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Carterton District Council is a vibrant, hard working council who strive for excellence. Recruiting new employees for our team is coordinated by our People and Wellbeing Team.

Current Vacancies

Kaitakawaenga – Māori Liaison Officer

Part-Time (20hrs pw)

Carterton District Council is committed to working in partnership with iwi, hapū, marae and hapori Māori to foster positive, respectful relationships; ensure authentic participation in decision making; and deliver council services that better meet the needs of Māori.

The Kaitakawaenga plays a vital role in achieving these outcomes by providing high-quality advice and guidance, facilitating Māori engagement, and improving organisational capability in Te Ao Māori, Tikanga Māori, Te Reo, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to demonstrate highly developed networking and relationship skills, and have an ability to work collaboratively across the council and community to achieve positive outcomes.  You will have previous experience working with, and/or for, a mana whenua, iwi, or Māori organisation, and a strong political awareness with an understanding of the role of local government in the community.

Established relationships with Wairarapa iwi, hapū and/or marae, and a relevant qualification, or equivalent experience, in Te Ao Māori, Tikanga, Te Reo, and Te Tiriti o Waitangi would be an advantage.

If you think this sounds like you, a copy of the job description is available here.

To apply, please send your covering letter and C.V. to Casey Spencer, People and Wellbeing Administrator, Carterton District Council –

Applications close at 5.00pm on Monday 1 February 2021.


Library Services positions -7 fixed-term roles – South Wairarapa & Carterton

  • Fixed Term until 30th June 2022
  • 7 positions available
  • Full-time and part-time roles

If you love reading AND you have the other skills and experience required to work in a modern public library, we’d love to hear from you.

With the New Year comes new and exciting opportunities in our libraries!

The Wairarapa Library Service (WLS) is a joint initiative between South Wairarapa District Council (SWDC) and Carterton District Council (CDC).  WLS provides community library services to almost 20,000 people from its sites in Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown and Carterton.

Thanks to funding from the New Zealand Libraries’ Partnership Programme, we are excited to offer 7 new  roles that will ignite a fresh and innovative direction for our library services.  The roles focus on the core aspects of modern libraries – digital literacies, reading, engaging with and growing our communities.

The roles will be based at the Greytown Town Hall and Library with services delivered throughout the South Wairarapa and Carterton districts.

If you think this sounds like you, please send your covering letter and C.V. for each role you are applying for (please specify which role/s) to Casey Spencer, People and Wellbeing Administrator, Carterton District Council –

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 29 January 2021.