It’s been a few months, but Healthy Families Rotorua is now complete with a team of nine.
New systems innovator, Teteira Ormsby, joined the ranks last week. He previously worked as a pou ārahi for whānau experiencing family harm. His main focus was working with men and delivering 10-week non-violence programmes in Rotorua, Taupo and Turangi.
Prior to working in family harm, he held a team lead role within the newly established youth service at the trust.
He says his main responsibility was overseeing daily operations of the service while leading and supporting staff.
“My favourite part of the role was hearing the stories of whānau and working with them to make positive change. Supporting whānau to write new chapters to their stories was very fulfilling for me,” says Teteira.
He says he is now looking forward to being creative in his new role and to use new innovative ways to impact positive change.
“I enjoy any opportunity to include mātauranga Māori in my work, and to advocate the brilliance of our tūpuna,” he says.
Teteira’s hobbies include sport, exercise, hunting, fishing, and he loves being in nature.
“I’m a towering 5 foot 6 hobbit and I often make jokes about height. I have a strong sense of humour and love a good laugh,” says Teteira.
A traditional hautapu will feature in Rotorua’s first ever Matariki civic ceremony to celebrate the Māori New Year. Healthy Families Rotorua lead systems innovator, Pirihira