Sandra, who was brought up in Tarras - A small farming settlement in Central Otago, started her position at Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust 14 years ago at the Maori Support Centre at the Southern Institute of Technology, before moving into administration and then disabilities support work.
Sandra’s position as a Whanau Ora Navigator with a focus on disabilities, supports whanau to live enriched lives and includes offering support, information, advocacy, advice and creating tailored plans to meet the client’s desired outcomes.
Sandra enjoys her role and especially being around the people at Nga Kete, supporting people and being able to help, and working with Kaumatua. “Our Kaumatua have wisdom, skills, dreams and aspirations and it’s an honor to walk with them” said Sandra.
“Having brought up a daughter with disabilities I think it’s been a passion to work alongside people with disabilities and support them as much as I can.”
Sandra has a passion for people and catering – She often caters for weddings and rugby clubs as a hobby.
“I love seeing people happy and content.”
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