – PTB Resource Management Unit

“I nga ra e hi ika, he kupenga tatai awhai nuku”

“If you wish to catch fish, first you need to ensure your net is in good order”.

Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust (PTB) is entering an exciting period of developing a new structure for  the resource management mahi it undertakes.  Our Hapū Environmental Management Plan (HEMP) sets out the framework for how we respond to resource management issues in our rohe. One of the ways we plan to implement our Plan is through the establishment of a dedicated Resource Management Unit (RMU). Our Mission is simple: “To revitalise the mauri of our taonga tuku iho.” If you share this vision and want to be part of this great opportunity we are seeking Expressions of Interest for a number of roles, including:


  1. RMU Coordinator (12 month fixed term opportunity)

This position will contribute and give effect to the vision and mission of the HEMP[1] which is the guiding document for the RMU with a key focus on engagement with internal and external stakeholders. Ideally you will have;

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant subject or other suitable relevant experience
  • At least 3 years’ proven working experience in Hapu/Iwi Environmental Management
  • Excellent communication skills and relationship management abilities
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  1. Graduate Internship (6 month fixed term opportunity)

You will gain experience and exposure to;

  • Hapu resource management planning, policy
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Mentoring and development

We are looking for application from graduates with:

  • A degree level qualification in one of the following fields – science, geography, environmental science, conservation, planning etc
  • Excellent report writing skills
  1. Kaitiaki (Part time and/or casual opportunities)

Your main focus will be on demonstrating and advocating for Patuharakeke kaitiakitanga values in the field. Primarily, you will represent PTB in:

  • Site visits and meetings with consent applicants/developers etc
  • Carry out marine and terrestrial cultural monitoring and research,
  • Contribution to report preparation using established formats
  • Equipment management and logistics

Applicants for all RMU roles must hold NZ citizenship or permanent residency and give permission for the completion of a satisfactory police check. A current car drivers licence is also ideal. The following attributes would be advantageous:

  • Competency in Te Reo Māori
  • A high standard of work ethic and good people skills and communication
  • Be highly motivated “self-starters”

For a job description or further information about any of these roles please contact or phone 021 1697162.

Expressions of interest close: Monday 18 June 2018.Please send through your CV and covering letter to or to

Patuharakeke Te Iwi Trust Board

PO Box 557

Whangarei 0140