Paearahi Profiles

Paearahi Profile: Advocating for Whānau

Paearahi Profile: Advocating for Whānau

“Each day I consider it an honour to be in this position and support  and be an advocate for our whānau”, explains Leanne Karauna (Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Rangitane Ngati Tahu).  Born and raised in Mangakino, Leanne Karauna says being a Paearahi...
Seeing transformation drives Paearahi

Seeing transformation drives Paearahi

Sarndra Mear doesn’t consider the people she helps as clients.  For the Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa (TPTOTA) Paearahi, it is a much closer relationship. Once we engage with them they become part of our whānau. This is part of aspirational thinking...
Inspiring whānau to believe in their dream

Inspiring whānau to believe in their dream

Ahakoa te nui o nga ngaru o te moana, ka pakaru e te ihu o te waka.  No matter how huge the waves of the ocean, they will be overcome and broken by the sharp prow of the waka. Being able to connect with whānau who may need extra support and understanding...
Empowering leaders of tomorrow

Empowering leaders of tomorrow

With his unique background and skills, Paearahi Marcus Ridge says that developing empowered leaders of tomorrow is his biggest aspiration for the whānau he supports. The Collective Impact Paearahi is First Nations (Cherokee/Navajo​/Hopi) from the...
Helping whānau achieve their moemoea

Helping whānau achieve their moemoea

Lead Paearahi for Te Arawa Whānau Ora says it’s the “small stuff” she gets a buzz from while working with whānau. Hinehou Stoneham (Whakatohea, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungungu) started working with Whānau Ora in 2012 at Wera...
Empowering families a welcome change

Empowering families a welcome change

It’s been a bit of switch from working with youth to whānau but it’s a change Korowai Aroha Paearahi, Lorraine Hall is enjoying. With just over a month in the new role, she has previously worked for Te Maioha o Parekarangi Youth Justice Residence,...
Paearahi Profile – Kim Richards

Paearahi Profile – Kim Richards

For Kim Richards (Te Arawa – Ngāti Tura/Ngāti Te Ngākau, Ngāti Awa – Ngai Tamaoki/Ngai Tamawera me Tūhoe – Ngāti Haka Patuheuheu), paearahi for Te Arawa Whānau Ora, working with whānau to use their strengths to achieve their...
Paearahi Profile | Ann Kelly – Te Roopu a Iwi o Te Arawa – Matua Whangai

Paearahi Profile | Ann Kelly – Te Roopu a Iwi o Te Arawa – Matua Whangai

For Ani Kelly, Paearahi at Te Roopu a Iwi o Te Arawa, the work she does now, she has done most of her life. “I have done this sort of mahi since I was young. I feel it is what makes Māori unique is the way we awhi and tautoko people in general.”...
Paearahi Profile – Laurie Watt

Paearahi Profile – Laurie Watt

When it comes to whānau reaching their potential, Laurie Watt, Pouwhakahaere at Korowai Aroha, is passionate about supporting them on their journey. “To help our whānau to have dreams and goals, to watch them as they put a plan in place and achieve...
Paearahi Profile – Ange Tipu

Paearahi Profile – Ange Tipu

Ange Tipu (Ngāti Pikiao) has worked within the Whānau Ora space for many years and has worked for the past two years as Paearahi for Te Arawa Whānau Ora (TAWO). Ange has over 20 years of experience working in different areas of the Health Sector as...