Pikiteora Russell


Ko Taranaki te maunga
Ko Patea te awa
Ko Aotea te waka
Ko Nga Rauru, Tuwharetoa, Ngati Ruanui, Ngati Raukawa oku iwi
Ko Rangitaawhi te hapu
Ko Wai-o-turi toku Marae
Ko Pikiteora (Whānau) Russell taku ingoa

The ideology of a harmonious world can sometimes be just that. What we do for today; making a difference helping whānau/families to reach their ideal is what’s important. BE THE CHANGE

In 1985 my mother stated that I should work in Social Services, to which I replied NO. Thirty years later, I am positioned as the Manager of Social Services, and loving the opportunity to make change. I have completed a Graduate Diploma in Professional Supervision with Te Wananga o Aotearoa, last studied at Te Awanuiarangi, and am now pursuing a Masters of Professional Practice at Bethlehem Tertiary Institute. I am also a past Trustee of the Tauranga Moana Night Shelter Trust and Ora Trust, and previously worked as Kaiarataki within Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Not bad for someone who never considered Social Work as a profession.

As a mother of five grown up children and ten grandchildren I need only look at the grandchildren to give me the reason why I do what I do and love what I do.

Mauri Ora