Ngā Tangata

Te Poari o Te Hauora O Ngāti Rārua Ltd (Our Board)

 ​Dr Lorraine Eade JP
Ngāti Rārua me Ngāti Toa ōna Iwi

Over the last 18 years, Lorraine has held positions as a Ngāti Rārua Iwi Trustee, a Director on its fishing company Te Tao Tangaroa Ltd, the Manager of Ngāti Rārua Iwi Trust, and more recently an appointment as an Advisor to support the Trust through its Treaty settlement process.

Lorraine holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), Bachelor of Business, Master or Arts, PhD Philosophy, Business, Psychology. In her spare time, she is an Instructor of the Wairau Taekwon Do Club and Regional Director for South Island Taekwon Do; and she also enjoys playing summer and winter netball. Together with Dave, her partner of 31 years, they are blessed with three beautiful children.
Dr Rod Bird (Chairman)
Ko Rod Bird tōku ingoa
He tauiwi ahau


  
I grew up in Stratford, Taranaki.  I am married to Lyn, we have four children and 12 grandchildren. I graduated from Medical School in 1976 and worked in Thames and Tolaga Bay prior to coming to Blenheim in 1993.  Currently, I work as a General Practitioner based at Springlands Health, and also work part-time as clinical editor for the HealthPathways, NMDHB.

Special interests in medicine include Mind-Body Healthcare, Māori Health issues, Addiction medicine, Pain Management and Acupuncture. Non-medical interests include music (including Barbershop singing) and the great outdoors. I am passionate about social justice, especially as it relates to reducing inequity in health for Tangata Whenua.
 
I have an association with Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua which goes back about 20 years as a Director, and I am very proud of the work and achievements of this organisation.
Hinekehu McConnell
Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Ruahinerangi, Taranaki, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Koata

I worked for 30 years in the NZ Public Service from which I retired in October 2000. The last position I held was Human Resources Manager, Ministry of Defence.

Current Positions:
Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua – Director since 2007
Waikawa Marae - Trustee since 2001

Previous Positions:
Trustee (Chairperson for 2 years) Te Ātiawa Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust – 6 years, 2000 - 2005
Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust – Trustee 2008 - 2010
Port Nicholson Block Claim - Mandate Team member and negotiator; 2003 - 2008
Taranaki Tainui Ki Te Tonga (Waitangi Tribunal Claim) 2004 – 2005
Waikawa Marae Management Committee – 2001 – 2004

Kaumatua

Aunty Keupe Stafford-Fairest

Ngā Kaimahi

Amoroa Luke MNZM JP (General Manager)

Ko Amoroa (Molly) tōku ingoa
Ko Ngāti Rārua, Ngāti Toa me Ngāti Maniapoto ōku iwi
Ko Ngāti Paretona te hapū
Ko Te Tana Pukekohatu te tangata
Ko Tainui te Waka
Nō Wairau ahau

I am employed as the General Manager of Te Hauora O Ngāti Rārua Ltd.

Qualifications:
I have a Diploma in Social Work.
1993 Justice of the Peace
1996 District of Marlborough Civic Honour.
2014 Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM)
Lyn Bird (Health and Safety) Palliative Care Kaimahi for Marlborough Hospice
Ko Tongariro tōku Maunga
Ko Taupo-nui-a-tia tōku moana
Ko Tuwharetoa tōku iwi
Ko Te Heuheu te tangata
Ko Tokaanu tōku marae
Ko Karauia tōku hapū
Ko te taha o tōku whaea
Ko Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Apa rātou ko Rangitāne ōku iwi
Ko Lyn Bird tōku ingoa
Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa.

I am an Enrolled Nurse, and have been with Te Hauora O Ngāti Rārua working in Whānau Ora and Palliative Care.
My qualifications are:
Enrolled Nurse
Health Promotion Certificate
Hauora Ahu Whenua Whānau (tamariki)
Registered Smear Taker

Farishta Peterson-Ihaka (Whānau Ora Navigator)
Ko Farishta Mary-Jane Peterson-Ihaka ahau
Ko Aoraki tōku maunga
Ko Takitimu tōku waka
Ko Mataura tōku awa
Ko Kati Mamoe rāua ko Waitaha ōku hapū
Ko Kai Tahu tōku iwi
Ko Murihiku tōku marae

I am currently employed by Te Hauora O Ngāti Rārua as the Whānau Ora Navigator.
  

Eileen Eriha (Whānau Ora Resilience Navigator - Earthquake Response)

Ko Tararua te Maunga
Ko Punahau te Waiora
Ko Muaupoko te Iwi
Ko Kurahaupo te Waka
Ko Kohuturoa te Marae
Ko Eileen Eriha tāku ingoa

I am employed by Te Hauora O Ngāti Rārua in the role of Whānau Ora Resilience Navigator.  My role involves supporting and helping whānau that have been affected in some way by the November 2016 Marlborough and North Canterbury Earthquakes.

My whānau and I live in the Awatere and have experienced both the November 2016 and July 2013 Earthquakes.  I have strong links in the community through the many areas I am involved in in the community.  I look forward to working along side you and your whānau.

My Qualification are
Diploma in Applied Sports
NZQA Support of the Elderly
NZQA Life Skills
CERT in Te Ara Reo Maori Level 2
CERT in Softball coaching Level 1 n 2

I’m a mother of 3 Children and in my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with them.
Tēna koutou katoa
Marion Rowe (Te Ara Mahana - Coordinator Like Minds, Like Mine)
Marion is employed in the role of Coordinator for the Te Ara Mahana - Like Minds Like Mine Programme.


Lovey Walsh (Rongoa Mirimiri)
Lovey Walsh (Rongoa Mirimiri)
Ko Hikurangi toku Maunga,
Ko Waiapu tōku Awa,
Ko Horouta tōku Waka,
Ko Hiruharama tōku Marae,
Ko te Awemapara tōku Hapu,
Ko Ngati Porou tōku Iwi,
Ko Kaa Horanga Pare Lovey Walsh tāku ingoa.


He kaimahi Rongoā/Mirimiri ahau mo Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua Ltd. I timata ahau I te timatanga o tēnei tau.  I ako au mo ngā tau e whaa I raro te korowai o Te Awhina Riwaka I muri tēnā I haere au ki a Ropata McGowan (Pa)  rāua ko Donna Kerridge. I whai tonu au ngā akoranga o ngā tookrua nei mo ngā tau e toru. Ngā mihi nui ki ngā tohunga nei mo o rātou mātauranga e pā ana ki te Rongoā Māori.
Nō reira koutou ma tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Tricia Hook (Rongoā Mirimiri)
Tricia Hook(Rongoā Mirimiri)
Ko Whakapunaki te maunga,
Ko Wairoapupungengematangirau te awa,
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki a Wairoa te iwi,
Ko Tricia Hook ahau


I have worked as a Massage Therapist and Reflexologist in Marlborough for 20 years.
I feel privileged to be one of two Kaimahi Rongoā / Mirimiri for Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua which is an area I have been training in for 7 years.


I look forward to working with new Whānau in the Wairau

Stephen Trent (Te Ha O Ngā Rangatahi Coordinator)

 Ko Maamari te waka
Ko Hinerakei te maunga
Ko Whangape te moana
Ko Ohaki te marae
Ko Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngapuhi me Tainui ngā iwi
Ko Te Uri o Tai te Hapū
Ko Pawarenga tāku papakainga
Ko Stephen Trent tāku ingoa

My partner Jolene and I together have 12 tamariki ranging in age from 33–10yrs and 13 mokopuna.  I have worked with Rangatahi and whānau in varying situations for the last 25+ years from pre-school to adults and all ages in between.  In the last 18 years or so I have specialised working with at risk Rangatahi and whānau that have been placed in the “Too hard basket” by the current system.

My journey in life has brought me here to Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua to work with our rangatahi and whānau to find a solution to Youth suicide prevention.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēna tātou katoa

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Dr Richard Hunter (Coordinator Maara Oranga) 

Ngāti Rora, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Marau o Kahungunu, Rangitane

Dr Richard Hunter is contracted to the role of Maara Oranga Coordinator for Te Hauora O Ngāti Rārua Ltd.  Richard has 40 years’ experience in sustainable agriculture/horticulture in science and research leadership positions.  Richard has had significant achievements in technology transfer extension, and hands-on responsibility in the fields of animal genetic, soil science, agronomy and viticulture/horticultural development and teaching.

Richard brings a depth of experience and connections with Research, Academic Institute and local government, Māori community relationships and Māori environmental practices, and is committed to engage and support cultural, social, environmental, and economic aspirations of Māori.