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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 Services, which produce a wide range of quality educational resources including 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.

Current Vacancies

Administrative Accountant [Permanent, Fulltime, Wellington]

Huia (NZ) Limited is New Zealand’s leading independent publisher of Māori and other indigenous stories. We produce high quality commercial books and cutting edge educational resources. We actively promote the revitalisation of Māori language.

We welcome applications from candidates with proven ability and experience in accounts and a broad understanding of general accounting principles.  You will have a keen eye for detail and actively seek and propose solutions to challenges presented. Technical competence in MS and XERO is essential, with knowledge of Ipayroll an advantage. We also have a number of other cloud based systems that we use but training and support will be provided.

We are seeking a committed and experienced candidate who enjoys processing orders, reconciliations, invoices, inventory, preparing statements and tax returns as well as managing debtors and creditors. Attention to detail, accuracy and due diligence in your work will ensure your success in this role.   The successful candidate will be required to prepare and present financial reports to the leadership team.

Please submit your application via vacancy reference: 18142

Applications close 5 pm Wednesday 17 June 2015.


Office Administrator [Permanent, Fulltime, Wellington]

He tūranga hei hāpai i ngā mahi whakahirahira a Huia.

As Office Administrator you will have exceptional customer services skills.  Responsible for the front of house, manaakitanga is very important to us and your office hours will be from 8.00am to 5.00pm. The office team is responsible for managing all the administrative tasks efficiently for both internal and external customers. Sound IT skills are essential and experience with database management and accounting procedures is an advantage.  

As this is not an entry level position, an experienced receptionist/administrator who is looking for a change in a small but fast paced company would be an ideal candidate for this role.  Some Māori language proficiency and comfort working in this environment is essential.  

For a role description and to submit your application please go to vacancy reference: 18218

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 24 June 2015


Careers with HUIA

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 twenty 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.

As we continue to grow, we are in the unique position of being able to offer a variety of opportunities in leadership, education and sales in Wellington, Aotearoa

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 04-473-926204-473-9262 .

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.

Writers, Illustrators, Photographers & Designers

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 refer to the contact information below.


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 12-280



Illustrators, Photographers & Designers

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

Waimatua Morris
Production Manager
Huia NZ Ltd
PO Box 12-280