The Whanganui Journey is unique as it is the only Great Walk traversed by water, following the Whanganui River for 145km between Taumarunui and Pipiriki and showcasing the lush forests of the Whanganui National Park.
Visitors typically paddle the Whanganui Journey in 3-5 days.
Tīeke Kāinga is one of many old pā on the Whanganui Journey. Today it provides a well-used hut and campsite for paddlers as well as an active marae, offering a one-
off experience for visitors to the Whanganui River.
We have 2 opportunities for the coming summer season for hut rangers to join our team hosting visitors and maintain the campsite and hut at Tieke Kainga.
The successful applicants will work in the Recreation / Historic Team as one of two part-time Whanganui Journey Tīeke Kāinga Hut Rangers (a maximum of 72 hours per fortnight).
Each warden rotates through the season with eight-days at the hut on a fortnightly basis.
A key part of the hut ranger role is to host visitors and ensure that they are managed well during their visit and are safe on the Whanganui Journey.
Tieke is a place that holds strong cultural values to te whanau o Tieke and our hut rangers are asked to educate visitors and endeavour to uphold the tikanga of the site.
You may also be required to complete hut, campsite and track maintenance throughout the Whanganui National Park at other key sites.
The ideal candidate will have :
Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally
Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre. Applications must include a CV and supporting cover letter.
For more information please contact Jim Campbell on jcampbell doc.govt.nz quoting vacancy 400 / 3840T.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 23 September 2019.
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