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A Candid Kōrero with the Tagaloa’s!

Monday, October 06, 2014

A Candid Kōrero with the Tagaloa’s!

Lawrence and Catherine Tagaloa

Lawrence and Catherine Tagaloa are one of the many whānau clusters who work at Waipareira. While working with your husband or wife may not be everyone’s cup of tea “it cuts down on petrol,” according to Catherine, who joined Waipareira in July 2013.

Of Te Rarawa descent, specifically from Panguru in the Hokianga, far Northland. Catherine part of the Whānau & School Support team, says working with youth – and her husband - is very rewarding. “Lawrence and I have worked together for the last 8 years, so it’s just the ‘norm,” Catherine says. “We have the passion for our rangatahi, so it’s also a privilege. “It also has its advantages because we save on petrol and only need one car.” While the savings may be monetary, Lawrence says that can’t beat working alongside Catherine.

Lawrence is the Team Leader of the Whānau & School Support Team. “I love seeing my beautiful wife at work every day,” Lawrence gushes. “It’s very rewarding because we both have a great love for our rangatahi.” Lawrence is the brother of former All Black and Manu Samoa rugby star Timo - joined Waipareira two months before Catherine. The couple have three children and enjoy nothing more than hanging out with their kids.

Lawrence himself was no slouch as a footballer, having played for the Warriors in his younger days. Those who were at the Waipareira Men’s Health Challenge would say perhaps Lawrence thought he was still in the Warriors by the ferocity of some of the tackles he put on the opposition. Luckily the gentle giant believes in playing hard only on the field. Waipareira is certainly lucky to have the Tagaloa’s.

Ngā mihi aroha ki a koutou te whãnau a Tagaloa

Whānaungātanga at its Best!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Whānaungātanga at its Best!

Waipareira Chair Ray Hall was signatory to an Alliance Agreement that will strengthen relationships between Waipareira, Mana Whenua, Mātāwaka, Primary Health organisations and the Auckland and Waitematā District Health Boards. The Alliance plans to develop a more cohesive, accessible, efficient, effective safe and sustainable health system for the community. The function was held last week held at Auckland Hospital. Ray said Waipareira was honoured to be part of the Alliance and would participate in anything that delivered better services to the whānau.

Whānaungātanga is all about relationships, and how those relationships are created and developed, fortunately at Waipareira we have an array of wonderful people who can do this!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Ngaire Te Hira

Waipareira is hosting the Te Tohu Huanga Māori Business Development Series 2014: Investing in Māori business

The series features relevant kaupapa, interesting debates and informative sessions for Māori who are interested in investing in Māori business leadership.

It is being held to promote Auckland University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (Māori Development) - a two-year part-time course specifically geared for Māori leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, business managers and administrators of tribal assets.

This event will start at 5.30pm, Tuesday 23 September 2014. Seating is limited so don’t wait.

Speakers will include Waipareira Pou Tikanga Whaea Ngaire Te Hira, Dr Manuka Henare and Dr Chellie Spiller - Pukenga Māori and Lecturer, Management and International Business, University of Auckland.

This is a unique opportunity to look at ways to invest in your own future as a Māori business leader. The Postgraduate Diploma in Administration (Māori Development) can help you gain a distinct competitive advantage to develop your current career or begin a new path. The Huanga Māori Development Programme is also an entry portal into other executive development programmes, including master’s study.

This event brings together a diverse range of speakers with a wealth of experience in a variety of industries. They are successful management practitioners who bring their own knowledge from a Māori perspective and who have been successful in business within their respective communities.
To register for the event, you can use the e-registration link below or email Ngaroimata.reid@auckland.ac.nz

register here