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Celebrating 25 years at the Katikati Community Centre

The Katikati Community Centre thanks Shona Graham for her 25 years involvement with the organisation. Shona has been an essential part of the Community Centres journey and success, often volunteering her time in events and projects the Centre is involved in. Shona started as a volunteer helping with a float for the Lions Christmas Parade and this followed with her involvement in the School Holiday Programme. Shona has been involved in the holiday programme almost from the start (1996) while pr...

April 21, 2021

Introducing Pauli Surtees - Centre Manager

New Centre Manager Welcomed Pauli Surtees commenced as our new Manager on the 12th April. Pauli was welcomed to our community with a mihi whakatau by representatives from Te Rereatukahia Marae led by Kaumātua Kereama Bluegum. Pauli is originally from Wellington where she worked across Government agencies representing housing, justice and education facilitating projects for community based social and specialist housing, working with Treasury to fund justice sector initiatives, and working with s...

April 14, 2021

Meet Angela Wallace - our new Community Connector

I’m a Bay of Plenty local and grew up in Tauranga, now living on a lifestyle block in Pahoia with my husband James and two children Grace (8yrs) and Jimmy (7yrs). My previous role as founder and manager of Awhina House (transitional housing for homeless women) gave me unique insight into some of the challenges faced by people in need seeking support and the barriers to accessing it. It’s my hope that I can be a bridge to help people access the support they need. I love to bring people togeth...

March 31, 2021

Meet Melody - our new Youth Employment Coach

Kia ora  my name is Melody Lamb and I am the new Youth Employment Coach at the Katikati Community Centre. I have recently relocated to BOP from Wellington and live with my two daughters and miniature Schnauzer in Tauranga. Part of my role here will be facilitating the government approved youth employment program, Licence to Work,  and assist the rangatahi of Katikati, Waihi beach and surrounding areas,  build and implement the soft competencies and employment skills business leade...

March 31, 2021

Meet Fiona Powell - Digital Communications Manager

I’m the new part-time Digital Communications Manager for the Katikati Community Centre. I also work part-time for Katch Katikati, Katikati Open Air Art and the Western Bay Museum. For the past two years I worked here in the community for SuperGrans. I went to Katikati College many years ago and moved back to Katikati three years ago. I love living and working in our fabulous little community. In my spare time, I’m learning NZ Sign Language – here at the Community Centre!...

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