Bev Paratene-Boswell


Naaku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora taua

With your basket and my basket, we will thrive

Teena Koutou katoa

Ko Aniwaniwa raaua ko Taupiri ooku Maunga

Ko Awanui raaua ko Waikato ooku Awa

Ko Kurahaupo raaua ko Tainui ooku Waka

Ko Ngataitoko raaua ko Waikato ooku Iwi

Ko Ngati Wairere te hapu

Ko Waimanoni raaua ko Hukanui ooku Marae

South Auckland born and bred and from a large whaanau. Married with 6 adult tamariki and 26 mokopuna, are my proudest and greatest achievements.

My love for whaanau and relationships weaves into my mahi. Whaanau and childhood historical dealings with Social Welfare and Justice system fuelled a desire to work in these organisations including the legal field. Due to these experiences I became a qualified Counsellor with a heart to work in a community-based organisation, since leading to management roles. Working alongside our people and community is rewarding, challenging and humbling.

Invited on board the TTW whaanau waka as a placement counselling student in 2015 to fulltime employment, is a privilege and blessing. What an honour it is to be part of such a visionary, dynamic and diverse TTW whaanau.

Teena koutou teena koutou teena koutou katoa