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Field Personnel Vacancies

Tū Mai Taonga is a mana whenua-led conservation project located on the stunning Aotea/Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf. The island is fully off-grid and teaming with native bush and rare endemic species. The project seeks to remove feral cats and rats from Aotea so that taonga species can thrive once again.


As part of this long-term vision, the project is now seeking to fill a number of contracted junior and senior field roles. The field team will begin with training, team building, and cutting trap lines in rugged country. Later, the work will involve trapping in remote areas and staying overnight in forest huts, with all expenses covered.


No experience is necessary for junior field roles as full training will be provided, including NZQA-accredited qualifications.



35-40 hours per week.


Essential Requirements:

  • Love of working in the outdoors

  • Sufficient fitness level for back-country hiking

  • Team spirited

  • Respect for Tikanga Māori - Māori values


Preferred Requirements:

  • Current First Aid Certificate

  • Firearms Licence

  • Trapping and/or hunting experience


If you're interested in applying, email or

phone 021 0299 5651.


Tū Mai Taonga is seeking expressions of interest for an experienced communications adviser who can help bring an authentic mana whenua voice to communications and engagement.


The Kaiwhakapā will build on the foundational communications strategy and approach of the incumbent Communications Manager and transition into the Communications Manager role in three to twelve months.


The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • Communications training and experience

  • Knowledge of Te Āo Māori

  • Genuine commitment to evidence-driven conservation mahi as part of the Predator Free 2050 vision

  • Team orientation

  • Genuine ability to position Tū Mai Taonga as a flagship national conservation project and drive new funding

Please lodge an expression of interest by emailing 

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