Ko Takitimu te Waka
Ngati Kahungunu te iwi
Ko Wi Te Tau Kahutapere Huata
Ko au to Potiki o te whanau
Ko Paraire Henare Tomoana te mataamua
Ko Wi te Tau raua ko Ringahora Heni Ngakai oku matua
I have been an auditor of Kaupapa Māori mental health services, a mental health support worker and contributed to a number of kaupapa over the years. My strengths are drawn from Te Ao Māori and whanau. I have been a guide at Te Whakarewarewa, Rotorua and a performer for various Māori concert parities: Kahurangi Māori Dance Company, Te Rautahi, Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao.
I developed and delivered recovery programme for whanau whaiora and worked with tungane Paraire in Waikeria, Rangipo, Mangaroa whaiora focus units. I have delivered Māori models of practice in the Midland region alongside Phyllis Tangitu, the late Eru Potaka Dewes and late Whaea hiria. I enjoy composing waiata, teaching kapa haka at Mokopuna kura. I cater for Taketake wananga monthly in Rotorua. We have six tamariki and six mokopuna and as a whanau our upbringing has been to serve our people and manaaki.