Kaimahi Profiles

" Ko Tākitimu me Korohupu Te Waka. Ko RuaWhero Te Tohunga. Ko Tamatea- Arikinui TeKaihautū. Ko Kahuranaki Te Maunga. Ko Te PoPote Puke. Ko Ngaruroro te Awa. Ko Te Awa O TeAtua Te Puna Wai Tapu. Ko Korongatā me
Rongomaiwaihine nga Marae. Ko Nukanoa TeWhare Tupuna. Ko Te Whakaapiti, ko NgātiKahungunu me Rongomaiwahine ngā iwi "

Flo has been with Te Piki Oranga since 1 July 2014 and has an extensive working background in mental health including assessment and treatment for mental health, alcohol and drug addiction, psychology, grief counselling, family violence awareness training as well as clinical practice and supervision in a Māori environment. She says her life experience has helped her to understand how people handle stress. Living in rural and isolated areas can make this even more challenging with a greater understanding needed for our whānau and their wellness.

One of Flo’s current roles as Emergency Response Navigator is to assist with responses to the Kaikoura earthquakes, working alongside affected whānau for positive outcomes. She also works closely with other agencies such as the Marlborough District Council, primary health organisations and other Māori organisations. Flo’s rohe covers Blenheim, Ward, Seddon, Kekerengu, Clarence and surrounding areas.

In what is often a difficult time, Flo encourages whānau to think about resilience, planning and delivery, and supports them to independently manage their health and social needs.


"Ko Sonia Hepi-Treanor taku ingoa. Te Arawa te waka, Tūwharetoa te iwi, Tongariro te maunga, Taupo-nui-a-tia te moana, Te Heuheu te tangata, Ngāti Te Maunga te hapu, no Taumarunui ahau."

Sonia lived most her life in Taumarunui working with community-based services and has recently moved to Nelson for another challenge, Smokefree Aotearoa 2025, as our Te Hā / Stop Smoking Pūkenga Manaaki.

 Sonia is enjoying working in a Māori organisation and fully embraces the infusion of tikanga Māori within Te Piki Oranga’s internal processes and service delivery. She says she is looking forward to working with all Māori, Pacific Island, hapu wāhine, vulnerable whānau and refugees to provide support to quit smoking along with a highly-motivated team of quit coaches.

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Ma te whakaatu, ka mohio - By discussion comes understanding.
Ma te mohio, ka marama - By understanding, comes light.
Ma te marama, ka matau - By light comes wisdom.
Ma te matau, ka ora - By wisdom comes wellbeing.