Te Rūnanga o Moeraki would like to take the time to recognise the achievements and on-going success of Kara Jane Roderick-Wandless.

Kara is the daughter of Rangimarie-Sally Whitau-Wast and a moko of Irirangi and Mohi Whitau. She is married to Roger Wandless and has three children, Tayla, 11, Nico, three-and-a-half and Tasman, who is 19-months-old.

In 2007, Kara graduated with a bachelor of nursing from Southern Institute of Technology and has since completed post-graduate studies at Auckland University, in order to become a registered nurse – first surgical assistant (RNFSA). Even though she fell pregnant with her third child, mid-way through her final studies, she pushed through and finished. [Read more…]