D O W N L O A
Terry - Service Manager
Kia ora koutou,
is a total privilege to support people as they journey through the
challenges of brain injury.
I am passionate about growing a quality
rehabilitation service that is evidence-based and cutting edge.
I am particularly interested in the theory and practice of
community-based rehabilitation in the Aotearoa, New Zealand
My personal interests
include learning Te Reo Maori, genealogical
research, anything to do with ICT, permaculture, reading,
counselling and photography. I also enjoy tramping, day-walks,
and beach life.
I am a New Zealand registered
Physiotherapist with a background and interest in neuro-rehabilitation.
I am also active in the work of international Tai Chi for Health
Institute as an instructor and Master Trainer.
Within the creative aspect of my life I am an artist with
particular interest in movement, texture and light, illustration
and three dimensional work.
At the centre my health professional field blends with personal
interests. This blend brings a lot of enjoyment to my role at
the Stewart Centre.
Bruce - Workshop
Having worked with wood for 25
years my passion has been to produce unique and interesting
furniture items. By using different timbers and traditional
woodworking techniques, I developed an ability to design and
create products for specific purposes.
I hope to be able to share these
skills with Strive Rehabilitation Manawatu, to help clients find
their own level of workshop competence so that they too, can
create special craft products.
Rehabilitation Coordinator (Clinical)
Having worked as a Registered Nurse
in the UK & NZ, I have always been drawn towards
rehabilitation, especially neurology.
To be part of others’ experiences
and journeys is a privilege; which I am happy and grateful
to share in.
I believe in the saying “Live for
the moment’, and I try to make good of everything life can
throw at you!! Most people who know me will understand that
I like to make people smile and feel happy – a very
important aspect of feeling good and we should all do more!
uniquely individual, and the need to consider providing a
holistic, unifying service is an exciting challenge to me.
Fortunately, we have a great team here that can do that ...
“Today you are you! That is truer
than true! There is no-one alive who is youer than you!" (Dr
Born & raised in Cape Town, South Africa I spent 7 years in
Northern Scotland before emigrating with my family to New
Zealand in 2009.
I am a keen musician, outdoorsman and have a great passion
for the Sea, where I can now surf and dive to my heart’s
content without the company of great white sharks…! In my
spare time you can also find me fixing something on our
lifestyle block just outside of Feilding, playing my drum or
guitar, or recording the next track for a new song in my
After graduating with a Social Science Degree in South
Africa a number of years ago, I worked in a variety of
Healthcare/Rehabilitation roles, including as a Community
Support Worker (Care NZ), Residential Social Worker (Stand
Children’s Services), Reintegration Facilitator (Healthcare
NZ) and most recently as an Employment Consultant with
Workwise in Wellington. The decision to relocate with my
partner to the NZ countryside has been a long time coming
and we are delighted with the big change we have made. The
Postie even knows us by name and we have already given names
to the chooks we have inherited…Hopefully they will start
laying soon?! J (Ha ha, anyone with advice?!)
From the first day I walked into Strive Rehabilitation, I have been made to feel really welcome and I am
deeply thankful to everyone for that. I look forward this
new journey as we work together towards the common goal of
Health & Wellness.
Teresa - Rehabilitation Coach
Prior to me coming to the Stewart
Centre I spent 8 years with Mid Central Health, the last 5 years
of that in Star 3 Rehabilitation Unit. Working primarily
with clients under 65 years of age who have been affected by
either a stroke or a head injury. I am always up for a
challenge and the clients that attend the Centre certainly
provide this for me. Working alongside the "great" staff
and clients at the Centre certainly gives me job satisfaction.
“Life is about falling – Living
is about getting back-up”
Angela - Rehabilitation Coach
It is an honour and privilege to be part of the Stewart Centre
family. My background is in caregiving, education, sports
coaching and coordinating. I previously worked in high school
education as a Teacher Aide for 7 years. I have a passion for
working with people who have differing abilities. Outside of
work I enjoy coaching and coordinating gymnastics and canoe
polo, crochet, reading and cross stitch. I look forward to
combining all of my skills and hobbies together in my role here.
Brittany - Rehabilitation Coach
I have been over in New Zealand for just a year and a half. I
feel very privileged to have this opportunity to live in such a
beautiful country. Since moving to New Zealand I have
re-established my love for the outdoors. I find myself most
weekends tramping, exploring new places and in the winter months
I have completed a BSc in Psychology and Counselling back in
2009 and from then on I worked as Therapy Assistant for a Neuro-rehabilitation
centre in London and worked as a Physiotherapy Assistant on an
Elderly Ward. I feel very blessed to have this opportunity at
the Stewart Centre, as once again I am lucky enough to be doing
a job that I enjoy and that I am passionate about.
Hutia te rito o te harakeke,
kei hea rā te kōmako e kō?
Kī mai ki ahau, he aha te mea nui o te Ao?
Māku e kī atu, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
If you were to pluck out
the centre of the flax bush, where would the bellbird sing?
If you were to ask me, "What is the most important thing in the
I would reply, "It is people, people, people."
Kia ora koutou
katoa. Firstly I would like to acknowledge Strive Rehabilitation Manawatu (Te Whare Mō Te Whakaoranga) who completely embrace the
proverb above and the reason I am so pleased to be a part of the
I have a background in
Early Childhood teaching but as the years started creeping up on
me I decided to throw in the nappy changing and nursery rhymes
and switched to teaching Māori Language to adults instead. I
have a passion for my language and meeting people from all walks
of life which eventually led me to being here. My favorite
past-time is spent dabbling in music and honing in on my mean
guitar and ukulele skills, reading, drama and anything to do
with arts and crafts. Looking forward to the next journey of my
Nō reira tēna koutou katoa!
Norma - Office
Ko Kahuranaki te maunga
Ko Waipawa te awa
Ko Rangitane raua ko Ngati Kahungunu nga iwi
Ko Parakiore te hapu
Ko Tepairu te marae
Ko Norma Moran toku ingoa
Hi I’m Norma. I moved to Palmerston North from Marton last year.
I have been an office administrator for the last 18 years and
before that I worked in garden centres and nurseries for 13
years. I am very happy to join the diversely talented team here
at Strive Rehabilitation Manawatu, in this lovely garden setting.