Deb Cole

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Deb Cole

He maramara noo Mamaru, he kongakonga noo Ngaatokimatawhaorua He puehu noo Puheke, he tawhara noo Motatau 

He iti te pioke noo Rangaunu, he tukau noo ngaa pukepuke rau Koia hoki ra ooku pou tuupuna ko Kahutiaanui, ko Hineaamaru Ko wai ahau? Ko Ngaati Kahu, ko Ngaati Hine 

Ko Deb Cole ahau 

I am a mother of five, nana of twenty, and second daughter of eight  daughters. 

  • I Graduated BSW First Class Honours
  • Completed a Post-Grad Diploma in Business Studies, Maaori Development from Auckland University
  • PostGrad Dip Public Health with Merit
  • Secretary of our urupaa, Komako and church, All Saints Church as part of Kareponia Marae. I am also the Kareponia Marae representative on Te Ruunanga-a-Ngaa Iwi o Ngaati Kahu. 
  • Vestry secretary for Te Mihana Maaori, the Anglican Maaori Mission at the Holy Sepulchre Church Auckland and a licensed Kaikarakia. Author of the book ‘Hikoi Whakapono’, the first book of its type that is dedicated to the stories of Maaori waahine Mihingare and their faith  journeys told in their voices. 
  • I worked with my husband in establishing an entrepreneurial exporting business

I was the primary kaitiaki of four of my mokopuna