Ki te taha o tōku māmā
Ko Whiria tōku maunga
Ko Hokianga tōku moana
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua tōku waka
Ko Ngati Maniapoto, Ngapuhi, Te Arawa, Ngati Kauwhata tōku iwi
Ko Mokau Kohunui, Ko Kokohuia tōku marae
Ko Robb tōku whānau
Ki te taha o tōku pāpā
Ko Maunga Pu tōku maunga
Ko Moana-nui-a-kiwa tōku moana
Ko Ngapuariki tōku waka
Ko Vaipae Aitutaki, Oneroa Mangaia tōku oire
Ko Kora tōku anau
Ko Koroheke tōku ingoa
Kia orana tatou katoatoa I te aroa ma’ata o te atua
Tēnā koutou katoa
My name is Koroheke, and I am a Kaiāwhina from Te Kete Kōnae (TKK) Māori and Pasifika student support here at Wintec.
My role is to provide non-academic support, which includes both pastoral and holistic support to our students. This can range from emotional support, budgeting, financial, or housing. I can also aid you with connecting to other Māori and Pasifika ethnic groups throughout the campus and providing a listening ear if you need it. I am here to support you during your learning journey.
I come from a social work background. I have served in the social service sector, working in Kaupapa Māori services, working in Alcohol & Drugs (AOD), elderly, Te Ao Māori, and education. I am passionate about working alongside individual’s in the hope to improve their quality of life and eliminate the stereotypical attitude towards males around the ‘harden-up culture’ of not expressing their feelings.
I am blessed to be in this space, and you can find me at the TTK office in the City Campus Hub. If you see me around, please come and say Hi.
‘Ko te pae tawhiti whaia kia tata, Ko te pae tata whakamaua kia tina’
‘Pursue the distant pathways of your dreams, so that they may become your reality’