Capital and Coast DHB
Ko Kapukataumaka te mauka
Ko Ōwheo te awa
Ko Cornwall te waka
Ahakoa kei te noho ahau ki Pōneke ināianei, nō Ōtepoti ahau
I tae atu ōku tūpuna Kōtirana ki reira i te tau 1849
Ko Tangata Tiriti tōku iwi
Ko Grant Brookes tōku ingoa
My name is Grant Brookes. I'm a Mental Health Nurse at Wellington Hospital, and a descendant of Scottish migrants who arrived in Ōtepoti/Dunedin aboard the Cornwall in 1849. I belong to that place by the Water of Leith/Ōwheo, overlooked by Mt Cargill/Kapukataumaka. My people reside in this land by virtue of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
What I bring to the DHB Sector Committee is passionate commitment, institutional knowledge and wide-ranging, relevant experience. Over the past 25 years, I've been active in four public services unions in three countries. Now back where I began, my other PSA roles include Co-convenor of the Eco Network. My enduring passion is for Tiriti-based, member-driven unionism which promotes solidarity across all occupational groups and fights for equity and sustainability in the workplace.