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Mates and Dates


Chief Executive Officer

Jen is originally from Scotland and been in New Zealand for 14 years working in several leadership/management roles in health, not-for-profit, local authority and education sectors.

Jen has extensive experience in the public health, health promotion and community/youth development sector

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Social Worker

Ko Matawhaura te Maunga, Ko Rotoiti te Roto, Ko Ngati Pikiao te Hapu, Ko Te Arawa te Waka, Ko Te Arawa te Iwi.

Born and bred in Rotorua I love this place I call home! I am lucky enough to be the Registered Social worker for our organisation.I have been here in this role for 5 years.

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Mates and Dates Coordinator

Hey I’m Fem and my partner in crime is Scooby.

I am a nurse but do a few different things at the youth centre. My main job is co-ordinating and delivering Mates and Dates which is a sexual violence prevention and healthy relationship program which we run in the schools.

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Youth Worker - Creative Programmes

The name’s GUS TE MONI. I am a tireless seeker of knowledge, occasional purveyor of wisdom and also, coincidentally, a radio broadcasting champion, reigning KING of processes & systems and loyal worker for the youth and their families.

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Youth Worker - Navigator

Kia ora! Joel King-Hazel here. I am one of the team members of the youth development team.

Our team is dedicated to creating programmes and projects for young people to take part in, that expand and challenge young people through activities.

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Ko Matawhaura te Maunga, Ko Rotoiti te Roto, Ko Ngati Rongomai te Hapu, Ko Te Arawa te Waka, Ko Te Arawa te Iwi

KIA ORA! Im Janey! I am born and breed in Rotorua and have a passion for supporting our local Rangatahi.

I started with RYC in 2020 facilitating the mates and dates programme in local high schools, supporting and encouraging young people to have healthy relationships.

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Veronica Maree

Mates and Dates Facilitator

Kia ora, my name is Veronica Maree.  I live with my Husband and two Primary aged children.  Prior to starting a family I worked in the Tertiary Education Sector for 6 years, as a Tourism Facilitator at Wintec.

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