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Tamatea Training & Workforce Development Programme

Earn while you learn training opportunity in partnership with Huria Trust

Tapuika are entering into a contract with Quayside to develop the wetlands that are a key part of Rangiuru Business Park.  This involves the supply of plants, planting and ongoing maintenance.   We are seeking iwi members interested in working on this project.  You must be physically fit, have an interest in environmental restoration and management and be happiest working outdoors.

This opportunity includes training and the completion of level 2 & 3 horticulture papers

Applications are now open and course starts on 26 March.  It is intended that this will lead to ongoing full time work for participants either on our project or others. 

Full details on how to apply can be found on the document below

for more information please also feel free to email: or ph 027 230 4888

Pou Ako - Programme Manager Iwi Education

Job Location: Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Date of Advertisement: 30 January 2024

Tapuika are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced person to lead our education programmes and deliver on the iwi’s aspirations as outlined in the iwi education strategy launched in 2023.   You will have a passion for education and a desire to see all Rangatahi succeed, excellent communication and facilitation skills, an understanding of the NZ education and schooling environment and the ability to be both strategic and hands on in delivery.

As the Pou Ako, you will be responsible for leading and managing the assigned education programmes and aspirations of the trust, in alignment with our strategic and annual plans, by:

  • Exemplifying the values of Tapuika

  • Maintaining and developing both strategic & operational relationships

  • Overall management and implementation of education initiatives, including the implementation of the Tapuika Education plan

  • Identification and development of new opportunities, and funding partnerships to advance Tapuika education aspirations

  • Ensuring that all project milestones and deliverables are met and reported on time

  • Identifying and facilitating opportunities for uri involvement in educational projects and kaupapa

  • Advocating for iwi values & aspirations in all the places and spaces that impact the education of Tapuika uri

 A market comparable salary is being offered for this 2 year fixed term position

To apply please complete an application form and submit along with a cover letter and CV to:

Please feel free to contact the Pou Arahi Andy Gowland-Douglas if you have any questions about this role ph 027 230 4888

Relevant documents and application form are below

To view the our Strategic Plan and other important documents please click on this link

Pou Hapai - Executive Support Officer

Job Location: Te Puke, Bay of Plenty

Date of Advertisement: 27 December 2023

Organisational Superstar sort! 

Due to the growing size and needs of our organisation we have created a new role to replace one that is no longer fit for purpose.   This will provide critical support to the Pou Arahi - Chief Executive as well as performing some financial and administration functions including reconciliations, procurement, reporting plus general office management  The role will also be responsible for overseeing human resources, health & safety as well as information management and special projects such as elections.  

We are ideally seeking someone with financial and general administrative skills who has an attention to detail, is highly organized and an excellent communicator.  You must be proficient with Excel, Word and Outlook and preferably teams.   Fluency in Te Reo as well as experience in using of Xero would also be an advantage in this role as would some project management experience.   

To apply, please complete the application form below, and submit along with your CV and Covering letter to  For more information or a confidential chat about the role please feel free to phone Andy on 027 2304888

you will find the full JD and some important background to the role  below.  

To view the our Strategic Plan and other important documents please click on this link


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