Ko Wai Matou

Ko Emiemi te Maunga,

Awaroa te Awa,

Whangaroa te Moana,

Nuki Auldridge taku Matua,

Doreen Renata taku Whaea tupuna,

Ngāpuhi, Ngatikahu toku Iwi,

Kororareka Renata Toetoe taku ingoa,

Engari ingoa Pakeha Russell Smith.

Russell is a clinician and has co-led a clinical team for nearly 11 years, providing therapeutic services for children, adolescents with sexually harmful behaviour and adults who have sexually offended against children. He has completed three research projects for Rape Prevention Education and completed an initial 18 month consultation project amongst Māori in Tamaki that led to the inception of the Tiaki Tinana project in from June 2006-June 2008 with the support Ministry of Justice, Te Puni Kōkiri, and the ASB Community Trust.

Russell also has worked for several years in private practice with adult on adult sexual and violent offenders and with survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

Over the years he has worked in Adolescent Mental Health, Child Youth and Family Services, NZPARS residential Montgomery House Program, Domestic Violence Centre (now known as SHINE), Te Whānau Rataroa Social Services, and many other services. His early employment included the role of Managing Director of two transport logistic companies and developing and implementing the ISO (International Standards Orders) for transport companies.

Russell comes with a background in child protection and caregiver training. He has co-fostered 34 children over a period of 15 years through a community fostering agency. However, his most valued, significant and treasured role is being the father of 3 wonderful children and 6 grandchildren.

Ko Tainui te waka,

Ko Tararua te maunga,

Ko Otaki te awa,

Ko Ngati Raukawa ki te tonga te iwi,

Ko Ngati Te Horu raua ko Ngati Koroki nga hapu,

Ko Raukawa te marae,

Ko Tauhia raua ko Mavis Te Wiata oku maatua

Ko Joy Te Wiata toku ingoa

No reira tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa.

Joy is a clinician has played a significant role in developing clinical work in the harmful sexual behaviour sector specifically for Maori. She has also co-led a team of Maori clinical practitioners for several years providing therapeutic services for tamaariki and rangatahi with harmful sexual behaviour and tane and wahine who have sexually offended against children. She began her formal work in the sexual violence sector on Pitcairn Island and has continued in the work since that time.

Joy has worked for various social service providers including several years with Ngati Raukawa Social Services, Toiora Whanau, in the Horowhenua/ Manawatu providing therapeutic services for her iwi. Joy has previously provided counselling/mediation for the Family Court and has had a special interest in the area of domestic violence including having developed a therapeutic programme for the Department for Courts addressing the needs of wahine survivors of violence. Joy has a Masters in Counselling (Hons 1) in which she completed a research project investigating the contribution of Māori knowledges to Pakeha identity and to local Aotearoa counselling practices.

Joy is passionate about creating a safe environment for her mokopuna in which they can live and grow and be proud of being Maori and create rich futures for the generations to come.

Ana is our Kai Whakahaere.

She comes to Korowai with extensive administration and managerial experience. 

Her passion to service our kaimahi in both therapy and prevention work means that she keeps everyone on their toes and where they should be!  

Ko Putauaki te maunga

Ko Rangitaiki te awa

Ko Mataatua te waka 

Ko Mataatua ki Tamaki te marae

Ko  Michael raua ko Louise Muller  oku matua 

Ko Ngati Awa te iwi 

Ko Ana Paea toku ingoa 

Ko Kakepuku te maunga

Ko Mangapu te awa

Ko Tainui te waka 

Ko Maniapoto te iwi

Ko Donegal te iwi toku papa

Ko Ngati Peehi to hapu

Ko Kapatuhi te marae

Kei te rohe potae e noho ana

Ko Hinemoa McSweeney toku ingoa

Hinemoa is our Kaiawhina/Therapist. Passion for learning, travel and self development.  I have worked in mental health, family violence and family work, and particular interest in fairness and restorative justice.  Personal experiences in leadership and management, while engaging in education supports the different lenses i view the world through.  My current scope of practice is in sexual harm behaviour from Maori perspective - focus to enhance whanau wellbeing.  I live biculturally, i am Maori with the gift of carrying my whakapapa with me in my lifes journey.  

Becoming part of the change process is the difference I hope to be part of.

Ko Tainui te waka,

Ko Tararua te maunga,

Ko Otaki te awa,

Ko Ngati Raukawa ki te tonga te iwi,

Ko Ngati Te Horu raua ko Ngati Koroki nga hapu,

Ko Raukawa te marae,

Ko Maeli Joe toku ingoa

Maeli is the Mates & Dates Co-ordinator and is also part of the prevention team working with Rangatahi.

She has had an extensive career in early childhood education and enjoys working with tamariki.

MBRS: TOAH-NNEST (Te Ohaaki a Hine – National Network Ending Sexual Violence Together) - Executives on the Paetakawaenga of Nga Kaitiaki Mauri TOAH-NNEST.

(TOAH-NNEST is a representative group of the sexual violence service provision sector which actively informs Government on issues surrounding sexual violence)

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