Anei te mihi aroha a Te Puna Hauora Ki Uta Ki Tai.
E rere e manu ki ngā tōpito o te whenua kawea te kōrero
Ka ora te wairua, te hinengaro, te tīnana
Ka ora te whānau
Cindy has a passion for working with and for Māori, starting with Whaioranga Trust at Whetu Marae as a Counsellor and Community Health Worker in the mid 1980’s. From there, she was employed at Te Puna Hauora, Tauranga Hospital mid- 1990’s to start up the Kaupapa Māori Mental Health services. Over a period of the next seventeen years, developments included a community mental health service for adults, child and adolescent mental health services, Dual Diagnoses for those with addictions and mental health, First Time Psychosis, and a team of clinical and non-clinical staff to work in Te Whare Maiangiangi, the Acute Mental Health in-patient ward.
Cindy then led a team of staff who devolved to the community in mental health and Whānau Ora services. She has also led a national workforce development team for Te Rau Matatini, where she was employed on a part-time basis, leading out developments for the child and adolescent section of the workforce, which is another passion.
Since being in the community, Cindy has spear-headed the Tuakana and Teina Tamariki and Rangatahi Leadership Academy camp, working with a team of young leaders to help tamariki and rangatahi to develop leadership skills – another passion.
Post-graduate Dip. Social Sector Evaluation and Research – Massey University
Post-graduate Management in Health – Waikato University
Post-graduate Clinical Child and Adolescent – Auckland University
Masters Social Work – Massey University
Post-graduate Diploma Soc. Sciences
Cert Community and Social Work
Te Reo Māori – Waikato University
Te Reo Māori – Te Waananga o Aotearoa
‘Kia marama taku titiro ki Tauranga
Kei Rangataua ko Tamapahore
He paruparu te kai
He taniwha ngā tangata’
Te Puke born and living at Kairua surrounded by pa maunga, Te Tahuna o Rangataua and Ngā Pōtiki whānau. Colin brings to Te Puna Hauora ki Tauranga Moana Trust governance experience gained from the private, public and tertiary education sectors. He chairs the Ngā Pōtiki a Tamapahore Post Settlement Governance Trust (PSGE) that settled with Crown in December 2013 and serves on the Boards of two whānau owned kiwifruit production units, Tahuwhakatiki marae as well as the Papamoa College Board of Trustees. He is committed to the protection of wāhi tapu in Papamoa, being an area subject to rampant urban development and contributed to listing many Significant Māori Areas (SMA’s) in the Tauranga City Plan. Colin holds a postgraduate degree in education from the University of Auckland and is committed to supporting whānau in raising educational achievement amongst Māori attending local Māori medium and English medium schools. He is presently working with whānau to establish a Māori medium secondary provider, as well as Ngā Pōtiki PSGE to establish a Puna Reo in partnership with the Tauranga Kindergartens Association.
Colin is privileged to be associated with Te Puna Hauora ki Tauranga Moana Trust, being a leading edge specialist health provider that serves whānau operating from kaupapa Māori perspective.
I am of Ngaiterangi, Ngaatiranginui, Te whaanau a Apanui, Ngaati Whakaue, Ngaati Awa and Ngaati Porou. I was born at Matahui, Katikati, my mum never quite made it to the Annexe. I grew up as a mokopuna along with others to the Ngaitamawhariua Hapu. With our Koro and Nan along with my older brother and our sister Te Uta, we lived on Matakana Island on a McDonald type farm, at Teuretureture which was on the eastern side of the Island. Past employment has been Farming, sawmilling, storeman, prison officer and Cultural Advisor. My most recent mahi was as kaumaatua of a Kaupapa Māori Mental Health service, until 18 months ago when I retired back to Matakana Island.
After 43 years of a wonderful marriage, my beautiful wife Mere passed away and I have been left to continue caring for our sons, their wives and our five mokopuna.
I have a long-standing relationship with Te Puna Hauora, Auntie Mere and I providing cultural training to the mental health team while they were in the Tauranga Hospital from 2008 and since they devolved to the community in 2010. I have been a Board member since 2009 and share my skills and knowledge when and where I can.
Ko Ngāi Te Rangi te Iwi
Ko Ngai Tamawhariua te Hapu
Ko Te Rereatukahia Te Marae
Educated at Katikati Primary and Katikati College, finishing at Tokoroa High School.
I have a professional background as a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree. I have held Clinical Nurse Manager and Nurse leader positions at Tauranga Hospital while employed with Te Puna Hauora Māori Health Services and later with Regional Māori Health.
I gained a Post Graduate certificate in Advanced Māori Health, Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science and a Masters of Health Practice in Maori Health. In 2011 I was seconded to the General Manager role at Te Manu Toroa and formally secured the role in April 2012.
I am also a member of the NMOPHO Clinical Governance group.
I am the CEO of Te Manu Toroa.
Waitaha Hauora Trust Board, Chair
Waitaha Hauora Trust Voluntary Co-ordinator
Nga Mataapuna Oranga Board Member
Te Manu Toroa Board Member
BOP District Health Board, ex officio Māori Health Runanga representative
BOP Māori Health Runanga, Chair
Midland DHB Iwi Relationship Board, Chair (shared)
DHB DSAC/CPHAC Member MHR representative
Hei Marae Committee Chair
SUMMARY OF CAREER PATHWAY:
Married with 2 Children, 3 Whangai, 12 Mokopuna
Police Officer 30 years
Iwi: Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Pukenga, Aotea ( Tōku Papa)
Iwi: Te Arawa, Tapuika, Waitaha (Tōku Mama)
Hapu: Ngati He, Ngai Te Ahi, Ngā Potiki, Tapuika
Marae: Maungatapu, Hairini, Tahuwhakatiki, Tamapohore, Ngati Moko
Senior Constable Tauranga Police: Various roles:
Chairman: Ngati He Hapu
Committee member: Ngati Moko Marae Committee Member oTauranga City Council Māori Collective Committee
Member Te Waiariki Rugby
Chairman Whanau Whenua Land Trusts
Chairman Kaitemako N Block