Mike & Julie Edwards
Mike & Julie Edwards have 6 children and have fostered over 40 others. They are passionate about family, in every shape it takes, and want to see less kids in the BOP go into foster care.
Ko Huruiki te Maunga
Ko Mokau te Awa
Ko Te Uri o Hiki Hiki te Hapu
Ko Te Whenuaroa te Waka
Ko Ngati Wai te iwi
Ko Waikamania Thompson toku Ingoa
Program Manager – Hāpai Mama
My Name is Waikamania and as mentioned above I am from Whangaruru a small, rural beautiful place in the Far North. My Partner Wharera and I have two sons Waipihangarangi 4yrs old, Taakarihi 1yr old and we are expecting baby boy number 3 in September.
This Hapai mama program came from an idea a few years ago as a young mama myself experiencing a million things for the first time. My passion to learn about becoming a mother and the Traditions of our Tupuna (ancestors) quickly turned into a passion to want to share with every mama to be.