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Ngā mihi matakuikui kia koutou katoa.
Ko Hikurangi me Putauaki ngā maunga.
Ko Waiapu me Whakatane ngā awa.
Ko Horouta me Mataatua ngā waka.
Ko Ngāti Porou me Ngāti Awa ngā iwi.
Ko Te Whānau a Ruataupare me Ngāti Pukeko ngā hapū.
E noho ana awau ki Tūranganui-a-Kiwa.Ko Christine Taare tōku ingoa.
We are enriched with a large extended whānau with many cultural traditions that we proudly share with everyone we meet.
As a teen parent, my dream was to be the best parent I could be and I started my journey in Te Kōhanga Reo in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa.
I have had 26 powerful years learning how I can be the best version of me and ignite children’s love for learning.
While I have worked in various early childhood settings, tertiary education and government, I currently work at the Gisborne Kindergarten Association.
I have been blessed to have studied with some dynamic caring teachers from Tairawhiti Polytechnic, Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa, the University of the Nations Hawaii and Te Wananga o Aotearoa.
I love music and engaging with whakapapa. I count it a privilege and honour to serve our ākonga and communities as a member of Te Rito Maioha’s council.
Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te manuhiri.