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Mō Mātou / About Us

Established in 1997, Te Atahaia is committed to connecting people to opportunities and supporting their success while providing services that exemplify the value of manaaki throughout the process with both candidates and clients.

Tūranga Wātea / Vacancies

He Kaiārataki Wāhine & He Pou TakaWaenga - Te Whariki

Te Whāriki Manawāhine o Hauraki

Hauora Māori and Equity Advisor

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

Pou Rangahau, Whānau Reo

Āti Awa Toa Hauora Partnership Board

Kaitohutohu Nēhi Māori/Nurse Advisor-Māori

Te Kaunihera Tapuhi o Aotearoa / Nursing Council of New Zealand

Manu Taiko, Te Mātuku Iwi Māori Partnership Board


Ngā Rātonga / Our Services

Te Atahaia offers a range of services. These include recruitment services for employers, career advice for job seekers, and assistance with public relations and communication challenges.

We are committed to ensuring the best outcomes are achieved by working closely with our clients, tailoring our services to meet their needs and providing timely and quality advice.

Te Atahaia has an established record for providing expertise and advice to agencies seeking to work with Maori.


For Employers

Te Atahaia has facilitated the successful placement of numerous roles throughout the public, private and Maori sectors, from executive levels to operational and administrative positions.

With regard to the utmost confidentiality, Te Atahaia recruitment services include:

  • Development of job descriptions

  • Development and placement of advertisements

  • Searching for candidates through a range of networks

  • Managing all enquiries, acknowledging and assessing all applications

  • Shortlisting and screening candidates

  • Providing support to the panel in the development of interview questions and assessment criteria

  • Conducting reference checks

For Job Seekers

Te Atahaia is constantly scanning the work environment for opportunities that may be appropriate for job seekers on our database.

We are happy to accept a copy of your CV for our database and notify potential employers of your suitability for a role.

We are also able to assist you with all aspects of career advice including:

  • Preparing your CV and covering letter to align with the expectations of a role

  • Coaching you through an interview process

  • Providing advice on the best way to present yourself at an interview


In all aspects of our lives, we stand to benefit more from effective communications and public relations

Te Atahaia can help you with:

  • The development of a strategic communications plan

  • The management and implementation of the plan

  • Media management

  • Issues management

  • Conducting seminars on effective communications and public relations

  • Providing training to communications personnel

More Services

Mō Tē Atahaia / Our People


Lyn Harrison


Lyn is of Ngati Porou descent and is an experienced recruitment and communications strategist with a long work record in both the private and public sectors. Lyn held senior management positions in communications in the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Maori Development during a time of significant restructuring in both sectors.

Prior to joining the public sector in 1992 Lyn was immersed in Maori developmental projects, which spanned 25 years. She has extensive Maori networks and has pioneered many successful approaches involving agencies and organisations seeking to establish links with iwi, hapu and whanau groups across the country.

Lyn’s expertise spans diverse sectors including Executive Recruitment, Health, Education, Maori Affairs, Maori Language and Broadcasting.

Lyn has a Masters in Business Administration and a Diploma in Business Administration from Victoria University of Wellington and completed the Corporate Public Affairs Institute Programme at the Melbourne Business School in 1997.


Marama Steele


Marama has worked in Maori Affairs Policy since 2004, and has since built an extensive network of analysts and advisors working throughout the public sector. She has a strong research background and was primarily involved in Maori Language and Broadcasting Policy. She has also been involved in numerous inter-agency groups and projects where a large focus of her engagement was relationship management. Prior to entering the public sector she worked in a bustling Cuba Street retail store while completing her Bachelor of Arts at Victoria University of Wellington in 2003.

Marama joined Te Atahaia in 2008.


Whakapā Mai / Contact Us

Te Atahaia

Office 6.2, Level 6

108 The Terrace

Wellington 6011

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