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Raised in Napier, Makita (Ngāti Porou ki Te Araroa) is a Youth Navigator and finds her role inspiring, by seeing whānau members excel and champion their own goals and aspirations.

Makita Edmonds

Team Leader - Youth Services
Joined the team July 2014

Makita prioritises being able to offer guidance and motivation to those she works with, and providing a safe and encouraging environment that enables them to express themselves.

Makita appreciates being outdoors, enjoying any natural setting when away from work and is alsopassionate about waka ama. So far her greatest sense of achievement is the discovery of finding who she is.

Makita holds several qualifications: a Diploma of Youth Work(Level 6), NCEA, an Early Childhood Certificate (Level 5), is an accredited Assessor for Youth Work and a qualified Stop Smoking Practitioner. She is currently completing a Diploma in Whānau Ora.


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