The Tims & Randwick Park – WOW

Dave & Denise Tims

Dave and Denise have 20 years plus of experience working with young people, with Youth for Christ , Incedo and Te Ora Hou in New Zealand, before joining UNOH in 2009.   Both come from a Primary School Teaching background and Dave recently completed a Counseling qualification.  Denise is of Ngati Porou decent and has a passion to see Maori linked to God, culture and language.   /

Randwick Park is a small suburb (5000 people) of Manurewa, South Auckland.  The area has a mixture of Maori, Pacific Island and Indian make up. Half of the dwellings are Housing NZ, and the other half  new housing, but the area is physically ‘under-developed’ missing many basic essential facilities.

The Tims family moved into Randwick Park, Manurewa, South Auckland at the beginning of 2011.  Since then they have:

  • Joined a local Residency Association and helped with proposals to Auckland Supercity for the development of a local Park into a Village Centre
  • Developed a local leadership programme for local young adults called Warriors of Changed
  • Warriors of Change leaders run Holiday programmes and a weekly boys club
  • Denise has recently trained as a Budget Advisor and supports those wanting help
  • Help with a breakfast club at the local primary school
  • Work alongside neighbors to rejuvenate  the local stream by planting Native Plants

Dave and Denise have three teenage children who have all settled in well with life in Randwick.

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