Ko wai matou?
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
Ko Taupiri te maunga
Ko Waikato te awa
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Ngati Mahuta te hapu
Ko Turangawaewae te marae
Ko Kelly Hearn ahau
I am a mum of two boys, and an aunty to many, I am passionate about whanau both in my personal and professional life and I love game nights that involve scrabble and kai!
I have been working at Te Hou Ora Whanau Services since 2012, and have had differing roles within our amazing organisation. I am now a facilitator for Hakuitanga, Hakorotanga and I also work with whanau in our Whanau Tautoko service. I believe in empowering whanau to reach their goals, using their values, beliefs and mana to guide their waka.
Poipoia Te Mokopuna
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”
I grew up most of my formative years in on the Otago Peninsula and have a deep affiliation with the sea and the outdoors.
I spent most of my childhood surfing, diving and exploring Aotearoa coastline.
I worked 15 years as a chef, private cooking in France, New York and London before settling back in Dunedin.
I wanted to move out of cooking and give something back to our Rangatahi.
I hope to achieve this through introducing them to some of the things I’m passionate about.
And these things are right on their door step: fishing, diving, tramping, cooking – providing a skill set of positive activities that are sustainable, free and can stay with them for life.
Kia Ora Koutou
Ko Rion Corlet toku ingoa
I am a youth mentor here at Te Hou Ora Whanau Services. Since starting this position in 2015, I have had many opportunities with my various roles including, Supervision with Activity, Supported Bail, Mentoring and Te Ara Taiohi. Within the last year or so, I have been spending my time coordinating and facilitating our Amatanga youth groups. Watching our rangatahi grow in their confidence, mana, resiliency and wairua is something that has driven me as a leader to see our clubs grow and flourish over the last few years. I am very blessed to be apart of Te Hou Ora.
Te Awhi Mai Day Program
Motufau (Motu) Huch
Talofa Lava, My name is Motufau Huch…
‘My Role at at THO is youth mentor for the Te Awhi Mai Day program.
I have been with THO since the end of February 2018.
The role and job is rewarding and gives me the satisfaction of helping the younger generation get back on track and to live life to the fullest… As a youth we have all encounter obstacles and difficult times, but its how you are able to get back on the right track is what some struggle to do….. And in my role as the shepherd i am able to provide guidance to the stray flocks……
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