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Ko Puheke te Maunga
Ko Tokerau te Moana
Ko Haititaimarangai te Tupuna Whare
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Ko Mamaru te Waka
Ko Parata te Tangata
Ko Kahutianui te Tupuna Whaea
Ko Te Whanau Moana me Te Rorohuri nga Hapu
Ko Ngati Kahu te Iwi
Kia ora My name is Jolene Rupapera and I am excited to have a position as one of the Youth Coaches working alongside young parents aged 16-20 years, supporting and engaging them into education, budgeting and parenting programmes.
I whakapapa to Ngati Kahu, Te Rarawa and Te Uri O Tai I am extremely passionate about Te Reo Maori and Tikanga as I was fortunate to attend Kohanga Reo, Kura Kaupapa Maori and Wharekura throughout my life. Moving back home 8 years ago was the best thing I could have done. Not only for myself and my partner but for our tamariki. “There’s no place like home”. As a family we love the lifestyle of the Far North, communities and the many whanau that make it special.
I have a loving and very supportive fiancé with three beautiful super energetic daughters that keep us both on our toes. I am a very whanau orientated person that enjoys spending time helping out where ever I can.
In my own time I enjoy exploring all things outdoor especially fishing and spending quality time with my whanau. I look forward to learning and growing within my role and in the organisation.
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