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Originally from the East Coast region (Opotiki, and Hawkes Bay) Patrice's iwi are Whakatōhea & Ngāti Porou. Ko Tarakeha te maunga. Ko Opepe te awa. Ko Mātaatua te waka. Ko Whakatōhea te iwi. Ko Ngai Tamahaua te hapū. Ko Opape te marae. Ko Muriwai te whare tipuna. Ko Tapairu te wharekai.


Community Support Worker - Kahu Taurima
Joined the team March 2022

Patrice loves that she is able to help our kaumatua and wider whānau out in the community.

When Patrice was asked if she had a message for the community? Her reply was, "My message would be not to ever feel whakamā. I am here to help and to implement what I can to ensure positive health and social outcomes for our Kaumatua and whanau. I feel it’s an absolute privilege to be helping our people in the community."

Outside of mahi Patrice enjoys her whānau/aiga they are everything to her. In their spare time they spend it together at the beach, in the garden, exploring our beautiful backyard that is New Zealand all whilst making memories together.  

Patrice spends a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and baking.  She also loves reading, gardening and exercise.  

When Patrice was asked what her greatest achievement in life so far is? Her reply was "My child, raising her to be the best version of herself. Watching her grow and thrive with a positive attitude ready to tackle whatever life throws at us."

Patrice holds Level 1 & 2 Business Administration Studies and Level 1,2, & 3 National Cert in NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language)

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