Rangahau rōpū: Meet Thomas, a passionate supporter to peers

Thomas White is 44 years old of Samoan/English descent. He grew up in West Auckland and is the oldest of three brothers. His childhood took place in a very controlled environment where he was training to be a professional footballer everyday from the age of 9 years old. He represented New Zealand at age group … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: Meet Thomas, a passionate supporter to peers

Rangahau rōpū: A story of a Westie clinician

Brian McKenna Brian was born and raised in West Auckland. He classes himself as a true Westie, with New Lynn being the centre of the universe (although he lived in Piha for 14 years!). His ancestors are from Ireland, England, Wales (via Tasmania) and Israel (via Eastern Europe). Although Brian's ancestry belongs in those various places, … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: A story of a Westie clinician

Rangahau rōpū: Meet Debra, experience-based expertise trailblazer

Debra has made a substantial contribution to the evolution of consumer advisory services, helping to shape it into the independent, professional and robust structure that it is today. She has transferred her 30 years of lived experience of recovery, voice hearing and the shared experiences of the consumers she has worked with, into a wealth … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: Meet Debra, experience-based expertise trailblazer

Rangahau rōpū: In his own words, by Jeremy

Kia ora koutouKo Horouta te WakaKo Maungahaumi te MaungaKo Mangatu te MaraeKo Ngaariki Kaiputahi te IwiKo Peneha rāua ko Brown ngā ingoa whānau nō Te Tairāwhiti, nō reira,He uri ahau nō Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tūhoe hoki.Mauri ora!!Kia ora, my name is Jeremy Tumoana. I am 48 years old this year and am very grateful for … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: In his own words, by Jeremy