Ko Maungahaumi, ko Hikurangi ngā maunga
Ko Mangatū, ko Rangitaiki ngā awa
Ko Te Aitanga ā-Māhaki, ko Ngā Ariki Kaiputahi, ko Tūhoe ngā iwi
Ko Mangatū, ko Waiohau ngā marae
Ko Carel Smith tōku ingoa
Nō Whakatāne ahau, engari kei Tāmaki Makaurau tōku kāinga.
Ko ahau te tumu whakarae o ARO Solutions Ltd
E papaki ana ngā tai o mihi ki a koutou katoa.
"I am passionate about creating environments within communities where whānau and young people are active participants in designing and driving towards their future, not just passive recipients of services offered."
As a mother of four I am passionate about contributing to a bright future for our next generation of leaders.
I believe in the potential of people, and strive to ensure that whānau and young people have the knowledge, information, strategies and tools to navigate life’s journey leading to the attainment of their dreams and aspirations.
This needs to be coupled with services that can access and include whānau and community voice into strategy and programme design ensuring fit for purpose services that meet the needs of community.