Opportunities for Uri

Opportunities For Our People, Through Our Partners

See below for opportunities through our partners:

KiwiRail (including the iReX Project)
Lets Get Wellington Moving
Wellington City Council 
Hutt City Council
Te Ara Tupua (Waka Kōtahi)


NIWA Summer Internship Opportunity - applications close 5 November 2023. Click here and here for further information on this exciting opportunity.



Currently we do not have any housing opportunities for uri.

Te Puna Wai Kaumātua Units Registration of Interest Form

Currently all kaumātua units at Te Puna Wai in Wainuiomata (Lower Hutt, Wellington) are fully tenanted. We encourage those who are interested in these whare to click here to register. When a vacancy comes up, you may be contacted by Home In Place, our community housing provider. You must be a verified member of this Trust and be registered on the Ministry of Social Development Housing Register to qualify for tenancy.


These units were developed by Taranaki Whānui in partnership with The Wellington Company and are located on the same whenua as the Trusts' housing development Te Puna Wai.
Consisting of 11 units which are located together, surrounding a māra kai, these warm, dry, energy efficient one-bedroom whare with ramp access.


October 2023

Te Moana o Raukawakawa (Cook Straight) is a vital part of New Zealand's transport and tourism infrastructure, so it makes sense that the service matches its significance. The Interislander is transforming, upgrading its existing service, delivery of two new custom-designed ferries and terminals at Kaiwharawhara Wellington and Waitohi Picton.

Taranaki Whānui, Ngāti Toa Rangatira (Te Whanganui a Tara) and Te Ātiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui (Waitohi Picton) have partnered with KiwiRail and established a unified mana whenua governance and advisory group - Te Au o Rehutai.

Through Te Au o Rehutai, we will be providing a number of opportunties for our whānau so make sure you pop back regularly to check out what these may look like.

Programme updates and whānau opportunities - Te Au o Rehutai | iReX

Lets Get Wellington Moving

October 2023

Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika are working in partnership with Let’s Get Wellington Moving to help shape the future of Wellington.  Let’s Get Wellington Moving is a $6.4 billion multi-decade programme for Wellington’s transport and urban development future, and a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Wellington.


The 20-year programme includes mass rapid transit connecting the central city with Newtown and the eastern suburbs, walking and cycling improvements, investment in a smarter transport network, and strategic highway improvements including at the Basin Reserve and the Mt Victoria Tunnel. At its heart, the programme seeks to move more people with fewer vehicles. Let’s Get Wellington Moving is a is a joint initiative between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency. Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust and Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira have recently joined the Governance of the programme and are now helping the programme at an operational level to ensure that mana whenua perspectives are appropriately considered. 

The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust representatives working with Let’s Get Wellington Moving are:
 •  Kirsty Tamanui – Governance Reference Group representative
 •  Peter Jackson – Operational representative 
 •  Ihaia Puketapu – Operational representative
 •  Pekaira Rei – Operational representative
 •  Leslie Brown – Operational representative

Programme updates - Let's Get Wellington Moving

Let’s Get Wellington Moving is significant and long-term project for the capital, and this is the start of an ongoing kōrero. Taranaki Whānui representatives are currently part of initial discussions with the Let’s Get Wellington Moving team, with the wider iwi membership engagement occuring April 2022.  For further information on this click here.

For more information please contact Kirsty Tamanui (kirsty@portnicholson.org.nz / 04 472 3872 or 0800 767 8642) or check out the Let’s Get Wellington Moving website https://lgwm.nz/












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