Chief Executive Officer
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Jen is originally from Scotland and been in New Zealand since 2004 working in several leadership/management roles in health, not-for-profit, local authority and education sectors.
Senior Manager / Practice Leader
Ko Otamatea te maunga. Ko Whanganui te awa. I tipu mai ahau ki Whanganui. Ko Airihi, Wīwī me Inarihi ōku iwi. Ko Leigh tōku ingoa.
Kia ora, I’m Leigh. Originally from Whanganui, I have lived in Rotoura for the last 18 years.
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Heather works in the powerhouse at the Taiohi Tūrama as Business Manager. This means she and her team are responsible for making sure the organisation runs like a well-oiled machine. They manage day to day resources and protocols needed that help to push toward financial, operational and strategic objectives.
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Kia Ora, Im Emma
I work behind the scenes on projects which support our amazing teams to do some of the awesome work they do with our taiohi in the community.
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Youth Development Manager
Kia ora! Steve Holmes here! I have been working with youth for about 25 years both as a youth worker and in youth development management. My job includes ensuring that all of our programmes achieve the best outcomes for our rangatahi.
I love my job, and get great satisfaction in working in a team whose focus is to help young people realise their value and take steps towards reaching their amazing potential.
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Acting Clinical Nurse Manager
Kia Ora, I’m Alicia!
I was born and raised in Rotorua and I’m of Ngati Whakaue/Te Arawa descent.
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Kia Ora, I’m Bex!
You’ll find me here in the main reception or at the reception of the Health Centre.
I’m of Ngāti Porou and Ngāi Tahu descent.
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Te Hiringa Coordinator
Kia ora! Joel King-Hazel here. I am one of the team members of the youth development team.
Our team is dedicated to creating programmes and projects for young people to take part in, that expand and challenge young people through activities.
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Transitions Youth Worker
Kia ora Koutou!
Ko Ngapuhi | Ngati Porou toku Iwi x Ko Titirangi toku Maunga x Ko Arawa toku Waka x Ko Ngai Tupoto toku Marae
I’m Jay, Transitions Youth Worker supporting rangatahi into adulthood here at the Youth Centre!
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Kia Ora. My name is Arnold and I work in the youth employment team as a Workplace Opportunities Broker. This means that I engage with businesses to open up pathways to employment for our rangatahi.
I’m originally from South Africa, and moved to Aotearoa in November 2019 with my family.
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Snr. Youth Worker / Navigator
Ko Matawhaura te Maunga, Ko Rotoiti te Roto, Ko Ngati Rongomai te Hapu, Ko Te Arawa te Waka, Ko Te Arawa te Iwi
KIA ORA! Im Janey! I am born and breed in Rotorua and have a passion for supporting our local Rangatahi.
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Ko Ngōngōtaha Te Māunga, Ko Waikuta Te Awa, Ko Ngāti Tunohōpu te hapu
Ko Te Arawa te iwi, Ko Te Arawa te waka, Ko Waipai Knight Ahau
Tēna koutou, I’m Wai, born and raised on the shores of Rotorua-Nui-A-Kahumatamomoe.
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Mari-mari kom pu che!
Inche Gabriela pingen, Inche tüwün Valdivia , Chile.
Inche mülen Rotorua , NZ
Hola a todos!
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Mi nombre es Gabriela
Youth Worker Navigator
Ko Hikurangi te maunga, Ko Waiapu te awa, Ko Horouta te waka, Ko Ngati Porou te iwi.
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Kia ora! My name is Sfax, but I’m also known as Hani!
A bit about me, I was born and raised in Rotorua, moved to wellington where I studied Psychology, and ultimately found my passion for helping people!
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Kiaora ! Kō wai au?
Kō Rangiuru tōku maunga, Kō Kaituna te awa, Kō Maketu te moana
Kō Tapuika tōku iwi, Kō Ngāti Tuheke te hapū, Kō Makahae te marae
Kō Lynnelle Riritahi āhau.
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Education to Employment Vocational Broker
Kia Ora, my name is Trevor and I was born in Africa, spent years working around the world in education, youth development and international development, before landing in NZ 14 years ago and becoming fully Kiwi.
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Senior Pou Rangatahi
Kia Ora!!! I’m Benny, I’m a Senior Pou Rangatahi at Taiohi Tūrama.
My specialty is empowering people to discover their greatness, I am also great at washing the dishes on the Marae.
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Kia ora. My name is Richard and I’m a Pou Rangatahi Practitioner.
I was born in England, bred on the East Coast, now living in Taupo and currently working here in Rotorua.
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Ko Putauaki te maunga, ko Rangitaiki te awa, ko Mataatua te Waka, ko Pahipoto te Hapu, Ko Kokohinau te Marae, ko Oruataupare te Whare Tipuna, ko Waipuna-a-rangi Te Wharekai, ko Tuhimata te Whenua, ko Tipene Fahey toku ingoa, kia ora e te whanau my name is Tipene and I am a Kaiārahi Youth Mentor here at RYC.
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Youth Health Receptionist
Kia ora my name is Sally and I am receptionist/guru of everything at Youth Health @ Taiohi Tūrama.
I am the friendly face you will be welcomed by when you come in and see us.
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Hi! I’m Nicky!
My role with the Taiohi Tūrama is an administrator.
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Ko paemauka o Tākitimu tōku mauka, Ko Aparima tōku awa
Ko Takitimu tōku waka, Ko Kᾱi Tahu ōku Iwi, Ko Takutai o Te Tītī tōku marae
Nō Ōtautahi ahau, Kai Rotorua tōku kāika I nāianei
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My name is Tania. I have worked at Youth Health @ Taiohi Tūrama for the past 10 years
Youth health is where I have chosen to specialise. Working with young people is very energising and inspiring.
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Kia ora, I’m Joanne, a Registered Nurse and nature lover 🙂 working in the youth health centre.
Originally from Gisborne, I have lived in Rotorua for the last 20 plus years,
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Ko wai au,
Ko Tarawera te maunga, Ko Tangiwao-o-te-Atua te moana, Ko te Puarenga to awa, Ko Te Arawa te waka
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Ko Te Arawa te Iwi, Ko Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao te hapu
Kia Ora Whanau,
My name is Tessa, and I am a registered nurse.
I initially worked in mental health, but recently started working for Taiohi Tūrama in primary health care.
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Registered Nurse | School Health Service Support
Kia Ora, my name is Rachelle, also known as Nurse Rach,
I was born and raised in Tokoroa then moved to rural Rotorua in 2009. I have three children, one in medical school at Otago University, one in engineering and one still at school here in Rotorua.
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