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In terms of post settlement periods, Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development Trust is an organisation that is still in it's infancy. Because of this we are committed to recruiting the best, the brightest, the most innovative and the most creative talent that Aotearoa has to offer.  

Our whānau lie at the very heart of every decision and action we take each day therefore it is also a given that you are comfortable working within Te Ao Māori.

We are working hard at developing modern personal and professional development programmes so that we can offer a safe and rewarding workplace for our kaimahi. As a member of our team you'll enjoy career development opportunities, flexible work hours, employee benefits and reward and recognition programmes, as well as the chance to making a valuable contribution to the safeguarding of our assets and postive growth of our whānau.

These are our current vacancies.

12 March 2018

Kaiāwhina Matua – Executive Assistant PART TIME

The Kaiāwhina Matua is the core support person to our Manahautu (Chief Executive), Board of Trustees and Executive Leadership Team. You will hold the key functions of providing strategic and operational support services and must be adept at keeping the wider organisational strategy values, priorities and timeliness in mind.

This is a position for someone with extensive experience in a legal or business field and knowledge of operating successfully and impartially within a Māori organisation

The Organisation

In 2013, the Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara Claims Settlement Act was passed.  Representing, Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, whānau and hapu of the five (5) marae in South Kaipara,  Ngā Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Development Trust (NMWOK) is the post settlement government entity (PSGE) under which this settlement assets are managed.  Through its subsidiary entities NMWOK delivers both commercial and social/cultural outcomes for its members whilst at the same time protecting and growing its assets for future generations. 

The Position

We are now inviting applications for a part-time Kaiāwhina Matua.  To be shortlisted you must be able to deliver the following:

Desired Technical Experience

  • Capacity to interpret technical material, legislation and policy and prepare/provide summary information effectively
  • Ability to provide direct feedback and maintain effective professional relationships with senior people in internal and external organisations
  • Independently provide a full range of administrative and general support to the Chief Executive including, but not limited to, diary management, records management, agendas, letters and presentation materials, attendance at meetings as requested, minute taking and follow up of Board and Executive management actions.
  • Coordinating and arranging all aspects of Board and Executive Management hui and collating, preparing and distributing relevant documentation (invitations, agendas, board trak) to parties in advance of hui.
  • Provide secretarial, in meeting and post meeting support services to ensure that actions are completed within the designated timeframe
  • Undertaking assigned projects in collaboration with appropriate parties as directed by the Manahautu

Personal Attributes

  • Evidence of 5+ years’ experience in a senior administration position
  • Evidence of quality decision making skills
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and policies and procedures impacting on Maori Post Settlement Governance Entities.
  • Action Orientated – high energy with a sense of urgency
  • Knowledge of Te Reo is preferred
  • Collaborative

This is an office-based position and will require travelling to different locations in the South Kaipara rohe.

The Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Helensville location – we are nestled beside the Kaipara River and offer a relaxed outlook, and an easy commuting distance from Auckland
  • Parking close to the office

Being part of a group of like-minded individuals focused on making the community a better and more prosperous thriving place

Should you wish to proceed with your application, please ensure that you:

  • Address each of the selection criteria contained in the position description
  • Include a detailed resume with education & employment history with a covering letter
  • Provide 2-3 recent referees with current contact details

For a copy of the Job Description click  here jd 

To submit applications or for queries click here to email 


Applications close when the position has been filled. Please note that the preferred candidate may be subjected to various checks (police, psychometric, drug & alcohol, etc.) 


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