Whakapapa researcher / reviewer / collator / recorder

Applications close 4:00pm Tuesday 16 May 2017.

He tono, he karanga tēnei ki ngā mātanga whakapapa o Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō
Kei te kimi mātou I tētahi tangata kia whakaki I tēnei tūranga

Whakapapa researcher / reviewer / collator / recorder

• Research, update and record whakapapa records
• Based in Blenheim (two-year contract)

It’s an exciting time to be joining Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō in their post-treaty settlement environment. This is more than just a job: it’s an opportunity to bring together the threads of Iwi whakapapa including documentation, records and verbal knowledge to build an accurate, living record of the past and the present. This will help inform the Trust as it works towards its vision for a strong, vibrant and proud iwi.

You’ll need to have experience working as a researcher, collator and reviewer. It would be very useful if you have had experience researching the specialist area of whakapapa.

If you’ve got an affinity with the aspirations of Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō and te ao Māori, this is your chance to get involved by spearheading this exciting whakapapa research initiative focussed on ensuring the Trust is responsive to the needs of stakeholders.

You’ll need to have strong knowledge of te reo and tikanga and be familiar with tribal structures.


Kia tu pakari ai te whare o Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō; our vision for Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō is for a strong, vibrant, and proud iwi which exercises and realises its rangatiratanga.


We believe that having a clear view of our mission or purpose as an organisation is critical to ensuring that our plans are formed in the right context, and are directed at achieving the right things.


Whakapapa continues to exist in its own right in recognition of it being the foundation of Culture and Identity.

The Whakapapa Advisor is a primary role to interface with tribal members during the enrolment/registration process where people wish to enrol themselves and their families.

The Whakapapa Advisor will oversee the maintenance of the database including the entry of all new enrolments, details on those deceased and those where we no longer have a current address.

Customer service is a key role, as a first point of contact for tribal members wishing to register with the tribal organisation.



  • Initiate and maintain the registration process


  • Undertake research
  • Research information that builds the Whakapapa files
  • Contribute to or lead other consented research about whakapapa

Information Storage

  • Ensure the accurate entering of information in both physical and electronic forms
  • Assist with retrieval of Whakapapa information when requested
  • Maintain the beneficial register and Whakapapa files

Customer Service

  • Client contact (written and oral advice)
  • Establish and maintain positive, constructive and co-operative working relationships as required


Integrity of Whakapapa

  • Promote understanding and enthusiasm for the preservation of related matters


  • Attends to administrative requirements of the registration process and in support of team members
  • Ensure you are familiar with the Health & Safety compliance

Health & Safety

  • All employees have a responsibility to abide by all displayed rules, safety regulations, policies and procedures.

Additional Duties as Required

  • Any other duties of a similar type required by the employer.


Please apply, attaching your CV and Cover Letter to; butch@ngatiapakiterato.iwi.nz

Applications close 4:00pm Tuesday 16 May 2017.

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