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Te Araroa Southland Trust Trustee Vacancy

  • 29 Mar 2023
This is an opportunity for interested persons to be involved in the development of New Zealand’s internationally recognised long distance walking trail, right here in Southland.

We are seeking applications for our regional trust from people who have an affinity for outdoor recreation and tramping, and have an interest, or experience in one or more of the following: volunteer organisational governance and administration, community service fund raising, active recreational development, land and property legislation, marketing and communications and environmental protection.

Te Araroa is New Zealand’s national walking trail, traversing 3000 kilometres of stunning scenery as it winds its way from Cape Reinga in the far north to Bluff at the bottom of the South Island. Over 300 km of Te Araroa is in the Southland region, from the Greenstone car park at Lake Wakatipu to Stirling Point at Bluff.

Opened in 2011, it has been rated among the top walks in the world by CNN and national geographic for its scenic beauty and the way it connects walkers with New Zealand communities, cultures, and historic sites. The Southland Trust has numerous opportunities to develop both the trail and walker experience. Of course, Southland is the start and the finish of Te Araroa and, therefore, of national significance.

This season nearly 4,000 people will walk the entire trail, the most ever, with more predicted for next season. In addition, over 300,000 people walk sections of Te Araroa over 2-5 days or even day walks. 

Te Araroa Trust relies extensively on the work of volunteers through a network of active regional trusts to sustain, promote and support the trail as an inspiring iconic representation of the geographic and cultural diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand.

If you are interested in making an application to join our regional trust in Southland, please review the information pack and submit your application.

Te Araroa Southland Trustee Information Pack (PDF, 1MB)

Applications close at 5.00pm on 5 May 2023.

For further information, you can contact:

Matt Claridge
Executive Director

Page last updated: Apr 13, 2023, 8:31 AM