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Shanae Mihaere

Kaitohu Whakahaere (Managing Director)

Shanae Mihaere - Kaitohu Whakahaere (Managing Director)

Shanae Mihaere

Kia ora! Ko wai au?

Ko Ruahine te maunga
Ko Manawatū te awa
Ko Kurahaupō te waka
Ko Rangitāne te iwi
Ko Ngāti Mututahi te hapū
Ko Shanae tōku ingoa
Ko au Kaitohu Whakahaere no Te Amo Atawhai

My name is Shanae Mihaere and I’m a Managing Director at Te Amo Atawhai.

I believe it’s important to begin with the whakapapa of Te Amo Atawhai, how we came to be.

Myself and my sister Courtney Mihaere, who is the other Kaitohu Whakahaere, have worked for our māmā in multiple roles within her home and community support service, which is where our love for the industry began and flourished.

During my 8 years there, I delved into various roles such as General Payroll, then Management Payroll, Human Resources and Recruitment, Referrals, and some Support Work.

Over the last couple of years, our whānau have recognised the continuing need for a Māori Provider to reach our people, especially Māori and Pasifika, who don’t know that our services are available to them or have too many barriers to step forward and access them.

In April 2023 we founded Te Amo Atawhai. Our mission is to connect with providers, iwi, hapū, and whānau across the motu to korero about our mahi, weaving connections to ensure no one is left behind, and their hauora is nurtured.

Enhancing a Te Ao Māori worldview of hauora, we strive to deliver “Wellness Woven in Culture” through upholding our responsibilities under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Outside of mahi, you can find me with my hoiho, at F45 Hastings, or with my whānau.

Mauri Ora!

Courtney Mihaere

Kaitohu Whakahaere (Managing Director)

Courtney Mihaere - Kaitohu Whakahaere (Managing Director)

Courtney Mihaere

Tena koutou katoa

Ko Courtney Mihaere tōku ingoa
Ko au te Kaitohu Whakahaere mō Te Amo Atawhai
Ko Ruahine tōku maunga
Ko Manawatū te Awa
Ko Kurahaupō te waka
Ko Rangitāne te iwi
Ko Ngāti Mututahi te hapū
E ngākautia ana ahau ki te awhi i ngā whānau

Tēnā koutou katoa.

Kia Ora! I’m Courtney Mihaere and hail from the Wairarapa. I was born in Lower Hutt, and now reside in Hawke’s Bay where I am a Kaitohu Whakahaere (Managing Director), along with my sister Shanae Mihaere, here at Te Amo Atawhai.

I have spent my working career in the home and community sector starting in payroll and finance before moving into a variety of roles including quality, staff training, coordination, support work, HR, and most recently nursing management.

Being Māori, it is important to me to support not only my community but their whānau as well. At Te Amo Atawhai, our focus is on the Hauora of our Kiritaki, Kaimahi and whānau. Ensuring taha hinengaro, taha wairua, taha tinana and taha whānau are well cared for.

My sister and I have the support of our amazing team who are based in various locations around Aotearoa. Face to face relationships are important to us at Te Amo Atawhai, and also to Māori, so we selected our team who are based in various regions of Aotearoa to ensure we are maintaining regular face to face korero with our Kiritaki, Kaimahi, Iwi, and our communities.

When I’m not in the office, or on the road meeting our wonderful Kiritaki and Kaimahi, you can find me with my hoiho, or spending time with my whānau.

Mauri Ora

Paul Wright

Kaiwhakahaere Mahi (Operations Manager)

Paul Wright - Kaiwhakahaere Mahi (Operations Manager)

Paul Wright

Kia ora,

E tino ngakau nui ana ahau ki te whakarite kia whai waah inga tangata katoa o Aotearoa ki te tiaki hauora kounga e tutuki ai o ratou hiahia takiahi I te wa e tautoko ana, e whakapakari ana I o ratou whānau.

“I am passionate about ensuring that all New Zealanders have access to quality health care that meets their individual needs while supporting and strengthening their whānau."

I have, over the last 25 years’ worked within the health and disability sector both in Australia and Aotearoa, supporting marginalised communities and individuals to be the best person they can be. My previous position before joining the team was that of being the Advocate for Hawke’s Bay Health and Disability Advocacy services where I networked and educated the community on their rights and expectations from a service provider.

My focus is on excellent care delivery, ensuring policies and procedures are current and effective to deliver services that are kiritaki/client focused. It is vital that kiritaki/clients and whānau are actively involved in their care.

I work with an amazing team of likeminded individuals who are actively researching opportunities to make a difference for communities throughout Aotearoa.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with whānau and friends, gardening, going for a casual walk and small renovation projects.

Call today to discuss how we can help you

0800 1 TE AMO   (0800 183 266)