Kia ora e te whānau, my name is Lance Westrupp.I am currently working as a Recovery Assistant for ACC and have been with the organization for 6 years.
I have used my extensive understanding of Te Reo, tikanga and kawa to influence and grow partnerships with other ACC branches to help promote our ‘Whaia te tika’ initiative through networking, pōhiri and whakatau. I have led my team and department through this movement by working collaboratively with colleagues and our leaders to identify how to best support staff through our many changes.
We as Māori are over represented in the wrong areas, with the highest rates in suicide, criminal justice and lack of seeking or accessing treating providers. My passion lies within influencing Māori and non-Māori to help understand how to bridge gaps and break silos.