Te Tairawhiti wahine appointed to Whanau Ora regional group

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Hine Flood has been appointed to Te Tairawhiti (East Coast) Regional Leadership Group (RLG) for Whanau Ora as the local representative for the Wairoa community.

Hine joins Lois McCarthy-Robinson (chair), Owen Lloyd, Manu Caddie, Te Pare Meihana and Dr Apirana Mahuika as community members of the RLG.

RLGs provide regional strategic leadership to ensure wh?nau-centred initiatives contribute in positive and realistic ways to local communities.

Membership includes between three and seven community representatives who come from diverse backgrounds and have expertise and skills in health and social services as well as wh?nau and community development.

Hine has held several positions within the Wairoa community particularly in the area of education and is a relieving teacher at Wairoa College, interim manager of the Wairoa Learning Centre and the Community Activities Officer at Tair?whiti Community College.

She is also a Community Development Worker with the Wairoa District Council and a Community Education Officer with Tair?whiti REAP.

Hine has served on various boards including the Wairoa Drug and Alcohol Misuse Society, Wairoa Youth Services Trust, Wairoa Safer Community Council, Wairoa Primary Board of Trustees and Wairoa Age Concern.

She and her husband have raised five children and 10 mokopuna in Wairoa. Speaking on her appointment, Hine says she is humbled by the vote of confidence.

My aspiration is to continue to support, advocate, challenge and encourage contribution and participation by our people to be a catalyst for self-choice and direction in their long-term wellbeing.

For more information about Whanau Ora, go tohttp://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/in-focus/whanau-ora/

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