Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Komiti - Ngāi Tahu Representative
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
Christchurch, New Zealand
3d ago

Kia hiwa rā!

The Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu nomination and appointment process is being undertaken to appoint one Ngāi Tahu representative to the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Komiti

Positions Available

One full Komiti Member.

Functions of the HSNO Komiti

The Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act 1996 manages the risks of using and introducing hazardous substances and new organisms in or into New Zealand.

The Ngāi Tahu HSNO Komiti reviews and considers all relevant new applications and reassessments.

Purpose of the role The purpose of this role is to represent the Ngāi Tahu perspective to the HSNO Komiti ensuring that any issues of tribal significance are reported to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu while also ensuring that tribal matters of significance are represented to the Komiti.

Required skills, experience and qualifications

  • An understanding and knowledge of mahinga kai practice and species.
  • Familiarity with Ngāi Tahu tikanga and Ngāi Tahu tribal policy regarding the introduction, use or research into hazardous substances and new organisms.
  • Familiarity with legislation and government processes relevant to the work of the HSNO Komiti.
  • Familiarity with research principles, ethics and methodologies generally.
  • Familiarity with human health, medicinal, pharmaceutical, and / or nutraceutical issues and research.
  • Networks with whānau, industry, and / or government relevant to the issues before the HSNO Komiti.
  • Experience and expertise in the broad area of Genetic Modification Hazardous Substances and implementation of new organisms.
  • Be open-minded and adopt a fair and transparent approach to the work of the Komiti.
  • Position Brief attached for more details.
  • Meeting details

    Four meetings a year usually held in Christchurch.

    Remuneration of $750 for full Komiti Members per meeting plus reasonable travel and accommodation expenses.

    How to apply

    To apply for the position you will need to engage with your Papatipu Rūnanga to complete their internal selection and nomination process.

    For details on how to apply, assistance connecting with your Rūnanga and for further information, please contact Mishele Radford on 021 943 816 or mishele.radford ngaitahu.iwi.nz

    Nominations must be received by 5pm on Friday 13 August 2021 .

    Formal notification will be sent to all nominees following a review and appointment process.

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