Ko Aoraki te maunga,
Ko Waiwhakaheketupapaku te awa
Ko Aoraki te waka
Ko Ngati Moki, ko Ngai Te Ruahikihiki oku hapu
Ko Ngai Tahu te iwi
I am pleased to have the opportunity to join the Pureirei mentoring team. I have a strong and proud Ngāi Tahu whakapapa, I affiliate and ground my feet at Taumutu. I am also of Taranaki and Ngāti Porou descent. I have 8 years’ experience working with Rangatahi Māori and young men specialising in pre- employment training programmes and offering all-inclusive pastoral care and support. In addition to joining Te Pou here I am also a Trustee and senior leader with Noaia Charitable Trust focusing on placing Māori and Pasifika into employment and education opportunities. I also sit on the grievance panel for Oranga Tamariki and Te Puna Wai o Tuhinapo protecting the rights and aspirations of the rangatahi within the youth justice system.
I am excited about connecting with whanau and working alongside you all to develop your individual economic potential and whanau development.
Ko Ahu Patiki te maunga mātāmua, te ahuahu aho whakapapa ki Ngai Tahu.
Ko Tuahiwi te nohoanga o tōku hākui raua ko toku hakoro
He uri au nā nga whānau Fluerty, Ruru, Palmer, Manihera rātou mā
Ko Whakatipu mauka ta kainga
Ko kurakura kai tahu au
Ko Donelle toku ingoa
Tena tātou! How cool to help our rangatahi in preperation for mahi!? I’m a mixed bag of fruity skills – tertiary education, tourism, international music, community development, kaupapa ngai tahu and government stuff too.
For me, being a Pūreirei mentor is about walking alongside rangatahi and uncovering the skills that are already within. A simple korero is most of the mahi, so lets chat soon! Mauri ora
Ko Te Kohurau te mauka
Ko Kakaunui te awa
Ko Uruao te waka
Ko Moeraki tōku tūrangawaewae
Ko Stacey Gullen-Reynolds tōku ingoa
Naia te reo owha e karaka ana ki kā mauka whakahi o Kai Tahu,
For the past several years I have worked in the careers sector, from working one-on-one with whānau to support them achieve their career aspirations to developing and implementing career education programmes across the motu. It is a privilege to use the skills I have acquired during this time, working directly with our own Kai Tahu whānui to support them on their own career journey. If you just want to kōrero to learn more about what a Pūreirei mentor can do to support you or you whānau, please contact me.
Alan is the Chief Enthusiast at OneChance NZ, a charitable trust that delivers youth leadership programmes to students from 10 schools. Alan has spent more than 20 years working on leadership and personal development, has travelled to more than 40 countries, built Sunday schools in Africa, worked on building sites with Albanian refugees and planted trees in the eroded mountainous landscapes of Hakuba, Japan. He was a Physical Training Instructor in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, spent five years in sales and marketing and is an award-winning journalist. Alan has a passionate fire burning in his belly to develop young leaders and to see them succeed.
Ariana’s whānau are from Arahura. She has training in Law, Education and Te Reo Māori. She has work experience in many different fields – including hospitality, childcare, primary teaching, secondary teaching, adult education, small business, and policy. Ariana has a passion for te reo Māori, and works with organisations, schools, communities and whānau to support the use of te reo. Ariana is also a mum to Arirangi (14) and Komai (9).
Roy’s background and expertise includes being Managing Director of his Leadership Development Training Company, Director and Trustee of several Investment and Land Trusts, a previous International Manager of a large language school and Manager of Te Aka Umanga ki Waitaha, (the Canterbury Maori Business Network). However, his greatest passion and background has been developing Rakatahi and Pakeke with vocational direction, work preparation, post placement employment support and it’s in this arena that he can add real value to any of his Pūreirei clients that he will be working with in the future.
I joined the Pūreirei mentor programme, so I can share my knowledge, learnings and skills with those looking to expand their career aspirations, undertake an education pathway or just seek clarity towards their journey within education or employment.
I have 15 years’ experience working in recruitment and the vocational pathways across multiple industries and sectors, across Australia and New Zealand.
If you are wanting help with your journey towards education and employment fill in the enrolment profile and I will be in touch to help you take that next step.