• Valeria Edwards
    Valeria Edwards Manager

    Valeria is of Maori & Samoan descent, she has had a long association with the Kelston community and has a passion to give back to a community that has given so much to her growing up in the area.   She has been in education for over 15 years and is passionate about making a difference.

  • Mary Kamsala Antonypulle
    Mary Kamsala Antonypulle Kerehana Playgroup Coordinator

    I live in Kelston and have 3 children, all attend local schools. I volunteer with the Cooking Classes that we have at the Hub. I have lived in NZ for 7 months, I moved here from Sri Lanka. I love working with preschoolers, and enjoy working with them on a weekly basis.

  • Hirisha Bhikha
    Hirisha Bhikha KELP Support Worker

    I live locally and have 2 handsome boys, nearly 6 and nearly 4. I enjoy helping people, which is why I’m working with KELP, to help get kids into early childhood centres. I’m from India and came to NZ in 2009.

  • Milovale Matagi Tomasi
    Milovale Matagi Tomasi Youth Advisory Board Leader
    Talofa Lava
    O Lou Igoa o Milovale Matagi Tomasi. My name is Milo and I am proud to say that I am full Samoan. It is a privledge to be apart of the Kelston board as I am able to further my experience in working with youth within my local community. I believe that with this Group we can make change happen with even the smallest actions. I am keen for what the future holds within Kelston and I am keen to work alongside new people.
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  • Lineti Latu
    Lineti Latu Board Member

    My name is Lineti Latu and I am 25years old. I have lived in Kelston for 20 years and attended St Leonards Road School, Kelston Intermediate and Kelston Girls College. I have been honoured to serve our community in Kelston through different vehicles like Sisterhood NZ. I have also had the privilege of serving back in Tonga for three years, working with youth, children and the wider Tongan community. I am currently in my third year studying Social Work at Auckland University and working part-time at Hapai Te Hauora (Maori Public Health). In the future my hope is to be able to get into policy making at a governmental level.

  • Manuna Kaho
    Manuna Kaho KELP Support Worker

    My name is Manu and I have a beautiful boy. I lived in Iran for 8 years, and I feel this has helped me connect with all ethnicities. I love being able to help people, and when I’ve been around the community I know I have done well to help those that need it. I am a proud Tongan, and love embracing my culture.

  • Sylvia Teariki
    Sylvia Teariki Board Secretary

    Kia Orana, My name is Sylvia Teariki. I’ve been a resident of Kelston for over 25yrs and over the years I have seen the heart and generosity of Kelstons residents especially when people are in need. I am honoured to serve our local hub as the secretary and am blessed to work alongside Kelstonians who band together for Kelston. I volunteer with Ponsonby Kelston Rugby and am currently working at Kelston Intermediate and love it. My 3 children attend the local schools, they enjoy the outdoor spaces at Brains park and the footpath at Archibald Park has become a favourite place to walk through. If you see me around the neighbourhood dont be a stranger come and say hello. Looking forward to seeing you at the hub or at the Kelston Community events held throughout the year.

  • Erica Maaka
    Erica Maaka Administrator

    I’ve lived in Kelston for 18 years, my 3 boys, aged 30, 25 and 19 all went through the local schools and now work together as scaffolder’s. I previously worked at HIPPY, Kelston Intermediate, Kelston Boys and St Leonards Road School where I worked for 10 years before becoming administrator for Kelston Community Hub.

  • Sela Tai
    Sela Tai KELP Administrator

    I’m a proud Westie, born and raised in Massey. My 2 brothers went to Kelston Boys and 1  brother went to St Leonards. I’ve worked as an Alternative Education tutor in Avondale. I love to encourage and connect with people to inspire with hope and give support and care.

  • Virginia Connell
    Virginia Connell Kai Whau Budget Cooking Coordinator
  • Angela Calvert
    Angela Calvert Flood Recovery Support Coordinator

    I live locally and am the mother of 2 beautiful children. I help out with the KELP programme and I am the coordinator for the Flood Recovery Support programme. It’s a privilege to be a part of the Hub and the awesome community of Kelston.

  • Jo Walker
    Jo Walker Board Chairperson

    I am a third generation Kelstonian. I have 3 daughters, all of which, like my husband and I, went through all the local Kelston schools. I’m very passionate about local residents and the community. I had the pleasure of being involved in establishing the ‘Kelston Community Hub”.

  • Rhonda Vegar
    Rhonda Vegar Board Treasurer

    Rhonda has lived in Kelston all her life and attended the local schools. She has children in the local schools and is actively involved in a number of volunteer groups.

  • Daphne Fusitua
    Daphne Fusitua KELP Coordinator

    Daphne co-ordinates an exciting new project called the Kelston Early Learning Project.  Daphne is here to actively support whanau in getting their 3 or 4 year olds into an Early Childhood Education Centre.  By encouraging our whanau to engage in early learning we are preparing our children to get a good start once they transition to school.

     

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