For more than six years, Te Arawa Mahi has focused on connecting employers with Te Arawa whānau, providing employment opportunities and career pathways to grow their people.
Partnering with local, regional and national organisations, Te Arawa Mahi creates work and upskilling opportunities for our people, as well as a range of services aimed at “breaking down barriers” to getting people into employment.
Helping craft CVs, providing transport to and from work, and providing kai packages to ensure whānau have lunch while at work are just some of the ways Te Arawa Mahi are helping to empower our people in the workforce.
Te Arawa Mahi currently employs more than 60 people and prioritises a safe working environment at all times by providing PPE gear where necessary, as well as pre-employment and random alcohol and drug testing.
Following its success in Rotorua, Te Arawa Mahi aims to expand into the wider Bay of Plenty, Eastern Bay of Plenty and Taupō, as well as partner with new businesses to provide further opportunities to work, learn and upskill our people together.
Te Arawa Mahi is a subsidiary of Te Arawa Fisheries, the post settlement entity that holds and manages Te Arawa’s fisheries assets and investments. Since its establishment, Te Arawa Mahi has paid out more than $2.5 million (gross) worth of wages directly to whānau.