Ko Te Arawa te waka, ko Tuhourangi te haapu.
Tiaria was born and raised in Rotorua and has lived in Waitakere/West Auckland for over 20 years.
She has a social work and community development background including almost 4 years teaching at Te Wanaanga o Aotearoa full time and teaching part time at Unitec for several years during the late 90’s early 2000’s. Currently the manager of WAVES Trust, Tiaria has been involved in the family violence sector for many years. She has a lifelong dedication to improving outcomes for all children impacted by abuse, neglect and poverty. From my tupuna – (a posse of strong and stroppy wahine) I inherited their love for the people but sadly not their love of rotten corn or kina. There is much bonding to be had over consuming these delicacies; I have missed out on so much