Department of Conservation, Regional Conservation Boards – Ngāi Tahu Representatives
Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
Christchurch, New Zealand
2d ago

Kia hiwa rā!

The Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu nomination and appointment process is being undertaken to appoint new Ngāi Tahu representatives to the regional Conservation Boards.

Functions of the Conservation Board

Conservation Boards oversee the development of the conservation management strategies; conservation management plans and any national park management plan within its area of jurisdiction.

The Boards play an important role in ensuring public submissions are reflected in plans and that plans are implemented as approved.

Purpose of the role

The purpose of this role is to represent the Ngāi Tahu perspective to the Conservation Board 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 Board.

Required skills, experience and qualifications

  • An understanding of Ngäi Tahu values in relation to conservation and an ability to promote and articulate these values.
  • A willingness to understand and promote the undertakings contained in the Deed of Settlement in relation to conservation boards.
  • The ability to encourage the adoption of customary management practices where they are applicable.
  • To help develop a Māori customary approach to conservation.
  • To help develop iwi initiatives to integrate into the programs of the department and board.
  • Position Brief attached for more details.
  • Positions available

    We have five board positions available :

  • Canterbury / Aoraki Conservation Board (x1 position)
  • Nelson / Marlborough Conservation Board (x1 position)
  • Otago Conservation Board (x1 position)
  • Southland Conservation Board (x1 position)
  • West Coast Conservation Board (x1 position)
  • Meeting details

    Average meetings - 4 x full day hui per annum. When linked to a field trip or inspection visit, they can take two / three days.

    Remuneration of $500 per full day.

    How to apply

    To apply for the positions, you will need to engage with your Papatipu Rūnanga to complete the nomination process (please see below for which rūnanga is eligible to nominate for each region).

    Position Briefs attached. For further information on the nomination process or if you require support connecting with your Papatipu Rūnanga please contact Anelise Hyndman on 021 0816 9434 or anelise.hyndman ngaitahu.iwi.nz

    Nominations must be received by Friday 11 December 2020 . Formal notification will be sent to all nominees following a review and appointment process.

    Papatipu Rūnanga eligible to nominate for each regional Board :

    Greater Canterbury Region

    Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura

    Ōnuku Rūnanga

    Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata

    Wairewa Rūnanga

    Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke

    Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri Rūnanga

    Te Taumutu Rūnanga

    Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua

    Te Rūnanga o Waihao

    Nelson / Marlborough Region

    Te Rūnanga o Kaikōura

    Otago Region

    Te Rūnanga o Moeraki

    Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou

    Hokonui Rūnanga

    Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki

    Hokonui Rūnanga

    Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki

    Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka

    West Coast Region

    Ngāti Waewae Rūnanga

    Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio

    Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

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