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.

Executive Assistant/Legal Team Administrator

  • Permanent Position
  • Newly created role 
  • Based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington)


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 new and exciting opportunity within our Legal team.  

The Executive Assistant/Legal Team Administrator is primarily responsible for providing full administration support to the General Counsel and the wider Legal team. In this varied and fast-paced role, responsibilities include managing the diary commitments of the General Counsel, word-processing, reporting, development of presentation material and invoicing. In support of the wider Legal team, responsibilities will include maintaining of legal databases and files, filing and archiving, conducting of research and the collation of information. 

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

  • Proven experience in a similar role providing support to Senior Management. 
  • A working knowledge of legal procedures and legal terminology. 
  • Well-developed computer and word-processing skills with a high degree of competency within the MS Office suite.
  • Excellent time management, communication, organisational and planning skills. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to demonstrate discretion at all times. 

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

Position Description

Applications close Friday 28 February 2020.


Administrator - Enterprise & Engagement

  • Rotorua Based  
  • Permanent Opportunity 
  • Varied and challenging role 

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 As a result we have a vacancy in our Rotorua tari for an Administrator superstar. 

The Administrator is primarily responsible for providing administration support and services to the Enterprise & Engagement Manager and their team. 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.  You will also support the day-to-day running of a busy regional office, including reception and meeting room facilities. 

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

Position Description 

Applications close Thursday 5 March 2020. 



Administrator - South West

  • Te Whanganui-a-Tara based (Wellington)
  • Permanent opportunity
  • Varied and challenging role

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 new and exciting opportunity for an Administrator based in our Wellington office.  

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

Position description

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Applications close Wednesday 18 March 2020.