Kuratau School

Katina Hapeta.


Health and Safety


BOT Elect Member

General Information

Ko Tongariro me Hikurangi nga maunga
Ko Whanganui me Ongarue nga Awa
Ko Ngati Maiotaki me Ngati Hari nga Hapu
Ko Ngati Raukawa me Ngati Maniapoto nga Iwi  
Ko Katina Patricia Hapeta toku ingoa 
I have lived in Omori/Kuratau for 11 years with my partner Adam Colling. We have
two children, Francesca Hapeta-Colling aged 8 years and Ava Hapeta-Colling aged
6 years both attend Kuratau School.
I am a Registered Nurse and have worked as a District Nurse based at Taumarunui
Hospital for 8 years and now for 2 years as a Practice Nurse at Pihanga Health
I have established professional networks within the Health Sector and the wider
communities across Taumarunui, Turangi and Taupo. I believe Kuratau School
would benefit from having input from someone with a health background and an
understanding of local health needs/issues.
Through my own educational pathway I know that primary education significantly
influences children's learning achievements. It is therefore essential Kuratau School
Board of Trustees provide strong governance and support to enable their teachers to
achieve the best possible education outcomes for the children who attend Kuratau
My work ethic is strong, as is my passion for seeing that children are given the best
start so they are empowered to follow whatever their life course aspirations maybe.
For these reasons I have put my name forward to the Kuratau School Board of
Trustees elections.
Nga mihinui,
Katina Hapeta.