Kaitūruki - Kāinga Whānau Ora
Fixed Term for two years - 40 hours per week
Applications close:  5pm, 6th September 2019

Te Oranganui in collaboration with

Te Tihi o Ruahine Whānau Ora Alliance

Kāinga Whānau Ora - Kaitūruki

(Fixed Term positions)


Are you interested in contributing to making a difference in whānau lives?  Will your skills and diversity add to Te Oranganui’s work in advancing Whānau Ora? Can you see beyond ‘crisis’ and draw on the potential of whānau to create their own pathways? Beginning with dreams and aspirations is essential!  

We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational person to work their magic in our Kāinga Whānau Ora Initiative. The Initiative works with whānau living in Housing NZ households in the Whanganui region using a Collective Impact framework. We have multiple organisations involved so you will also need to have awesome relationship skills.  You will be focussed on working alongside whānau to recognise their strengths and not ‘fixing’ things for them.


The Kaitūruki position focuses on:

  • Advocacy; Promoter of whānau aspirations

  • Brokerage; Engage the best people, opportunities, services suited to whānau needs

  • Coaching; Supporting whānau to succeed in their goals, guide skill development and manage change


You will have:

A sound working knowledge of Whānau Ora as a Social Movement, be a self-starter with loads of initiative and energy, broad networks, IT literate, competent in te reo me ōna tikanga.


Kāinga Whānau Ora has four main goals:

  • All whānau live in structurally safe, warm, dry homes within flourishing communities in the Whanganui region

  • These same whānau have access to workshops and educational opportunities which increases knowledge and skills to make improved decisions

  • Whānau live in loving and respectful relationships free of violence

  • Partner organisation system change (policy and legislation)

It would be an advantage for you to have completed Whānau Ora training, but don’t worry if you haven’t as all training is provided.


Te Oranganui is committed to realising the aspirations of Whānau Ora and is an entity that brings together local Iwi/ Māori health and social service providers, hapū and marae voices and local branches of national Māori organisations.


If you are interested in applying for this fixed term position, please click below. If shortlisted you will need to be available the following week for an interview.

Whanganui Campus
57 Campbell Street, 
Tel (06) 349 0007