Lessons from Scotland: Set lived experience centre, not on the margins

In this blog, we hear from Dave Burnside, Jeremy Tumoana and Katey Thom following their travels to Edinburgh, Scotland to hear from people around the world about their approaches to 'Law Enforcement and Public Health'. This was the fifth time the conference has brought people together who are attempting to bring a public health approach … Continue reading Lessons from Scotland: Set lived experience centre, not on the margins

Rangahau rōpū: Meet Rob Tua

Nō Ngāpuhi tōku papaKō Karangahape te whareKō Te Touwai te awaKō Ohautieke te maungaKō Kaitangata, Ngāti Kawau, whānau pani, ngā hapu Nō Te Atiawa toku whaeaKō Te ika roa a Māui te whareKō Waitara te awa Kō Taranaki te maungaKō Manukorihi te hapuHaving come from a background of incarceration and state ward care, over time … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: Meet Rob Tua

Rangahau rōpū. Meet the AUT Law team on the project

Today we share stories from our rōpū members from AUT Law and share our passions for re-envisaging the criminal justice system. Katey Thom Katey (Ngāti Pākehā) grew up in the Ōtautahi beach town of Matuku Takotako (Sumner) and now lives with her partner Ryan and their two tamariki in rural Raglan's coastal area of Ruapuke, … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū. Meet the AUT Law team on the project

Kōrero pono: A must see exhibition

Today we draw your attention to an exhibition currently running in Auckland created by JustSpeak which gives voice to those with lived experience of the justice system. JustSpeak describes how the "exhibition features the intimate stories of sixteen Kiwis who have been affected by incarceration. The stories run alongside portraits by a number of Kiwi … Continue reading Kōrero pono: A must see exhibition

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