Nari Faiers joins the team as the new Workforce Development and Cultural Coordinator to work as part of our new SUDI coordination team. Nari has vast experience in the field of Māori Development working as a specialist in the Maori Growth Programme with Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development. Nari has delivered economic growth projects which have assisted Maori engagement and business within targeted sectors and she has a strong research background, previously working as a research analyst and completing a Master’s thesis exploring leadership and governance structures within her iwi.
Working collaboratively across the Hāpai team, the role of the Workforce Development and Cultural Coordinator will provide an array of resources to support workforce development aspirations of the sector, as aligned with best practice and service goals. This encompasses monitoring current resources and initiatives, as well as adapting successful resources to create new tools. The team member will gain feedback and insight from providers and communities on the effectiveness of these resources.