Saarah is a Fijian Indian & Maori from Ba & Ngati Kahungunu ki Heretaunga who grew up in Papakura where she currently resides.
What led you to working at Healthy Families South Auckland?
Having worked in Journalism for almost a decade I was looking for a new challenge and purpose. I wanted a role that enabled me to grow my skillset and reach people from my community through positive storytelling and messaging.
Who inspires you and why?
My fiance, he’s got the biggest heart, generosity of spirit and the patience of a saint!
What is your current role?
Communications Advisor. In this role, I’m responsible for harnessing the power of storytelling by delivering tailored, local communications. Our stories look to engage and inspire people and use creativity and critical thinking to produce content for a variety of platforms e.g. website, media engagement and social media.
What projects are you currently working on and what impact do they have on the community?
Within the Healthy Families team I work to showcase the mahi of our systems innovators, community and stakeholders who are striving for systemic change.
What is one funny/quirky/interesting thing that no-one knows about you?
I’ve travelled to 31 countries