Our work is diverse and challenging

Our staff are experts in Māori land with a wide range of specialised knowledge. The services we offer include:

  • property management
  • commercial land development – including dairy farms, kiwifruit orchards and honey harvesting
  • database management
  • investment and finance
  • communications
  • information technology
  • trust management.

We have offices in Wellington, Hamilton, Rotorua, Gisborne and Whanganui. Read more about our services.

Our work culture

We're a close-knit bunch. We get together at least twice a year for an “All staff hui” to talk about the things that matter to us.

Your wellbeing is our priority

We encourage our team members to look after themselves and their whānau. We provide generous, flexible leave provisions.

Trust Specialist

  • Whanganui Based
  • Permanent Opportunity 

E totoka ai te tumu o te papatipu hei oranga mō Te Iwi Māori, o mua, o naianei, o anamata hoki.

Ko Te Tumu Paeroa tēnei, te kaitiaki, kaitaunaki, kaiwhakawhanake i te mana o ngā whenua Māori, huri noa. So that the foundations of ancestral lands may be solid, benefitting Māori from our past, present and future alike. This is Te Tumu Paeroa, guardian, support and advancer of the mana of Māori land everywhere. 

We have recently embarked on a significant change programme driven by our strategic priorities to enhance our delivery of high quality and efficient professional trustee services, to streamline our systems and processes and enhance the client experience and satisfaction of the services we provide. As a result, we have a number of exciting opportunities, which we are looking to fill. 

The Trust Specialist is primarily responsible for managing a portfolio of Trusts and ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the affairs of each Trust. This is a pivotal role in the organisation and requires the successful candidate to manage a range of responsibilities including:

  • Building and establishing relationships with owners, trustees and external organisations.
  • Facilitating meetings of owners and trustees in accordance with the respective Trust Orders, formal owner/trustee requests and Te Tumu Paeroa business processes.
  • Managing agreed meeting actions through to completion. 
  • Ensuring Māori Land Court applications, hearings and processes are completed efficiently. 
  • Ensuring the maintenance of Trust records and owner information. 
  • Assessing and recommending the amount of distributions payable. 
  • Providing recommendations to senior leadership around new Responsible Trustee or Agent appointments.


The skills and experience you will bring to this role include:

  • A proven understanding and application of relationship management practices, particularly within a Māori context.
  • A solid understanding of Māori Land management structures and processes, particularly as these relate to administration of ownership interests.
  • Demonstrated leadership at a senior level and in governance roles.
  • The ability to engage and influence internal and external stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
  • A high level of business and financial acumen, including the ability to understand and assess a commercial proposition at a high level.

If you’re passionate about Tikanga Māori and Te Reo and you’re ready to join us as we continue along our change journey of supporting Māori landowners to protect and enhance their land – for now and generations to come, then we want to hear from you.  

Position Description

Please forward your covering letter and CV to recruitment@tetumupaeroa.co.nz

Applications close Friday 3 April 2020. 

Administrator - South/West

  • Administrator – South/West 
  • Whanganui Based
  • Permanent Opportunity 

E totoka ai te tumu o te papatipu hei oranga mō Te Iwi Māori, o mua, o naianei, o anamata hoki.

Ko Te Tumu Paeroa tēnei, te kaitiaki, kaitaunaki, kaiwhakawhanake i te mana o ngā whenua Māori, huri noa. So that the foundations of ancestral lands may be solid, benefitting Māori from our past, present and future alike. This is Te Tumu Paeroa, guardian, support and advancer of the mana of Māori land everywhere. 

We have recently embarked on a significant change programme driven by our strategic priorities to enhance our delivery of high quality and efficient professional trustee services, to streamline our systems and processes and enhance the client experience and satisfaction of the services we provide. As a result, we have a number of exciting opportunities, which we are looking to fill.

The Administrator is primarily responsible for providing administration support and services to the Regional Team Managers and the respective regional teams. You will play a key role in supporting Trust Specialists, Property Specialists and Trust Coordinators with a range of duties including supporting with meetings of owners, development of court reports and applications and general property administration. 

The skills and experience you will bring to this role include:

  • Proven administration skills gained within a medium to large organisation 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written 
  • The ability to manage time effectively and to prioritise tasks and multiple demands

If you’re passionate about Tikanga Māori and Te Reo and you’re ready to join us as we continue along our change journey of supporting Māori landowners to protect and enhance their land – for now and generations to come, then we want to hear from you.  

Position Description

Please forward your covering letter and CV to recruitment@tetumupaeroa.co.nz 

Applications close Friday 3 April 2020.