Greater Wellington Regional Council

The role of Te Pane Matua Taiao; Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) is to protect our environment while meeting the cultural, social and economic needs of our communities.  They’re specifically responsible for the region’s natural environment; including flood protection, biosecurity, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and partnering for climate change resilience. 

Within the council, Te Hunga Whiriwhiri embrace their privileged role upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the values of the partnership between GWRC and mana whenua in the region. They provide support and advice on governance relationships, strategic and operational leadership, policy and planning which unlocks the potential of Māori communities, effective communication and engagement with Māori and leadership on te reo, tikanga and mātauranga Māori. 



Join the Team at Greater Wellington Regional Council



The Ringa Āwhina is the ‘glue’ and plays a pivotal role in providing support to Te Pou Whakarae and their Senior Leadership team, prioritising their work programme objectives and ensuring seamless operations.



View the Executive Assistant & Coordinator position description.

Working closely with Directors and Managers, the Senior Advisors will ensure the integration of mana whenua aspirations into organisational strategies and operational functions.



View the Senior Advisor Māori position description.

Plays a pivotal role in policy analysis, strategic advice, and research for the leadership team. As the primary Māori policy advisor, you’ll lead cross-departmental projects, shape organisational narratives, and provide coaching across the organisation.


View the Principal Advisor Māori position description.

Responsible for overseeing workflow planning and managing the agile work cycle. Collaborating with stakeholders and Hautū to ensure alignment of priorities and objectives, while also measuring performance against strategic priorities.


View the Operations Delivery Manager position description.

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