General Manager (Tauranga based)

Te Tāwharau o Ngāti Pūkenga Trust and Charitable Trust

Te Tāwharau o Ngāti Pūkenga Trust is a Treaty of Waitangi Post Settlement Governance Entity. It received the majority of its settlement assets in 2017. The Trust has developed a governance and organisational structure to manage the assets obtained through the Settlement and set up both a Charitable Trust and a commercial company called Ngāti Pūkenga Investments Limited (the Group).

The Trust and Charitable Trust is seeking a part-time General Manager (GM) to consolidate the progress made to date and to focus on the following priorities for the next five years:
• Planning and executing kotahitanga events such as ahurei and wananga for Ngāti Pūkenga;
• Succession planning and leadership development; and
• A modest distribution to our kāinga each year.

Reporting to the Board, the GM will be accountable for effectively leading and managing the Trust operations and activities, whilst ensuring that the outcomes of the Trust’s strategic direction are met. To be successful in this role you will need to have:
• Proven strategic and operational management experience
• A “hands on” approach
• Excellent time management skills
• A partnership and solution based focus
• Experience working in a kaupapa Māori environment

The role is based in Tauranga with access to a range of high quality lifestyle opportunities. It is an exciting role with influence and profile, and will play an integral part in achieving key strategic goals to continue to grow the reputation of Te Tāwharau as a credible partner, as well as maximising opportunities for the future of Ngāti Pūkenga whānui in the post settlement era.

To apply, please email a Cover Letter and current CV to

For more detailed job-related information and confidential enquiries please contact Emma Gardiner by email at


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