The Midland Mental Health & Addictions Team  

Eseta Nonu-Reid - Midland Regional Director

Eseta Nonu-Reid has a background in mental health nursing with postgraduate studies in Psycho-gerontology and Forensic psychiatry.  Eseta brings extensive experience in the mental health and addiction field providing leadership and management in DHB mental health and addiction, Pacific Peoples mental health, NGO and Iwi service development, partnership and models of care.  Eseta is based in Rotorua.

Eseta is of Samoan descent and lives with her mother, husband Paul and their four children in Auckland. Eseta brings to the role a strong commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi, the principals of Recovery and creative and innovative service delivery that improves health outcomes for people.

Eseta can be contacted at

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Akatu Marsters - Midland Regional Business Support Coordinator

akatu.jpgKo Te Arawa te waka
Ko Pohaturoa ko Tuturu nga maunga
Ko Puarenga te awa
Ko Tuhourangi, Ngati Wahiao nga hapu
Ko Te Pakira, ko Te Arai te Tonga nga marae
Ko Akatu Marsters ahau

With 10 years experience in the Tourism Industry, Akatu was introduced to the Health Sector when she accepted a temporary position with the Midland Mental Health & Addiction team in October 2008.  In December 2008 she joined the HPV Immunisation Team as PA/Administrator to provide administrative support and accompany the nursing team when immunising in the schools within the Lakes region. 

Akatu is of Cook Island & Maori descent and is married to John who is from Aitutaki in the Cook Islands and they share three children, they are based in her hometown Rotorua.

Akatu enjoys working with the Midland team and is excited about the challenges and experiences that the role brings including connecting with other services from DHB & NGO services across Midland.

Akatu can be contacted at

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Steve Neale - Midland Regional Workforce Lead

Steve“Raised and residing in the Waikato, Steve comes to us from a long history in Clinical Practice, Management, Commissioning and Consultancy in Substance Misuse Treatment, Family Violence Intervention and Project Management in the Health and Social Service sectors, both here in Aotearoa-New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. He holds a Practicing Certificate and Accreditation in Professional Supervision, has a Masters in Social Policy and is a PRINCE2 Project Manager. Steve is passionate about Social Justice, Kawanatanga and Equality. He is a critical thinker, backed by real-world experience, a robust sense of humour and a steadfast resolve to make a difference”

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