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About Us

Our team is headed by Suzanne Menzies-Culling

Suzanne has been working as an adult educator since the early 1980s. through some groups such as the Dunedin Anti-Racism Coalition, Otepoti Black Women’s Group and Corso. During the 1980s she job-shared with her husband as Otago/Southland Regional Coordinator for Corso Inc. and was Corso’s National Coordinator from 1993 till 2000.

She was a founding member of Te Whanau a Matariki, a Dunedin based groups that was active in the Nuclear Free and independent Pacific Movement in the 1980s and 90s. From 1988 - 1997 she has been involved with the International Black Women’s Cross-Cultural Studies Institute which is headquartered in New York City.

She is also a founding member of Freedom Roadworks, a family based community group consisting of Maori, Samoan, Tokelau/Tongan, Cook Island and Pakeha families, based in Dunedin who work together on issues of justice, support for tino rangatiratanga, peace and freedom for all peoples.

Over the past 30 years Suzanne has spoken at national and international conferences and workshops on issues of justice and peace in New Zealand, issues facing the colonies of the Pacific, and of the challenges surrounding Pakeha people in their support for indigenous rights and independence. She has also worked as a Resource person for women’s meetings in the Pacific.

Suzanne is Pakeha of Irish, Scots, English and Antiguan ancestry and lives in Dunedin. As well as being a facililitator and coordinator for Tauiwi Solutions, she worked in the Dunedin office of Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei.