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Ngaire Grace-Swainson - Youth Mentor

Ngaire is of Te Aupori and Te Ati Awa Descent.

Her family moved to Whakatane 4 years ago in the hope of giving their children a better education and lifestyle.
Her eldest daughter has severe hearing loss, the move to Whakatane was based on meeting her needs.

Ngaire has taught local hip hop classes to youth, taken up a passion of health and fitness while competing annually in a stand up paddle boarding competition, in 2018 winning a prize for most determined paddler.

Ngaire is determined to give the local youth the best support WACT has to offer.

Contact Ngaire
Call 0800 GO WERA
Email ngaire@wact.org.nz

Ashlee Kepa 2018

Ashlee Kepa - Youth Mentor

Ko Tarawera te Maunga
Ko Te Arawa te waka
Ko Te Awa o Te Atua te awa
Ko Ngati Rangitihi raua ko Ngati Umutahi oku marae
Ko Ngati Mahi te hapu
Ko Tuwharetoa te iwi
Ko Ashlee Kepa toku ingoa

Ashlee is a mother to 6 beautiful children and a wife to a loving supportive husband. Ashlee is currently enjoying the role of Youth Mentor and believes the passion has come from her upbringing. Ashlee's father is a Youth Aid Police officer and mother is an Intermediate teacher. She accredits their passion around helping youth and the community to the development of her own passion in the same field.

Contact Ashlee
Call 0800 GO WERA
Email ashlee@wact.org.nz

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