A Northland trust are looking for a versatile General Manager to lead their organisation and the region in a job that’s been 250 years in the making. 2019 will be 250 years since Captain Cook and his Polynesian navigator Tupaia entered New Zealand waters. The Bay of Islands is one of four key landing sites hosting events as part of the nationally significant Tuia – Encounters 250 commemoration programme. As part of this programme of events, the Te Au Mārie 1769 Trust has been established to commemorate, celebrate and share the diverse histories of voyaging and encounters in Tai Tokerau.
Te Au Mārie are currently recruiting for a General Manger to develop and lead the Northland programme of events and projects. Te Au Mārie co-chair Jane Hindle said “It is a truly unique and exciting project to be involved in. We are recognising and celebrating our dual heritage and the journeys that have bought us all here. In celebrating our shared histories and two cultures love of voyaging and exploration, we can better understand where we come from and where we can go in the future.”
Co-Chair James Eruera said “Tai Tokerau has a significant role to play in our national history and we need a General Manager to lead our part in this nationally significant commemoration.”
A variety of events are planned in the Bay of Islands, Whangarei and across Northland, culminating in the Endeavour replica, accompanied by a flotilla of waka and traditional vessels, visiting the Bay of Islands in October 2019. The Trust is also focussing on long-term legacies which “will have a positive social, cultural, ecological and economic impact and will include ecological restoration, as well as cultural and education initiatives,” Hindle said.
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