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Environmental Defence Society

(Posted 30 March 2021)

Environmental Policy Analyst

The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is a leading not-for-profit environmental organisation committed to improving environmental outcomes in Aotearoa New Zealand. EDS litigates on environmental matters, runs conferences and is engaged in an ambitious program of policy development. The latter includes a major review of oceans and fisheries management and of a wide range of conservation laws and related management framework.

We are seeking to employ a suitable candidate to the position of Senior Policy Analyst / Policy Analyst, depending on prior experience and qualifications, to assist with this work. They would be based in our Auckland office.

Responsibilities will include:
•   Undertaking national and international literature and legislative reviews
•   Synthesising and analysing material
•   Organising interviews and workshops
•   Managing peer review processes
•   Writing reports
•   Giving presentations at workshops and conferences
•   Using social media

We are looking for someone with sharp intellect, proven research analysis and writing skills, high self-motivation and the ability to work effectively in a small team. The ideal candidate will hold a postgraduate degree in law (Masters, PhD or similar) and a degree in a relevant science. Knowledge of Te Ao Māori and an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi would also be helpful.

The contract will initially be for a 12 month period with extensions subject to funding availability. Salary is negotiable. Please apply in confidence by sending your curriculum vitae and academic transcript to EDS’s Policy Director, Raewyn Peart before 5pm on Friday 9 April 2021.

Environmental Defence Society


Checketts McKay Law

(Posted 4 March 2021)

Junior Lawyer – Alexandra

We are looking for a graduate, preferably having completed professionals or in the process of doing so, for our Alexandra office.

The position is full time with the potential for growing your legal career in a friendly and supportive environment.

Our firm offers legal services across almost all areas of law and the position offers you the opportunity to gain experience in general practice focusing on property, commercial, wills, trust and family law, including Court experience.

You will be mentored and trained working alongside and under the supervision of a Director of the firm.

If you love the outdoors this may be the job for you with trail and mountain biking, water and outdoor activities abundant in the Alexandra area and Queenstown and Wanaka on our doorstep.

Start date is flexible.

To apply please email your CV, and academic record to Rona at on or before 19 March 2021


Mahony Horner Lawyers

(Posted 3 March 2021)

Junior/Intermediate Solicitor – Māori Legal Team

Mahony Horner Lawyers’ Māori Legal Team, are looking for a junior or intermediate level solicitor to join us. You will work with clients around the country with one of New Zealand’s most experienced legal practitioners in this field.
This role may suit someone with a conjoint degree in a relevant subject such as: history and/or Māori studies/Te Reo Māori. Applicants at an intermediate level should have experience in a relevant field, such as Tiriti claims and/or Māori land law.
We welcome applications from individuals with:

  • a strong interest in Māori legal issues;
  • good academic grades;
  • New Zealand legal practising certificate;
  • full New Zealand drivers’ licence;
  • self-motivated and passionate;
  • a sense of humour and ability to relate to people from all backgrounds.

If this sounds like you, please apply by email with your CV, cover letter and transcript to our Practice Manager: Mandee Sebire, at



(Posted 2 December 2020)

General Counsel

About the Role:

Opportunities of this nature do not come along often!

Reporting to the CEO, this newly created General Counsel position will be responsible for all of Rockit’s commercial legal advice; the global licensing portfolio – for growing, marketing and distribution of Rockit branded apples; leading the management of extensive Intellectual Property Rights; developing legal strategies for disputes; maintaining high standards of Corporate Governance; and acting as Legal Lead on strategic business projects.

Now you’re seriously excited I know!…

Incorporating a multitude of legal dimensions – be it resources, global, partnerships, commercial or employment law, this is a rare and very ‘real’ opportunity to build skills in international intellectual property, working with a world-renowned IP legal firm.

About You:

Your sound corporate and commercial law background goes without saying!

Your current NZLS Practising Certificate is imperative. This, along with your LLB, will be complemented with at least 8+ years in the above-mentioned commercial sphere.

As a current Senior Legal Counsel or GC, you understand the need for high quality, customer centric, and heavy hitting legal advice.

Inhouse, private practice or a blend – it is the commercial legal savvy you will bring.  You may have other languages to support your advanced written and spoken English, and possibly some Horticulture exposure. However, you will have sound project management, analytical and numeracy skills, be strategic, and have oodles of intelligence.

With resilience being your middle name – ongoing change, fast paced growth, and business pressures that come with that, get you 100% pumped!

About the Company:

This is a great kiwi success story – a NZ owned business growing apples in more than 30 countries around the world and expanding at phenomenal rates!

Rockit’s highly successful and profitable business model is all about building a brand that is premium, unique, and massive!

With head office in the Hawkes Bay, what more could you ask for!? It undoubtedly polishes off this outstanding and rarely seen opportunity.

Apply Now!

Click on the below link to take you to Tribe’s advert on Seek, including a short video from the team at Rockit.


Clendons Barristers & Solicitors – Auckland City

(Posted 14 October 2020)

Commercial Solicitor Wanted

Clendons is a specialised commercial law firm, practising from modern premises in the Britomart precinct, Auckland CBD.  We maintain a leadership position in our areas of expertise and provide high quality, strategic legal advice to a broad range of commercial entities.

Our comprehensive continuing education and professional development programmes are aimed at continually building and developing the skills of our professional staff and enjoy an excellent work/life balance on a collegial working environment.

This is a challenging role requiring a high level of computer literacy, communication skills and a dedication to providing excellent service to our clients.

Clendons is seeking for a commercial solicitor at a junior level to join our dynamic firm to commence as soon as possible.  If you are passionate about a career in the law, are looking for a challenge and have:

  • an LLB with commercial papers
  • a BCom with accounting papers, or other financial/accounting experience or qualifications
  • completed your professionals course
  • interests in areas of company, technology, intellectual property and commercial law

then apply now by emailing your resume, academic transcript and covering letter to:

For more information on our firm and careers with Clendons, visit our website at


Public Trust – Roles Available

At Public Trust, we encourage New Zealanders to preserve the present and secure their future. Our employees play a vital role in raising awareness and educating Kiwis around protecting what’s most important to them. This is a unique environment to work in, so if you’re keen to make a real difference and would like to join Public Trust then check out our vacancies by visiting our careers page or email us at