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Director | Social Worker

Marlana Maru

Ngāti Maniapoto, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Awa

Marlana is an experienced kaupapa Māori social worker, facilitator, kaitiaki & supervisor, with a strong interest in rongoā Māori and indigenous responses to trauma.  

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Director | Social Worker

Marcia Ranginui Charlton

Ngai Tūhoe, Ngāti Ruapani

Marcia has depth of experience in social work, rehabilitation and kaitiakitanga. She is passionate about supporting people on their journey of wellness.

Kaitaikitanga can be understood as the responsibility and practices that protect and nurture the mauri or essence and life force of people and places. Principles of whanaungatanga (meaningful connections/connectedness), tiaki (caring for people and places), and aroha (compassion) underpin our Kaupapa Māori model.

We offer kaimahi safe spaces as individuals or groups to process cultural and clinical experiences from both professional and personal contexts. As a Kaupapa Māori service we prioritise well-being within the workplace. ĀKI also partners with Tangata Tiriti to meet the needs of a wide range of people.


ĀKI offers face-to-face and/or online kaitiaki sessions with individuals across professionals

Contact Us

Our skilled team of Kaitiaki are available to tautoko your next steps. Use the `contact us' form to let us know your needs and if you are wanting someone specific.

E mihi nui ana!

021 138 7282

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