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The Staff

Theresa Wharekura

General Manager - Tumuaki.

Theresa is the General Manager and has been with Te Kupenga Hauora for close to 12 years now. She has been Manager since 2007. Prior to that she was Tamariki Ora Health Promoter. Theresa lives in Maungatapu with hubby Junior and a very busy family home. She has 5 adult children and 4 wonderful mokopuna.


Donna Leef

Administrator - Pouwhakahaere Whanui Kaimahi

Donna is responsible for  administration and management of finances. She has a background in Adult Teaching, Financial accounting and office administration. Donna hails from Te Puna. She has two mokopuna, Te Whanake and Sidney.


Paretapu Phyllis Clarke

- Tamariki Ora Health Promoter

 Paretapu has been our Tamariki Ora Health Promoter since 2008. She came from a Tamariki Ora Kaimahi background in the Te Puke area. Her role  involves linking mainly with the 17 Kohanga Reo in Tauranga Moana promoting Car seat safety, Oral Health, Ear Health, Healthy Nutrition and Activity. This also includes supporting Kohanga with their Maara Kai projects.  She also liaises with Vision and Hearing Test Technicians and accompanies them three times a year to all Kohanga Reo. Outside work Paretapu is a very busy Anglican Minister. She has a dynasty that spans many moko and great mokopuna. Sadly husband Dick passed away in 2011.