Te whakairinga korero
heke iho i nga heke
ki nga poupou
ki a pouhia ki te whenua
ki a kore ai e taka ki te taha ki te he!

$ 34,320 Per annum.

Maungaruahine is a registered conservation area, and heritage pa of Waitaha and, is administered by Te Kapu O Waitaha.

When you step foot into the ngahere of Maungaruahine, you get a strong sense of respect and appreciation of everything that has a life force gifted by Tāne, our natural world, the legacy of our unique past, and the connection between whenua and our people.

The conservation of Maungaruahine is an important role of guardianship -kaitiaki, serving the land and people. We approach this duty in a way that upholds, our traditions, while at the same time strengthens our culture for future generations.

With the help of Jobs for Nature Funding, we now invite applications for the position of Kaitiaki to join a small team dedicated to eradicating ALL pests that threaten our indigenous trees and wildlife that are resident on Maungaruahine.

About the role
This is a fixed term position for three years. A long-term plan however, is being developed which the Trust will look at sustainable options beyond the three year term.

The team
You will be working with one other kaitiaki, and a project support team.

The ideal person for the kaitiaki position is someone who;

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  • has genuine desire in looking after the environment
  • commitment and reliability
  • ability to be on time every time
  • reasonable fitness
  • is respectful, and has an appreciation of cultural traditions applied in te taiao
  • has a restricted or full NZ driving license
  • chainsaw units would be a plus

We will offer the following; Training


  • knowledge of the Maori names of trees, including which trees and plants are used for traditional remedies
  • tohu in respect of te taiaio
  • histories of Maungaruahine and other connecting whenua
  • First aid and grow safe certification
  • GIS mapping and reporting
  • Health & Safety


• PPE and tools

If you prefer mahi in the bush environment, keen to help wipe out pests that destroy our ngahere, and want to learn about te taiao, then we strongly encourage that you to apply.

To make an application please email us a copy of your CV. If you don’t have a CV, write us a letter telling us about your work experience, and any certificates you might already have. Email your application to;

Applications close Friday 7th May 2021 Induction Friday 14th May

For further information please contact; Tele: 07-5735314


A drug free policy applies to all employment by the Trust.


  1. Tēna Koe,

    Kia ora ko Rangitawhai taku ingoa, ko au tētahi o nga Kaiarahi Whanau Ora, kei Poutiri Wellness Centre. He Pātai tāku?
    Will there be any more mahi along this Kaupapa later on through the year? As I am supporting 1 of our Rangatahi through the Bay Conservation Training Scheme, which she is about to begin on May 17th for the next 3 months. This mahi is the type of thing that she will be learning about also.

    • Kia Ora,

      Could she please contact the office once she has completed her course that would be awesome,

      Nga mihi,

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