The Ashburton water zone is bordered by two large braided rivers – the Rakaia and Rangitata – and divided by the Hakatere (Ashburton) and Hekeao (Hinds) rivers. It has been extensively modified over the years to create one of the most productive agricultural regions in New Zealand. Three rūnanga consider the Ashburton zone part of their takiwā – Arowhenua, Taumutu and Ngāi Tūāhuriri. The rivers, lakes and the wetlands that once covered large areas of the zone have always been an important place and food basket for Ngāi Tahu.
The Ashburton Water Zone Committee develops local actions and tactics to deliver on the Caterbury Water Management Strategy.
As a member of the committee, you would be expected to attend the meetings which occur mostly once per month, totalling 8 meetings per year. These meetings are held at Ashburton Council from 1pm and will run for 2 hours. You will also be expected to join our Kaitiakitanga Portfolio to allow for adequate reporting for this environmentally based kaupapa.
Honorarium: $4,000 per year, plus travel.
Expressions of Interest close: 25 November 2023
If you’re interested in this position, please express your interest by emailing Faye at email@example.com
As Taumutu whānau, we would like to invite you to an upcoming overnight Cultural Monitoring Wānanga. Please read below and register your interest.
Being a cultural monitor is an important role for our Takiwā. As a cultural monitor, you will monitor responsibilities when there is archaeological evidence but no archaeologist present, be involved in archaeological assessments, create rapport with landowners and recognise archaeological evidence.
This Cultural Monitoring Wānanga is designed for learning about the importance of cultural monitoring and developing your skills as a cultural monitor. This wānanga is designed for any experience level. Please register even if you have no experience.
When: 15th November – 16th November (overnight).
Where: Pūrau (day site), Onawe (day site), Koukourarata (overnight).
Expressions of Interests due by: EOD 1st November 2023 to Faye at firstname.lastname@example.org