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Membership Committee

The membership process will be administered by the Development Manager and the Membership Committee.  Their vision is to develop and administer an inclusive fair and efficient membership procedure.

The Membership Committee is made up of dedicated founding members who want to ensure an inclusive, fair and efficient membership process for Korowai Tupu.

Members of the committee are Penny Prescott, Nikki Hurst, Andy Pilbrow, Ursula Thynne, Steph Brooks, Mareta Matenga, Morgan Butler, Natalie Elia and they are supported by Jane Zintl, Development Manager of Korowai Tupu.

From left to right:

Nikki Hurst - I'm a proud Counties Manukau girl who has just spent the last 5 years as a lecturer in counselling, youth development and addiction studies in Wellington and Auckland. I'm passionate about equity in participation for tamariki and taiohi. In my practice I've worked mostly in a one-on-one therapeutic space in both agencies and schools. A particular area of interest is in working with gifted young people in order for them to access all that they need.I completed my bits of paper a few years ago via Massey: MA Counselling (First Class), PG Dip Education (Guidance & Counselling), BA in History

Ursula Thynne - I have been working with young Deaf people people since 2007 in many different roles. teacher of the Deaf at Kelston Deaf Education Centre, youth services Teamleader at Deaf Aotearoa and recently Deaf Services at Geneva Elevator. I am a Vodafone World of Difference alumni member.  

Morgan Butler - "Kia ora whānau! Ko Morgan ahau ko Ngati Tuwharetoa, ko Tainui ko Te Rarawa oku iwi. I am the Support Manager from RainbowYOUTH in Auckland, I am so very excited to be a part of this process!"

Andy Pilbrow, Regional Operations Manager, Youthtown

Penny Prescott, Manager, Canterbury Youth Workers Collective and member of the Korowai Tupu Rōpū

Steph Brook, Youth Pastor, Papkura Anglican

Mareta Matenga (nee Ford), Senior Community Advisor, Hamilton City Council

Natalie Elia, Youth Development Worker, Youthline Auckland

Read more about the Membership Procedure that the Membership Committee will be developing and administering