CORE's Team

Daisy Lavea-Timo



2018 Masters of Business Administration
2009 Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Secondary) - University of Canterbury
2006 Bachelor of Science - University of Canterbury
2006 Bachelor of Arts - University of Canterbury

Contact details


P: 0800 267 301

M: 021 607 499

Region: Canterbury

daisy lavea timo fs

Professional profile

  • Engagement Specialist (IAP2)
  • Relationship Management
  • Youth Development Practitioner
  • Culturally responsive pedagogies for Pasifika learners
  • Leadership through coaching and mentoring
  • Facilitator
  • Spoken Word Poetry Artist
  • Events curator
  • Manager and mentor of Mana Wāhine in Rugby League


Daisy has expertise in the following areas:

  • Relationship management
  • Cultural competency (Pasifika)
  • Public speaking and performance poetry
  • Engagement design and delivery
  • Facilitation
  • Youth development
  • Community development
  • Event curation

Professional body membership

  • International Association of Public Participation (IAP2)
  • Ministry of Social Development Pacific Reference Group
  • NZ Book Council Writers in Schools

Conference presentations, seminars and workshops

  • TedX Christchurch
  • NZ Young Writers Festival
  • Future of Learning
  • Word Christchurch
  • Queensland Poetry Festival
  • Women's Suffrage Series 
  • Hawkes Bay Big Day Out event 2019
  • Wellington English Teachers event 2019

Awards, fellowships and scholarships

  • New Zealand Poetry Slam Champion 2017
  • Selected to represent New Zealand at the 2020 FESTPAC International Pacific Arts Festival in Hawai'i.

Personal statement

I love connecting and helping people, communities and organisations grow and champion indigenous ways of thinking and being. I get excited with collaborative projects that look to co-design a better future or way of doing things.