Terri’s commitment to Māori health stands as a testament to her four decades of hard work. Her vast experience in the addiction, mental health and social service sectors has enabled her to create capacity-building pathways still visible today. Her influence and drive in Māori communities across the country have left an enormous legacy enabling whānau to restore the dreams and aspirations of tūpuna past and present.
Terri and Paraire Huata were business partners who co-owned Te Ngaru Learnings Systems. This team would be responsible for training hundreds of Māori to work in many different areas of Māori Health with a strong emphasis on addiction and mental health. Terri is a dynamic facilitator, instigator of change, and a crusader of hope and prosperity.