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Para Kore Waste Advisors for Waikato, Rotorua, East Coast, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington
(Part-Time Contractors) 

Kei te kimi kaimahi a Para Kore. Ko te mahi a te kaimahi nei, he āwhina i ngā marae, ngā kōhanga reo, ngā kura, ngā rōpū Māori ki te whakaiti para. Kei te kimi mātau i te hunga e ngākau nui ana ki te tiaki taiao, e pakari ana hoki ki te tū ki te whakaatu i te kaupapa, ki te whakahaere wananga hoki. Heoi, ka whakangungutia te kaimahi. Tēnā whakapā mai mēnā ki ō whakaaro he mahi pai tēnei mōu.

You may have heard already: Para Kore’s Zero Waste kaupapa is growing and growing! This year, the programme will be available in several new rohe and we are currently looking for kaimahi.

Para Kore is a not-for-profit Māori organisation, (by Māori, for Māori) with charitable status. Para Kore is a zero waste organisation with a kaupapa based on whakapapa to Papatūānuku and is expressed through an experienced and skilled team who work regionally delivering the Para Kore programme to marae and Māori organisations. The Para Kore whānau are passionate about, and committed to, achieving a zero waste Aotearoa.

The six waste advisors we are seeking (Waikato, Rotorua, Wellington, Gisborne, East Coast, and Hawkes Bay) will deliver the Para Kore programme to marae, organisations, kōhanga, kura in their own rohe.

Become part of the vision for all marae within Aotearoa to be working towards zero waste by 2020. Para Kore is seeking six self-managing waste advisors to provide waste minimisation education through the ‘Para Kore’ programme to marae within Waikato, Rotorua, Wellington, Gisborne, East Coast, and Hawkes Bay. You will need a degree of fluency in te reo Māori and knowledge of tikanga Māori, be experienced in working with Māori and marae and be passionate about composting and reducing waste. The positions requires approximately 16 – 20 hours a month. Applicants must be available to work weekends, especially Sundays! The work entails giving presentations, doing waste checks and running zero waste wananga/workshops with marae. Proficiency with using a computer is necessary and the applicant must have a laptop, phone and reliable vehicle. Training given and resources provided. Applications (please send a covering letter and CV) close 23rd January 2017. For a job description or for enquiries, please contact, 0210376737

The successful applicant will also:

·         Liaise with Para Kore Support Committees which include members from councils, funders, iwi authorities and other interested parties.

·         Complete deliverables and accountability reports as required.

Skills and experience

Skills and Experience required are:

Can do attitude, professional personal presentation, self-motivated and self-managing, optimistic with a solution-based outlook, positive, up-beat, flexible, initiative, well organised, effective time manager and self-starter with a positive attitude that’s infectious. Humble, empathetic, patient yet determined. Able to self-reflect.

Passion, understanding, respect are virtues required for this position as well as a love for Ranginui, Papatūānuku me ā rāua tamariki.

Skilled communicator with great interpersonal skills; understands the concept of a ‘deadline’ and can meets deadlines without fail, as well as be of the highest integrity. People with a love for getting things in on time, learning, excellence, and reducing waste are preferred.

To apply please send a covering letter and CV to by the 23rd January. Please contact us for a position description too.

Job benefits and perks

Benefits include being part of the solution and working with a team of passionate people from throughout Aotearoa who are committed to changing behaviours through transforming attitudes and behaviours in their local rohe regarding waste. This is a long term project that takes time but our people continue to inspire us and we feel privileged to meet and work with our marae.

Contact us for a job description:
021 0376737
06 7638 297
021 0431127

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to

There is a lot of information on our website. Check out our videos on our YouTube channel and like our Facebook page for regular updates.

Ngā mihi nui
Jacqui Forbes and the Para Kore team


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