Te Arawa Mahi is an iwi-owned, kaupapa-driven recruitment company focused on connecting employers with Te Arawa whānau and providing sustainable and meaningful employment opportunities that develop into long-term career pathways.
The business is a subsidiary of Te Arawa Fisheries; the post-settlement entity that holds and manages Te Arawa fisheries assets and investments.
We are shareholder-owned, governed by 10 Te Arawa iwi and guided by our four leading principles to deliver healthy environmental changes, social and economic development for our people, the generations of a prosperous blue economy and the preservation of traditional Māori culture and values.
Currently, we partner with Rotorua and Tauranga-based organisations across various sectors from fisheries to forestry and construction, that employ approximately 35 of our staff.
We provide a range of services to break down barriers that would otherwise hinder potential staff from seeking employment. These include:
- Daily transport to and from work
- PPE gear
- Competitive and attractive starting rates
- Assistance with writing a CV and interview experience
- Food packages
- Employment referencing
- Ongoing wellbeing support
- A sense of belonging in a nurturing whānau environment.
Our vision for Te Arawa Mahi includes providing training opportunities to ensure our staff are valued for their capabilities and skills, rather than as an inexpensive labour unit.
A significant driving factor for Te Arawa Mahi is ensuring our staff are supported throughout the recruitment process, active employment, potential training and are well equipped to confidently navigate the future employment market.
Alongside this is the exciting aquaculture project being led by Te Arawa Fisheries on behalf of the Waiariki iwi to build and develop a new aquaculture industry in the Bay of Plenty which will create new jobs and career opportunities.
Te Arawa Mahi currently has jobs available for seasonal seafood process workers.
These roles are based in a seafood factory located in Tauranga, and involves packing and processing whole fish for international export. The factory is whānau-owned and a close knit site with great management. No experience or qualification is needed and all training and PPE is provided on-site.
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment
- Ability to work in a team
- Health and Safety conscious
- Positive attitude
- Good communication skills
The hours are approximately 7.30am-5pm Monday to Friday with occasional Saturday work. The job is weather dependent (some days might be rained off and no mahi required) but we’re about to head into a busy season for the next four months. The pay rate is $24 per hour with incentive bonuses.
To apply, fill out the form in the link below, or contact Operations Assistant, Ngapera Nicholls on 027 277 5138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a business and have staff available or employment opportunities in the Bay of Plenty please contact Te Arawa Mahi Manager, Nicole Pakau on 027 265 2344 or email@example.com