Leesa Wright - Secretary
Leesa Jon Wright
Heeni Paraone Whanau Descendant:
Heeni Paraone m George Steven Harris of England who had 8 children: George; Rahui; Sarah; John Tenetahi; William; Lottie; Teepa; Harold (known as Punky).
John Tenetahi Harris m Huia i te rangi (Emma) Haddon Ngati Ruahine (Okahu) of Taranaki who had 9 children: Coachie; Walter Wesley (known as Guy or Ati); Tenetahi; Marama; Douglas; Blue (known as Billie); Vilma; Lottie & Daniel.
Walter Wesley Harris m Rangimarie (Edna) Connelly Ngati Whatua (Te Uri o Hau) of Oruawharo who had 2 daughters: Treena & Leesa Jon.
Leesa Jon Harris m Wayne Leslie Wright of Wellsford who had 3 children: Jason; Victoria & Jordan. And a proud Nanny of 5 mokopuna: and if I had known that having nga moko was so much fun, I would have had them first!
Over 22 years qualified in primary & early childhood education; experienced in mainstream and bilingual sectors as educator and in management; 9 years voluntary education service accountable for the Communication Curriculum of Landmark Word-wide; and, 10 years voluntary service as Chaplain Leader in Albany Paremoremo Prison & Tongariro Rangipo Prison.
Currently, an educator on the North Shore and director of Nga Manukura providing consultancy to teachers and inspiring young children developing their awareness of environmental conservation values (Te Taiao) historic and Maori cultural heritage (Matauranga Maori), as well as, having an active role in the protection of nationally critical and endangered wildlife of New Zealand.