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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.

Calling for Expressions of Interest - Track Work

The Project is seeking Expressions of Interest from Individual Contractors or Organisations that are suitably qualified and experienced to undertake any, or all, of the below work:

  • The cutting and removal of over 100 marked trees over 100mm in diameter off a track.

  • The clearing of many hundreds of smaller trees along a track, track distance around 7 kilometres long.

  • Track Clearing of surface foliage debris - scraping off top layer/litter and widening as necessary to a minimum of 2.5 metres wide

  • Redirecting water runoff from a track.

  • Repair of a track including the side drains and re-gravelling of some parts as necessary. 

  • Rerouting of a small section of track to the same width and standard as the rest of the track.

  • Reinstatement or repair of an area around an existing Culvert. 

  • Clearance and Preparation of a small area around 6 x 3 metres in size

Track map - an elevation graph is available if required

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If you are able to help with any or all of this work, please email your Expression of Interest to in order to register your interest and detail which portions you are willing to undertake. 


All Expressions of Interest must be received by 5 pm, Friday 25 November 2022 

Further details will be sent out to interested parties after this date.

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