Our People - Our Voices

He rangi tā Matawhāiti, he rangi tā Matawhānui.

The person with narrow vision sees a narrow horizon,

the person with wide vision sees a wide horizon.


Our Tai Tokerau Trades Training team is experienced in working across the various sectors of vocational

education at grass roots and management levels, within Private Training Establishments (PTE), Industry

Training Organisations (ITOs), NorthTec and across the trades and other diverse industries.


Ki te kahore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te iwi.

Without foresight or vision the people will be lost.

Meet Our Directors Team

Email: maea@4ts.nz

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Maea Pivac

People Weavers Raranga Tangata Ltd

Ngāpuhi; Ngāti Hine; Ngāti Wai; Ngāti Whātua

With considerable experience in the vocational education arena, Maea has worked across the PTE, ITO, ITP industry in senior leadership and middle management positions.

Maea’s first role in a vocational education organisation was at a large Melbourne Institute of Technical and Further Education (TAFE) with several campuses across Melbourne in a HR role. However, for the last 28 years Maea has been based in her hometown of Whangarei working in a mix of vocational education, community based, government, corporate in senior leadership roles, grassroots, advisory, project management and training roles.

Maea currently sits on the Hanga-Aro-Rau workforce development council, the Workforce Development Council serving the engineering, manufacturing and logistics industries. Maea feels it is a privilege to sit as a council member on such a dynamic future focussed organisation serving industries and the communities within these industries.

Maea is working on a number of other projects within different teams, one key project being the development of an App aimed at industry which is due to be rolled out in late 2023.


Maea Pivac

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Meet Our Corporate Services Team / Projects Team



MANAGING DIRECTOR

Maea Pivac



Maea Pivac

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Email: roimata@4ts.nz

MANAGER, PROJECTS & STRATEGY
(CURRENTLY ON PARENTAL LEAVE)

Romaita Haika

Te Uri o Hikihiki; Ngāti Wai; Ngāpuhi

With a keen sense of community and improving life chances, Roimata was the initial driving force behind our holistic Work Ready programme that promises

participants what they really want, be it employment or a planned career path beginning with vocational education.

 

The unique Whakaahu Whakamua programme puts ākonga needs first, beyond credits and course completion.

 

Also, a training and careers expert, Roimata put together our initial Education to Employment Brokerage team and developed the innovative approach we adopted to lead our successful team to connect to industry or higher education options within the high schools /kura across Te Tai Tokerau.


Roimata’s current focus is supporting the development of strategic projects andbusiness development initiatives in the management team.


Roimata Haika

MANAGER, PROJECTS & STRATEGY


Email: teyana.turner@4ts.nz

CORPORATE SERVICES TEAM LEAD

Teyana Turner

Ko Teyana Turner toku ingoa,


My background is in administration, retail, business management and Xero software. I love being a part of a whānau orientated organisation that supports personal and professional growth. 

My husband and I have three beautiful children, they are why we keep moving forward and they are by far my greatest achievement in life. 

I am committed to supporting our community and working with the team at Tai Tokerau Trades Training to make a positive changes.


Teyana Turner

CUSTOMER SERVICES LEAD

Email: leanne@4ts.nz

PROJECTS COORDINATOR - SHORT COURSE / FACILITATOR

Leanne Attwood

Kia ora, my name is Leanne Attwood and I come from a

background with extensive experience in education delivery and student

support. 

I was born in Australia and spent most of my time growing up between Perth WA and Norton in the UK.  I moved to New Zealand back in 2014 with my

husband and 3 children with a vision of growing our family on a lifestyle block surrounded by extended family, friends, animals, and of course some good fishing…. 

In my current role as Project Coordinator/Short Course Facilitator my aim is to work with industry to identify skill gap trends and provide purpose fit short course delivery to meet these specific needs.  Supporting local businesses and their teams is important to me and I look forward to this new challenge.


Leanne Attwood

PROJECTS COORDINATOR SHORT COURSE / FACILITATOR


Natasha@4ts.nz

CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPPORT

Natasha Tunui

Ko Natasha Tunui née Reihana ahau 


I was born and raised in Manurewa, Auckland. I grew up with 3 siblings, a

hardworking, strong single mum and a whole lot of life experiences as we all

do! This shaped who I am today. I really value qualities such as respect and

loyalty.

My husband and I have 3 beautiful children who at times drive me up the

wall, but at the end of the day, we have a loving family unit that I believe is

a reflection of our God.

I am privileged to be able to work here as a Customer Service Support for

Tai Tokerau Trades Training amongst a strong team of dedicated people making a difference in our community. 

My Reihana side comes from Whirinaki, South of the Hokianga. The name

Whirinaki means “to lean against a support”, which at times we all need to and we can relate to this here at Tai Tokerau Trades Training.

Natasha Tunui

Customer Service Support

Meet our Education to Employment Brokerage (EEB) Team


Our Tai Tokerau Trades Training team is experienced in working across the various sectors of vocational education at grass roots and management levels, within Private Training Establishments (PTE), Industry Training Organisations (ITOs),  NorthTec and across the trades and other diverse industries.

Our EEB team members have worked across schools in supporting them with Gateway, Star and other programmes.

Email: kealii@4ts.nz

VOCATIONAL COORDINATOR

Keali'i Leuluai

Kia ora,

My name is Keali’i Leuluai,

I was born in Auckland but raised in Whangaruru. I grew up in the north and have my feet planted firmly in its ground.

It was only recently I discovered my passion, and that is to help young people recognise and achieve their goals in whatever field it may be. I believe there are many ways to succeed in life and this mahi will allow me to open those doors for our young people and help them along their journey.

I am grateful for this opportunity to be involved in Te Tai Tokerau Trades and am excited to get out into the community and mahi

Keali'i Leuluai

VOCATIONAL COORDINATOR

Email: regan@4ts.nz

VOCATIONAL COORDINATOR

Regan Haika

Kia Ora, my name is Regan.

Born and raised in Whāngārei, but I am from Mokau, Whangaruru on my father’s side and Tokatoka, Ruawai on my mother’s.

I have a strong love for the three places I call home. I have a passion for helping my community in particular youth. I am so grateful to have found employment that allows me to feed this passion!!

I am so excited to be a part of this extraordinary team and can’t wait to see where this opportunity takes me but more importantly our community here in te Tai Tokerau!”

 

Regan Haika

VOCATIONAL COORDINATOR

Whakaahu Whakamua Team

Email: rhondell@4ts.nz

WHANGĀREI WORK PLACEMENT NAVIGATOR

Rhondell Richards

I te taha o toku papa, Ko Putahi te maunga, ko Wairoro te

awa, ko mataatua te waka, ko Kohewata te marae, ko Te Uri o Hua te hapu

I te taha o toku mama, Ko Huruiki te Maunga, Ko Whakapara te

awa, Ko Ngatokimatawharua te waka, Ko Whakapara te Marae, Ko Ngati Hau te Hapu, Ko Nga Puhi te Iwi, tihei mauri ora!

Ko Rhondell Toku ingoa


My background is in Administration and Finance, most recently spent 2 years in work brokerage with a passion to procure employment for our whanau. Having knowledge of the local labour market and maintaining strong relationships within industry has given me good ground to assist our whanau into employment.  

Rhondell Richards

WHAKAAHU WHAKAMUA

TEAM LEAD


Email: Tina@4ts.nz

Email: Tina@4ts.nz

KAIWHAKATERE

Tina Bradley

Tina Bradley hails from the north but is a familiar face in the Whangarei community. Tina’s background is not just a social worker; she's a catalyst for positive change in whanau’s lives. Having collaborated with various community agencies in Whangarei, Tina brings a rich range of knowledge and people skills to her role within Tai Tokerau Trades Training. Her passion revolves around creating meaningful goals and employment opportunities for her community.  Tina emphasizes the importance of Hauora ( Te Whare Tapa Wha) when supporting our people. For Tina, it's not just a job; it's about building connections (Whanaungatanga) and fostering all round success.

KAIWHAKATERE

Tina Bradley

Tina Bradley hails from the north but is a familiar face in the Whangarei community. Tina’s background is not just a social worker; she's a catalyst for positive change in whanau’s lives. Having collaborated with various community agencies in Whangarei, Tina brings a rich range of knowledge and people skills to her role within Tai Tokerau Trades Training. Her passion revolves around creating meaningful goals and employment opportunities for her community.  Tina emphasizes the importance of Hauora ( Te Whare Tapa Wha) when supporting our people. For Tina, it's not just a job; it's about building connections (Whanaungatanga) and fostering all round success.

Tina Bradley

KAIWHAKATERE

Email: Shelly@4ts.nz

MID NORTH PROGRAMME FACILITATOR

Shelly Pomare

Ko Shelly Pomare ahau

 

My foundations started here in Tai Tokerau. Mum hailing from Kaikohekohe and Dad from Horeke/Utakura.  I have returned home after 3 decades and more living away and it was the best decision so far. Being part of an organization where I can make a difference, and where I can support my people was also a top priority. Having worked for reputable companies such as Menzies Aviation, St Johns Head Office, Glaxo Smith Kline, Communio Ltd and Te Hau Ora O Ngapuhi. I am extremely excited to be part of the team at Tai Tokerau Trades Training. The wait has been worth it. Tai Tokerau the best place in the world to be.

Email: Shelly@4ts.nz

MID NORTH WORK PLACEMENT NAVIGATOR

Shelly Pomare

Ko Shelly Pomare ahau

 

My foundations started here in Tai Tokerau. Mum hailing from Kaikohekohe and Dad from Horeke/Utakura.  I have returned home after 3 decades and more living away and it was the best decision so far. Being part of an organization where I can make a difference, and where I can support my people was also a top priority. Having worked for reputable companies such as Menzies Aviation, St Johns Head Office, Glaxo Smith Kline, Communio Ltd and Te Hau Ora O Ngapuhi. I am extremely excited to be part of the team at Tai Tokerau Trades Training. The wait has been worth it. Tai Tokerau the best place in the world to be.

Shelly Pomare

MID NORTH WORK PLACEMENT NAVIGATOR

Email: Roberta@4ts.nz

WHANGAREI WORK PLACEMENT NAVIGATOR

Roberta Nancarrow

Kia Ora, my name is Roberta, and I am part of the Tai Tokerau Trades Training team in Whangarei as a Work Placement Navigator. I have over 10 years of experience in various roles and industries, and I am well-equipped to guide individuals through the job search process and working closely with the community to help them secure meaningful work placements in their respective fields.

I also work closely with employers to identify their recruitment needs and match them with suitable candidates. I am committed to building strong relationships with local businesses and organisations, which allows me to stay informed about the latest job opportunities and industry trends.

Overall, my goal as a work placement navigator is to empower individuals to take control of their career paths and find opportunities that will set them up for long-term success. I understand the challenges and frustrations that can come with finding the perfect placement. However, I am determined to provide unwavering support and guidance to those I work with and help them achieve their professional aspirations.

Roberta Nancarrow

WHANGAREI WORK PLACEMENT NAVIGATOR

Email: Olcha@4ts.nz

WHANGAREI WORK READY COACH

Olcha Smith

Kia ora, my name is Olcha and I’m the Work Ready Coach at Tai Tokerau Trades Trainings Whāngarei. My passion is to empower individuals to reach their full potential in the professional realm. I enjoy a personalised approach to coaching, recognising that each individual has unique strengths, challenges, and aspirations. By fostering a supportive and collaborative environment, I work closely with individuals to identify their skills, interests, and values, guiding them towards opportunities that align with their professional goals.

Beyond my role as an employment coach, I am committed to making a positive impact in the community where I can volunteer my skills to helping others thrive in both their professional and personal lives.

With my skills and experiences, I am here to support you every step of the way. Whether you are seeking to enhance your job search skills or striving to improve your professional journey, I will provide up-to-date guidance and advice.

Olcha Smith

WHANGAREI WORK READY COACH