Ko Tākitimu me Mātaatua ngā waka, Ko Whakapūnaki me Maungapōhatu ngā maunga,
Ko Te Wairoa-Hōpupu-Hōnengenenge-Mātangi Rau me Tauranga ngā awa,
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu me Ngāi Tūhoe ngā iwi, Ko Ngāi Tamaterangi me Ngāi Tamatuhirae ngā hapū, Ko Rangiāhua me Omuriwaka ngā marae, Ko Moana Clarke tōku Pāpā, Ko Judy Clarke tōku Māmā, Ko Aayden Clarke ahau.
WELCOME HOME AAYDEN
Aayden has been appointed as the Kaihautū of Commercial Limited. Replacing the previous General Manager Rawinia Kamau.
Born and bred in Wairoa, Aayden is a past student of St Joseph’s Primary and Wairoa College. With a foundation in Wairoa Ross Shield, first XV and Barry Cup representative, Aayden has played rugby for the Napier Pirates, Hawkes Bay Magpies and in Japan.
Having travelled and worked internationally Aayden is commercially astute having grown and sold his own businesses. He has worked across management, sport, merchandise, Māori business, hospitality, trades and building. Aayden brings an exciting energy and passion and is eager to contribute to the development of TToTW and his kainga rohe.
The Trust and Commercial boards are excited with Aayden’s appointment as another tohu of attracting our whānau back home. We look forward to Aayden’s pōwhiri on October 9th.
Interested in the land and keen to learn more about forestry on the East Coast?
Juken New Zealand (JNL) is currently looking for an intern to work with them over the summer period. You’ll get to upskill in waterway monitoring, quality auditing, and surveying of plant growth, spread and condition. All training will be provided on the job.
If you’re interested, view the summer intern information here and fill out the Application Form here and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close 5pm Friday 20 January – that’s this Friday, so get in quick if you’re keen!
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Rawinia Kamau to the role of Commercial Project Manager. Rawinia will be working with the commercial board to grow the asset portfolio for the Group ensuring investments are managed holistically with a Te Ao Māori approach.
Rawinia has a background in economic development and has held a range of management and governance roles including running her own consultancy business, General Manager of Trust Horizon, Commercial Development Advisor, and Senior Economist.
Rawinia has whakapapa to Wairoa, Whakakī and Te Māhia. Rawinia will be based at the Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa offices in Wairoa from early October 2021.
Do you want to play a key role in helping transform our natural environment in the Wairoa rohe for generations to come?
We are seeking an experienced project manager to lead our Taiao (Environment) project.
Tātau Tātau o te Wairoa Trust seeks to restore the natural environment, exercise mātauranga in sustainable land use practises, and ensure biodiversity and the state of the freshwater and awa in the Wairoa district is improved. This requires the implementation of a programme to build the capabilities of the Kāhui so they can continue to lead environmental programmes and to assist with shaping their taiao goals.
The key output for the role of Project Manager – Taiao will be to support Kāhui taiao objectives, coordinate the development of the taiao goals for the rohe and present these in a draft environmental plan.
To be successful in this role, you will possess the following key skills:
An understanding and respect of kaupapa Māori, te reo me ōna tikanga, and relationships within te ao Māori – marae, whānau, hapū and iwi, and a competent level of pronunciation of Te Reo Māori.
Experience working with communities, iwi and Māori organisations
Tertiary qualification at degree level or higher in an appropriate field
Experience interpreting legislation and policy
Experience in working with the Resource Management Act and/or environmental management, regional and district plans, Long Term Council Community Plans, annual plans, strategy documents and other planning processes
Highly developed problem-solving and analytical skills
Superior ability to communicate effectively, including the ability to write reports
Proven ability to work cross culturally, with Iwi/Māori/government/the private sector in a way that positively contributes to the achievement of organisational objectives
Demonstrates honesty, integrity, commitment and loyalty in behaviour and work performance
A current driver’s licence.
This is a fixed-term role, based in Wairoa. For further information, download the full Job Description here.
To respond to this opportunity, please email email@example.com and include your resume or curriculum vitae.
Whitiwhiti Ora “Our Land & Water (OLW) National Science Challenge”*
We are working with Wairoa District Council, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and OLW to study the impact of sediment on mahinga kai and sites of cultural significance in the lower Wairoa River.
Having data to quantify the impacts of sediment on mahinga kai and the expertise of the OLW team to help model different land use scenarios to reduce sediment, while being grounded in the mātauranga of the whānau in Wairoa, is a significant opportunity.
The first step in the project is to understand the relationship of tāngata whenua with the Wairoa River.
We are seeking Expressions of Interest (EoI) from people to provide the following:Identify from whānau, hapū, iwi what values they hold with respect to the awa focusing on mahinga kai and sites of cultural significance in the lower Wairoa RiverGather data on how sediment affects these values, where these values are, and what a good condition for these values looks likeGather data from hui, wānanga and kōrero that has been or is being collected that is related to land and sediment to help understand what the river has been like in the past and the impact of sediment.The role will be initially for a fixed term through to30 September 2021. The successful applicant will be working directly with the lead researcher from OLW.
To respond to this EoI please email firstname.lastname@example.org, including your resumé or curriculum vitae.
Manaaki whenua, manaaki wai, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua Caring for our land, caring for our water, caring for our people, for the future
Our first orchard! We are very excited to announce the establishment of our first orchard in partnership with The Proprietors of Ohuia Incorporation. 18 hectares of apples will be planted on Ohuia’s Tara Block up the Tiniroto Road in Marumaru.
In 2017, Ohuia commenced exploration over its 300ha of Māori freehold land to investigate the sustainability of horticulture. Its long-term aspirations to create employment and training opportunities through horticulture will be fast-tracked through this exciting new partnership.
Horticulture across our rohe has the potential to transform the community of Wairoa – creating meaningful employment and education opportunities that will contribute to our growing population and the sustainability of our people to stay in Wairoa.
Many of you attended our various landowner hui over the last few months and expressed an interest in horticulture opportunities for your whenua. The successful outcomes of these hui are: The establishment of a database utilising the information provided from landowners; we see this as an important tool in identifying owners and pockets of underutilised whenua. Two roopu of landowners are undertaking feasibility studies on their identified whenua; and We have progressed education regarding governance structures and board membership roles and responsibilities.
The Tara development block where 18 hectares of apples will be planted.
Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua As man disappears from sight, the land remains
Next steps Just like the words of our ancestors through this whakataukī, we are very cognisant of the nationwide pull on our natural resources, in particular our wai. We require the supply of water to irrigate the orchard. The latest technology and monitoring will ensure we use only what we need.
Our ongoing responsibilities to our whenua, wai and our people, include the identification and mitigation of any potential impacts of horticulture. A Cultural Impact Assessment is an important component of this kaupapa. We have engaged Jade Wikaira and Liz Palmer to facilitate the meaningful and effective participation of tangata whenua. A Consultation Hui will be held Saturday 17 July at 10am at Taihoa Marae which we invite you to attend.
Later in July, we will be working with our established environmental champions for riparian planting activities. Our plan is in the design phase — we do encourage that you keep an eye out for further communications regarding our contribution towards our healthy ecosystem.
We have partnered with organisations from te rohe o Te Wairoa to develop a housing strategy for whānau in the district. Click here to view this document. We are also beginning the process of planning housing developments on our Deferred Settlement Properties (DSPs) with your Kāhui.
We would like to hear from you about your housing needs and aspirations to help us with planning. Together with our partners, we have developed a survey as a first step. The results will be used to wānanga with whānau in each rohe.
Fill out the survey and you could win one of three $200 gift vouchers!
Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa is embarking on greenfield horticultural development to increase land utilisation in Wairoa for the benefit of current and future generations. Our vision is for sustainable use and development of our whenua to create a community of horticulture that our people are proud of.
This is transformational change for te rohe o te Wairoa and we are looking for a passionate individual to join our team as Orchard Manager.
Applicants will need to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and experience:
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role
Horticultural experience – apples, kiwifruit and/or avocados would be preferable
New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture – Fruit Production
GrowSafe and Approved Handler certified
Sound knowledge of horticultural practices in the fruit industry
To apply for the role, or to find out more, please email email@example.com or visit our offices at 34 Marine Parade, Wairoa.
Tātau Tātau Commercial Limited Partnership is looking for a commercially astute professional to lead the investment arm of its Board, as Commercial General Manager.
Tātau Tātau Commercial Limited Partnership and its separate Board is the commercial arm managing the $100 million investment on behalf of Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust. It is a Wairoa-based organisation, and its Board holds extensive commercial expertise and knowledge of the Iwi.
Further details on the role and required skills and expertise are provided below.
About the Commercial GM role:
Advise the Board on investment strategies
Advise the Board on investment opportunities
Manage and grow investment fund of $100M to financial KPIs
Work with Iwi to grow sustainable economy and employment
Partner with the Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust Board and staff
Establish the organisation and staff
Skills and experience:
Strong commercial financial acumen
Strong investment management
Strong experience in securing investment opportunities including due diligence
Minimum 3 years’ senior management or CEO
Ability to deliver KPIs for a Board
Ability to listen and communicate to community, peers and Board
Unique to be leading the commercial subsidiary of a PSGE
An ability to lead the growth in commercial returns
Learning effective performance in the Māori economy
Strengthening Māori capability
Competitive salary and vehicle benefit
Beautiful environment to live, work and play
How to apply:
To apply, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form on the Sheffield recruitment website here, attaching your cover letter and CV, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close on 21 May. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.