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Teri Lee Nyman
Ko Moehau te maunga
Ko Harataunga te awa
Ko Horouta te waka
Ko Harataunga te marae
Ko Ngati Porou ki Harataunga ki Mataroa te hapu
Ko Ngongotaha te maunga
Ko Rotorua-a-Kahumatamomoe te moana
Ko Utahina te awa
Ko Te Arawa te waka
Ko Te Arawa te iwi
Ko Ngati Whakaue te hapu
Ko Tunohopu te marae
Ko Tamatekaupa te whare tupuna
I am the proud mother of five amazing tamariki and one beautiful mokopuna. I am an active supporter of our local Kura Kaupapa and Manaaki Kohanga Reo. I try to be an active community member and endevour to live by the principles of tika, pono, aroha.
I have been blessed to be part of THO since 2007 when I attended an impromptu interview with the manager. I hadn’t had a shower, my hair was a mess, I had a bit of baby spew on my tee-shirt, was dressed like I had no home and was breast feeding my four month old son but the manager saw past all that and had a belief in the skills I had to offer when I wasn’t even sure I was capable of the job I was being offered but that is what I love about THO. They see the potential and intrinsic value in you that you may not even see in yourself.
Whanau Centered Services
Whanau Tautoko / Hakuitaka, Hakorotaka
Poipoia Te Mokopuna
Dana Te Kanawa
Watch this space…
My name is Maine Mareko and I have been working for Te Hou Ora Whanau Services since August 2017. I am full Cook Island and grew up in Dunedin. My background is sport working with youth of all ages. I specialise as a Basketball Coach but have played basketball, touch, rugby, softball, netball, waterpolo and cricket in the past.
My current role is a youth justice mentor and I really enjoy working with the rangatahi in this space. It’s always rewarding to help encourage our young people to strive for something different and positive. I enjoy playing sport and going to the beach as activities.
“If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome- Michael Jordan”
Kia Ora Koutou
Te Awhi Mai Day Program
Motufau (Motu) Huch
Talofa Lava, My name is Motufau Huch…
Te Ara Taiohi
Ko Whakapunake te maunga
Ko Hangaroa raua ko Ruakituri nga awa
Ko Hine Korako te marae
Ko Hine Hika te hapu
Ko Ngati Kahungunu te iwi
Ko Takitimu te waka
No Wairoa ahau
Ko Lashana Lewis taku ingoa
Kia ora koutou, My papa once told me the way forward is to acknowledge our past but not to be stuck there, to think in the future as a collective not as a individual, when we strive for greatness that greatness is to be for all, when we move, we move together and when we fall we pick up what is left and keep on going. Being rich in life is not what we have it’s who we are. I venture on this journey at Te Hou Ora Whanau Services to tautoko others and walk alongside them on their journeys, their success is my success. There’s no greater power than the power of Aroha and the power to believe. Kia ora
Amatanga – Clubs
I am currently one of the youth workers at THO and absolutely love doing the Amatanga girls group on Mondays. I am also a student at Otago University studying social work and have recently graduated with a BA in sociology. I was born and raised in Christchurch and my family currently live in Lincoln with our cows, chickens and a pet dog. I love the outdoors and have played many sports over the years including hockey, tennis and rowing. I have spent a lot of time around children as I always baby sat my younger cousins and helped out umpiring younger grades at hockey. Later in high school I also trained as a swimming instructor for school kids so have a lot of experience being a leader. I have been apart of Te Hou Ora for a year now and I have loved every minute of it. Its such a great organisation to be apart of and I look forward to the great things we can do in the future.
Ko Polly Kennedy tōku ingoa.
I have been a part of Te Hou Ora for just over a year when I first starting with volunteering for Amatanga Girls Club before becoming a leader in January 2018. I love the Kaupapa of Te Hou Ora and enjoy working here. I enjoy building positive relationships with the tāmariki to enhance mana and help them gain friendships and basic skills.
I am currently in my third year studying a Bachelors of Social Work at the University of Otago. I grew up in Kōputai and love spending time with whānau and friends. I play netball and enjoy being active. I love the experience and support I get from working at Te Hou Ora.
Ko Christine Naomi Black toku ingoa