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3 Part Video Series - SELF CARE

Anthea Balfour


Personal Wellbeing STORY
- Te Ataarangi Waaka

Kia ora, I am a descendant of Ngaati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Muauupoko and Rangitaane o Wairarapa. While I primarily identify as being Maaori, my bloodline is also connected to that of Asia and Europe.

I was born during the later part of the 1960’s in Te Whanganui a Tara, Aotearoa and over the years I have lived extensively throughout my country. I currently reside in a small rural valley where each day the landscape reminds me of who I am from, who I am, and that whom I live upon.

As a traditional Maaori healer, my work in group facilitation and other events holds a fiercely passionate ‘no frills’ base line approach that serves to strengthen the innate Native and Indigenous connection within us all.

Over a period of 30 years, my comprehension of healing has expanded into an energetic activism that allowed for the re-emergence of my voice as it was meant to
be; an embodiment of ancestral lore, language, sound, movement, and that is unapologetically aligned to principles not personalities. Mauri ora!

Te Ataarangi Waaka
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Politics & Identity

Mental Health & Self Care

Born and bred in London, Zoi likes to think she’s going through a messy divorce with the UK as she decided to leave after Brexit. She’s lived in the UK, India, and New Zealand, and has finally decided to settle down in Australia.

As a Diversity Coach, Zoi consults and works with Australian businesses, helping them become more inclusive and diverse with their products and services using carefully modified Design Thinking and Human-Centred Design practices and training. She’s also a greyhound fosterer, Star Trek enthusiast, and Board Member to her favourite NFP, @Mossfolk_.

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Equity & Inclusion

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Normalising Periods


Money & Relationships

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