My Taumata Arowai story

Hear directly from our kaimahi about why they joined Taumata Arowai and what drives them.

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A place that aligns with my te ao Māori values

“I wanted to continue my te ao Māori journey, working in an organisation that upholds Te Tiriti o Waitangi, that helps our tāngata  , whenua  , te taiao   and our wai  . When I realised my holistic values and beliefs aligned with Taumata Arowai, I knew I had found a role that could help me achieve those goals.”  Harmony, Regulatory Operations Advisor 

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Good people doing purposeful work

“I think everyone here has joined because they want to do something good for New Zealand. I think everyone is super focused on achieving safe drinking water for all of New Zealand. And we're in a really good position to make that happen!   

It's a good group of people, who work hard, who are helpful and supportive, all working on a common goal that we all share and care about.” Simone, Senior Advisor Policy

My job fits my life

“I'm grateful for the opportunity to be able to work remotely. I can work flexible hours and I have been able to work with my manager to make my job fit my life, rather than my life fitting around my job – that’s pretty great!   

The benefits of flexibility especially around my kids and my wife working is a great benefit.” Noah, Senior Technical Advisor


Its mind bogglingly different!

“It was just mind bogglingly different for me coming to Taumata Arowai from big multinational consultancies.  It’s a whole new way of thinking – co-governance and te reo Māori being spoken in the office as common place, you can comfortably be who you really are, it was just so welcoming!   

It's right at the forefront of the water industry and it's an exciting place where you can make a big impact. Yeah, it’s hard work, but I would genuinely say it's amazing and rewarding work!”  India, Senior Technical Advisor