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The WERA Aotearoa Charitable Trust Team


The following are the staff members of our Kawerau team;

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Anita Tipene - Youth Case Manager & Youth Mentor

Anita is of Ngati Pukeko/ Nga Puhi Descent.

Born in Wellington, raised in Whakatane she has one older sister, and three younger brothers. Anita currently lives with her husband and three children who are all local in the Edgecumbe community.

Anita has been working since she was 15 years old, previously working in Hospitality and then Retail for over 10 years where she worked her way into Mangement Roles.

She is very humbled to be in a role where she can help youth gain a sense of independence, stability and growth as a YP/YPP Case Manager/ Youth Mentor – to work within the community with youth and their whanau sharing my own life experiences I hope to encourage change within their own lives.

Contact Anita
Call 0800 GO WERA
Email anita@wact.org.nz

Caesar Kiripatea

Caesar Kiripatea - Youth Mentor

He uri au nō Ngati Kahungunu, Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Porou, me Tuwharetoa hoki.

Caesar is 19 years old and grew up in Napier. He has one son (Te Kapua o Te Amorangi Aaydon Thompson Kiripatea) and with his Whanau, he is now lving in the centre of the universe, Te Teko.

His work history had him heavily involved in Civil Construction.
However, his connection to youth is through his passion of kapahaka, most recently being the tutor of the Edgecumbe College Kapa Haka Group.

Caesar is looking forward to meeting new people in his community, working alongside a great team and helping our youth walk amazing and intelligent pathways to a bigger and better life for themselves.

Contact Caesar
Call 0800 GO WERA
Email caesar@wact.org.nz


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