Our Team- Mirror Youth Day Program

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Te Whānau-ā-Apanui; Te Rarawa

Kaihautū Oranga | Clinical Team Leader- Mirror Youth Day Program

Background: Outdoor instructing in New Zealand and Australia. Youth work with NZ Army, Otago Youth Wellness Trust and Child, Youth and Family Services (Oranga Tamariki), Co-existing Problems Clinician with Mirror Services

Qualifications: Bachelor of Social Services, Te Taketake Diploma in Applied Addictions Counselling

Professional Membership: dapaanz (Addiction Practitioner Association Aotearoa NZ)

Interests: Hunting, rock climbing, tramping and family time.

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Aaron Oatley

Kai Oranga

Background: As Tangata Tiriti with a strong belief that meaningful engagement has the power to create lasting change, the Mirror Youth Day Programme kaupapa aligns with his personal and professional values.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Professional Membership: OTBNZ (Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand)

Interests: Aaron is passionate about the outdoors and adventure, addicted to off-road motorcycling at the moment. He is creative through mahi toi and preparing kai.

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Alex Gorrie


Background: Alex has a background in Mechanical Engineering and Youth Development, both of which he has an environmental focus on. Alex spends his free time volunteering and has worked tirelessly in helping the community access edible gardens here in Ōtepoti, he has also been instrumental in running Crooked spoke – a system where people build their own bike out of parts that have been stopped from being put into the landfill.

Qualifications: ME (mechanical), Diploma in Te Aupikitanga ki Te Reo Kairangi

Interests: Learning Te Reo Māori, being outside, running, riding bikes

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Brit Chreptyk

Kai Oranga

Background: Registered Nurse, 20 years experience working alongside taiohi in the outdoors

Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Anthroposophical Nurse

Professional Membership: Nursing Council of New Zealand

Interests: Spending time with my whānau, cooking and feeding people

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Liana Seeto


Background: Liana has a varied background, that includes working in the Kimberley region of Australia.

Qualifications: Certificate lV Youth Work & Certificate lV Mental Health

Professional Membership: dapaanz (Addiction Practitioner Association Aotearoa NZ) Provisionally Registered 

Interests: Photographing & videoing nature, music