Israel Hawkins

Israel is of Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tama and Ngāti Tuwharetoa descent, and has qualifications in Te Reo and Tikanga Māori, Adult Training and Education and is an accredited DISC Model facilitator focused on ideal behavioural preferences of staff management and team members.

He has over 25 years experience in community and whanau development, which has included elements of youth work, social work and strengthening families including 10 years experience in managing an open home for at risk youth aged 13 – 18 years old with the aim of whanau reconciliation or youth development. Israel has extensive experience in facilitating community development generated through enterprise growth with isolated and rural communities engaging all facets of a community.