Pouwhakahaere – General Manager Position


Pou Whakahaere (General Manager)


Mō te tūranga mahi – About the role

Ngāti Koata Trust’s mission is to support the cultural, social, spiritual, political and economic wellbeing of Ngāti Koata people and places. The Trust is responsible for the operational and strategic leadership and the utilisation of resources to support the aspirations of members now and into the future.

Reporting to the Board (via the Chair), the General Manager is instrumental in the implementation of the strategic direction as set by the Board. You will bring your management and relationship skills to implement the Trust’s vision, mission, and strategic priorities ensuring that Ngāti Koata resources are managed effectively and efficiently.



Māori Health Authority – Interim Board Nominations

Māori Health Authority – Interim Board Nominations

Māori Health Authority – Interim Board Nominations

Tēnā koutou katoa

The government is establishing an independent Māori Health Authority to drive hauora Māori and lead the system to make real change. As part of this reform, candidates are currently being sought for the Interim Māori Health Authority Board.

Ngāti Koata Trust has been asked to put forward nominations from the iwi so we are now seeking applications from any registered whānau members who meet the below criteria and who would like to represent Ngāti Koata on the interim Māori Health Authority Board.

We welcome expressions of interest (EoI) from those who meet the following criteria:

  • A Ngāti Koata whānau member.
  • Proven experience working in the health sector in a senior or Governance role.
  • Hauora Māori expertise (including comprehensive knowledge of Māori health issues and experience working and/or advocating for Māori outcomes).
  • In depth knowledge of the current health system.
  • A clear understanding of the shifts required to address the current health inequities.

The work program will require a significant investment of time through until 1 July 2022. It is envisaged that this could be up to 1 day per week for individual directors and up to 2-3 days a week for the Chair.

If you would like to submit an EoI please submit a full Curriculum Vitae and cover letter as part of the application process for selection by the appointments panel.

Please note that, if successful, your nomination will then be submitted via the government health reform process application procedure, which closes on Friday 18 June 2021.
You can read more about the Interim Māori Health Authority Board here and on their information pack here.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 16 June 2021 and all applications must be emailed to pa@ngatikoata.com to be considered.

Nāku noa, nā

Justin Carter

Project Mahitahi Restoration Plan

Project Mahitahi Restoration Plan

Project Mahitahi Restoration Plan

In a big step forward for Te Tauihu, last week’s launch and media coverage of the Project Mahitahi marked the official beginning of the collaborative effort to restore the Maitai/Mahitahi Valley.

Project Mahitahi is an environmental enhancement project for the Mahitahi/Maitai River, which will create nature based employment over the next five years. Mahitahi not only refers to the name of our river, but also means “working together” and this project will see Iwi, Council, the community and Government working together to improve biodiversity outcomes by planting 125,000 trees, and tackling the weeds and pests that impact on our forests and birdlife.


This project has the following vision:

The Mauri of the Mahitahi is restored ‘ki uta ki tai’ – so that native plants and wildlife can thrive within a functioning and connected eco-system and people and communities are inspired to nurture and value the Mahitahi as a taonga for past, present, and future generations.

For further details go to the Shape Nelson website https://shape.nelson.govt.nz/project-mahitahi

Trust Chair Update – Kohitatea 2021

Trust Chair Update – Kohitatea 2021

Trust Chair Update – Kohitatea 2021

Ngā mihi o te tau hou Pākeha e te whānau.

I hope you have all managed to spend some quality time with your whānau and friends ready for 2021.  Our whānau spent most of our time at our bach with no internet and most days on the beach swimming re-connecting as a whānau, it was just what was needed after a very busy, unsettling year.  So whānau, as I have had time to reflect and recharge the batteries, I am ready to serve you again for my final year on the board and as the Chair of Ngāti Koata.

On that note I will leave you with some wise words from Iwi Chair leader Rūnanga o Ngāti Whatua Kahurangi Naida Glavish who reminds us all as leaders why we do what we do and who we do it for!

“Leadership is about having to make the hard decisions and having the foresight to see beyond this generation, it is our duty to care for and protect our whakapapa – our moko’s, moko”

Lastly, nau mai haere mai ki te whānau o Ngāti Koata Shep, our newly appointed Cultural Manager and to Lovey Elkington who has joined the Office Administration team.  I look forward to reminiscing about our childhood memories.  Stay tuned whānau, the board has their first hui for the year coming up so a board update will follow, keeping you abreast on some of the mahi we will be progressing in 2021.

Tēnā koutou e te whānau o Ngāti Koata,

Joanie Wilson

Ngāti Koata Trust Chair