Our Stories

Meet our heroes

Find out why Nika, Luke, Brett, Alex and Kiri do what they do


Helping at-risk boys find confidence and fulfil their potential is a real passion and rewarding career for Thomas Stenning.


Nika’s life is enriched working with those who’ve lived theirs to the full. At just 19, Nika Harley is already enjoying her dream job, while completing qualifications that will enable her to advance a career in the health and wellbeing sector.


Reigniting joy for older people during the last phase of their lives is a career that is truly life changing for young wahine Māori Yazmin Te-Amohanga, Ngati Maniapoto, Tainui.

Olivia Bryce

Working part-time for Custom Care Nursing to provide care for people who need assistance in their homes is the ideal job for nursing student Olivia Bryce.

Markus McCraith

Supporting people with intellectual impairments to live the life they desire is meaningful work for humanities student Markus McCraith.

Alex Lyde

Alex looks forward to going to work every day and coming home to his wife and two young daughters energised, relaxed and fulfilled.

Kiri Epapara

As a community support worker, Kiri loves giving people with disabilities the opportunities to be empowered and achieve their goals.

Lucia Amatiello

Lucia left a job in hospitality to take care of people in a different and more rewarding context – working in a residential aged care facility.

Alex & Chris

After leaving a high-pressure sales job, Alex discovered a new life as a mental health and addiction support worker. He’s now supporting Chris to lead an independent life.

William & Brett

Support worker Brett works closely with Will, who suffered a significant stroke in 2016. With Brett’s help, Will can keep in touch with his community and his passions.

Dom & Adrian

Adrian and Dom are taking big steps toward self-reliance by flatting together. Support workers Luke and Markus are helping them live as independently as possible.

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