How to find us Maataa Waka Meet the staff

Meet the staff
How to find us
Maataa Waka
K i Te Ta u I h u Tr u s t
Gail MacDonald
82 Seymour Street, Blenheim
Jackie Jenkins
Kirimoana Kingi
Health Services
Tamariki Ora
Marion Rowe (Reg Nurse)
Sharon Osborne (Reg Nurse)
Ngaro Aldridge (Kaiawhina)
Rina Pinker (Kaiawhina)
Physical Activity / Nutrition
Margy Crosby
Shana Pinker
Breastfeeding Co-ordinator
Huia Crosby
Antenatal Facilitator
Olivia Doonan
Social Services
Social Workers
Jannine Tipu
Burie Lilly
If you have any questions about
accessing our services please
contact us on
Phone 03 577 9256
Fax 03 577 9259
email [email protected]
Our staff are available from
8.30am to 5.00pm,
Monday to Friday
Youth Workers
Malcolm Pitman
Emma-Jaye King
Seva McFadyen
Maataa Waka
K i Te Ta u I h u Tr u s t
Kia Manaaki ai te iwi
Let the people be cared for
Health Services
Tamariki Ora / Wellchild
A wellchild service delivered by
qualified Tamariki Ora Nurses and Kaiawhina. We will visit you and your pepi
in your home to carry out well child
checks, provide advice, child education
and extra support if required.
Antenatal and Parenting Support
One on One or whanau friendly
alternatives to mainstream childbirth
education classes with a focus on
kaupapa Maori
Health assessments and support for
expectant mums
Whanau friendly parenting support and
education group for mum’s and tamariki
Outreach Immunisation
Follow up and support for whanau to
ensure their Tamariki are up to date with
their immunisations.
Physical Activity and Nutrition
One to one support, exercise groups,
goal setting, advice, healthy eating and
exercise plans for whanau who would
like to get fit, lose weight and become
About Maataa Waka
Social Services
Maataa Waka Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust is a
Kaupapa Maori Health and Social Service
provider who provides Health and Social
Services to whanau in Marlborough.
Maori and Pacific Island
Social Service
Our objective is to support whanau to
realise their strengths and reach their
potential by providing a service based on
Kaupapa Maori values and principles.
• Addresses immediate problem
• Develop a long term plan and set goals
• Provide advocacy with Housing, Winz,
Budgeting, employment and
Our Board and Manager have an
ongoing commitment to improving and
maintaining the highest standards and
have achieved ISO 9001:2008
accreditation quality standard.
The team is built around a valued staff
of experienced, skilled and committed
people who contribute in
numerous ways to our success.
Mission Statement
‘Ki te whakarato i nga taputapu e hangai
ana ki te kaupapa Maori kia whakapakari
ake i te whanau’
‘To provide tools within a Kaupapa
Maori framework which make a positive
difference for whanau.’
All services are free of charge
Our Social workers will work alongside
whanau to develop a plan which:
Professional Counselling offered to
Tamariki, Taiohi (Youth) and whanau.
Mana Taiohi (Youth) Mentoring
One to one mentoring and role
modelling for Taiohi (Youth) between
the ages of 12 – 17 years.
Youth Group Programmes
Group programme for Taiohi (Youth) to
gain cultural knowledge, learn strategies
to manage anger, gain increased
self esteem.
Supported Bail / Supervision
with Activity
Intensive one to one supervision
and support for Rangatahi and their
whanau who have entered the Youth
Justice system.