Job Title: Caseworker/Counsellor


Ko wai au? Who am I?  He Mâori Ahau!

I am Mâori woman that has derived from a lineage of navigators.  The gift of navigation passed down by my ancestors, has served me well as I have travelled the many seas in my life.

I am a Mother of 7 incredible children of Mâori, Moriori, Cook Island, Samoan, Tongan, Scottish, Irish and Australian descent.  I am also a whângai Mother to a further 9 amazing young adults that also call me Mum.

I am a Glam-Ma to 10 gorgeous Mokopuna who are descendants of the cultures previously named, as well as Kurdish, Scandinavian and Pakeha.  My whanau are by far the most precious taonga in my life, as they are my greatest teachers.  Besides my whanau I have also furthered my knowledge through many different lenses.

Being raised in the melting pot of South Auckland, I have a keen comprehension that each culture has its own identity and ways of being.  This knowledge provided me with a rich base to navigate further in education.

A graduate of Waikato University (BSocSc-Major in Psych, 2021), Community Psychologist;  -Primary School Teacher;  Residential Social Worker for Children and Whânau, Program Facilitator; Case Worker; Counsellor, just to name a few more areas I have trained and work in.

My natural empathic and ardent nature is evident in the lives I have had the privilege of working alongside for the last 26 years.  Working with children and whânau  to support with building resilience, by tapping into their own strengths and  many tools available, is my educated skill base.  This is further highlighted with my natural gifts in communication.

It is a privilege to introduce my heritage, and myself to you.

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