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A women of Māori descent stands smiling in front of a white brick wall, she has long dark hair and is wearing a tshirt with Seed Waikato on it.

Jahvaya Wheki

Relationships Lead / Kaiawhina
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How would your friends describe you in a couple of sentences?
Bubbly, outgoing, fun.
If you could be a crayon, what colour would you be?
Red crayon.
What do you spend your time on?
I love to spend my time on creating & flowing. I love to choreograph dances, make music and take photos.
Where is your favourite place in the Waikato?
I love Hamilton City.
Who inspires you?
Me and Parris Goebel.
What’s the most courageous thing you’ve ever done?
Advocate to update the Hamilton City Crest. It has taken me out of my comfort zone on so many levels.
What is your latest learning?
"To be the change you would like to see."
What inspired you to join Seed Waikato?
From the first moment I attended a Seed event my understanding of 'community' changed. I felt an unexplainable connection, like I was home. Like I found my people. Seed continued to change my beliefs and I observed how people were thriving because of community, because of Seed.
What’s the best thing you bring to Seed Waikato?
My experiences. My culture. Me. As I am. Wholeheartedly. The good, the bad, the ugly. My presence.
What does Seed Waikato mean to you?
Seed Waikato to me is like the heart beat of potentiality and dreams that are made possible by the groundedness and presence of others being able to meet one another as they are in a space in time.
What is a highlight of being involved in Seed Waikato?
Finding my soul tribe. Finding an inner knowing in myself that I've found a community that represents ME!

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