Ka Hiko ai te iwi

Ka Hiko ai te iwi

Future Power of the people



Te Mata Hiko is Contact Energy’s māori name.

Ka Hiko ai te iwi is Contact Energy’s training and employment programme.

Te Mata Hiko investment includes covering all Ākoranga (course) costs, a Karahipi (scholarship) payment and initial PPE gear.


Ka Hiko Ākoranga is two weeks of FREE pre-trade health and safety training that will give you the skills to be able to safely start mahi on site.  On successful completion of Ka Hiko Ākoranga – ākonga start fulltime work with a Contractor on site.


Ka Hiko pre-trade Ākoranga are run monthly.

To be eligible, you need to be able to:

  • pass pre-employment and random ongoing drug & alcohol tests
  • physically fit, climb and lift heavy weights
  • have reliable transport


We are also looking for qualified tradesmen and or people who have experience working on a Construction site.


To apply

Email your Curriculum Vitae to: kahiko@contactenergy.co.nz
Or call 027 207 9103 Monday – Friday between 7am – 3pm only