Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, supports and works in partnership with the Government to design and deliver policies, as well as innovative targeted investment initiatives that have a significant and positive impact on Māori.

Our commitment to enable whānau, hapū and iwi to succeed underpins everything that we do, and supports our vision of ‘Thriving whānau’.

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our Office of the Chief Executive as the Kairuruku Ahuwhenua to represent the iconic Ahuwhenua Trophy brand. To be successful you will have knowledge and experience working with Māori agri-business development, with the ability to build and raise awareness of the Ahuwhenua Trophy brand in the community, nationally and globally.

Eighty-five years ago the founding fathers, Sir Apirana Ngata and Lord Bledisloe, established the Ahuwhenua Trophy Competition to inspire and incentivise whānau, Trusts and Incorporations to showcase their success in farming. Today this Kaitiaki legacy continues to instill in all Māori a sense of pride and self-belief in their ability to manage and sustain their whenua now and for the future.

Building on this legacy, the Ahuwhenua Management Committee is preparing for another phase of strategic growth. Coinciding with a 3-year commitment as platinum sponsor and the decision to extend the awards to horticulture in 2020, Te Puni Kōkiri is seeking a dedicated resource to lead the Ahuwhenua program to the next level, for all stakeholders and sponsors and in particular to align this iconic brand with its own work on whenua Māori.

The Kairuruku Ahuwhenua is responsible for the development and execution of a work-programme to build on the success of the Ahuwhenua Trophy brand.

In this position you will work closely with the Māori farming sector, the Ahuwhenua Trophy management team and sponsors of the Competition and the wider agri-business sector and government agencies whose focus is on developing skills to build resilient businesses, lift productivity and connect with global markets.

Your established networks in, preferably, the Māori agri-business sector combined with an appreciation for brand and communication strategies will be crucial to your success, as is your ability to collaborate and influence effectively across a range of stakeholders functions at both a strategic and operational level. A proven self-starter, you will bring competence and confidence to the farm, marae and boardroom.

Applications close Friday 5 October 2018, 5pm.

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To apply for the role email your CV and covering letter to atahaia@actrix.co.nz or for more information contact Lyn on 027 245 2477.

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