JOB VACANCY! Kaitātari Taiao (Environmental Policy Planner)

Elijah Pue

Kaitātari Taiao

(Environmental Policy Planner)

  • Permanent opportunity
  • Based in Ohakune, the southern gateway to the Tongariro National Park
  • Flexible work options to allow for a great work/life balance!

“There’s the great outdoors and then there’s Ruapehu.  We’re all about Our Greater Outdoors.  We don’t just have one National Park – we have two of the best in the country, side by side. That means a greater expanse of unspoilt nature and a greater range of ways to enjoy it throughout the year.”

The Ngāti Rangi Trust is seeking a Kaitātari Taiao (Policy Planner) to join our Environmental team. This is a permanent, full-time opportunity within a dynamic iwi organisation that is preparing to move into a transition period at the conclusion of the treaty settlement process that is currently underway. Now is your opportunity to be a part of a new and exciting phase for Ngāti Rangi!

As the Kaitātari Taiao, you will be responsible for responding to policy, consents and concessions that impact the Ngāti Rangi rohe.

Key responsibilities in this role will be;

  • Respond to consent applications within the Ngāti Rangi rohe.
  • Influence policy at a local and national level.
  • Support the overall function of the Te Ao Tūroa (Environmental) department.
  • Grow relationships and opportunities to progress the strategic outcomes for the Ngāti Rangi Trust.

Reporting to the Pou Taiao (Environmental Manager), the successful applicant would require a minimum Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Planning & Policy or a related environmental field and at least one years’ experience in planning and policy is preferred.

Ngāti Rangi is looking for someone with critical analysis skills, fantastic written and oral communication, proven organisational, environmental and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Ngāti Rangi tikanga, kawa and te reo māori is desirable.

Based at the Ngāti Rangi Office, 1 Mountain Road, Ohakune, there are opportunities to further develop your skill set by being involved with other projects and events run by the Ngāti Rangi Trust, working alongside a wonderful team in the beautiful Ruapehu Region.

For further information including a position description please contact Te Wai at
Ruapehu Recruitment. Please complete the application online at:
P: 0800 RUAPEHU                E:

Please note, only those currently eligible to work in NZ will be considered for this role.

Applications close 5.00pm Monday, 29 April 2019.