Hōkai Nuku is the authorised voice of four Iwi and Hapū mana whenua – Ngāti Manuhiri, Ngāti Mauku/Ngāti Kauae of Te Uri o Hau, Ngāti Rango of Kaipara and Ngāti Whātua. Hōkai Nuku was formed to collaborate on the New Zealand Transport Agency Project – Ara Tūhono Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance and has been contracted by the Transport Agency to provide specialist advice for the Project.

We are currently looking for a key team member to join us take our development aspirations to the next level.

This position offers awesome variety and a broad scale of exciting work in a supportive environment.  The Kaiarahi roles forms part of the leadership team in conjunction with the existing Pou Tātaki role.  This is an engaging position that requires vigour and passion because our people deserve it and our goals are great!  The Hōkai Nuku Office is situated in Pūhoi.


  • Fixed term full time ending December 2019.
  • Auckland based – 20% based at the Hōkai Nuku office in Pūhoi, 80% field based including co-location in the P2W Project Management Office

The Kaiarahi manages the Kaitiaki workforce to monitor environmental and heritage field work. The ongoing development of a pool of tribal Kaitiaki to implement the cultural monitoring protocol is a priority.

This role requires someone who has experience briefing contractors, leading a team, a working knowledge about site health and safety and the composure to execute protocols confidently while enhancing relationships with our partners.  This is a role for someone who thrives on growing the knowledge and commitment of others for iwi ideals.  This is a key Hōkai Nuku work stream that has strong support and commitment.


  • Previous field experience.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification with 2-5 years relevant experience or similar experience in an iwi environmental management, resource management type role.
  • Experience implementing protocols, regulations, cultural indicator type work
  • A working knowledge of the Resource Management Act and Health and Safety standards and Regulations
  • Someone with proven resilience and the ability to communicate and effect change.
  • A methodical and disciplined approach to project plans and regulations

Courage, confidence and composure are compulsory.

The position description can be downloaded here: Hōkai Nuku – Kaiarahi PD – July 2018

To apply, please send your curriculum vitae together with an application form to Natasha Topia at The application form can be downloaded here: Hōkai Nuku – Application Consent – July 2018


Shortlisted candidates will need to be available for interview on 24TH JULY in Pūhoi, Auckland.

For confidential enquiries please contact Janyne Morrison on 021 659 546.