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Our team of four volunteers

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Dr. Alexander Stevens II (Ph.D)

Ngāti Kahu ki Whaingaroa / Ngāpuhi 

Reg Practitioner and Clinical Supervisor with DAPAANZ,

PhD, MA Health Prac, MA MInds 


Irie Thomas

Muriwhenua / Ngāpuhi 

Cultural / Tikanga Advisor / Facilitator 


Caleb Forster 

Te Mahurehure / Ngāpuhi / Waikato

Marketing Communications / Facilitator


Sione Finau

Ma'ufanga & Pea / Tonga

Information Systems / Digital Content

Kia ora and welcome. My name is Dr Alexander Stevens II (PhD). I am a qualified health professional with a clinical background in Sexual / Physical Violence Recovery, Addictions, Mental Health, Trauma, and Suicide Prevention. I am also a healer using traditional Māori techniques called Rongoa. I have other roles in the community, including being a qualified adult teacher, Kaupapa Māori Researcher, and registered clinical practitioner/cultural supervisor with DAPAANZ.


As a registered ACC clinician and healer, I have worked for over twenty years in the health and social service fields advocating for individuals, and training whānausupport people, and communities across Aotearoa how to support people affected by sexual violence.

Here is a radio interview about my work across Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

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Kia ora,

Ko Irie tōku ingoa, I descend from the six tribes of Muriwhenua, in the far north of Aotearoa, extending from the Maungataniwha Range up to Cape Rēinga.


At StandingTallNZ I manaaki the tikanga, kaupapa and wairua to ensure our team and people who access our services are supported and feel safe. 


Here is a radio interview about me and what I am passionate about decreasing anxiety and increasing wellness.

Mauri Ora!!!

Tenā Koe and welcome. Ko Caleb Forster a hau. I have a degree in Marketing, Sports & Recreation (Management). I am studying Business (Marketing) at AUT University and a Post Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions at AUT University.

I have a passion for health and wellness and am keen to branch out to areas that benefit Māori and Pacific communities. My role is to create innovative marketing campaigns that reach out to support and engage in topics that are hard to discuss. I also work with clients living with trauma, addictions and mental health.

Here is a radio interview I did with Sione on education and goal setting.

Mauri Ora.

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Kia ora, Malo e lelei, Malo tau lava & warm Pasefika greetings!

My name is Sione, I'm a recent AUT University graduate with double degrees in Sport and Recreation (Management) and Business (Information Systems). I am now studying a Masters of Indigenous Studies at The University of Otago. At StandingTallNZ I will be creating online opportunities for 
ori and Pacific communities to talk about violence and get culturally relevant help by creating online tools and resources.


Here is a radio interview I did with Caleb on education and goal setting.

Koia pe Malo.

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