Paige enjoys supporting our whānau in the Community to "strive for the best and never give up on their dreams and aspirations." Paige feels that we all have potential and her goal is to bring out the best in others to the best of her ability. "Be kind and never judge a book by it's cover. You never know what journey our whānau have endured. Everyone has a story," says Paige.
She feels her job is to listen and support our kaimahi so they can deliver good practice and work with our whānau the best way they can. Be ready for any challenges that the Team may face and be prepared for whānau that struggle within the hapori (Community), so we are there to tautoko them through their haerenga (journey), every step of the way, with a sense of compassion and aroha. "Be a voice. An advocate and walk alongside our whānau and kaimahi."
During her 'down time', Paige adores whānau time and immersing herself with Tangaroa, Ranginui and Papatuanuku - helping to keep her grounded whilst enriching her wairua (spirituality).
Paige has a Certificate in Social Work and Counselling, Heke Toiora Whānau (Diploma in Social Work), Diploma in Indigenous Studies, Poutuarongo Toiora Whānau (Bachelor of Social Work) and a Post Graduate in Māori Management.
Paige says her greatest achievement in life so far are her children, her mokopuna and her husband as well as breaking the cycle of historical intergenerational trauma.