We are pleased to introduce Kirsten Aumua, who has recently joined the Champion Centre as our Kaiwhakapuāwai in the Family Support Team. Kirsten is Ngāi Tahu and has a background in social services and education. She is mother to two adult tamariki (children) and taua (nana) to her mokopuna.
Kirsten’s role is to support whānau, walking alongside them on their journey at the Champion Centre. Kirsten primarily supports Māori and Pacific Island whānau, as well as other families.
As part of the team, Kirsten is available to support whānau to access community resources/services and provide support at specialist appointments, if required.
Kirsten is passionate about sharing her knowledge of Te Reo Māori (Māori language) and Tikanga Māori (culture and customs), whilst pursuing her own Te Ao Māori journey.’ Kirsten is working within most of the centre programmes, so if you see her around the Centre feel free to say ‘Kia Ora’.
‘Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai’ – Nurture the seed and it will blossom.