I am Kerry Harper, and I’m proud to be a Kaitūhono/Connector for Mana Whaikaha - Enabling Good Lives.
I am born and bred in Central Hawke’s Bay, where I live with my wife of 32 years. We have a small lifestyle block where we enjoy our garden. We have raised three wonderful sons and are now blessed with nine grandchildren. They keep us both busy and very poor.
I enjoy travelling and have been fortunate over the past few years to be able to do this. Most summer weekends we spend at Kairakau beach, at our caravan.
I really enjoy being around people and have loved working in the disability sector since 1983. My particular skills and interests are in working with adults with a disability, including:
brain injury rehabilitation, both traumatic and acquired brain injuries
neurological conditions, such as Motor Neurone disease
support with making the transition from residential living to living in the community, including vocational support and support with community participation.
I have a good sense of humour and believe laughter is crucial to our daily needs.
Although I live in Central Hawke’s Bay and will be based mainly within the Tararua hub and area, I do travel to Palmerston North regularly.
If you think I could be of support to you please make contact.