Meet the Team
Maori Health and Social Services
Welcome to Poutini Waiora - a Maori Health and Social Service provider that delivers holistic care to whanau across Te Tai O Poutini. Established 21 years ago, the service is primarily mobile with kaimahi visiting whanau in their homes or other appropriate settings across the West Coast.
Phone: 027 438 4658
Ko Aoraki te mauka ariki
Ko Tutoko te mauka tipuna
Ko Makaawhio te awa tapu
Ko Uruao te waka
Ko Rakaihautu te takata
Ko Te Koeti Turanga te tipuna
Ko Kati Mahaki ki Makaawhio te hapu
Ko Kati Mamoe raua ko Kai Tahu ka iwi
Ko Hokitika te kainga
Ko Shelley Mills ahau
Tihei mauri ora
My Whanau are from the West Coast and I feel privileged to be living in such a beautiful place. I am a mother of 7 and have two awesome mokopuna. My whanau are my world and I feel truly blessed. My spare time is spent with my whanau, spending time walking up the awa and playing darts which I share with my whanau.
Whanau Ora Nurse
Phone: 027 444 0330
I'm Carolyn Fechney. I have lived on the Coast for nearly 15 years since graduating as a Registered Nurse. I have four children and one cat, all of which receive my unconditional love. I love being outdoors, which Poutini Waiora fulfils that need. I have a special interest in diabetes and nutrition. I like to see whanau take control of their health and wellbeing and enjoy life, and for those that need a hand, it is a privilege to be able to help as one of the Registered Nurses for Poutini Waiora.
Phone: 027 286 4142
Kia ora koutou
I am the Whanau Ora nurse for Mawhera. My role is to engage whanau to integrate within the health care system reducing health inequalities in Maori. My passion is delivering health care in the community to whanau.
Phone: 027 523 1003
Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa,
Ko Tapuae-O-Uenuku te maunga
Ko Waiautoa te awa
Ko Uruao Takatimu te waka
Ko Ngati Kuri te hapu
Ko Ngai Tahu te iwi
Ko Maungamanu Kaikoura te Rohe
Ko Takahanga raua ko Hohepa aku Marae
Ko Tiari Thoms toku Papa
Ko Ngai Tau ia
Ko Kaikoura Rohe
Ko Kuiana Wi Haami toku Mama
Ko Tuhoe ia
Ko Whakarae te Marae o toku Mama
Ko Te Urewera te Rohe
Ko Ropata McLean taku Tane
Ko Kiwi/Scottish ia
Ko Dianna McLean toku ingoa
Ko Whanau Ora Nehi o Poutini Waiora Kawatiri
Ko Omau Village, Cape Foulwind e noho ana ahau
My name is Dianna McLean, originally from Christchurch, I arrived in Buller in 1985 and never left. I have connections to Ngati Porou, Te Ati Haunui-a-Paparangi and Ngati Kahungunu.
I have a background in Diversional Therapy and have worked extensively with the elderly.
I work in the community of Buller extending from Karamea in the North to Punakaiki in the South and reaching out to Reefton and Springs Junction.
I also work as the Whanau Ora Practice Nurse as Buller Medical Services,
My services involve Immunizations/Vaccinations, Cervical Smears among many others.
My hope is that the Whanau are able to access health services they require and I am able to assist them on their journey to achieve and maintain good health
Looking forward to meeting you and/or catching up with you all.
027 282 5812
Mobile: 027 816 6668
I was born in Te Aroha, married in Nelson and now live in Hokitika. I have four children. I am a part time counsellor for Poutini Waiora. I am determined to enjoy my life, but not at the expense of other people.
Phone: 027 523 1007
Ko Aotea te waka
Ko Taranaki te maunga
Ko Whanganui te awa
Ko Ngati Maru te iwi raua Te Ati Haunui a Paparangi te iwi
Ko Tarata raua Tawata te Marae
Ko Tamatea Ngane Tekou Teika raua ko Merania Wehikore Peri oku Tupuna Maatua toku Papa
Ko Cecil Stanley McMaster raua ko Greta Elsie Ellen oku Tupuna Maatua toku Mama
Ko Tommy Wehikore Teika raua ko Glennis Greta McMaster oku Maatua
Ko Richard John Marsh taku hoa tane
Toku toru a maua tamariki
Ko Timothy John Marsh te matamua ko Tania Arohanui Marsh ta maua potiki ko Sharleen Tui Marsh kua mate
Toku whitu o Mokopuna ko Mandy Tui May Marsh ko Jamie David Smith ko Tristan Mark Smith ko Jade Ann Marsh ko Crystal Rose Marsh ko Tianna Eve Patterson-Marsh
Ko Cruze Tamatea Marsh kua mate
Toku wahi ko Mawhera ko te Whare Kainga Hector Kawatiri
Ko Poutini Waiora taku Mahi
Ko Sharon Arohanui Marsh toku ingoa
No reira tena koutou tena koutou tena tatau katou
My name is Sharon Arohanui Marsh (nee Teika). I was born in Greymouth and have been married to my husband Richard for 42 years we live in Hector, Westport. We have 3 adult children and 7 mokopuna. Our eldest daughter passed away from renal cancer in February 2018 and our youngest mokopuna was born sleeping.
I am very fortunate to have my son and 3 of my mokopuna living close to me in Westport. My youngest daughter lives in Brisbane. I have been employed by Poutini Waiora for the past 13 years in the Kawatiri office delivering both health and whanau support. I am president of the Kawatiri Maori Womens Welfare League and a Board Member of the Granity Board of Trustees.
Ko Takatimu te maunga
Ko Waiau to awa
Ko John Johnson, ko Ann Bergen toku tipuna
Ko Alf Butson toku Papa, ko Freda Lake toku Mama
Ko Kawatiri te kainga
Ko Poutini Waiora te mahi
Ko Yvonne Stephens toku ingoa
No reira tenei koutou katoa
My passion is working with people to assist them and their whanau to follow a pathway of change to improve their health.
Whanau Ora Navigator
Whanau ora Navigator
Phone: 027 523 1964
Whanau ora Navigator
Phone: 027 300 9559
Hokitika Activity House
My name is Ada and I am a first generation New Zealander, born to English parents Frank and Grace Hartley. I have four brothers and an older sister. I am married to Raymond and we have 9 children, 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
I am working as a support worker for people with intellectual disabilities at the Hokitika House. My role at work is to enhance the day to day lives of the people I work with.
My interests are reading, doing puzzles of all kinds, walking, camping, geocaching and of course, my family.
My name is Erika Sturm. I immigrated to New Zealand from Germany almost 30 years ago. I have been working for Poutini Waiora for seven years in the role as support worker for people with intellectual disabilities at the Hokitika House.
In my spare time I like reading, walking and working in my garden.