Donovan Busby - Founder & Director
Dip. Whanau Ora | NZOIA Bush FAC | PADI | Professional Supervision

Ko Taumatamahoe te maunga
Ko Tangonge te awa
Ko Te Oneroa a Tohe te moana
Ko Tinana te waka
Ko Tumoana te waka Rangatira
Ko Tarutaru te tangata
Ko Te Rarawa kaiwhare te iwi
Ko Donovan Busby toku ingoa

I have a strong passion for working alongside our rangatahi to unleash their full potential from a Te Ao Māori worldview.

Since 2003 I have worked across the social, health, education and justice sectors in various roles, providing support in the following areas:

  • Programme delivery 
  • Whānau support within NGO's contracted by various Government agencies (CYFS, WINZ, HNZ, YJ)
  • Whānau hui co-ordination, e.g. family group conferences, effective practice meetings, strengthening families
  • Whānau advocacy, liasing with community service providers, schools, Courts, Police and other agencies
  • Advisory role for whānau about community health, budget advice, food bank services, truancy

My programme and facilitation experience includes:

  • Wharemate Rakau traditional Māori weaponry
  • Tumoana fishing and diving Program
  • Toa-Kai Ngahere Tikanga wilderness bush
  • Incredible Years parenting