GIRLS KĀINGA STAFF

Kathy Eruera

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When did you start working for InZone:
2009.

What is your role here:
Senior Boarding Manager at Te Kāinga Huarahi.

Describe your job in a couple of sentences:
To be a spiritual and physical support to our young Māori and Pacific Island rangatahi whilst under our care in completing their secondary schooling.  To inspire motivate, encourage and challenge fields of academics, practical life skills and portraying as much as I can, a mother in their eyes as they were still in their own home.

Where are you from:
Tōku pāpā: Te Whanau-A-Apanui te iwi, Maruhaeremuri te hapū, Hinemahuru te whare tipuna, Wairuru te marae, Kirieke te maunga.

Tōku māmā: Whakatōhea te iwi, Ngai Tamahaua te hapū, Muriwai te whare tipuna, Opape te marae, Tarakeha te maunga.

Tell us something about yourself:
I come from a dairy farming background in the Whakatāne area. I have four brothers and two sisters, a daughter, son in law and two mokopuna.

What have you done previously:
I was a typist under the Māori Pre-employment Scheme and then a computer operator in NZ and Australia.  I worked as a Bank and Loans officer for ANZ and then became the Accounts/Office Administrator for United Māori Mission, this led to the opportunity to become Matron for the long standing Girls hostel in Hepburn Street for 15 years before becoming involved with InZone.

What do you enjoy most about working for InZone:
I enjoy interacting with the girls in all areas, seeing their achievements that they have earned themselves.  Having an input into their futures by nurturing, guiding and supporting their decisions. Learning from them in a world that is all too quickly changing.

Cie Hayward

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When did you start working for InZone:
May 2016.

What is your role here:
Boarding Manager.

Describe your job in a couple of sentences:
Ensuring that our girls are looked after and supervised daily.

Where are you from:
Born in Auckland and grew up in Hokianga.

Tell us something about yourself:
I am married with six children, 4 mokopuna (so far) and live in Mangere Bridge.

What have you done previously:
Reception, data entry and childcare.

What do you enjoy most about working for InZone:
Working with all the InZone Students and whānau.

Yolanda Manukia

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When did you start working for InZone:
February 2016.

What is your role here:
Boarding Manager.

Describe your job in a couple of sentences:
Holistic approach to caring for the well-being of the girls and in accordance to the InZone Handbook.

Where are you from:
Tonga.

Tell us something about yourself:
I’m a wife and a mom of 3 teenagers and an ‘All Blacks Fan’.

What have you done previously:
Previous jobs include but not limited to: call center, administrator, recruitment officer, employment consultant, youth facilitator, sole parents and health and wellness coach.

What do you enjoy most about working for InZone:
I enjoy being part of a team that provide wrap around support to our students outside the classroom ensuring they make the most of the opportunities presented or is made available to them for a successful all round outcome.

Freda Potae

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When did you start working for InZone:
January 2018.

What is your role here:
Part-time Boarding Manager.

Describe your job in a couple of sentences:

Ko taku mahi he manaaki rangatahi i te whare

Where are you from:
Turanganui-a-Kiwa (Gisborne).

Tell us something about yourself:
I am a Mother of three kotiro who are all over 25 years old, and have lived in Auckland since 1976.

What have you done previously:
I have been employed as the Māori Arts Coordinator for Rosehill College for 18 years.

What do you enjoy most about working for InZone:
Ko ngā rangatahi te mea nui