Do you enjoy Taiao mahi and want to work as a part of a team for the protection and preservation of wāhi tapu and sites of significance? Do you have great relationship, communication and organisational skills with the ability to use GIS mapping tools? If you answered yes to all of the above, then you’re exactly what we’re looking for.

Based in Te Kūiti, the Maniapoto Māori Trust Board is the recognised Iwi Authority for Ngāti Maniapoto and corporate trustee of the Maniapoto Fisheries Trust.  Ngāti Maniapoto consists of 46,000 (Census, 2018) tribal members, numerous hapū, marae and papakāinga.


We are looking for a high-performing Project Manager with GIS mapping capabilities. You will work as a part of the Whanake Taiao Team which is the Board’s environmental team. The GIS Project Manager will work alongside Kaumātua and knowledge holders to capture and map sites and associated kōrero to ensure appropriate protection measures through council planning documents.


The GIS Project Manager:

  • Has a particular focus on preserving and protecting sites, places and spaces of significance to Maniapoto, using the GIS system as a tool to capture and record historical information; and
  • Leads and contributes to the operational delivery of a wide variety of environmental projects and initiatives in accordance with the interests of Maniapoto.


Key attributes sought to be successful in this role:

  • Proven GIS experience and analytical skills
  • Proven project management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate issues, problems and solutions
  • Ability to work independently while also working collaboratively in a team
  • Understanding of the Resource Management Act
  • General understanding of Local government policies and processes
  • Understanding of the organisation and willingness to make a positive contribution to the future of Maniapoto
  • Ability to effectively work with whānau, hapū, iwi and internal/external stakeholders in an efficient yet culturally sensitive and appropriate manner
  • Commitment to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and honouring Mātauranga Māori.


Please direct confidential enquiries to Jaymee Cleave on 07 878 6234.

To apply, please email your current CV and cover letter to by 5pm 26 November 2021.