Late last year, Te Kākano nurse-led clinics began at Te Rūnaka o Awarua where the health kaupapa is driven by the local community.

The clinics come under the umbrella of Awarua Whānau Services and are delivered in our community by Nadine Goldsmith of Ngāi Tahu descent who affiliates to Moeraki and Arowhenua.

Nadine is married to Paddy Daintith from the Bradshaw whānau. She has 16 years’ experience as a registered nurse and has previously worked in paediatrics in Australia. On her return to New Zealand in 2005, Nadine was a nursing tutor at Southern Institute of Technology. [Read more…]