PIRIRĀKAU HAUORA CHARITABLE TRUST

Kaupapa Maori Health Care Services
in Te Puna, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
07 552 4573

Te Kerekau Nicholas - Rangatahi Services Coordinator

Ngati Ranginui

Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Takitimu te Waka
Ko Ngati Ranginui te Iwi
Ko Pirirakau te Hapu

Te Kerekau is one of our Rangatahi Projects Coordinators and holds a Bachelor degree in Sports and Recreation. He and Ani Kuka currently deliver Rangatahi Services i.e. OSCAR funded Holiday Programmes, Driver Licence activities etc...

Born and raised in Te Puna, interests of Te Kerekau include all sports particularly rugby and basketball. Alongside that he enjoys fitness and training, kapahaka, Te Ao Maori and helping peopl;e reach their goals.

Email - k.nicholas@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

 

Ani-te-Mea Kuka - Rangatahi Services/Te Ha Ora Facilitator

Ngati Ranginui

Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Takitimu te Waka
Ko Ngati Ranginui te Iwi
Ko Pirirakau te Hapu

Ani completed a Certificate in Audio Engineering and Music Production through MAINZ before moving home to work for Pirirakau Kohanga Reo.

Ani feels privileged to be working with Pirirakau Hauora as a Rangatahi Services Coordinator and Te Haa Ora Facilitator. Being a very hands on Mum she is passionate about assisting Rangatahi and nga Mama to build positive, informed and enjoyable lifestyles.

Email - a.kuka@pirirkauhauora.org.nz

Numia Tangitu - Rangatahi Services/Te Ha Ora Facilitator

Ngati Ranginui

Ko Mauao te maunga
Ko Tauranga te moana
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Ngati Ranginui te iwi
Ko Pirirakau te hapu
Ko Tutereinga te marae     
                             
Numia was born and grew up here in Pirirakau and have worked along side our rangatahi within the community with many kaupapa. She is also blessed to have two beautiful tamariki who remind her daily of her purpose in life and supportive, loving whanau.

She is excited to help our tamariki and rangatahi and hope to provide them with programmes that will  upskill and uplift them to help with their bright futures they have ahead of them.

She will also be covering Ani whilst she is on maternity leave till 2018.

Email - n.tangitu@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Erena Epiha - Whanau Ora Support Services

Ngati Ranginui me Te Whanau A-Apanui

Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Takitimu te Waka
Ko Ngati Ranginui te Iwi

Ko Otukani te Maunga
Ko Motu te Awa
Ko Mataatua te Waka
Ko Te Whanau-a-Apanui te Iwi

Erena has 2 sons.  She has been back in Te Puna since 2011 and in 2014 completed her Bachelor of Social Work.

She is very passionate about her work and  proud to be qualified and holding the Tamariki Ora kaimahi position while working for one of her hapū.

Email - e.koopu@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Sylvia Wilson - CAMHS Social Worker

Ngati Ranginui

Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Takitimu te Waka
Ko Ngati Ranginui te Iwi
Ko Pirirakau te Hapu
Ko Paparoa me Tutereinga nga Marae

Sylvia is a registered Social Worker and a graduate with a Bachelor of Social Work in Bicultural Practice.

She joined the team at Pirirakau Hauora in 2011 as Social Worker for Tamariki/Rangatahi Mental Health Service with a (CAMHS) Contract.

Sylvia is very passionate about working with our tamariki and rangatahi.  She considers it a privilege being involved in their lives walking beside them whilst trying to make positive differences.

Sylvia lives in Te Puna with her whānau on their whenua and close to their marae.  She is the second to youngest of 11 siblings (4 boys & 7 girls).

Email - s.wilson@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Moana Rayner - Flexi Respite Care Kaumatua Programme Co-ordinator

Ngati Ranginui me Ngati Pukenga

Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Mataatua te Waka
Ko Ngati Pukenga te Iwi
Ko Nga Potiki te Hapu

Moana was born in Tauranga and lived in Welcome Bay, where she grew up and attended Otepou School & Tauranga Girls College.  In 1985 her whānau moved to Te Puna, where she raised her four sons.

Moana has been with Pirirakau Hauora since 2006, and has held numerous roles including; Tamariki Ora & Whānau Ora Kaimahi and Kaumatua Programme Coordinator.  She was our Coordinator for Whānau Ora services, supporting whānau within the community of Pirirakau, and now has moved into the Kaupapa Maori Flexi Respite Kaumatua programme co-ordinator

Working at Pirirakau Hauora, Moana enjoys attending various training to enhance the work she does, she is enjoying her work with whānau members within Pirirakau Rohe.

Email - m.rayner@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Carl Te Ahuru - NASC Whanau Ora

Ngati Tuwharetoa

Ko Tongariro te Maunga
Ko Taupo-nui-a-tia te Moana
Ko Te Arawa te Waka
Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa te Iwi

Carl has returned home to Tauranga after 22 years living in Dunedin.  While he was there, Carl worked in the field of community and forensic mental health as well as cultural education.

Carl has developed a passion for working with and supporting tangata whaiora.

He credits Whaea Rahera Biddle for her support for him in his early days and for all the awesome mahi she has done during her time with Pirirakau Hauora.

Email - c.teahuru@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Kahli Elvin - Oturu Kaumatua Support Services Coordinator

Nga Ruahine me Ngati Ranginui

Ko Taranaki te Maunga
Ko Kapuni te Awa
Ko Aotea te Waka
Ko Taranaki tuturu raua ko Nga Ruahine nga Iwi
Ko Ngati Tu raua ko Ngati kahumate nga Hapu
Ko Waiokura te Marae

Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Wairoa te Awa
Ko Takitimu, Mataatua me Tainui nga Waka
Ko Ngati Ranginui te Iwi
Ko nga Marae o te Piriraku

Kahli grew up on a lifestyle block in Ohauiti.  After living away for the last 16 years she has returned to Tauranga Moana and now resides with her Grandfather in Te Puna.

Kahli is keen to learn more about her Tauranga heritage and feels fortunate that she is able to do that while living and working among her Pirirakau whanau.

Kahli is the Coordinator for the new initiative 'Oturu Kaumatua Home Support Services' and is excited about being involved with the community.

Email - k.elvin@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Natalie Rikirangi - Oturu Kaumatua Support Services Coordinator

Nga Ruahine me Ngati Ranginui

Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Te Awanui te Moana
Ko Koopurereru, Ko Wairoa, Ko Wairere ngā Awa
Ko Huria, Ko Wairoa, Ko Tawhitinui ngā Marae
Ko Ngāti Ranginui, Ko Ngai Te Rangi Ko Ngāti Pūkenga ngā Iwi
Ko Ngai Tamarawaho, Ko Ngāti Rangi Ko Te Materāwaho, Ko Pirirakau ngā Hapū
Ko Takitimu Ko Mataatua ngā Waka
Ko Richard Rikirangi rāua Ko Maria Nicholas ōku Kuia Koroua
Ko Kapua Rikirangi tōku mama

Natalie has been recently employed as a Part time Home and Community Support Services Co ordinator for Pirirākau Hauora working alongside Kahli Elvin to deliver a service that caters and provides quality and genuine support and care for our kaumātua/elders.

She spent most of my childhood in Auckland and have settled here in Tauranga Moana where I met my partner and father to my four children, Russell (Wiparata) Ngatoko.

She has always had an interest in hauora mahi and have been given the opportunity to work with and amongst some awesome people. I look forward to meeting and working with our whanau of Pirirakau and the wider community and will do my best to deliver and provide a great service.

Email - n.rikirangi@pirirakauhauora.org.nz