A place of the heart: From army shed to hauora HQ

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A place of the heart: From army shed to hauora HQ

Virginia
McMillan
Teresea Olsen
Teresea Olsen at the boardroom table of the Kōkiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust: “This has never been a job for me. This is something I enjoy doing. I live it. It comes easily to me”

 Teresea Olsen QSM has built a major Māori health and social services provider on the foundations laid by her mother, who sought to provide hope and help from makeshift premises in a corner of the Hutt Valley. Virginia McMillan reports. Pictures by Dean Zilwood

When the US military left New Zealand after World War II, a row of their storage sheds stood unused on a street in Seaview, Lower Hutt. B