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Te Maungarongo Maarie Mareikura-Ellery

Ara Taiohi Role: Office Manager/EA + Rangatahi Regeneration Tuakana Lead

Kaimahi Taiohi primarily, Mana Taiohi, Learn, Includer, Connector, Hauora loving young Māori wāhine passionate about rangatahi!

My journey in the Youth Sector began when I started at Te Ara (Alt Ed Kura) being the Sports coordinator and Teacher Aide. I learned of the gaps in the system and in the active recreation space at a school level. From here I went on to be the Youth Well-being Coach at Evolve, helping rangatahi build confidence in themselves through hauora tinana, running the Youth Hauora Project (check it out whānau!!). This mahi was a highlight of my career, love the Kaupapa, love the rangatahi and the opportunity! A year and a bit later and now I am here – let’s goooooooo!

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