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Meet the team February 2024


Tēnā koutou katoa/ hello everyone
I whenua tipu ake i Whanganui/ I grew up in Whanganui.
Kei te noho ahau i Taranaki/ I live in Taranaki.
Ko Beth taku ingoa/ My name is Beth.

I have been married for 41 years to Chris; 4 Tamariki/ children- Matthew, Michelle, David, and Hannah with 2 + moko/ grandchildren- Matilda, Henry and another arriving any day now.
I graduated in 1982 as an Occupational Therapist and have worked in a wide range of areas including: Mental Health, Community Health, Services for the Elderly, Management and Adult physical. I worked for 13 years in private practise for ACC and in assessing medical fitness to drive and vehicle modifications. This is where I got interested in computerised cognitive and reaction-time testing; and this led me to interRAI.

In 2011, I became the Lead interRAI practitioner for Taranaki DHB and worked there until 2016. I came back to TAS interRAI late 2019. I have enjoyed working in the interRAI team and environment, although working remotely from home can have its challenges: one being isolation.

In 2022 completed an Adult Tertiary and Learning certificate through Open Polytech to further my Educator knowledge and skills. In 2023 completed Te Pokaitahi Reo (Rumaki, Reo Rua) with WITT Te Pukenga.  I enjoy learning and I am committed to being Tangata Tiriti/ people of the Treaty.

For the past 5 years I have joined Karuwhā Trust who serve Te Tīi Marae in Waitangi for the Waitangi events over the 4 days. Our team this year, cleaned toilets, picked up rubbish, managed car parking and prepared 0ver 2100 hangi packs to be delivered for Waitangi Day itself.  Scroll down for the photos.

He Whakatauki:

Mai I te kōpae ki te Urupa tatou ako tonu ai
From the cradle to the grave, we are forever learning.
No reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa/ therefore, hello to you all. 

Tame Iti's art installation and peaceful protest across the bridge to Waitangi Treaty grounds


St. Paul’s Church in Paihia , next bay down where Karuwhā / Henry Williams lived.

The Pōwhiri for the KingiTanga


The Pōwhiri for the Government

Dawn Service 5 am at Te Whare Runanga

Some of the Thousands around the flag staff at the Dawn service