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Business Development

Mike Bishop

Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Price

Office Manager

Paula McGregor

Paula McGregor

Digital Systems Manager

Danae Van der Merwe

Business Support Administrator 

Kerri Moran

Kerri Moran

Health and Safety Manager

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I am orginally from Napier. I am of German / Irish / Scottish / Australian heritage.

I have been apart of Harbour Sport since December 2018. I thoroughly enjoy the diverse culture that makes up Harbour Sport and am proud of the mahi we do in the Harbour Region.

Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few – Winston Churchill

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27 years ago our family moved from Cape Town, South Africa to the lovely North Shore. I studied Graphic Design, Photography and Web Development with most of my career working in photography, the website industry and IT systems. I enjoy the fast paced, continually changing envrionment of improving clopud-based business, improving systems that bring out the best in people, enabling an efficient, effective team.

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today – Benjamin Franklin

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I’m from Auckland with a background in Health, Sport and Recreation. I have spent 14 years working within the Regional Sports Trust network and enjoy making a positive difference in the community.

I formerly managed the Community Strength and Balance initiative and team which is aimed at reducing falls and fractures from falls in older adults aged 65 years and over. I am now Harbour Sports Health and Safety Manager.

“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live”- Dalai Lama

Amanda Isada

Albany Community Hub Manager

Sara Mason

Communitry Resilience Advisor

Rikki Burgess

(Ngāti Raukawa)

Business Project Manager

Jay Martin

(Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi and Ngāti Tama)

Business Project Manager

John Marsden, QSO, JP

Kaumatua

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I grew up in the wops on a farm outside of Whanganui but have lived on North Shore for past 20 years. Studied physiotherapy, public health and have been learning Te Reo Māori since 2018.

I support Harbour Sport team to secure funding for our programmes. I am part-time 10 hours/week.

He aha te mea nui i te ao? he tangata, he tangata, he tangata – What’s the most important thing in the world? It’s people, people, people

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Rev John Marsden was awarded a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) at the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019 awards. He already holds a Queen’s Service Order (QSO) and is a Justice of the Peace (JP).

John was raised in Kaiwaka and has been part of Te Uri O Hau/Ngāti Whātua life for his entire existence. Ōtamatea Marae has been his place of growing up. He attended boarding school in Auckland for his educational pursuits followed by further tertiary study at Auckland University.

John has worked in various areas of employment which has taken him all over Aotearoa in the field of banking, education, tertiary level of health and primary health. John has two daughters although lost one to cancer over the past two years. He is passionate about providing support, and advisory/leadership to whānau of all ages. John’s aim is to particularly ensure our iwi, hapū, and whānau are given the best opportunities in this present environment to improve life experiences for all our tamariki and mokopuna.

John is now semi-retired, but still heavily involved in the church and its related ministry work.

Sport Capability

Richard Casutt

General Manager

Kendra Tate 

Sector Support Advisor ,

Women and Girls Lead

Kayla Allison-Carnie

Project Coordinator

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Born and studied in Christchurch, NZL. BA in Psychology and Business Management, MSc. in Industrial and Organisational Psychology. Madly passional sportsman growing up, playing cricket, volleyball, golf and football competitively and in the back yard with my uncle and grandma. Mum is half swiss, half pakeha, dad was malaysian indian. Have worked in Sport since graduating, especially in Volleyball in Wellington, and Adelaide Australia. Also lectured in psychology. Have coached volleyball most of my life, and got into Beach Volleyball refereeing as a player. Love supporting and growing people to be the best they can be.

General Manager – Oversee the team that deliver the Community Sport Investment from AKtive/ Sport NZ. Challenge the design and build of the sytem that delivers sport, active recreation and play to the community. Solutions focussed to help design initiatives to engage the in active. Support the events team, and manage the Sponsorship relationships with Harbour Sport and the events. Support the Sport Development Team around advocacy and future practice.

Don’t cry over spilt milk

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I was born and raised in Gisborne, NZ, with my parents and younger sister. I graduated from the University of Waikato in 2022 with a Masters in Health, Sport and Human Performance. I love all things sport and do a bit of coaching on the side. My role at Harbour Sport is Women and Girls Advisor, supporting the growth of women and girls in the sport and physical activity sector.

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Born and bred in the harbour region, growing up playing a range of sports at different levels. I have represented New Zealanbd in Volleyball and Beach Volleyball. I have recently graduated from AUT completing my Bachelor of Sport and Recreation majoring in Management.

Community Sport

Kylie McGrigor

Regional Sports Director

Judith Quinlan

Youth Sport Advisor

Merimoana Kenrick

(Ngāti Kahungunu, Muaupoko, Ngai Tahu)
Healthy Active Learning Advisor

Thornton McDade

Healthy Active Learning Advisor

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Born and raised in Auckland, I grew with the opportunity to be involved in many different sport and recreation activities. This ignited my passion for sport. I have a background in secondary school PE teaching. As the Schools & Kura Manager, my role to support the team who work with tamariki, rangatahi and schools. My role as the Regional Sports Director is to provide support and advocate the value of sport for all rangatahi in the secondary school setting and with the wider sports sector.

“If you want things to change, you first have to change you”

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Kia ora, I’m Jude. I am a born and bred Harbour girl, mother to two and love everything about sport.

I am a player, coach, manager and supporter of hockey as well as giving rowing another crack this year.

As the Youth Sport Advisor, I look after all things coach development and parent education as well as providing support to organisations in the youth space.

“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming”. John Wooden

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I was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. Prior to joining the Sports Harbour team as a Healthy Active Learning Advisor, I was a teacher for several years.

Healthy Active Learning is a joint government initiative between Sport NZ, Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand, and the Ministry of Education to improve the wellbeing of tamariki and rangatahi through healthy eating and drinking and quality physical activity. As a Healthy Active Learning Advisor, my role is to provide support to a number of primary/intermediate schools within this initiative.

“To go fast, go alone. To go far, go together.” African Proverb

Anthony Hyde

Healthy Active Learning – Community Connector

 

Paula McGregor

Kelly Cameron

Korikori-Rangatahi Recreation Advisor

Community Bike Lead

Kiera Fisher

Community Activation and Office Support

Paula McGregor

Tayla Flatt

Community Bike Administrator

Operations Coordinator ~ Albany Community Hub

Alvin Cheung

ActivAsian Development Manager

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Atobie tribe, Solomon Islands

Healthy Active Learning Community Connector. Healthy Active Learning is a joint government initiative between Sport New Zealand and the Ministries of Health and Education to improve the wellbeing of tamariki through healthy eating and drinking and quality physical activity. My role as a HAL Community Connector is to strengthen links between schools and the wider community in order to provide opportunities for tamariki to thrive.

“Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takatini”- Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

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Kia ora tātou, Ko Rangitoto te Maunga, Ko takapuna te Moana, Nō Tāmaki ahau, Ko cameron tōku whānau ko Kelly tōku ingoa. Hi, I’m Kelly! Born and raised on the North Shore, attended Takapuna Grammar School and have a big love for all things sport!

The Regional Sports Director advocates for the value of sport for all Rangatahi in Secondary Schools via school management and with the sport sector.

We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak.

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I am from Auckland, New Zealand and was raised in Torbay with my 2 siblings. I grew up playing as many sports as I possilby could as a kid and have now stuck to Netball and Touch. Which I have represented New Zealand for Touch. I am also finishing my studies of a Bachelor of Sports Management at Massey University.

My role is Community Activation and Office Support at the Albany Community Hub. My role includes looking after hirers at the Hub, providing activations and activities for the community to indulge in, and taking care of general services offered at the Albany Community Hub.

Don’t limit your challenges; challenge your limits

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I am the Community Bike Administrator here at Harbour Sport and Operations Coordinator at Albany Community Hub. I work alongside the Bike Lead to ensure BikeReady is implemented successfully in schools across the Harbour Region. There is nothing more rewarding than getting a non-rider riding by the end of a session. I also assist with the administrative tasks over at Albany Community Hub.

Born and raised in Whangaparaoa, currently still reside there. I graduated in 2020 with a Sport Management Degree from Massey University! Passionate about all things sport whether that be watching/playing, I play netball for Shore Rovers Netball Club! The beach is also a favourite of mine!

A bad attitude is like a flat tyre – you can’t go anywhere until you change it!

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Hong Kong

I lead and manage the Harbour Sport ActivAsian initiative as well as the Regional ActivAsian initiative. My role is responsible for leading the development, implementation and reviewing of robust and effective ethnic engagement initiatives in the Harbour region. The Harbour Sport ActivAsian team and I develop and grow the sector’s cultural competency, and advocate and champion for Diversity and Inclusion in the North Harbour region.

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

Husmit Uka

ActivAsian Community Lead

Daniel Dong 

ActivAsian Community Coordinator

Marian Park

ActivAsian Community Coordinator 

Abby Rolland

Operational Support

Amalie Bennett

Operational Support

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I grew up in Whenuapai and like to consider myself a “westie”. Prior to Harbour Sport I worked at North Harbour Hockey where I spent four years developing and growing the game particularly in the youth space.

To lead and coordinate community initiatives within the ActivAsian team working alongside schools, clubs, community groups and sports organisations.

“There is no way around hard work. Embrace it. You have to put in the hours because there’s always something which you can improve” – Roger Federer

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I am a Chinese community coordinator in Harbour Sport ActivAsian. I has been looking after the Walk With Us project and leading the Chinese walking group twice per week for the last 4 years. I am also an owner of Chinese Marathon Running Group on Wechat platform.

Originally I came from China and have been to about 20 countries, but finally settled down in the most lovely country New Zealand in 2009. I was an engineering man but now I am an outdoor expert.

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

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Formerly a Korean Information Officer at CAB Language Link (CABLL)

My role as an ActivAsian Community Coordinator at HS is supporting Korean community to increase sport and recreation participation and to Improving access to information about sport and recreational opportunities on the North Shore. Also, one of my main roles is to expose and introduce the healthier and more active lifestyle to the Korean community. To achieve this, I have been delivering Korean walking groups bi-weekly for the last 5 years, outdoor leadership programme, Have a Go programmes, co-hosting learning a water skill programmes with local service providers.

Currently I am hosting a Health and Wellbeing 4 weeks trial programme to the Korean community. This is designed to offer a centralized, service-based hub that addresses and supports the Asian community in its holistic wellbeing.

Do good and good will come to you.

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Kia Ora, I am currently undertaking a Sports Management and Coaching degree at the University of Bath and throughout my degree my interests have developed into looking at the global economy and how sport is managed and the sociology of making sport accessible to all.

My role at Harbour sport undertakes the Event management assistant of Women and sport and also Diversity and inclusion within projects. Sport has always been my passion as I did competitive swimming and athletics up until University. I am now trialing many sports, for example kickboxing and volleyball. 

“I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let anything restrict me. ― Usain Bolt

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Kia Ora!

I am originally from Surrey (South of London) in the UK, and I am on a placement year for my BSc Health & Exercise Science from the University of Bath.

I am a part of the Strength and Balance team and look forward to being a valuable member of Harbour Sport and helping make a difference in the community.

‘Even if you’re on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there’ – Will Rogers

Amelia Williamson

Operational Support

Gemma Urquhart

Operational Support

Georgia Fisher

Operational Support

Laura Heather 

Operational Support

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Kia Ora! I am born and raised in Northamptonshire, UK where I live with my parents, brother, sister, two dogs and cat. I am currently at the University of Bath studying Health and Exercise Science and am now on my placement year at Harbour Sport.

I am working with the Green Prescription team to promote healthy living. I love to play hockey and meeting new people through sport. I am very excited to see and learn lots about what New Zealand has to offer!

The best way to predict your future is to create it – Abraham Lincoln

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Kia ora, I am part of the Community Sports team this year. I am from a little village in Northamptonshire in the UK and study Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Bath. I have played sports all my life with my main sport being netball, so I am very passionate about making sure sport is accessible to all.

“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”- Winnie the Pooh

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Kia Ora! I’m over from Bath University, where I study Sports and Exercise science, my favourite parts of the course are sports medicine and psychology! I live half in Exeter (by the beach) and half in Worcestershire (like the sauce), with my family and 2 dogs. I’ve always had a passion for wanting to get anyone and everyone involved in sport and am looking forwards to working within community sport delivery this year! I love being active, whether it be triathlon training or throwing a ball around on the beach and can’t wait to get exploring New Zealand!

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think – A. A. Milne

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Kia Ora! I am a student at the University of Bath in the UK, studying BSc in Sport and Exercise Science, but I am originally from Cornwall.

I work in the Community sports section with a particular focus in the ActivAsian section. My main sport is hockey, but I also love running. I like to help anyone who wants to get involved with any sports.

The only one who can tell you “You can’t win” is you and you don’t have to listen- Jessica Ennis.

Active Communities | Healthy Lifestyles

Jason Edmonds

(Ngāti Porou)

Active Communities Manager

Giuliana Sewell

Active For Life Co-Manager

Briony Moir

Vanessa Kipa

(Ngāti Haua, Tainui)

Active Families Manager

Kieran Smith

Ethan Gallagher

Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator

Sam Johnstone

Healthy Lifestyle Administrator – Maternity Leave

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Ngāti Porou

As the Active Communities Manager I oversee the Green Prescription, Te Oranga Kaiora and SportsPasifik programmes. All of these programmes are aimed at creating healthier lifestyles and sustained positive health changes for these communities. With a passion for providing equal opportunities for communities that experience and deal with inequities.

Ehara taku maunga a Hikurangi he maunga nekeneke, he maunga tū tonu – Te Kani a Takirau

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I was born and raised in Auckland with my parents and younger brother until I was 18 when I then moved to Dunedin to study at the University of Otago. Between 2018 and 2022, I completed a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, and a Masters of Advanced Nutrition Practice. I now practice as an Associate Registered Nutritionist for the Green Prescription programme. I offer one-on-one nutrition consults for the Green Prescription clients, where I provide individualised nutrition support based on the clients’ health conditions, lifestyle, and goals. I am passionate about encouraging others to maintain a healthy lifestyle, so that they can look, feel, and be their best.

“You have brains in your head.  You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose”- Dr Seuss 

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Born in the lovely city of Derry, Norhtern Ireland I found my way to NZ when I was 12 and have been here ever since. I studied Graphic and Web Design also doing a course in Marketing. I enjoy my football and am a avid Chelsea supporter. As the Marketing and Communications coordinator I oversee all outgoing comms from the GRX team, if that be newsletters or social media posts.

“Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

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Ruby McNamara

Nutritionist

Josh Cholette

Healthy Lifestyle Advisor

Te Hohi Valentine

(Ngā Puhi and Ngati Tamaterā
Healthy Lifestyle Advisor

Wanakia Heather-Te Kingi

(Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahu, Ngati Raukawa)

Healthy Lifestyle Advisor 

Lily Costello

Healthy Lifestyle Advisor 

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My background includes rehabilitation, personal training, group fitness and coaching. My iwi is Tainui, Ngati Haua.

Healthy lifestyle Advisor West for Green Prescription.

“People don’t care what you know until they know you care.”

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I am originally from Canada, where I spent my early childhood years until we moved to New Zealand in 2008. I’m so fortunate to have such a contrasting upbringing, from living in Edmonton, Alberta, to the small town of Kawerau. My passion for health and fitness started early after being emersed in the New Zealand curriculum. Physical activity was such a big part of our learning which eventually led me to complete my bachelor’s degree in Sport and Recreation, where I majored in Sport and Exercise Science. After the messy first lockdown experience, I was an in-person/online strength and conditioning coach/personal trainer. My focus shifted from high-performance sport to health as I worked with my gen population clients where even small changes were meaningful – I’m excited to be working in a role that aligns with one of my passions. I’ve done so many sports across my time, but to keep the list short – when I’m not at work, you will find me in the gym or on the weekends outdoors, catching some waves or exploring some trails!

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Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahu, Ngati Raukawa

A Healthy Lifestyle Advisor works with individuals in the community to help them live healthier lives and to become independently active.

Mauri tū mauri ora

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I grew up in Christchurch and moved with my family to Auckland when I was 14. I am the oldest of three children, who all live back in Christchurch now. I studied a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and am also in the midst of completing a Certificate in Personal Training.

As a Healthy Lifestyle Advisor, I support and encourage individuals in their journey to becoming independently active with the intent that they will be provided with the tools to lead them to a healthier lifestyle using exercise and nutrition.

‘Dont count the days, make the days count’

Khalum Halo

(Avatele, Tamakautoga – Nuie)

Healthy Lifestyle Advisor Pasifika

Tenaija Fletcher

Healthy Lifestyle Advisor 

Jessica Kipa

Healthy Lifestyle Administrator

Briony Moir

Moriki Read

(Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Te Ara me Ngāti Kopaki)

Maori Community Manager

Jenny Beevor

Western Tahuri

(Ngati Porou, Ngati Kahungunu, Ngai Tuhoe)

Māori Community Activator

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Niue

Village: Avatele

Healthy Lifestyle Advisor Pasifika

Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.

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Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Te Ara me Ngāti Kōpaki, Te Orewai, Te Waiariki

Connecting people in our local communities to exercise and activity options relevant to them.

Success is a few simple disciplines, practiced everyday; while failure is simply a few errors in judgement, repeated everyday.

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From: Ngati Porou, Ngati kahungunu 

 Kia ora mai tatou, my name is Western Tahuri, I hail from the mighty East Coast and the home of the brave the Hawkes Bay, but grew up and went to school at TKKM O Hoani Waititi marae in West Auckland. Ever since I could remember my first love has always been sports and is still to this day. I was lucky enough to grow up with my mum working at Sport Waitakere and Harbour Sport and now myself jumping over to the shore and working with Harbour Spor,t, it really shows that we do live in a small world. I’m lucky enough to be able to be doing both things that I love here at Harbour Sport, and that is being able to combine my Maoritanga and my sporting world into one as the Maori community activator. 

“Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini” in Pakeha means “My strength is not as an individual, but as a collective”

 Tena tatou katoa!

Jenny Beevor

Asenati Tavita

(Suga-Upolu, Saleaula-Savai’I – Samoa)

Pacific Community Manager

Briony Moir

Alex Matapo

(Mauke, Atiu – Cook Island)

Pacific Community Coordinator

Olalini Tafoulua

Pacific Community Activator

Charlotte Cuffe

Community Strength and Balance Manager

Anna Simons

Community Strength and Balance Administrator

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I am Samoan from the villages of Suga, Leauva’a and Fusi Safata in Upolu and Saleaula in Savai’i. Born in Samoa and moved to NZ in 1987 because my parents wanted a better future, the youngest of 5 and the only one with a University qualification.

I am the Pacific Community Manager and absolutely love what I do. Connecting, advocating and building capacity into our North Shore Pasifika community.

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

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Islands of Mauke and Atiu in the Cook Islands

Pasifika Community Coordinator. Engage in Pasifika Community to promote health and well-being, using sport and exercise as a vehicle to do so.

Dont speak about it, be about it.

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My name is Olalini Tafoulua, also known as Lini. I grew up in the heart of East Auckland, Glen Innes and play rugby union for the Auckland Marist Women’s Premier team.

My role at Harbour Sport is a Pacific Community Activator, the most important part of my role is to engage with our Pacifica community whether it be through school, large sport events or educating families.  I am 1 of 3 members in the Sportspasifik team, a team that wear many hats from coaching, to facilitating as well as being part time comedians. Our days are never the same and our programmes vary depending on the needs of the community.

 “E vave taunu’u le malaga pe a tatou alo va’a fa’atasi “

Our destiny is within sight when we paddle our canoe together.

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I am Samoan from the villages of Suga, Leauva’a and Fusi Safata in Upolu and Saleaula in Savai’i. Born in Samoa and moved to NZ in 1987 because my parents wanted a better future, the youngest of 5 and the only one with a University qualification.

I am the Pacific Community Manager and absolutely love what I do. Connecting, advocating and building capacity into our North Shore Pasifika community.

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

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027 209 4685

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Islands of Mauke and Atiu in the Cook Islands

Pasifika Community Coordinator. Engage in Pasifika Community to promote health and well-being, using sport and exercise as a vehicle to do so.

Dont speak about it, be about it.

Elin Noyer

Community Strength and Balance Trainer

Louise Bartlett

Community Strength and Balance Trainer

Sarah Freiberg

Community Strength and Balance Trainer

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My name is Olalini Tafoulua, also known as Lini. I grew up in the heart of East Auckland, Glen Innes and play rugby union for the Auckland Marist Women’s Premier team.

My role at Harbour Sport is a Pacific Community Activator, the most important part of my role is to engage with our Pacifica community whether it be through school, large sport events or educating families.  I am 1 of 3 members in the Sportspasifik team, a team that wear many hats from coaching, to facilitating as well as being part time comedians. Our days are never the same and our programmes vary depending on the needs of the community.

 “E vave taunu’u le malaga pe a tatou alo va’a fa’atasi “

Our destiny is within sight when we paddle our canoe together.

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I am originally from England but have called NZ my home for the past 13 years.

I am part of the Community Strength and Balance Team, recommending suitable classes for older adults under the falls prevention programme.

Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.

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I am from Ireland and have been lucky to live in beautiful NZ since September 2010.

I am a Trainer on the Community Strength and Balance Programme. The goal is to work together with exercise providers in the community to help prevent/ reduce the risk of falling for the 65+ population.

‘Your health is your wealth.’

Integrity

Be professional

Be authentic and keep ourselves accountable

Walk the talk

He Tangata

Value diversity and the community voice

Have respect for and be respected by the community

Take the time to understand others

Leadership

Lead with excellence

Be innovative, receptive and adaptive to the changing environment

Continuous improvement

Passion

Be enthusiastic, energetic and positive in everything we do

Inspire others

Go above and beyond

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If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!