Pou Tairangahau – Department of Conservation – Hamilton


  • Full Time
  • Hamilton
  • Nov 20, 2017

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He kaupapa rangatira

He kaupapa wairua

He kaupapa tika!

He kōingo āu?

He whakapono āu?

He pūkenga āu, ki te whakatinana i te tūranga nei, Pou Tairangahau?

He whakapā noa tēnei mō te tūranga Pou Tairangahau, kei te wātea i roto i te Tari a rohe o Hauraki Waikato Taranaki.

Ko tā te Pou Tairangahau mahi, he whakakotahi i te hapori Māori me Te Papa Atawhai i roto i te whakaaro kotahi, me pēhea e taea te whakatinana i ō tātou wawata i roto i te tirohanga kaitiakitanga o te ao tūroa me ōna rawa.

This is a significant role in the Regional Management team (alongside one other Pou Tairangahau), where you have an opportunity to lead the Hauraki, Waikato, Taranaki Region’s approach to growing conservation with our Treaty Partners.

The Pou Tairangahau’s focus is to develop initiatives, projects and ventures with whānau, hapū, and iwi partners (principally in the Coromandel, Hauraki and Waikato Districts) which will grow conservation. In addition, the Pou Tairangahau will be responsible for:

  • Leading the Department’s work with whānau, hapū and iwi to identify and develop opportunities for conservation, conservation based business and conservation education which are of benefit to whānau, hapū and iwi and the Department at a regional level.
  • Leading the Region in seeking conservation based development opportunities with iwi businesses and landowners.
  • Leading and supporting your colleagues, and providing local teams (principally in the Coromandel, Hauraki and Waikato districts) with timely cultural support and guidance so they can engage effectively with whānau, hapū, and iwi, enabling the proper integration of Kaupapa Māori as essential to conservation management.
  • Working in collaboration with others within the Department to ensure that local strategies and activities align with and properly support national strategies and activities.
  • Developing and leading the implementation of a framework with whānau, hapū, and iwi to enhance the role of Kaitiakitanga for mutual conservation outcomes.
  • Supporting the implementation of Section 4 of the Conservation Act 1987 and other relevant legislative responsibilities as required by the Director-General.
  • Building cultural awareness and developing organisational capability for working in a Māori dimension while developing the foundation for iwi conservation leadership.
  • Supporting and advising the Hauraki, Waikato, Taranaki Operations Director on: whanau, hapū and iwi relationships, the Region’s approach to implementing Section 4 of the Conservation Act 1987, and establishing enduring relationships with our Treaty partners.

To be successful in the role you will be fluent in te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga, have a strong knowledge of tikanga Māori, kaitiakitanga, wairuatanga, manaakitanga and iwitanga, excellent written and oral communication skills, and be highly skilled in people-based relationships. You will also be comfortable engaging and working in partnership with iwi and tangata whenua and demonstrate an understanding of the implications of the Treaty on today’s society and conservation.

If you have what it takes and want to be part of our team, apply now!

Please apply online.  Applications must include a cover letter, CV and evidence of the required capabilities as per the role description.

For any queries, please contact David Speirs, dspeirs@doc.govt.nz or 027 8396334, quoting vacancy 400/2025

Applications close at 5.00pm, Monday 20 November 2017.

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