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Leadership Team


Noeline Kuru
Consumer Resource and Information Services - Waikato
Vocational and Activity Living Services - Taranaki

Noeline has worked in Mental Health since 1995 after her initial development of a Peer Support group. Noeline's team provide services throughout the Waikato.

The passion that drives Noeline is her own lived experience and the belief in community focused recovery social inclusion. 

She continues to develop and up skill those who have a disconnect from their community and that community has a connection with those who live with mental distress and addictions.


Patty Posthuma
Vocational and Transition from School Services - Waikato and Taupo
Vocational and Activity Living Services - Waikato

Patty leads teams throughout the Taupo and Waikato regions.

Patty has worked in Mental Health after her own personal experience of accessing mental health services in 2000. Starting as a volunteer, she went on to gain Certificate in Mental Health Support Work and is trained in Aukiti kaipipa kaimahi (Quitcards).

The passion that drives her is the support, help and encouragement she was given while on her own journey and a great belief in community/ Social Inclusion and reconnecting individuals with their communities. I continue to develop and up skill were and when needed to provide those who live with Mental distress and addictions with the best support.



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