With New Zealand in Level 2 and Auckland at Level 2.5, Te Pou offices are open with restrictions in place. We encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

With New Zealand in Level 2 and Auckland at Level 2.5, Te Pou offices are open with restrictions in place. We encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

Ashley Koning

Project lead, Matua Raki

My primary focus is supporting services and the wider mental health and addiction workforce to develop co-existing problems responsiveness and capability. Alongside that, I also help to develop resources and guidelines for the sector, including e-learning, and facilitate workshops on request.

In 2016 I am also working on projects involved with the probable introduction of the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act and substance impaired driving. 

I have worked with Matua Raki for six years drawing on my experience as an addiction practitioner and also my previous experience as a counsellor, social worker, psychologist, youth worker, child care worker and psychiatric assistant.  

I have postgraduate qualifications in psychology and social work.

I believe we all need to work together for people's wellbeing.  

Current projects