I am of Maori and Samoan descent and have a long association with the Kelston Community and have a passion to give back to a community that has given me so much growing up in the area. I have been in education for over 15 years and I'm passionate about making a difference.
I am of Samoan decent born and raised in West Auckland, 5 years of my high school education was in Kelston. With over 7 years of working on a number of different community projects it's great to come back to Kelston. Couple of sayings I always heard as a teen in Kelston were "Once a Kelstonian always a Kelstonian" & 'K's never comes down". I am honored to be able to give back to Kelston through the work here at Kelston Community Hub.
I am a third generation Kelstonian. I have 3 daughters, all of which, like my husband and I, went through all the local Kelston schools. I’m very passionate about local residents and the community. I had the pleasure of being involved in establishing the ‘Kelston Community Hub”.
I’ve been a resident of Kelston for over 25yrs and over the years I have seen the heart and generosity of Kelstons residents especially when people are in need. I am honoured to serve our local hub as the secretary and am blessed to work alongside Kelstonians who band together for Kelston. I volunteer with Ponsonby Kelston Rugby and am currently working at Kelston Intermediate and love it. My 3 children attend the local schools, they enjoy the outdoor spaces at Brains park and the footpath at Archibald Park has become a favourite place to walk through. If you see me around the neighbourhood dont be a stranger come and say hello. Looking forward to seeing you at the hub or at the Kelston Community events held throughout the year.
Daphne co-ordinates an exciting new project called the Kelston Early Learning Project. Daphne is here to actively support whanau in getting their 3 or 4 year olds into an Early Childhood Education Centre. By encouraging our whanau to engage in early learning we are preparing our children to get a good start once they transition to school.
KELP Fundraiser and Mentor
KELP Support Worker & KELP Administrator
My name is Manu and I have a beautiful boy. I lived in Iran for 8 years, and I feel this has helped me connect with all ethnicities. I love being able to help people, and when I’ve been around the community I know I have done well to help those that need it. I am a proud Tongan, and love embracing my culture.
KELP Support Worker and Mama's On The Rise coordinator
Te Kerehana Playgroup Coordinator
Project Whenua Facilitator
Kia Ora, I am of Nga Puhi decent. I have three wonderful children and two thriving grandchildren.
Kelston is a wonderful place to raise a Whanau, I’m so glad Kelston has the best education providers in West Auckland and Youth groups my children were involved with during their teenage years, and now my Grandchildren are claiming there spaces in the Kelston learning areas.
I currently have involvement with the community through gardening at the Kelston Hub Community Garden. If you see me on the street or at the Kelston Mall, just ask me about the latest garden workshops coming up in 2019. Kia Ora.