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Current Job Opportunities

We are always looking for great people to join our team. Here are our current opportunities.

Nurse Practitioner – Primary Health

Fixed Term (2 Years), Full-Time role – Dunedin Based

Aukaha is a stand-alone commercial consultancy based in Otago that works for Manawhenua in the areas of the environmental and health fields. We advocate for Kāi Tahu environmental and cultural aspirations in resource management; facilitate consultation with Kāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga; and support Māori hauora (health) and wellbeing. The Board, shareholders, industry groups and the wider organisation is passionate and committed to driving Aukaha as an organisation forward with a very strong commercial and strategic focus.

Owned by five Rūnaka from across the region, everything we do is to build a stronger economic, social, cultural
and environmental base for our shareholders and our communities.

We are looking for an experienced Nurse Practitioner or a Registered Nurse interested in becoming a Nurse Practitioner in the area of Primary Health.

About You

  • You are Nurse Practitioner- Primary Health or Registered nurse on the NP Pathway preferably with papers credited to a Masters of Nursing
  • You’re passionate and have a sound knowledge of Maori and Primary Health.
  • Your verbal and written communication, and great time management are second to none.
  • You possess excellent clinical skills in assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning
  • You work well in kaupapa Maori setting, and interact competently with clients from diverse backgrounds
  • You have exceptional organisational, communication and reporting skills.
  • You hold a current, Full NZ Drivers license

Life @ Aukaha

Aukaha is the perfect place to grow your career. You’ll get the chance to contribute to exciting, challenging and important mahi and be rewarded with a competitive salary. You won’t be hidden away you will be working with Maori providers across Otago that will support and guide you as to the needs of their communities. It’s a fun, whanau friendly environment.

PRINCIPAL/SENIOR PLANNER – FRESHWATER

Aukaha is an environmental consultancy involved in a wide range of private development and local government work programmes across the wider Otago region. We are involved in innovative and exciting work and need the added support of two Principal/Senior Planners – one specialising in Freshwater.

Aukaha is owned by five Rūnaka from across the Otago region. We offer a range of planning, environmental and cultural advisory services to councils, Crown agencies and private clients as well as environmental advisory and support services to our Rūnaka owners.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a purpose driven organisation creating enduring outcomes for our communities and the environment. These roles offer a variety of unique and challenging work alongside an established team already boasting a high level of technical expertise.

PRINCIPAL/SENIOR PLANNER – FRESHWATER
–Permanent full time

Are you interested in influencing decisions which affect the quality of our waterways? Do you have the technical and communication skills to effectively shape and influence water policy development?

Would you enjoy leading a supportive team that provides planning and policy advice to Kāi Tahu Rūnaka to support their kaitiaki responsibilities for waterways in their takiwā?

Aukaha is expanding its freshwater work programme to meet the demands of the NPS freshwater and regional policy development. The takiwā of our Rūnaka owners extends across Southland, Otago and Canterbury so we are seeking a leader who can oversee a complex and wide-ranging programme of work across multiple regional councils. You would also be facilitating our Rūnaka response to deemed permit renewals. This role requires leading a small team to provide technical policy advice to Rūnaka as they work in partnership with councils and alongside other stakeholders.

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PRINCIPAL/SENIOR PLANNER

Aukaha is an environmental consultancy involved in a wide range of private development and local government work programmes across the wider Otago region. We are involved in innovative and exciting work and need the added support of two Principal/Senior Planners – one specialising in Freshwater.

Aukaha is owned by five Rūnaka from across the Otago region. We offer a range of planning, environmental and cultural advisory services to councils, Crown agencies and private clients as well as environmental advisory and support services to our Rūnaka owners.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a purpose driven organisation creating enduring outcomes for our communities and the environment. These roles offer a variety of unique and challenging work alongside an established team already boasting a high level of technical expertise.

PRINCIPAL/SENIOR PLANNER
–Permanent full time

Working across a variety of projects relating to statutory and non-statutory planning processes you will provide planning advice and work closely with Aukaha staff, Iwi representatives, technical experts and a range of environmental bodies and agencies. Proven project management, communication and relationship skills are a must.

The role encompasses general planning and specific cultural planning services to councils and other clients on a variety of projects from district plan reviews to strategy development and consent proposals.

To be successful in these roles, you will;

  • Have a tertiary qualification in Planning and have or be eligible for membership to the NZPI.
  • Possess a minimum of 5 years’ experience within the field – ideally with local government experience.
  • Have experience dealing with a range of stakeholders e.g. iwi, communities, corporates, government agencies.
  • Have proven experience working with the RMA andrelated legislation, including experience writing planning evidence, presenting at hearings and in Environment Court mediation.
  • Have excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Preferably have an understanding of Ngāi Tahu cultural values; a willingness to learn and embrace Ngāi Tahu cultural values is a must.