Carol Penfold

I endeavour to use the Te Whare Tapa Wha Model of Maori Health to help promote and understand the meaning of biculturalism, multiculturalism, personal Identity and emotional wellbeing in this ever changing world.
I encourage critical thinking and reflective practice in both myself and others and my aim for us all is a Healthy Life Balance. Maintaining integrity and personal mana in the workforce by building sustainable relationships is also of high interest to my practice.

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Maria McKenzie

I am first and foremost a mother and nanny to several mokopuna.
I hail from nga hau e wha (the four winds) and come from the grass roots. l have worked in community and statutory social work for over 20 years with a stint in community corrections and also lead in the social sector trials for MSD.
Recently I branched out into an Operational Management position in Tourism to broaden my horizons.
I am passionate about social work and community development by supporting professionals to contribute to that space by what they can create each day.

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Rima Williams

Ao Pasifika and Ao Māori perspective and framework

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Karen Brown

To promote and encourage the importance of bi and multi cultural practice. To tautoko practitioners to maintain a healthily safe and effective practice that is reflective of maintaining self care, safe cultural approaches and provides mana enhancing practices. Whanau ora kaupapa used in its correct context can enhance ones practice regardless of culture or gender. To maximise and understand the importance of a balanced practice that enhances both Maori and pakeha world view points. To tautoko their knowledge and personal ability to work within the practice competency and guidelines required by their personal whanau, roles and functions of their mahi and competency standards of their relevant professional bodies requires skill and tautoko combined.

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Merrill Simmons-Hansen

Developing and maintenance of reflective practice. Culturally safe practice. Workplace and team dynamics. Coping with change. Work life balance. Maori models of practice. Care and protection. Family dynamics and relationships. Child management and behavior.

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