Community Support Worker
Ko Hikurangi te maunga
Ko Waiapu te awa
Ko Horouta te waka
Ko Ngaati Porou te iwi
Kia ora mai taatou katoa!
Ko Deanna Rimmer tooku ingoa, I’m a Community Support Worker with Mana Hapori.
I grew up in Te Oko Horoi and I’m the fourth generation of my whaanau to live in Leamington.
My background is in not-for-profit work and I’m passionate about supporting people towards full expression of their God-given identity. I have formal training in counselling, health science and indigenous theology. I’m a member of the Baptist church network.
It’s a privilege for me to serve the community that gave so much to me growing up.
My role is to support the vision of Mana Hapori, to see our people and our community flourish.