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Ngā Parirau ō Tokomatua Our People

Waiariki Whanau Mentoring are now supporting thousands of Whanau both directly and indirectly within the Fringe Whanau space across the Waiariki and Waikato Rohe respectively.

As a result of our kaupapa, fringe whānau and the wider community are benefitting.

Tāne and wahine are increasingly living healthier lifestyles, reconnecting with whānau and developing plans to achieve their aspirations because they can see a positive future for themselves.

We have provided a platform and safe space for them to share their stories which provides the opportunity to work and deal with the unresolved trauma caused as a result of their upbringing.

By creating a space of ‘no’ judgement and or fear the positive flow on effects have been clearly apparent to see, with other whanau reaching out for the same support.

Whanau themselves say they are growing in confidence, see themselves as “having a contribution to make” to their communities as a direct result of working with WWM.

As a result we have seen reductions in:

As a result of these reductions, we now have

of our whānau in
full time sustainable employment.

The foundation for such successes is built on our Pou of faith, hope and love centred around whānau. We notice that positive change happens for those that are willing to commit to the kaupapa and leading the process for transformation.

Telling of stories

The telling of stories is “powerful”, with Treaty Partner employees not only listening to stories but sharing their own as well.

This is directly strengthening their relationships with government agencies, partners and communities where societal mindsets are changing and view of these whanau that they didn’t see before.

Connected to iwi

WWM are also increasingly connected with local iwi and we are seeing small positive changes with regard to perceptions of those living on the fringe among iwi.

These successes, connections and partnerships mean WWM are highly respected in fringe whānau communities and increasingly well known.

Better support

“This is whānau innovation, driven by the heart to better support needs of marginalised whānau – especially those living on the edge.

The strengths are, that it is whānau driven innovation – no one else is doing that and our partners are now getting involved in the movement.

Topa Apārangi

Executive Board

Waata Heathcote

Tumuaki Ahurei

Board Chair

Louisa Erickson
Pou-tuarā

Board Representative

Dr Te Kei Merito

Pou-tuarā

Board Representative

Tania-Rose Tamati

Pou-tuarā

Board Representative

Arona Smith
Pou-tuarā
Board Representative
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Lorreen Hartley
Pou-tuarā
Board Representative

Nga Kaitiaki o nga Kaupapa

Advisers
Rapata Kopae
Pou-mātanga

Adviser Cultural

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Sarndra Mear
Pou-Rongoa Maori
Adviser Rongoa Maori
Dr Te Kani Kingi

Pou

Adviser

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Talei Bryant
Pou-Rangatahi

Adviser Youth

Mana Tātāriki

Executive Leadership

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Katishe McCauley
Ahurei-Rangapū
Chief Executive
Sarah Heathcote
Ahurei-Pūtea
Chief Finance
Elaine August
Whakarae-Whaka-māia
Director People & Capability
Sarah Tapsell
Ahurei-Paheko
Chief Service Delivery
Kathy Parsons
Whakarae-Hinengaro-Warawara
Director Mental Health & Addictions

Te Wai Aio

Regional Leads
Derek Kaitapu
Ki Rotorua me Tokoroa
Interim Lead
Tamati Taylor
Tātāriki-Paheko
Lead Re-integration
Theresa Te Kuru
Ki Whakatane me Kawerau

Lead

Brittany Te Riini
Tatariki-Haumanu
Lead Clinical
Lindy O’Sullivan
Tatariki-Hokaka
Lead Aspirations
Marley Taipeti
Tātāriki- Aropā
Lead Peer Support
Khan Taniora
Ki Tauranga Moana

Lead

Te Wai Aio

Practitioners
Thomas Peato
Pou-whakaruru
Lived Experience Mentor
Monique Taipeti
Pou-whakaruru
Lived Experienced Mentor
Major Wetini Ransfield
Pou-whakaruru
Lived Experience Mentor
Mahinarangi Wallace
Pou–whakaruru
Lived Experience Mentor
Trent Taitapanui
Pou-whakaruru
Lived Experience Mentor
Kathy Whetu
Pou-whakaruru
Lived Experience Mentor
Lloyd Morgan
Pou-whakaruru
Lived Experienced Mentor
Caleb Foster
Pou-arahi-nui
Youth Mentor
Melany Dowie
Pou-Haumanu
Clinical Co-ordinator
Glen O’Sullivan
Pou-mātanga
Cultural Co-Ordinator
Tracy Richardson
Pou-whakahautu
ACC Navigator
Kayla Blackmore
Pou-whakaruru
Lived Experience Mentor
Emma Potaka
Pou-arahi-nui
Mentor
Sandra Lee Chase
Kairukuruku-a-whare
Housing Co-Ordinator
Luxford Munn
Pou-whakaruru

Lived Experience Mentor

Eyely Pouwhare
Kairuruku-a-whare
Housing Co-ordinator
Palepa Tu’akalau
Kairuruku-a-whare
Housing Co-Ordinator
Harlem Shelford
Pou-whakaruru
Lived Experience Mentor
Herora Mohi
Pou-Rongoa-Maori
Traditional Healer
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Pearl Patangata
Pou-Hinengaro-Warawara

Mental Health & Addictions Clinician

Soifua Pearson
Pou-whakahautu
ACC Navigator
Awhina Bedford

Kaiarahi Whaka-Mahereora-Hinengaro

Mental Health & Addictions Support

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Kawariki Thompson
Pou-Rongoa-Maori

Traditional Healer

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Pou-Te Kooti
Court Co-ordinator – New
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Pou-Whakahautu
ACC Navigator – New
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Jean Matchitt

Pou-Aropa

Peer Support
Koru Graphic
Feu Ropati
Pou-Hinengaro-Warawara
Mental Health & Addictions Clinician
Koru Graphic
Shane Wirangi
Pou-Rongoa-Maori

Traditional Healer

Koru Graphic
Pou-Kete-Kai
Food Store Manager – New
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Samuel Hennessy
Pou-Tapuhi-Tautuara

Registered Nurse

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Makaia Kahukiwa
Pou-Rongoa-Maori
Traditional Remedy

Te Wai Aio

Team Supports

Marie Melrose
Pou-Awhina-Tahuhu
Executive Assistant
Taui Mana Rangi
Ki Kawerau
Admin Support
Billie-Jo Ward
Pou-Putea
Finance Officer
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Tapuirangi Taipeti
Te Tari Matua
Admin Support
Koru Graphic
Ngaire Swainson
Pou-Hunga-Papaho
Media & Promotion Co-ordinator
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Pou-Maratau-Hauora

Health & Safety Co-ordinator – New

Pou Taituara
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Les Moore
Ratonga
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Tui Te Kuru
Kai-karanga
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Te Tiriti O Wataingi Mokomoko

Ratonga
Kairangahau o nga Kaupapa
Researchers
Stella Black
Kairangahau
Researcher

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for whanau by whanau.