Ma te hikoi tahi me te Iwi ka taea te arahi i a ratau
To lead the people is to walk beside them
GROWING OUR PEOPLE
Te Arawa Mahi has been providing employment opportunities within the seafood sector since 2014. We have paid out over $2.5 million dollars (gross) worth of wages directly to Te Arawa whānau in the past 6 years. As we move into a post COVID-19 world we are looking at how we can do even more! By partnering with more businesses both locally and regionally we will be able to provide opportunities to work, learn, and upskill our staff.
Te Arawa Mahi currently recruits and employs people so they will be work ready. We currently transport staff to locations outside of Rotorua and ensure a safe working environment at all times. We are about our people and their future aspirations.
We do not have any job vacancies at the moment, however you can register your interest or follow the Te Arawa Mahi Facebook page to see mahi opportunities coming up soon.
All contracts are on a casual and fixed-term seasonal basis. Due to the nature of the work we currently offer it is impossible to predict when and how much work will be available. However, it is not uncommon for our staff to be offered full-time employment direct with the companies they work in. Other opportunities for guaranteed hours have also arisen within some jobs.
We currently have established partnerships within the fish processing industry and the kiwifruit industry. The work is mainly packing, stacking and strapping boxed product. Our staff are often targeted for work in other areas, such as quality control, when they show commitment to the job and reliablity. Both industries run on a seasonal basis and are often weather dependant.
We are committed to helping people find employment, that is our main purpose – we are not here to judge. If you are unable to pass a test straight away we allow you to come back and test again in 6 weeks of being “clean”.
We provide a door to door pick up service. We collect staff from their homes and transport them directly to work sites. After work we collect staff from the work site and drop them at home. Usually we do not allow our staff to drive themselves to and from work. This is not only a safety issue but also means we can monitor who will be at work on any given day.
All necessary equipment and work clothing, including PPE, are provided. We ask that you wear comfortable clothing, and closed toes shoes each day. You must be wearing closed toe shoes to enter work sites – NO JANDALS OR SANDALS.
Looking for staff? Get in touch to discuss your specific needs.
Te Arawa Mahi is a subsidiary of Te Arawa Fisheries, the post settlement entity that holds and manages fishing assets and investments received on behalf of Te Arawa from the crown. Te Arawa Mahi was established with the purpose of connecting employers to Te Arawa people seeking employment. We have charitable status and profits are redistributed through our trust Te Kotahitanga O Te Arawa Waka.
We provide support to get our staff to work. This includes a door to door pick up service that transports our staff to and from the work site at no additional cost. This is one way we ensure attendance rates are high.
Please call us and we will be happy to to discuss your needs now and in the future. We are always looking for ways to connect people with opportunities to work. The more lead time we have the better we can prepare our workforce and provide our clients with quality, strategic staffing solutions.
Yes! We have a qualified drug and alcohol tester in house and ensure all our staff are tested prior to employment. We reserve the right to perform random testing at our discretion and that of our clients.
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini.
We come not with our own strengths, but bring with us the strengths of our iwi, hapu and whanau together.
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Te Arawa Fisheries
Lakesyde Business Centre
Level 1, 1204 Whakaue Street