This is an exciting opportunity to work with Iwi, with coastlines, across the motu.

  • Advance Māori interests in the marine environment.
  • Join a team where your passion is valued.
  • Flexible working arrangements.

Mō mātou – About Us

Te Ohu Kaimoana is a charitable trust created to advance the interests of iwi in fishing and fisheries-related activities. They are structured to ensure that fisheries and aquaculture settlements are robust for future generations of Māori. Te Ohu Kaimoana works with fifty-eight recognised iwi organisations and other industry leaders to enable and support our people to have a thriving relationship with Tangaroa.

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi – About the role

Reporting to the Kurae Moana (Aquaculture & Fisheries Manager) as the Tai Moana, Senior Analyst you’ll be based in central Wellington and be part of a passionate rōpū that looks to advance the interests of iwi, primarily in their reciprocal relationship with the moana.

You will provide robust advice in enabling iwi aspirations and solving issues related to the Moana. This will involve working alongside iwi and hapu and navigating the pathways of the crown, particularly in the Taiao arena. The crown interface is to progress the kaupapa of our people.

You will have the ability to think critically, analyse policies and legislation, identify impacts and act as a connector for our people. You will lead, coordinate, and contribute to responses to issues that come from our people.

Your lived experience will be an advantage as you will be comfortable to mentor and awhi the Tai Pari (Policy Analyst) to learn and develop. You will be able and willing to travel across the mōtu to engage and work with iwi and hapū.

This is a role full of variety and no two days are the same. The mahi involved in this role includes:

  • Leading key pieces of work with iwi, alongside crown, and industry.
  • Applying mātauranga māori in the way you analyse and promote solutions.
  • Developing advice to government on behalf and alongside iwi.
  • Facilitating and coordinating discussions with iwi on aquaculture related matters.

Ko koe tēnei – About you

To be successful in this role you will bring:

  • Demonstrated experience in leading several pieces of work in the moana and/or taiao kaupapa.
  • Solid ability to analyse and evaluate relevant policies and the impacts of these policies for and on the behalf of iwi.
  • A background and passion for the Taiao/Environment, particularly with an interest on the impacts on the Moana.
  • A working knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the ability to operate in Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Pākehā environments.
  • Proven experience engaging and working with Iwi and hapū.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Calm and considered approach with the capacity to be agile.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

For a confidential kōrero and to request the job description please contact Mel North on 021 242 4339. To apply: submit your cover letter and CV online or directly to by the closing date of Tuesday 25 April 2023.