PIRIRĀKAU HAUORA CHARITABLE TRUST

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

Donna Motutere - Manager

Te Rarawa me Ngapuhi

Ko Tauwhare te Maunga
Ko Hokianga te Awa
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te Waka
Ko Te Rarawa me Ngapuhi nga Iwi
Ko Patutoka te Hapu
Ko Waipapera te Marae

Donna is from a tiny village on the northern shores of the Hokianga Harbour, Rangi Point (Paradise).  She attended Waitapu Maori School, which had a roll of 13 tamariki in her final year there.  Growing up with no electricity, no roads and no running water empowered her and her whanau to become resilient and self sufficient.  She was awarded a Maori Scholarship in 1970 and was sent to Napier to attend Hukarere Maori Girls College and Napier Girls High School for 2 years.  In 1973 her parents gave into her pleas and she moved home and finished her schooling at Panguru High School.

Donna moved to Auckland at the age of 17 to work as an accounts clerk for UEB Industries.  She has since worked in accounting positions with a number of corporate organisations and spent 9 years doing similar work in Sydney, Australia where she worked for an advertising agency.

Donna is married to Christopher Motutere from Te Puna.  They have 4 children, 2 whangai and 5 mokopuna.

In 1993 Donna was involved in the establishment of the Pirirakau Hauora and started out as a voluntary community support worker.  She is now the Manager and has been with the Hauora for 20 years.  Donna is passionate about working with Maori and has met some wonderful people on her journey.

Email - manager@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Donna Leef - Financial assistant

Ngati Ranginui

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