Tammy Potini
Kia ora, I’m Tammy and I am the Community Generator for the South Auckland | Franklin | North Waikato community. I am constantly inspired by the people I meet in this community. They are so compassionate and are always looking out for each other through communicating, sharing, learning, gatherings and sharing kai. There are many local champions who are keen to be involved and get things going but don’t have access to the pathways to make things happen. I love my role as a Community Generator because it is an opportunity to give whānau a spark of HOPE. I am always trying to connect communities outside of their comfort zone because that it often when the magic happens and they come together wanting to awhi each other’s success. The strength based process of the Generator is so empowering for communities. They have ownership of their own journey and their voice. This gives them the confidence to dream about where they would like to go NEXT! I’ve spent 17 years working with communities from grassroots all the way up to the national level. I am passionate about enabling people to reach their full potential and transform their ideas into reality. My lived experience of financial hardship means that I carry empathy and compassion for the individuals, whānau and communities as we dream together towards financial independence. When I’m not doing that, you can find me paddling on my waka down the river, listening to music and remixes, surprising my whānau with visits or catching up on global news.