In this section
- Our purpose
- Our strategy
- Our people
- Our locations
- Our structure
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi
- Our sustainability policy
- Our Guiding Philosophy
- Careers at Manaaki Whenua
- Biological Heritage National Science Challenge
Why Manaaki Whenua
Our Land, Our Future is the core of our being. Our research focuses on preserving New Zealand's rich biodiversity by improving biosecurity, and keeping our environment healthy.
We have teams based in the South Island at Lincoln (near Christchurch), Dunedin and Alexandra, and in the North Island at Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North and Wellington.
Our skill in soil and biosecurity research is recognised internationally and by organisations within New Zealand. Pest eradication expertise led by our researchers is now considered an export industry for Aotearoa New Zealand.
We recognise that modern science cannot be worked on in isolation. Our partnerships with Māori allow us to embrace an holistic approach to bring knowledge, understanding and practical tools to all New Zealanders so we can live in harmony with our environment.
Manaaki Whenua is an Equal Opportunity Employer. What matters to us is your passion, enthusiasm and skill in your chosen field, for the rest...you do you!
What we offer
Manaaki Whenua embraces diversity and is committed to an inclusive and respectful workplace where everyone is valued for their unique contribution. Manaaki Whenua is committed to upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, incorporating these principles into our aspirations, strategies and working practices.
As an employee of Manaaki Whenua, you will work with passionate and talented people in a caring and family friendly environment and enjoy good staff benefits and the opportunity for personal growth and career development.
Current vacancies are listed on the Science New Zealand careers portal.
The Science New Zealand portal will also allow you to set up Job Alerts for vacancies matching your search criteria at both Manaaki Whenua and other Crown Research Institutes.