hapori whanui  community 

The Learning Environment is stewarded and supported by an expansive network of Coordinators, Kaitohutohu [Advisors], and Kaitūao [volunteers], as well as friends and whānau [family]

Coordinators

Sam O’Sullivan 

Clinical Psychologist.

Facilitator

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Pepeha
Ka tipu ahau i raro i te maunga o Rangitoto

Ka tipu ahau i te taha o te moana o Hauraki

Ko tangata tiriti tōku iwi.

Ko O’Sullivan tōku wānau.

Ko Sam tōku ingoa.

Kei te Whanganui ahau e noho ana.

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Qualification
Bachelor and Master of Arts

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology
Graduate Diploma in Leadership for Change
Cert. Te Reo Māori Level 1&2

Associated Projects
https://toughtalk.nz/
https://www.clearhead.org.nz/

Roles:
Wellbeing Coordinator 

Communication & Marketing
Living Strategy 

Secretary - Woven Rivers Charitable Trust

Kaitohutohu  advisors

Roles:
Onboarding / Welcoming

People Care / Health & Well-being

Living Strategy

Prototyping Learning Experiences

Chairperson - Woven Rivers Charitable Trust

Julie Crocker

Dancer. Embodiment Facilitator. Food Rescuer. Community connector. 

Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership for Change / Professional Practice - Otago Polytechnic (2020)

Certificate Diploma in Dance Therapy (2020)

Certified Facilitator of Dancing Freedom (2018)

Certified CELTA teacher (Certificate of English Language Teaching for Adults) (2016)

Certificate in Permaculture Design (2015) 

Bachelor of Tourism Management & Bachelor of Arts (Media & Spanish) (2014)

He tauiwi ahau engari anei ngā wahi miharo ki ahau

Ko Maungarei te maunga

Ko Waitemata te moana

Ko Papatuānuku tōku Atua

Ko Iwi Poa, ko Ingarangi ōku iwi

Kei Waiheke ahau e noho ana

Ko Piritahi te Marae

Ko Crocker tōku whanau

Ko Roderick, rāua, ko Natatia ōku mātua

Ko Nikita, rāua, ko Asher ōku tuakana teina

Ko Juniper, rāua ko Cassius āku irāmutu

Ko Julie Crocker tōku ingoa

Associated Projects
https://www.wrt.org.nz/ - Kai Conscious Cafe / Love our Wetlands Team

https://www.dancingfreedom.com/

Tihei winiwini, tihei wanawana, tihei ki te wheiao, ki te ao mārama, tihei mauri ora!

He Pākehā ahau, engari anei nga wahi miharo ki ahau 

Ko Rangitoto te maunga

Ko Tīkapa moana te moana

Ko Rangihoua te awa

Ko Airihi, ko Kōtarani, ko Ingarihi ōku iwi

Ko Piritahi te marae

Kei Whanganui ahau e noho ana.

Ko Ryan tōku whanau

Ko Cameron tōku ingoa

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Geography)  - Auckland University  

Cert. Te Reo Māori Level 3&4 (current), Cert. Te Reo Māori Level 1&2, 

Permaculture Design Cert, Cert. Facilitation, Outdoor First Aid, Growsafe RCA, WorkSafe H&S Rep training. 

Associated Projects
https://www.natureworking.net/

Roles:
Ecological Restoration Coordinator

Health & Safety Officer 

Treasurer - Woven Rivers Charitable Trust

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Cameron Ryan

Native Forester.

Community Development.

Emma Morris

Community Development. Education.

Urban Planning.

Ko matariki ki runga, ko ngā tangata rongomaiwhiti ki te whenua, tēnā rā kotuou katoa 

He Pākehā ahau, engari anei nga wahi miharo ki ahau 

Ko Maungawhau te maunga 

Ko Waitemata to moana 

Ko Wērehi, ko Airihi, ko Kōtarani, ko ingarihi ōku  iwi 

Ko Piritahi te marae

Kei Whanganui ahau e noho ana.

Ko Morris tōku whānau 

Ko Emma tōku ingoa

Qualifications

Masters of Professional Practice (Education, Distinction)  - Otago Polytechnic 

Bachelor of Urban Planning (1st Class Hons) - University of Auckland 

Cert. Te Reo Māori Level 3&4 (current), Cert. Te Reo Māori Level 1&2, 

Cert. Permaculture Design, Cert. Permaculture Teacher Training, Cert. Facilitation, Regenerative Practitioner 

 

Associated Projects
https://www.natureworking.net/

Roles:
Education Coordinator and Educator

Living Strategy 

Design Coordination 

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I tīpu ake ahau i te Tamaki Makaurau

Ko Tangata Tiriti tōku iwi

Ko Airihi ko Ingarihi ōku tupuna

Ko Ngāti Kinohaku tōku whānau whānui

Ko Oparure te marae

Ko Brook rāua ko Hursthouse tōku whānau
Ko David Richard Hursthouse tōku ingoa

Ko Te Tiriti o Waitangi tōku turangawaewae

E mihi ana ki Te Awa Tupua me ki ngā tohu nehe o Whanganui e noho nei au

Associated Projects
Chairperson - Permaculture in New Zealand 

www.permaculture.org.nz

Roles:
Farm Coordinator

Organisational Strategy & Governance

Financial Management

Graphic Design

Director - Pīwakawaka Farm Ltd

Dave Hursthouse

Regenerative Farmer. Social Ecologist. Ecological Designer.

Qualifications

Doctorate of Professional Practice (Thriving Life) - Otago Polytech (Ongoing)

Grad.Dip of Professional Practice (Ecological Organisation, Distinction)  - Otago Polytechnic (2019)

Bachelor of Arts (Politics) - University of Otago (2013)

Diploma in Māori Art, Toi Paematua - Mau Rākau - Level 5 - Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (2019)

Certificate in Organic Horticulture - Level 3 (2015)

Certificate in Permaculture Design (2015)

Certificate in Permaculture Education (2016)

Certificate - Te Pumaomao Nationhood Building (2019)

We are announcing our advisors soon, watch this space!

He Pākeha ahau, engari anei ngā wāhi mīharo ki ahau

Ko Te Taurere te maunga

Ko Anatoki te awa

Ko Whanganui-a-tara te moana

Ko Tangata Tiriti tōku iwi

Ko Gedye tōku whānau

Ko Leo tōku ingoa

Associated Projects
Secretary - Permaculture in New Zealand 

www.permaculture.org.nz

Roles:

Orchards Coordinator

Maintenance Coordinator
Educator

Leo Gedye

Tramping Guide. Native Ecologist.
Orchardist. Wild Gardener.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Professional Practice 
Bachelor Arts (Film Production, Cultural Anthropology)
Permaculture Design Certificate
Outdoor First Aid
Growsafe RCA

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Ness Radich

Event Coordination,

Community

Facilitation

Ko Taranaki te maunga e rū nei tōku ngākau

Ko Patea te awa e mahea nei tōku māharahara

Nō Whakaahurangi ahau

E mihi ana ki ngā tohu o nehe, o Whanganui e noho nei au

Ko Tarara, ko Airihi, ko Kōtarani, ko Ingarihi ōku iwi

Nō reira, ko tangata tiriti tōku iwi.

Ko Radich tōku whānau 

Ko Vanessa tōku ingoa

Qualifications

Bachelor of Leadership for Change - Otago Polytechnic (2020)

Bachelor of Commerce and Administration: Human Resources, Management and Psychology (2011)

CELTA - Cambridge Certificate of Teaching English to Adults (2015)

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Roles:
Onboarding / Welcoming

People care / Health & Well-being

Community Engagement

Funding Strategy

Kaitohutohu  advisors

Our Kaitohutohu come from diverse and unique backgrounds, with expertise ranging from business and project management, mental health and wellbeing, tikanga and te reo Māori, alternative education, organisational management, and ecological regeneration.

We have an advisory group that is to be announced soon.

Kaituao  volunteers

We have a number of Kaitūao who voluntarily offer their time and skills to various smaller aspects of the Learning Environment. Volunteer opportunities are diverse and far-ranging, from actively working on the land to working away behind a computer screen from a distance.

There are always things that need doing in an organisation with such a big kaupapa! Feel free to get in touch if you are interested in supporting our vision in any way.

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We believe that the wellbeing of people and planet can be achieved through deep collaboration, and we prioritise collaborative partnerships with Māori - with iwi, hapu, runanga, and Māori-led organisations.

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