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One of the core areas of mahi for Te Mātāwai is that of Te Matatū (leadership).  In the context of Te Whare o Te Reo Mauri Ora – the partnership between Māori and the Crown for the revitalisation of te reo Maori, Te Mātāwai is responsible for leading revitalisation of the Māori language on behalf, of whānau, hapū, and iwi and Māori communities.  

Te Mātāwai is also responsible for providing the Minister for Māori Development with nominations for appointment to the boards of two Crown Entities, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and Te Māngai Pāho.  We also make four direct appointments to the board of Māori Television via the Te Mātāwai board.

We invite expressions of interest from suitably experienced candidates who have interest in being considered for a governance position on one of these reo entity boards and could meet the relevant criteria* for these roles.

Expressions of Interest have no set timeframe, any details provided will be held by Te Mātāwai on a confidential database that will be utilised throughout the year should a board position become available. The database will be used to make recommendations for appointments.

To include your details on the Te Mātāwai database to be considered for reo entities as above, please complete the attached Expression of Interest form  and forward this with your CV and a brief cover letter to:

*Relevant criteria may change depending on the current skill sets of the board.


Te reo Māori

Tikanga Māori

Services to or on behalf of Māori

Relevant sector experience (including broadcasting)

Knowledge and understanding of the key barriers and issues facing te reo Māori revitalisation


Business development


Work Type:

Crown entity appointment

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Post date:
February 18, 2020
Close date:
December 31, 2020
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Investment Facilitators

Te Mātāwai is looking for two Investment Facilitators to join the Te Mātāuru roopu (Investments) as part of our growing Wellington-based team. Te Mātāuru is one of three core roles that Te Mātāwai leads in response to the need for te reo Māori revitalisation. If you share our vision that te reo Māori is restored as a nurturing first language this could be the kaupapa for you.


We are looking for people who share our belief that communities and their people are at the centre of everything we do. We have faith that our people know what is needed to help revitalise te reo Māori in their own whānau, hapū, iwi and wider community.

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As a valued member of the Te Mātāwai team, you will support the Investment Manager and eight Pae Motuhake chairs who represent their respective Kāhui across the motu. You will understand the importance of investment in te reo revitalisation and have great organisational and relationship skills. You’ll thrive in a small team environment, supporting and facilitating the decision-making of our Pae Motuhake (regional cluster panels) as they assess investment applications that support the Te Mātāwai vision and investment plans.

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To join the Te Mātāwai whānau you should have an understanding of tikanga Māori and either be a te reo Māori speaker or able to demonstrate a commitment to learn.

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If this sounds like you, then email a completed application form along with a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to Any questions should also be sent to the same mailbox. All applications and pātai are treated in confidence.

Applications will only be accepted from people with the right to work in Aotearoa.

Post date:
February 10, 2020
Close date:
February 28, 2020
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