Our Whānau

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Raecheal Riddell (Kingi) – Cultural Report Writer

Raecheal Riddell Kingi is a very skilled Cultural Report writer. Bringing with her several  years of experience as a Senior Corrections Officer, a Owner/Operator of a very successful non-funded Reintegration Rehabilitation Whare, along with being a well respected Mentor and Support Advocate. Not only well skilled, she is well educated, holding qualifications in Mental Health and Addictions, Adult Numeracy and Literacy and is currently completing her Bachelor of  Applied Science double majoring in communication and psychology, with a future goal to gain her Doctoral degree (PhD) in psychology specialising in criminology. This is only a small portion of the skills, experiences and qualifications she brings to the team to finding that positive path forward.

Andrea Cunningham – Office Manager

After a thriving career as a Legal Secretary and PA to several Criminal Barristers throughout the Waikato for the past 10 years, she is well equip to take care of  the Business Management side of Raecheal Riddell (Kingi) report writers. She keeps things running smoothly and supports our Report writers’ so they can focus their expertise on working directly with our people, our whānau and our communities. She believes personal identification along with education helps us grow and achieve the best life has to offer and  has recently successfully gained her Bachelor’s Degree in Toi Māori, and also holds a Diploma and Certificate in  Māori Art, specialising in traditional māori art specifically Raranga. She also brings many more skills, experiences and qualifications to the team to finding that positive path forward.

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Taūakī Whaiaro

Ko Pirongia te māunga, Ko Waipa te awa, Ko Tainui te waka, Ko Mahanga Hourua te iwi, Ko Te Papa-o-Rotu te marae. From my soul I am Māori and a Mana Wahine I am steeped in tuturu Māori and Matauranga Māori. I work every day to pay homerage to my past teachers, mentors and my grandparents, and the values and beliefs they instilled in me. I see my role as a voice for the client because they cannot be.

Raecheal Riddell (Kingi)

Ko Kakepuku te māunga, Ko Waipa te awa, Ko Maniapoto te iwi, Ko Kinohaku te hapū, Ko Oparure te marae. My inspiration and drive comes from the support of my whānau and a drive to provide for their futures. I reconnected with my tūpuna (ancestors) and whenua (land) through Toi Māori, which continually helps the Mana Wahine inside me stand strongly and capable to support the ones I mahi with.

Andrea Cunningham