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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

Design Executive [Permanent, Fulltime, Wellington]

With the rapid development of multi-media solutions in the publishing industry we are looking for an experienced, technology savvy Design Executive to be part of our production team.  As Design Executive you will be required to provide design services and technical advice, prepare files for production and work closely with external suppliers to ensure product objectives are achieved.  Huia is an award winning company, including in-house book design, therefore the successful candidate will have a record of achievement and/or potential that enables this expectation to be met.  All candidates must submit a recent portfolio of work as part of their application and if shortlisted will also be required to complete an original work based on a provided brief.

Application information

If you have admired Huia’s contribution to publishing and would like to be part of this progressive company, we look forward to receiving your application.  Please go to for role description and to submit your application and current design portfolio.   Applications close Friday 10th April 2015 at 5.00pm.

Resource Developer [Permanent, Fulltime, Wellington]

Creativity, innovation, pedagogical knowledge and proven practitioner experience are essential to this role.  You will be a member of a team that conceptualises and champions educational resources across multiple platforms within both the Māori and English Medium sectors.  Because Māori medium resources are a key area of responsibility you will have a high level of Māori language proficiency.   Huia produces educational resources by ensuring effective relationships with a range of external providers are both developed and maintained.  The ability to critique and provide constructive feedback to our providers is a key element to the success of our resources. For those candidates who are shortlisted there will be an assessment activity to be completed as part of the recruitment process.  This will be discussed with candidates at the time of shortlisting.

Application information

If you have admired Huia’s contribution to publishing and would like to be part of this progressive company, we look forward to receiving your application.  Please go to for both a role description and to submit your application.   Applications close Tuesday 28th April 2015 at 5.00pm.

Shortlisted Applicants will be required to be available for an interview in the week 4-8 May 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