Gareth Watkins

Regional Administrative Officer

I come from a heritage and media background and have worked closely with LGBTI rainbow communities over many years documenting events and life histories.  Much of my work has involved exploring gender, sexuality and health issues – including HIV and AIDS.  I am passionate about community building where I spent a lot of my time volunteering, fully immersing myself in community activities. One of the best things about being involved in the community is the opportunity to draw strength from the amazing people I’ve met.  I find my work at the Āwhina Centre really rewarding as I know I am making a difference in people's everyday life. 

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