Tauiwi Caucus is governed by the Executive Committee of TOAH-NNEST Tauiwi Caucus Incorporated.   Committee members are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting for a two year term.

Current members are:


West Coast and Te Tai Tokerau, Kaipara and Napier are home

Represents Ngā Whiitiki Whanau Ahuru Mowai o Aotearoa  – National Collective of Independent Rape Crisis and Related Groups

Member of New Zealand Association of Counsellors since 1996

Since 1993 Andrea has been a member of SOS Kaipara in roles of facilitator, educator, trainer, supervisor and counsellor. She maintains these roles to support the collective and community as needed.  She has ongoing roles with the Regional Collective and National Collective of Rape Crisis, as part of actioning her passion for eliminating sexual violence and minimising its impacts until we have a peaceful world where thriving is the norm.


Tania lives and works in South Auckland, and has been here since she was three years old.  She was born in Northland, and considers that home. Her family originates from Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Counselling Services Centre, Papatoetoe

MA Arts Therapy, BA Psychology and Rehabilitation, Certificate Trauma Studies, Certificate Counselling Theory, Certificate Clinical Supervision.

Tania has been working in the field of trauma, crisis intervention, and counselling for the last eight years and is passionate about this work, particularly with regard to sexual violence.  By day, she manages Counselling Services Centre, an agency that provides both crisis intervention and counselling services for survivors of sexual violence in South Auckland. In the evenings, she works as an arts therapist for Random Chaos, a not for profit organisation providing arts therapy for the community. Her passion is working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and dissociative disorders generally, and with the shame that often results from being a survivor of sexual violence.


Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT)

Ken has been working with and supporting male victim/survivors of sexual abuse since 1996. Through his role with MSSAT he has been invited to be a keynote speaker at international conferences in New York City, USA and Kampala, Uganda, where he has talked about work with male survivors in New Zealand. His vision is to see the elimination of all sexual violence.


Clinical Manager HELP (Auckland), Clinical Psychologist

Kathryn has been working with and for survivors of sexual violence since the mid-1980s. She is committed to both the delivery of high quality services that survivors and their families want, and to achieving the kinds of political changes that support those harmed by sexual violence and support us all in ending sexual violence.


Ngati Manawa, from Murupara

National Survivor Advocate, Rape Prevention Education Whakatu Mauri

Louise Nicholas is first and foremost a wife and mother.  She has been married to her husband Ross for 25 years and together they have four children Jess, Kerri, Kaela and Luke. Louise’s work has her liaising with survivors, their families and communities.  She represents survivor perspectives in service development and the sexual violence and abuse services sector, through networking and providing advocacy and advice.


Manager START, Christchurch

MANZASW, Registered Social Worker, Unitec Graduate Diploma of Not for Profit Management

Maggy is committed to advocating for the needs of all people affected by sexual violence, with a particular concern for children and young people.


CEO – WellStop, Wellington

Lesley was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of WellStop, Wellington in March 2012. She was part of the WellStop senior management team for a number of years previously, and has had a variety of other roles in the organisation including Team Leader and later Clinical Manager.

She is a graduate from Victoria University, M.Sc. PGDip Clin Psych, Clinical Psychology


Sexual Abuse Prevention Network, Coordinator

Sexual Abuse Prevention Network aims to achieve social change through the delivery of expert advice and education addressingattitudes and values that support the prevalence of sexual violence.The Network was founded on a joint commitment to the prevention of sexual violence from a community development perspective, focusing specifically on education and preventative strategies for youth that promote healthy sexuality. Our primary objective is to coordinate and support effective primary prevention initiatives alongside complementary community groups, agencies, and networks on a local and national level.

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