There are six staff members working at the Creative Centre, Four full time  and two part time. This is complemented by volunteers who provide specialist advice and guidance when available as well as those who provide art and craft support.

All Staff  members have experience  in working with adults with disabilities and have a range of specific skills that add to the quality of care and education that our students recieve at the Creative Centre.

On going training is available to all staff with self reveiw and appraisal being part of our committment to improve the service we provide at the Creative Centre.

Rodger HarknessCentre Principal/Manager

Mele Mataiti| Assistant Centre Manager

Mele MataitiAssistant Centre Manager

Margaret DwaneSupport Worker

Allan Stail| Support Worker

Mata Ngamata |Support Worker

art threapist

Sylvie Kirsch|Art Therapist


A Board of Trustees oversees and provides support to the activities of the centre and staff. The Board provides guidance for policy initiatives and assists in future programmes to ensure the centres long term sustainability.

Board of Trustees

Chairperson Teresa Manarangi-Trott
Secretary: Paul Carrad
Treasure: Joan Uka
Trustee: Jaewynn McKay


Centre Principal/ Manager: Rodger Harkness.
Assistant Centre Manager: Margaret Dwane
Support Workers: Allan Stail, Mele Mataiti, Mata Ngamata, Tangaroa Uea
Gym Trainer: Joe Daniel


Physiotherapist: Dave Taylor (Te Vaerua)

Art Therapist: Sylvie Kirsch

Augmented Communication: Inga Teitz

To our supporters, organisations and individuals which are too many to list here, Meitaki Maata for all your ongoing support.