Adam ‘Mani’ Sharplin
KAI WHAKAHAERE RANGATAHI / SUPPORTED BAIL MANAGER
Tēnā koutou otirā tatou
Ko Maungatere tōku Maunga
Ko Rākahuri tōku Awa
Ko Tākitimu tōku Waka
Ko Ngāi Tūāhuriri tōku Hapu
Ko Ngāi Tahu tōku Iwi
Ko Adam Mani Sharplin tōku Ingoa
Ahakoa taku whakapapa ki te Waipounamu
I tipu ake ai au i raro i te korowai o Mauao
Kia ora rā!
My name is Adam Mani Sharplin, more commonly known as “Mani”. Firstly, I am a father and family man. I have 2 incredible children and an amazing wife, who keep my feet firmly planted on the ground.
I whakapapa to the central South Island, although I was born and raised right here in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. Because I don’t have any whakapapa links to Tauranga, I feel that my contribution to the community is paying for my bed here. Tauranga Moana is my turangawaewae.
I have a range of experience working in the community from supporting people with Intellectual and Physical disabilities, working with behavioural youth in schools, tutoring in Alternative Education, working with youth in Supervised Group Homes, and working with whānau in Kaupapa Māori Hauora.
My kaupapa is Mana Tane. I have a passion for working with our men in our community as I believe that good men need good men, and in order for good men to grow we need to grow good men. I believe that my main role as a supported bail manager is to connect our young men to the many gifts that the Bay of Plenty offers – The great hunting and fresh water fishing of the Kaimai, Otanewainuku, Mamaku and surrounding forests. The abundant fishing and diving that our beautiful Moana offers, and connecting to whanau, hapu and iwi through local purakau, tikanga, kawa and mātauranga Māori. Connecting to our environment brings endless amounts of healing and purpose to our young men and makes space for positive experiences and the ability to re-shape our values to better serve our whānau.
Nau te rourou
Naku te rourou
Ka ora ai te Iwi.
With your food basket
And with my food basket
The people will thrive.
Ka nui taku aroha ki a koutou. Kia pa te wa!