Arihia (Holly) Turnbull
Whanau Ora Iwi Navigator
Ko Lee rāua Ko Donna ōku mātua
I whānau mai au i Mataroa
Tokotoru aku tamariki ko Montana, rātou ko Rhayne, ko Piper
Ko Holly tōku ingoa
Ko Arihia tōku ingoa mahi
Workplace First Aid
Tena koutou katoa,
I grew up in Mataroa Village just down the road from my Nan (Lady/Arihia) and Papa (Tom). I attended Taihape College and Whanganui Girls College before heading to Pōneke to study at Sir George Seymour College of Tourism where I gained my Advanced Diploma in Tourism, Travel and Business.
I have moved around a bit, from Wellington, to Taupō, Hāwera, and Whanganui but have found my place here back at home in Taihape with my three tamariki (one of whom attends boarding school in Whanganui). I have worked in many different areas from retail, hospitality, adventure tourism, dental health, and childcare.
I am very much looking forward to my new journey here at Mokai Patea Services as a Whanau Ora Iwi Navigator and being out and about helping our whānau while learning more about our rohe and te reo.
“Kia maumahara ki tōu mana āhua ake”
“Cherish your absolute uniqueness”.