SKIP champions work in New Zealand communities to spread the kaupapa.
We have had two new champions join us: Latu To'omaga and Tria Tamaka. Latu works primarily with the Porirua Pacific community and Tria is based in the Hutt Valley and works closely with the Taita/Pomare community.
We also have our five current SKIP champions: Josi Wilson, Annalise Myers, Deb Rewiri, Crystal Pekepo and Eva Chen.
Josi works in Wellington and in the South Island and has helped with a number of national partnerships and local initiatives.
Annalise works in the Auckland area helping young parents and the support systems they can use.
Deb works across New Zealand but is based in Turangi – she specialises in brain development and uses this knowledge to educate whānau on nurturing both their tamariki and themselves.
Crystal works in Hawkes Bay with whānau Māori helping with the development of initiatives that support them in both raising and enteraining the tamariki.
Eva works with parents in the Chinese community in Auckland and around New Zealand and helps them to develop and grow in their parenting.