What Ever it Takes Trust has been established to run alongside the company What Ever it Takes Home Based Rehabilitation and Support Services. This partnerships unique approach to implementing a Quality Service has received significant support to ensure its success.
The Trust’s role specifically focuses on three key areas of business relevant to Quality Care:
The Trust has developed strategies under these three categories to ensure the delivery of a Quality Service. Fundamentally these are the cornerstones to the programs it delivers. The Trust recruits and trains employees who are then partnered up with suitable clients and provided with employment through the What Ever it Takes company. The Trust ensures the service is maintained at the level required by implementing an ongoing auditing programme.
The Trust has also established an Events arm to support social, sporting, recreational and team building activities for our whanau with a disability, their support team and networks. The goal of this programme is to connect our clients to the community.
The Trust also acts as an umbrella for Pineula Va’a, a waka ama club that was established by Peter Williams prior to his accident. The club has achieved international world championship status at junior and senior levels. Pineula provides our clients and their whanau with the opportuntiy to participate, have fun and support waka ama. The club has competitive and social teams from mini-midgets to senior masters and is the perfect vehicle to encourage whanau participation and involvement.
The Trustees are highly skilled and respected individuals and offer exceptional governance skills and knowledge to guide the strategic direction of the Trust. They are:
Rihi Te Nana (Chairperson)
Rihi has an extensive background in Maori Education and Research and is also well versed in facilitating training around Decolonisation and the Treaty of Waitangi and Te Reo. Rihi now acts as a consultant, providing advice and specialist training on Treaty of Waitangi related issues such as management of bicultural relationships and capacity building to organisations. Rihi has completed Psychosynthesis Fundamental and Psychosyntheis Foundation (Tier 1 and 2) towards a Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling and Psychotherapy. Rihi is a qualified Psychosynthesis counselling, she has been practising counselling at Relationship Services since 2005. Rihi is also a Maori researcher specialising in the areas of Maori Education and Health. In recent years Rihi has undertaken a range of Health and Education Research projects that have required a Maori Researcher who had a solid understanding and practice of Kaupapa Maori methodology and research skills.
Tim was General Manager Client Services for Trade New Zealand, responsible for ten New Zealand-based teams of account managers, a total of 95 staff, providing Trade New Zealand services and client relationship management to the country’s exporters. Tim is an electrician by trade and holds post-graduate diplomas in management and international marketing. Tim has previously worked extensively in the oil, gas, mining, power generation and construction industries throughout Western Australia and South East Asia and was a director of a company Trade Plus International. Currently Tim is a business consultant with WHK Gosling Chapman in Auckland.
Rua has had extensive experience on a number of Boards and committees. He was the Assistant General Manager for the Maori Affairs Deparment in Napier and Whangarei and was well recognised for his maori land research abilities particularly for high profile claims such as the Raglan Golf Course and Dannevirke Refuge. Rua has been on the Board of Governors for Hukarere Maori Girls College and Te Aute College as well as the Taitokerau Maori Trust Board. He was a government representative on the Regional Employment Councils in Hawkes Bay and Northland. As a result of the restructuring of the Maori Affairs Department Rua decided on a change of lifestyle and became the publican of the Commercial Tavern in Ashhurst.
In a past life Rua was a nationally recognised sprinter and also represented Northland, Waikato and Auckland at Rugby. While participating in a benefit rugby match he suffered a severe knee injury which resulted in his early retirement from all sport.