Everybody say hello to Sydney Heremaia, our new Northland Support Worker for gender-diverse youth, adults, and whānau! We are so so stoked to welcome them to our team, this is a big moment for us!! Sydney wrote a lil bio for us:⠀
Tēnā koutou katoa! Ko Tangihua te maunga, ko Wairoa te awa, ko Mahuhukiterangi te waka, ko Ngāti Whatua Nga Puhi te iwi, ko Te Parawhau te hapū, ko Tangiteroria te marae, he takatāpui ahau - Tihiwa, Mauri Ora!⠀
Kiaora Whanau, My name is Sydney Heremaia. Born, raised and based in Whangarei I am super excited and privileged to be the first Northland based, Rainbow Youth Team member to cover the Northland Region. I have a 20 year old son and two beautiful mokopuna. ⠀
My background is in Social Services working in both NGO's and government agencies across New Zealand and Australia. In my spare time I write and play music with local musicians, am a member of the Whangarei Theatre Company and represent Northland in Badminton. I also have the cutest miniture labradoodle called Oscar.