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Friday, March 10th, 2023 | Posted by:

Executive Officer Waihao

Are you a high performing team leader, with strong cultural capability and experience in building teams and delivery strategy? If so, then Te Rūnanga o Waihao is looking for you.
The name Waihao refers to our river, named by Rokohouia the son of Rākaihautū who were both ariki (leaders and guardians) of the waka (sailing canoe) Uruao, one of the earlier waka arrivals to Aotearoa. The river, which has its source in the inland foothills – Te Tari a Te Kaumira – is home to the hao or shortfin eel, hence the name Waihao. The hao eel was, and still is, one of the delicacies still gathered as mahinga kai by whānau from the Waihao River and its Wainono lagoon – the kete kai of local Māori.
The takiwā of Te Rūnanga o Waihao centres on Wainono, sharing interests with Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua to Waitaki, and extends inland to Ōmārama and the Main Divide.
It is through the marae that a sense of continuity with the past is achieved.
Tino mihi aroha ki a koutou ngā whānau o Waihao me Waitaki i te mahi rangatira māō tātou marae.
We are looking for an Executive Officer to build and lead our operational team, support our governance board, and to operationalise and deliver on our Strategic Plan into the future.
Your team leadership, project delivery experience, financial management expertise, and experience supporting governance entities will be critical to your success in this role. Alongside your established relationships with government agencies and stakeholder organisations, your ability to grow and nurture strategic relationships will be fundamental. Your excellent written and verbal communication skills will compliment your commitment to servant leadership in a marae and rūnanga context.
If this sounds like you, we look forward to receiving a CV and covering letter describing your suitability for the role.
Apply Now or for confidential enquiries please contact Jo McLean – Te Rūnanga o Waihao Board at [email protected].
Closing date: 26 March 2023
2023-03-10 – Executive Officer JD:

Thursday, March 9th, 2023 | Posted by:

This meeting will be held at

Waihao Marae, 26 Māori Road, Morven, Waimate

(Zoom video conferencing connection also available),

on Sunday 26th March 2023 at 10.30am


The purpose of this meeting is to consider and vote on the following:

1. The Te Rūnanga o Waihao Incorporated Society constitution / rules remain unchanged from those that have guided our organisation to date; and

2. That the full membership of the Executive / Board is replaced by newly elected members.