Conservation board - expressions of interest

Elijah Pue


Ngāti Rangi Nominee – Tongariro-Taupō Conservation Board

Te Tōtahahoe o Paerangi (Te Tōtarahoe) is the governance entity for Ngāti Rangi established for Ngāti Rangi’s Treaty settlement.

Te Tōtarahoe is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably experienced and interested Ngāti Rangi uri who wish to be considered for appointment to the Tongariro-Taupō Conservation Board. 

Rukutia Te Mana, Ngāti Rangi’s Deed of Settlement with the Crown, provides for the Minister of Conservation to appoint, on the nomination of Te Tōtahahoe, a member to the Tongariro-Taupō Conservation Board.

The position is for a term of three years.  The position is an interim position pending the outcome of collective negotiations relating to Tongariro National Park (which are yet to commence) or the conclusion of all Whanganui iwi settlements in the Tongariro-Taupō Conservation Board area.

The Board meets up to six times a year, and nominees must be available to fulfil the requirements of the role.  Further information about the work of the Conservation Board can be found here:

Further information about Ngāti Rangi’s taiao mahi can be found here:


It is expected that the nominee will have some, or all, of the following skills or experience, including:

  1. Ngāti Rangitanga
  • An appreciation of Ngāti Rangi’s kawa, tikanga and ritenga, Te Ara ki te Moungaroa 2035 (Ngāti Rangi’s intergenerational strategic plan) and Rukutia Te Mana (Ngāti Rangi’s Deed of Settlement). 
  • The ability to articulate and make decisions within the context of Ngāti Rangi’s kawa, tikanga and ritenga, Te Ara ki te Moungaroa 2035 and Rukutia Te Mana.
  1. Te Ao Tūroa
  • A record of advocacy and interest in te ao tūroa.
  • An appreciation for Ngāti Rangi’s Taiao Management Plan and priorities in te ao tūroa.


To be considered, please apply in writing with the following information:

  • A brief CV (4-page maximum) setting out contact details, relevant knowledge, experience, skills and qualifications for the role; and
  • A brief Candidate Statement outlining how you might fulfil the requirements of the role, grounded in a Ngāti Rangi perspective (400 word maximum).

EOIs must be received by no later than 5pm, Monday 20 January 2020.

EOIs should be submitted by email to and marked “Expression of Interest – Conservation Board Nominee”.  EOIs may be withdrawn at any time.  Please direct any queries to

20 December 2019