Welcome to Whangārei Community Connect

MŌ PŪMANAWA ĀWHINA
ABOUT

WHANGĀREI CONNECT

Whangārei Community Connect is one of the 7 active Community Connect projects. It is an initiative that works with communities using recreation and activity as a vehicle for community and social development, delivering human and social outcomes. It is an approach that engages with participants and non-participants, providing regular opportunities to participate in multiple sport and other activities in priority areas in Aotearoa.

TE PAI TATA / MISSION STATEMENT

  • To create fun and healthy opportunities to develop positive experiences for communities and families
  • To be innovative, to be creative

KAUPAPA / PURPOSE

He Mana Manaaki - Serving others

OUR VALUES

Whakawhanaungatanga | Building Partnerships
Kōtahitanga | Unity
Mana Manaaki | Positive experience 
Pūmanawa | Innovation
Hautūtanga Ngākau Tuwhera | Inclusive
Aroha | Care and appreciation

TE PAE TAWHITI / VISION STATEMENT

To Support Positive Change  

GUIDING PRINCIPALS

KIA TIKA - doing what's right
 - Te Tiriti O Waitangi
 - Inclusive of others

KIA PONO - doing what's honest
 - Sustainable
 - Co-design, co-led, locally empowered

KIA AROHA - doing with compassion and energy
 - AWHI
 - Whānau first - thinking and action

​​​​​​​OUR TEAM


SANDI HACKETT

GM - Community Connect

sandi@touchnz.co.nz

​​​​​​​021 286 8242



JOSH SIMPKINS

Tāmaki Makaurau Team Leader

josh@touchnz.co.nz 

​​​​​​​022 043 1730

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SARAH LEAF

IPIR Development Lead - Tāmaki Makaurau

sarah@communityconnect.nz 

022 097 6180


JOHN RADOVANOVICH

Pūmanawa Āwhina Activator

wcc@touchnz.co.nz

021 148 3820


STEVEN BEAZLEY

Te Tai Tokerau Team Leader

steven@touchnz.co.nz 

022 458 6526



VICKI ARMITAGE

Planet Youth Papakura Project Lead​​​​​​​

pyppl@kuraconnect.co.nz

022 431 0537


GRAEME PATU

IPIR Development Lead - Te Tai Tokerau

graeme@communityconnect.nz

022 357 8494

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