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The Tū Mai Taonga Project is proceeding under the leadership, guiding vision and tikanga of Ngāti Rehua Ngātiwai ki Aotea. It aims to prove landscape-scale operational methodologies and build community support that will open pathways to a predator free Aotea.

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 teeming 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 service and maintain trap lines in remote areas, 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.

Hours 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, please email:

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