All of our people came to TTW with the desire to help our community.

We have a strong Board of Trustees who provide direction and guidance as we steer the Te Tuinga Waka in a positive direction for the community. Our Tangata Moemoea breathes life to the dream, backed by talented staff who are passionate about their mahi and the impact they make on the people who entrust us with their issues.


Board of Trustees

DR BRUCE BRYANT

Chairman / Trustee

DR JAMES ARKWRIGHT

Trustee

BETH BOWDEN

Vice Chair / Trustee

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COLLEEN TE ARIHI

Trustee


He aha mea nui o te Ao? 
What is the most important thing in the world? 

He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
It is people! It is people! It is people!


SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

TOMMY KAPAI

Chief Imagination Officer / Tangata Moemoea

AKA Executive Director

GRENDON BOYNTON

Operations Manager / Kaiwhakahaere Raueme

ERIN TAYLOR

Executive Officer

OPERATIONS TEAM

MARCIA TAIKATO-WHAUWHAU

Executive Assistant

BEV PARATENE-BOSWELL

Property Executive

JENA YOUNG

Operations Co-ordinator

MARISHA WILSON

Funding Officer (currently on Maternity Leave)

CHIPO HAMUDULU

Accountant

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SANGITA PARIYAR

Accountant

CAROL WILSON

Office Manager

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KARL GOLDSBURY

Kaitiaki

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GILLIAN COOK

Receptionist

DONALD BOSWELL

Maintenance Manager

COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICES TEAM

(& freedom 4 whanau prisoner reintegration pilot)

PIKITEORA RUSSELL

Social Services Team Leader / Registered Social Worker

PETER WILLIAMS

Social Worker

SOPHIA MURRAY

Social Support Worker

Whare 4 Whanau Team

Transitional Housing services

SAI WATSON-CROOKS

Whare 4 Whanau Team Leader / Registered Social Worker

TRACEY LEE

Social Worker

DIAHLA NEWTON

Social Support Worker / Registered Counsellor

STEPH BURGESS

Registered Social Worker

ALICIA TUAU

Social Support Worker

KARL MORTENSEN

Registered Social Worker

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NADINE DOWN-BROUGHTON

Registered Social Worker

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RHONDA MCPHEE

Registered Social Worker

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KELLY TAI

Kaimahi

Youth Services Team

supported bail & mana rangatahi youth programme

TE ARAHI BRYERS

Youth Services Team Leader / Youth Mentor

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CHASIDY TOKONA

Youth Mentor / Kaimahi

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PHIL GILLESPIE

Youth Worker / Mentor

Whare TUHUA Team

Youth Community Care Home

MANI SHARPLIN

Whare Tuhua Team Leader

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ALANA MARTIN

Youth Worker / Mentor

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BLAIR BENEFIELD

Youth Worker / Mentor

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BRODIE PATERSON

Youth Worker / Mentor

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CARLY PARKINSON

Youth Worker / Mentor

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NATHAN THOMPSON

Youth Worker / Mentor

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NGATUPUNA POHATU

Youth Worker / Mentor

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TAMARANGI WHAUWHAU

Youth Worker / Mentor

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TUMAHAURANGI RENATA

Youth Worker / Mentor

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GEORGE & GAYNOR KAHIKA

House Parents

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TANIA & BRAD FARRY

Casual House Parents / Youth Workers

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JESS GOLDSBURY

Youth Worker / Mentor

The Happy Puku / puku patch Team

Social enterprise and community gardens

STEPHEN WILSON

Happy Puku Team Leader / Head Chef

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TRACEY WILSON

Happy Puku Administrator

HOWARD TONG

Puku Patch Kaitiaki