Going the extra distance to help our kids

Coby Te Pairi.

Tauawhi Men’s Centre, in conjunction with Family Works Tairawhiti and Presbyterian Support East Coast, is holding the Tairawhiti Men of the Year Awards on June 21. The awards are a celebration and acknowledgement of great men in our community The Herald is publishing profiles on each of the awards nominees.

Each moment of every day Stand Children’s Services social worker Coby Te Pairi is a role model to the children in his care, say those who have nominated him for a Tairawhiti Men of the Year award.

He supports many young people and puts in extra time tutoring children in kapa haka.

A year ago, Mr Te Pairi and his wife took on the role of Oranga Tamariki Family Home caregivers.

Mr Te Pairi is also working to complete a degree in social work.

“Coby has a strong emphasis on respect,” his nomination reads.

“He teaches his sons respect daily and nurtures them by taking them to waiata, mau rakau and helping them understand who they are and where they come from.

“Our favourite things about Uncle Coby is hearing him play guitar, sing in the office, tell jokes and join in on our lives.”

Tauawhi Men’s Centre, in conjunction with Family Works Tairawhiti and Presbyterian Support East Coast, is holding the Tairawhiti Men of the Year Awards on June 21. The awards are a celebration and acknowledgement of great men in our community The Herald is publishing profiles on each of the awards nominees.

Each moment of every day Stand Children’s Services social worker Coby Te Pairi is a role model to the children in his care, say those who have nominated him for a Tairawhiti Men of the Year award.

He supports many young people and puts in extra time tutoring children in kapa haka.

A year ago, Mr Te Pairi and his wife took on the role of Oranga Tamariki Family Home caregivers.

Mr Te Pairi is also working to complete a degree in social work.

“Coby has a strong emphasis on respect,” his nomination reads.

“He teaches his sons respect daily and nurtures them by taking them to waiata, mau rakau and helping them understand who they are and where they come from.

“Our favourite things about Uncle Coby is hearing him play guitar, sing in the office, tell jokes and join in on our lives.”

Your email address will not be published. Comments will display after being approved by a staff member. Comments may be edited for clarity.

Poll

  • Voting please wait...
    Your vote has been cast. Reloading page...
    Do you want the rail line to Gisborne reinstated now?