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Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou.
Seek after learning for the sake of your wellbeing.


E te taha tōku pāpā
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka
Ko Whakarongorua te maunga
Ko Hokianga te awa
Ko Ngāti Hine te hapu
Ko Ngapuhi te iwi
Ko Mataitaua te marae
Ko Charles Nehua Bryers tōku pāpā

E te taha tōku māmā
Ko Horouta te waka
Ko Papaturangi te maunga
Ko te Arai te awa
Ko Ngai Tawhiri te hapu
Ko Ngāti Ruapani te iwi
Ko Horace Lewis tōku tipuna
Ko Mihimere Tutapu Lewis tōku māmā
Ko Teresa Hawkins ahau

I am a proud mother of 3 boys, several nieces and nephews who have inspired her to be the mother and aunty she is today.

I have lived and worked in the Rotorua Community for the past 31 years serving the community in various capacities ranging from community development to individual guidance and direction.

18 of these years have been committed to assisting individuals reach their true potential in their social, educational and personal lives.

I have had various roles in my working career and I have worked in government, hauora, self employment in business, senior management roles in Trusts working in the Contract Management field, administration, human resources and growing and developing leaders in organisations.

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”