Johnnie Potiki

Tena koutou katoa
Ko Te Atua Taiehu
Ko Otakou Te Tai
Ko Araiteuru Toku Waka
Ko Tamatea Te Whare Tupuna
Ko Taoka ratou ko Te Ruahikihiki oku Hapu
Ko Johnnie Potiki ahau

I live in Otepoti (Dunedin), I came here in 2000 from Poneke (Wellington) to find out where I belong and to identify with my Māori whakapapa. This was a milestone in my recovery. I have lived experience of AOD and mental distress. At present I work for the Southern DHB as a Consumer Advisor. I am married to Jackie and we have a son Jacob who is seven. I was fortunate and privileged to be part of the Making a Stand for Change Hui with Te Rau Matatini.  Now to be part of Te Huarahi O Te Kete Pounamu National and local groups.