The Prince's Trust Team
Young people possess the ability to solve the world’s greatest problems, and my role is to ensure we hear what they’ve got to say. Our challenge is to do something about it.
Most of my career in youth work has explored creative facilitation with groups, weaving together relationships. We’re weaving a whāriki for and with young people, our team, our Board, strategic partners and the global network we’re thrilled to be part of.
I’m a whānau-focused people-person who loves getting lost in long conversations. My not-so-secret hobby is collecting comic books, and I’m forever hunting for old X-Men issues.
ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Exploring and sharing positive and inspiring stories of taiohi, organising events, and co-ordinating fundraising for PTANZ means my mahi is intertwined and totally rewarding.
I am someone who puts young people, and their wellbeing, at the centre, and I am grateful for the commitment and support of our donors and partners; they too value the mārohirohi of taiohi as central to healthy and sustainable communities.
I am a creative and active person who loves the outdoors, whānau and friends. I find inspiration from the beauty of our motu; its rivers, maunga and moana.
Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland is my current taiwhenua.
Ka moemoeaa ahau ko ahau anake; ka moemoeaa taatou ka taea e taatou.
KAIĀRAHI TŪHONOHONO I COLLABORATION NAVIGATOR
No Waikato te iwi, Ko Ngati Mahuta te hapuu
Kei te taha Hauraki whenua, Ko Ngati Whaanaunga, Ngati Paoa ngaa hapuu
Authentic connections to people and place by honouring the mana that exists in all that surrounds us whilst understanding the connectedness of ourselves and our environment.
Being a part of the Prince’s Trust Aotearoa New Zealand enables me to connect with my one of my passions; enabling resource to rangatahi to build the world we want our mokopuna to inherit.
CONTENT AND COMMUNICATIONS
I’m a 22-year-old university student focusing on content and communication for the trust.
I’m mainly involved in social media communications, as well as working alongside Bridget Galvin for the co-ordination of fundraising, organisation of events and sharing of inspiring stories.
I thoroughly enjoy working to better the opportunities for young New Zealanders. The Prince’s Trust is a truly inspiring place to work, and every day I am motivated to provide my utmost effort to help young people see their dreams come true.
As a young person myself, I bring a unique lens to the mission of The Prince’s Trust that allows for effective and relatable communication that supports, inspires, and contributes to helping young entrepreneurs reach their potential.
I am someone who is into sport, of any kind, as well as a love for music and relaxed time with friends and whānau. I started out as an intern and am excited to pave the way for the next person who will be involved in this internship.
HE KĀKANO / FINANCE CO-ORDINATOR
I'm so excited to be embarking on this new journey with PTANZ as part of He Kākano funding rollout.
As an accountant, very rarely do I get the opportunity to carry out mahi with such meaning and purpose. I am truly humbled to be able to support the implementation of He Kākano and look forward to seeing how this programme directly supports and enables taiohi to take the next step in fulfilling their goals and dreams.
Outside of work you will find me playing dance mom, netball coach and school helper to my five-year-old daughter, she is full of life and there is never a dull moment with her around. Our weekends are mostly spent with our big immediate whānau or at one of our happy places; Muriwai, Orewa or tramping through the Waitakere ranges chasing waterfalls.
MENTOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Young entrepreneurs see mentors and networks as some of the most important ingredients needed for their business to succeed.
Meeting rangatahi, identifying their mentoring needs, connecting them to mentors is all part of my mahi with the Mentor Development Project for The Prince's Trust. The specialist piece of work is focused on building a network and community of best practice mentors who are trained and matched to young people/mentees.
I am passionate about supporting young people to visualise, and grow their entrepreneurial spirit, into successful, sustainable businesses. My personal and business philosophy, includes connection (whanaungatanga) and respect and unity (manaakitanga) with authenticity and integrity. I love to walk, go to movies, spend time with friends and whānau and create. I am currently learning Te Reo to continue my support and nurturing of Te Ao Māori.