He uri tenei no Ngati Kahungunu, no Ngai Tuhoe me Te Arawa
Sonia attained a Bachelor of Health Sciences/Nursing Degree at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi in Whakatane. She also holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences Degree, majoring in Educational Studies from Waikato Universityand is a graduate of Nga Manukura o Apopo (Clinical Leadership Training for Maori Nurses & Midwives).
She has always had an interest in Health, in particular Primary Health, and believes that a strong primary health care system is central to improving the health of all New Zealanders including the reduction of health inequalities between different groups.
Maori Health is a passion of hers and she is excited to be working among amazing experienced health professionals at Ranolf who promote quality care for all patients.
Sonia enjoys spending her free time with Whanau and friends, Kapahaka and performing arts and anything to do with Te Ao Maori, travel and education.
Hutia te rito o te harakeke, kei hea te komako e ko? Ki mai ki ahau, he aha te mea nui i tenei Ao? Maku e ki atu, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata
If the heart of the flax bush is pulled out, where will the bell bird sing? If you ask me, what is the most important thing in this world, I will reply, it is people, it is people, it is people