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Working with HUIA

Huia (NZ) Ltd has the vision to deliver New Zealand's leading educational resources and to ensure that Māori stories and perspectives have a place in New Zealand literature and throughout the world.

We are seeking people who are keen to make a difference and help us fulfil this vision. 

HUIA has two divisions – the Commercial Books division, which publishes fiction and non-fiction retail books, and Huia Education, which produces a wide range of quality resources in Māori language for Māori medium schools, from early childhood to secondary level.

Exciting opportunities exist in operations, resource development, sales and marketing, and leadership for motivated, creative and customer-focused team players who can support a high performance culture in an area that is making a real difference for Māori.


A career with HUIA is more than just a job. It's an opportunity to make a difference in Māori education and in literature. For over 20 years, our independent publishing company has paved the way to ensure that Māori perspectives are given a voice throughout New Zealand and in world literature.

We are continuing to grow and are in a unique position to be able to offer a wide variety of opportunities in leadership, education and sales in Wellington, Aotearoa.

Current Vacancies

Project Manager

HUIA (NZ) Limited is a well-established publishing company with a reputation for delivering award winning resources. We are seeking a Project Manager to keep our work programmes on track so that our teams can focus on the creative aspects of our work.

In the role you will be responsible for managing a large number of projects, from initial planning through to closeout and evaluation. Most projects have a relatively short life span but are required to be run simultaneously which can be challenging. Our Project Management team have made a major contribution to the successful delivery of the company's programme of work to both clients and customers; we expect any new addition to the team will quickly add value.

If you have a professional qualification such as PMP or Prince 2 this will be beneficial. Given that we manage a lot of Māori language content, Māori language proficiency will be an advantage. We also welcome applicants who have previously worked in the fast paced publishing industry.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 10 February 2014

To apply for this position please go to

General Application information:

If you would like to be part of the HUIA story, there may be an opportunity here for you. For more information please email or call Eboni Waitere on 04-473-9262.

Getting to Know You, Getting to Know Us

This programme is designed to give you the opportunity to get to know us and for us to get to know you before you embark on a career at HUIA.

You will get to meet the team, get to know the work programme and get a better idea about how you might fit with the team and our workplace culture, learn from our experiences through stories we can share and gain some insight into what makes us unique, what drives us and what our values are.

HUIA Education

HUIA Resource Developers work with teachers, subject specialists and language experts to develop quality resources. With over 600 schools in Aotearoa teaching all or some of the curriculum in Māori language, it is essential that the quality of the language and the information in the resources meets the needs of teachers and students. Books

We are particularly interested in increasing the number of people writing and illustrating educational resources in Māori language. These include materials in the areas of:

  • Te reo Māori – reading and literacy
  • Putaio – Science
  • Hangarau – Technology
  • Tikanga-a-iwi – Social Studies.

If you would like to write or illustrate books or teaching and learning materials in Māori please contact either of the following people:


For writers who are capable of producing educational material and resources in te reo Māori, please contact:

Brian Morris
Māori Language Publishing Manager, Huia Education
Huia NZ Ltd
PO Box 17-335



Illustrators, Photographers & Designers

For illustrators, photographers and designers, please submit samples of your work along with your CV to:

Sam Bunny
Design Executive
Huia NZ Ltd
PO Box 17-335