THE WERA TEAM

Israel Hawkins - Director / Business Consultant

Israel is a current director of WERA Consultants Ltd (WERA) and is responsible for all training and development delivery. His primary role is to manage services and develop and train business methodologies to his staff and contractors who then deliver to organisations who engage in our services.

Israel is the lead trainer for all services who then ascertains the training needs of organisations, the resources we have to meet those needs and development and delivery of training to respond to those needs. An element of his role is to ensure the quality of the service is maintained based on criteria and expectations he has developed for WERA.

Teresa Hawkins - Director / Business Consultant

Teresa is a director of Wera Consultants Ltd and carries the HR, Administration and Financial portfolio for the Business.

Teresa is currently the Operations Manager for WERA Aotearoa Charitable Trust requiring high level relationship management with businesses, employers and industry. This role also has a financial and administration component which focuses on strategic progression and achievement of contractual outcomes. Teresa is also contracted to provide Early Childcare compliance services through the Ministry of Education.

She also assists Israel with the Business Mentoring of Small Businesses in establishing comprehensive administrative systems to assist with compliance and auditing.

Hayley Richards

Hayley Richards - Back End Support Team Coordinator

Hayley is the Back End Support Team Coordinator, Database and Web Administrator for Wera Consultants Ltd.

Hayley is currently the coordinator for the 6 collectives in the Waka Whakamua Collective Impact Group. Hayley assists with the distribution and assessment of referrals, contract management, database support for users and provides support to the Project Leader by preparing reports and funding proposals.

Tane Cook

Tane Cook - Cultural Assessor

Tane is a Section 27 Cultural Assessor and Report Writer for Wera Consultants Ltd.

The Māori Cultural Assessments are a unique tool and an important part of the paihere (clients) repatriation to ahurea Māori (culture), whānau/ whakapapa (family), Te reo Māori (language) and taketaketanga (identity). In the assessment itself paihere are given the opportunity to be as open and frank as they choose, allowing them to express in manner appropriate to tikanga Māori. Assessments always start and end with karakia and mihi acknowledging whakapapa, pepehā, Marae, hapū and Iwi connections. I have found most paihere willing to participate and feeling comfortable to körero with me because of the authentic way in which these assessments are delivered.

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