Hineuru Iwi Trust

Hineuru X Apa-Hāpai-Taketake Wānanga

Hineuru X Apa-Hāpai-Taketake Wānanga

Hineuru Iwi Trust would like to invite whānau to a wānanga with our Ngāti Apa whanaunga. This kaupapa has come about as part of their journey, reconnecting with their tūpuna.
The Trust is hosting a wānanga to discuss the shared whakapapa between our two tūpuna and would like to invite our whānau to attend should they be available.
Key details:
  • When: Tuesday, 3 October | 9.30 AM
  • Where: Te Hāroto Marae
  • What: Wānanga re tūpuna Apa
RSVP your attendance for catering and organisational purposes to by 5 PM, 27 September.

New Kaimahi | Marama Aporo

New Kaimahi | Marama Aporo

Hineuru Iwi Trust welcomes Marama Aporo as an Administrator in the Operations Team of the Trust.

Marama is Taupō born and bred with whakapapa to both Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Ngāti Hineuru. Te Rangi Tahau is her tipuna. As an experienced administrator, Marama brings numerous skills to her new role. Before her employment with the Trust, Marama worked for Tauhara North No. 2 Trust, most recently in their Hauora Team.

Mahi aside, Marama has been married to Mata for forty years and has four tamariki and seven mokopuna. Her passions include kapa haka with Ngā Taikura o Tūwharetoa and paddling in her free time on Taupō moana.

Nau mai haramai, Marama!



  • Grow your career within the livestock industry.
  • Competitive rates
  • A supportive environment with professional development.

At Hineuru Property Limited, our vision is to exercise mana whenua as kaitiaki over our tribal rohe, utilise and protect our natural resources, uplift & hiki wairua through actively promoting activity which connects our people with the taiao and the taiao with our Hineuru people, encourage and promote better behaviour and practices for the benefit of our environment and to advocate caring for our taiao today for our future generations tomorrow.

Hineuru Property Limited has an opportunity for an enthusiastic passionate individual to join us as a Farm Assistant on a casual basis at Hineuru and Pukenui Station, located between Napier and Taupo. The successful applicant can start immediately.

You will be reporting to the Farm Operations Manager and will have the opportunity to be involved in the day-to-day farming operations and responsibilities. The key stock policies are to finish all young lambs, calves, and fawns from the breeding unit to target weights, also lambing 500 breeding ewes.

The successful candidate will be required to have:

  • Deer, sheep and beef experience, preferred.
  • Excellent stockmanship and animal husbandry.
  • Knowledge of stock nutritional requirements.
  • Current full NZ driver’s license.
  • The ability to pass a drug test.
  • Experience in operation and maintaining farm machinery.
  • Effective communication skills and attention to detail.
  • A friendly, easy-going personality.

To apply for this career opportunity, please send a CV and cover letter to Hineuru Property Limited, c/o Bakertilly Staples Rodway. Email:

Applications close on 11 August 2023.

Café Tarawera | Vacancy Café Assistant – Casual

Café Tarawera | Vacancy Café Assistant – Casual

We have an exciting opportunity for a Café Assistant to join our team at our Cafe on State Highway 5, Tarawera, Napier.

This will be a busy and varied role that would suit a self-motivated customer service guru. You will be required to take responsibility for providing friendly “front of house” customer service excellence to assist in maintaining our goal of 100% happy customers. Specifically, your duties will include the following:

  • Meeting and greeting all café customers taking orders promptly.
  • Working within a team to ensure that all customers’ orders are accurately processed, actioned and delivered as quickly as possible.
  • Opening and closing duties at the beginning or end of a shift.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A friendly and positive attitude.
  • Food hygiene training/ qualifications.
  • Previous catering or hospitality experience.
  • Effective communication skills.

The casual role means that the work hours will be as required.

We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running, so if you enjoy a challenge and are passionate about customer service, please forward your CV and cover letter by 2 August 2023 to

Hineuru Hautapu

Hineuru Hautapu

Hineuru Iwi Trust invites whānau to join, reflect, and celebrate Matariki at this year’s Hineuru Hautapu.

Key details:

  • Date: Friday, 14 July
  • Location: Te Hāroto Marae
  • Time: 5:45 AM
  • Karakia commences @ 6 AM

As explained during last year’s hautapu, Pōhutukawa is the star that carries the deceased. Please email with the names of those who have passed on. Alternatively, Mana will invite whānau to share these names during the karakia.

A friendly reminder to dress appropriately for the conditions.

Finally, for catering purposes, please RSVP your attendance to

Hineuru Civil Defence Kōrero

Hineuru Civil Defence Kōrero

Nau mai haere mai ki Te Haroto Marae ki te hui tahi, ki te kōrero tahi.
We would like to invite our whanau to a hui at Te Haroto Marae to present the Hineuru Iwi Trust Civil Defence Plan, and to provide whānau with an update on matters related to State Highway 5. Waka Kotahi has agreed to come and share with whānau the mahi they are doing to repair the roads and the work being undertaken to make SH5 safer.
With the agreement and support of the marae chair, this hui will be held following the Te Haroto Marae SGM.
Key details:
  • What: Te Haroto Marae SGM and Hineuru Civil Defence Kōrero
  • When: Saturday, 27 May 2022
  • Where: Te Haroto Marae
  • SGM Start: 10 AM
  • Kai: 12 PM
  • Civil Defence and Waka Kōtahi Kōrero – to start from 12:30 – 1 PM
Nau mai haere mai.

Nau mai piki mai! Hineuru Whakapiki Wairua Day

Nau mai piki mai! Hineuru Whakapiki Wairua Day

Tēnā tātou Hineuru whānui

We wish to welcome you to our Whakapiki Wairua Day, being held next week, 12 April 2023, at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre. This pānui provides you with more information about the why and the what of this kaupapa.

After the past six weeks of turmoil, we wanted to touch base with our whanau to check in and see how everyone was going and provide a space for whānau to come and take their mind off things for an hour or two with mirimiri, haircuts and even foot spas.

The purpose of this day is to relax a little and have a kai and kōrero.


  • What: Whakapiki Wairua Day
  • Time: 10 AM – 3 PM
  • Venue: Napier War Memorial conference centre

We will all meet at the Napier War Memorial Conference Centre and then split for a few hours.

Tamariki and Rangatahi

A 50-seater bus will arrive at 10:45 AM to take our tamariki and rangatahi to the  Napier Aquatic Centre. Please bring togs and a towel.

We will have some kai at the pools for tamariki and will be returned to the War Memorial. An adult must accompany children under 5 years of age.

Seats on the bus are first in, first served, and people will accompany our rangatahi.

Adults / Pakeke

We have organised for people to be available to pamper you and make you feel a little better.

  • Four hair-dressers and barbers have been confirmed
  • Four kaimirimiri are confirmed
  • Te Kupenga Hauora will be doing health checks and vaccinations
  • Kai will be available and coffee etc.

Our whānau are most welcome. For mirimiri and haircuts, walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents, bring your tamariki and come and relax for a little bit. Pakeke and kaumatua, come and have a little pamper day and let go of some of the stress.

Maori Womens Welfare League will also join us to help whānau complete the census.

We will conclude the day with a hangi on the forecourt at 2:45 PM to pick up on the way out.

Please register your interest at, and we will see you there.

Mai Hineuru, mō Hineuru.

Hineuru Wananga Reo

Hineuru Wananga Reo

Hineuru maranga mai!
Do you have a passion for te reo Maori? Or even a passion for seeing and hearing te reo Māori amongst our Hineuru whānau? We want you.
Hineuru Iwi Trust is holding a wananga kōrero on 19 April 2023 starting at 5pm at the Crown Hotel, Ahuriri, to find our iwi reo champions. You do not need to be fluent in te reo Māori. If you have a passion for supporting the iwi and supporting the implementation of the Hineuru Reo Strategy, then please come as we are seeking a range of skills.
The wānanga will include:
  1. Mihimihi / Welcome / Kai;
  2. Kōrero about the Hineuru Reo Strategy;
  3. Discussion and developing a plan for implementation;
  4. An assessment of skills to support this implementation; and
  5. An action list moving forward.
We intend to do this over a kai. So please register with us on  for catering purposes. 
Haere mai ki te kai me te kōrero.

Education Grants 2023

Education Grants 2023

Hineuru Iwi Trust and the Hineuru Education and Training Committee are pleased to announce that applications for the 2023 Education Grants are now OPEN. Applications are open from 1 April to 12 PM 30 April 2023. This year, the opening of applications was delayed due to Cyclone Gabrielle.

HIT and the Committee understand that sometimes the pursuit of education can be a difficult and financially burdensome task. The Grants Scheme is a way that the Trust can contribute to the development of iwi members’ education while providing flexibility in how the allocated grant is spent.

Last year 114 iwi members benefited from the Education Grants. The Trust looks forward to receiving a similar or greater number of applications.

The Committee has appointed Maria Rahui as the Grants Administrator for this year. As such, she will be available to provide support to applicants. You can make contact via email: or phone: 027 318 9344

All applications are submitted through the online application form.

Key criteria:

  • You must be a registered iwi member of Hineuru Iwi Trust;
  • You must provide a verified and authenticated copy of the birth certificate of the person in whose name the application is made out for;
  • If the applicant is aged 18 years or over, you must provide proof of residential address;
  • You must provide bank verification for each individual application – a deposit slip or bank statement;
  • You will need to provide a head and shoulders photograph of the applicant;
  • Unless this is your first year of tertiary study, you must include the previous year’s academic transcript. If you do not include an academic transcript, your application will not be accepted;
  • The closing date is final. If your application is late, it will not be accepted;
  • You must provide confirmation of study from your education institution;
  • The name on the application should be the child/student for whom the application is for, not the parent/caregiver; And
  • You must fully complete your application, including the declaration; otherwise, the application will not be accepted.

Tarawera Property and Café Manager

Tarawera Property and Café Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for a Tarawera Property and Café Manager to lead our team at the Tarawera Café, 6400 Napier-Taupo Road, State Highway 5, Tarawera.

This individual will manage and oversee the operations and running of the Tarawera Property and Café, with responsibility for managing the day-to-day operation of the cafe. They will provide excellent service to our customers and promote and maintain an environment for all our customers and co-workers, with the key aim being to retain existing and attract new customers.

Day to day the role includes:

  • Property Management:
    • Inspecting the buildings, performing basic repairs, maintenance and cleaning tasks as required.
    • Book and service all accommodation offerings on the site.
    • Ensures all property and premises are clean and tidy.
  • Café Duties:
    • Prepare (or procure) foods such as salads, sandwiches, baked goods etc.
    • Ensure food is fresh and kept at a safe temperature.
    • Prepare various beverages including coffee, tea, and cold drinks.
    • Take orders, serve customers and answer their questions. Work closely with customers to answer questions and listen to complaints regarding food quality and customer service before working to resolve those complaints promptly.
    • Order from food suppliers, supervising and maintaining inventory.
    • Supervise other staff and organise work rosters.
    • Cash management responsibilities.

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • Previous experience in a managerial/supervisory role in hospitality or similar.
  • Certificate of Hygiene preferred.
  • Relevant experience as FOH / Barista in similar business.
  • Solid food & beverage knowledge and skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of excellent customer service.
  • Well presented with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail, flexible and reliable.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Physically fit as you will be required to lift heavy stock items and will be on your feet!

This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your hospitality experience in a great location.

We’re looking for someone who can hit the ground running, so if you’re passionate about customer experience, are a team player and leader, and love a challenge, please forward your CV and cover letter by 14th April 2023 to

Applications close on 14th April 2023.