Creating Our Best Future

Vacancy RP 074

Regional Partnerships Te Puni

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 ‘Thriving Whānau’ enables whānau, hapū and iwi to succeed underpins everything that we do.

Our people are at the heart of achieving this vision and it is our people who contribute to supporting Māori collective success by creating and maintaining relationships with iwi, hapū and whānau Māori and government at both a local and national level. It is this that enables Māori participation and success as Māori, and it is our people who will create our best future.

Regional Partnerships Te Puni works at the forefront of ensuring effective information flows that are critical to enabling Te Puni Kōkiri to formulate robust advice for government, to partner through smart investment and to realise whānau and community aspirations. We’re currently looking for a talented and dedicated Regional Manager to lead our Te Tai Hauāuru team.

Our Te Tai Hauāuru Regional Team, contributes to the strategic work of the regional programme and important cross-agency initiatives that are essential to improving the wellbeing of Māori in priority areas such as whenua, enterprise and housing.

As Regional Manager, Te Tai Hauāuru, you will lead and guide a team of 20 FTE by enhancing their performance and developing their talent to enable them to deliver high quality results for our stakeholders. Your broad leadership experience will be required to lead a diverse team in a variety of locations. The direction you provide will be aligned with our Te Puni Kōkiri primary role of influencing policy to deliver positive outcomes for Māori.

You will bring a tertiary degree in a relevant field and demonstrate capability and experience as a professional and credible leader. You’ll be a natural communicator and be comfortable working with people at all levels, not only in Government but in the community with iwi, hapū and whānau. A fluency in Te Reo Māori would be an advantage. You will be conversant with the workings of Government and politically astute.

We are guided by our values of excellence, valuing people and relationships, working collectively and being creative and innovative. We invest in our people – you’ll be encouraged to develop and contribute to your fullest potential. We believe strongly in work/life balance and understand that your whānau is just as important as you. And we’re committed to your wellbeing, financial security and learning and development.

If you add all of this to the knowledge that the work you’re doing really makes a difference, then you’ll know that these opportunities are truly unique.


To apply, please email your cv, covering letter and a completed application form to

Applications close 5:00pm, Friday 15 February 2019.

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