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Kaiaka Taiao (Rangers)

Job Details:

We are currently seeking two Kaiaka Taiao (Rangers) to join our fun and adventurous team based out of Moeraki.  If you are looking for a role that will see you working outdoors in culturally significant landscapes, we want to hear from you. 

Whiria te Waitaki

Whiria te Waitaki is a Te Rūnanga o Moeraki led initiative in the Lower Waitaki which aims to provide whānau with an opportunity to be actively engaged and employed in local environmental management.  Restoration of terrestrial and wetland environments, and enhancement of mahinga kai are planned through pest control, planting, monitoring, and maintenance. 

Our Work Programme

  • Restoration of Korotuaheka and Te Puna a Maru – two significant cultural landscapes in the Lower Waitaki
  • Environmental management and restoration
  • Predator control programme 
  • Weed control programme
  • Seed collection, propagation, and native planting
  • Cultural monitoring of native birds, fish, plants, and invertebrates
  • Track development and improvements to access  

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Committed to health and safety and exhibit exemplary health and safety practices
  • Past involvement in restoration activities preferred but not essential. Interest in environmental management, conservation, and/or restoration is required
  • Innovative use of technology and problem-solving techniques
  • Diverse skill set, willing to learn new things, seeks and acts on new learning opportunities
  • Team player who enjoys working with whānau in a collaborative way
  • Able to maintain positive working relationships across a broad range of people and groups
  • Contributes to an inclusive, trusting, and respectful team environment
  • Honest and reliable with high integrity
  • Strong communication skills


Employment administration for the project is managed by Aukaha (1997) Ltd on behalf of Te Rūnanga o Moeraki and financial support is provided through Toitū te Whenua (LINZ). 

An integral part of this programme is ensuring the team are well equipped with core training and opportunities for personal and professional development.  Whether you have been in the game for a while, or just starting out, if you have a passion for working to help shape and restore our cultural landscapes, we welcome your application. 

We are open to flexible full or part time arrangements.  If you think this could be one for you, please apply with a CV and cover letter demonstrating what you could bring to the role.     

Please email any queries or applications to Kelly Governor: by Monday 13 December 2021. 

Applications close: 13 December 2021

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