George's Employment History:
1 year building industry, 28 years Royal NZ Navy, 10 years working remotely as a Municipal Service Officer and Community Development Officer for Aboriginal Community Councils APY Lands Central Australia. Returning to NZ 2013 and presently working as Director of Operations Tai Wananga Hamilton.
Hera’s employment history:
4 years Hospitality Industry, 13 years NZ Post Office/Telecom, 14 years NZ Defence Force Civilian – Royal NZ Navy, 10 years working remotely as Senior Administrator for APY Remote Communities, Central Australia. Returning to NZ 2013 and presently working as PA to Principal and Administration Officer for Ngaruawahia High School.
As we go on this new journey with Simplicity Bereavement Services and never experiencing the actual industry, with exception of our own Tangihanga experiences, we are humbled with our new challenge. We thank Carla and Phil for this great opportunity, and in meeting our Simplicity Staff, Jack, Hayley and Jynelle, we thank them deeply for their commitment to remain within the business. With our experiences, we will make a great Team supporting the communities’ wants and needs.
Ma whero ma pango ka otiai te mahi.
With red and black the work will be complete.
This refers to co-operation where if everyone does their part, the work will be complete. The colours refer to the traditional kowhaiwhai patterns on the inside of meeting houses.
Ko Te Arawa toku waka
Tuhourangi, Ngati Wahiao toku hapu
Te Pakira toku Marae
Ko George Taranaki McGarvey taku ingoa
Ko Sarah Hera McGarvey(Rawiri) taku hoa rangatira
Ko Tainui tona waka
Taupiri me Onepoto ona Maunga
Waikato tona awa
Waikato tona iwi
Ngati Mahuta, Ngati Whawhaake a Ngati Amaru ona hapu
Ko Te Awamarahi tona Marae
Toko rima aku tamariki
Toko rima aku mokopuna
Kei Kirikiriroa I noho ana
Tena Koutou Katoa, Paimarie