Working with volunteers to strengthen communities – Jocelyn’s story.

Jocelyn is a volunteer researcher for Ka Mau Te Wero in Glen Innes, Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) and this work has helped Jocelyn build new connections to her community, new friends at work and new confidence in herself at the same time as she has helped build new pathways between Ka Mau Te Wero and different sections of the community.
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Local opportunities reveal leadership potential – Chris’s story.

Chris Makoare has lived for 30 years in Glen Innes. He’s been active in a parent and youth network and was trained as a community facilitator for the Tamaki Transformation Programme.
Chris takes part in Hunga Tiaki, a Maori leadership group, and was instrumental in forming Just 4 Dads, a men’s network group, and as a mentor for a young dad’s group.

However, Chris has not always been a local leader, and this is his story of change.

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Long term residents have insights to share – Tangi’s story

Tangi has observed changes over a forty year period in housing, health and unemployment.
Tangi Teura is originally from Rarotonga but he has lived in Glen Innes for over forty years. He purchased his rented house from NZ Housing Corporation in 1986 which he sold eleven years later as his wife had passed on and his children were ready to leave home. He used to work for Fisher and Paykel in Mount Wellington and is now aged 70 years and retired.

He is actively working in the Glen Innes community as a volunteer with charitable trust Ka Mau Te Wero.

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Anyone can make a difference – A Librarian’s story.

In Glen Innes the library is an important local facility for both adults and children alike. The way it is run, what it offers and who is there can support a growing sense of community caring, as illustrated when a librarian uses her own cash to feed hungry children on a Saturday.
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A community coach inspires healthy lifestyles – Teremoana’s story.

Teremoana’s story shows how personal journeys are interwoven with those of the communities we contribute to.
Teremoana has always had an active lifestyle, playing netball and exercising and when she completed the local Green Prescription Programme, she was selected to become a community coach. The Green Prescription Team sponsored her and she trained with an organisation called Nitfit in 2011. She built on this with a four week training course on sports training for people from the Pacific Islands.

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