Ko wai au? | Who am I?
I te taha o toku papa;
Ko Ohau Tieke me Tawhitirahi toku maunga
Ko Te Touwai me Te Awapoka toku awa
Ko Matātua me Kurahaupo toku waka
Ko Matangirau me Potaki toku marae
Ko Whanau Pani toku hapu
Ko Te Aupouri me Nga Puhi toku iwi.
My mother was born and raised in Kent, South London, before arriving in Aotearoa via ship in 1969.
Our family names are Crane (Irish) and Bisson (French).
Ko Zoë-Jane Porter toku ingoa.
Kia ora, Malo, Hello;
My name is Zoe-Jane and I am Registered Nurse currently working at Nga Taiohi National Secure Youth Forensic Inpatient Mental Health Service. I completed the Bachelor of Nursing Maori Class of 2012 and Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions at Whitireia Community Polytechnic. My nursing experience includes Whanau Ora coordination, NGO policy and procedure development, acute mental health inpatient assessment, and Maori models of care advocacy.
Prior to my nursing career I was a forensic biometric facial analyst, worked 10+ years in customer service and was a NCEA retail management tutor.
I have an innate passion for bicultural holistic nursing practice, coupled with an enthusiasm for up-todate evidence and based research.
Outside of mahi I have two beautiful daughters, two handbag dogs, a cat, a guinea pig.