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Brenda Crooks

Ara Taiohi Role: Office Administrator

I’m Pākehā, compulsive hair dyer, dog lover with a cat, amateur standup comedian, crocheter and number 7 on the Enneagram.

I was a youth worker many years ago and have spent a lot of my life living with awesome people in marginalised communities. I got into the youth sector when a YFC youth worker sung a song at church about the van always breaking down, then asked if anyone wanted to join them. I soon after moved into their home for teenage girls.


BA in Māori Studies, Diploma in Office Administration

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