Ali Hamlin-Paenga


Ali Hamlin-Paenga Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga. Ali is an accomplished senior professional with more than 15 years’ experience in the Social Sector.  She has a proven background in operational management and leadership in challenging goal orientated environments. Her experience in establishing and implementing visionary business strategies and driving performance levels has seen the organisation grow over the last 12 months. Ali is effective in multisector environments building and maintaining relationships and influencing best outcomes through an equity lens. With a high level of confidence and the ability to walk in both Māori and non-Māori domains, she has been able to promote culturally intelligent service delivery models by successfully articulating both worldviews. Graduating from her MBA in 2017 her thesis focus was “Is tikanga a valid model for strategic planning in New Zealand business?”  Ali is now completing a second thesis as part of a Masters in Advanced Leadership Practice, “What are the leaderly behaviours that contribute to the procurement process to end homelessness in New Zealand. This thesis takes on an autoethnograhic approach drawing on her experience in her role as CEO of NKKP.  It seeks to explore the anecdotal and personal experience of the cultural, political and social factors of procurement processes to end homelessness. Ali is also a member of the Geneva Health Māori Governance Board and an Executive Member of Community Networks Wellington.

Jo-Ann Jacobson

Business & Innovation Lead

Marc Paenga

IT Systems & Reporting Coordinator

Matt Maynard

It Support Assistant

Peka Godinet-Tiata

Service Operations Lead


Nikki Winter

Accounts Operations Lead

Moera Martin

Moera Martin


Joanne Nicoll

Manager, Transitional Housing


Okesene Time

Housing Navigator

Puti Kaika

Manager, Whānau KonnX

Terry Brady

Counselor, Whānau KonnX

Luana Murray

Counselor, Whānau KonnX​


Joshua Brown

Whānau Ora Navigator

Raymond Te-Puni

Youth Worker,
Whānau KonnX

Paritia Rigby

Community Support worker,
Whānau KonnX

Jacki Condra

Social Worker

Rua Eagle

Manager, Whenua KonnX Housing Solutions

Renata Reis Barros

Community Support Mental Health,
Whenua KonnX

Ben Bluck

Social Worker

Shanell Moeahu

Community Support Worker,
Whenua KonnX

Lilyann Leota-Parkinson

Community Support Worker,
Whenua KonnX

Brian Matthews

Peer Support,
Whenua KonnX