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Kirsty has over 20 years’ experience in national Māori health workforce development, current member of Mental Health Leadership Group, Health Quality & Safety Commission and General Manager for Poutiri Trust. Kirsty has worked formerly at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, Massey University, Nga Kakano Foundation and was the inaugural CEO of Te Rau Matatini. Kirsty’s background is in organisational psychology, tertiary education, workforce development and NGO service development.

More details can be found here Kirsty Maxwell-Crawford | 100 Maori Leaders.

We operate with a view to the future, a future which encourages hope, self-reliance, community integration and promotes mental health awareness.

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Caring for our Community


Six-bedroom house as well as a house converted to a office and 2 two-bedroom flats on Malfroy Road

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The Treaty of Waitangi establishes the unique and special relationship between iwi, Māori and the Crown

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Established by two psychiatric nurses Karel (Karl) Hartemink and Donna Riley and opened in September 1989

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Part of the G6, a sector cluster of non-profit mental health and residential providers working in Rotorua

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what others say about us

“I’m pretty grateful to be at Karldon because I have found myself again”

“I’m fully grateful to be under Karldon Trust giving me a flat to live in. Thank you”

“Keep good communication with respect, fair treatment, dignity & independence, proper standards, information, it’s your decision, support, teaching & research & complaints. Keeping well with whānau and staff. As a Māori mental health consumer for 30 years being a whaiora/client”