Tēnā koutou. Ko Aotearoa tōku wā kāinga. Ko Te Opportunities Party taku whanaungatanga. Ko Taranaki te wā kāinga ōku tīpuna. Ko Pirongia tōku maunga. Ko Waikato tōku awa. Ko Naomi ahau.
Dr Naomi Pocock has a varied background from volunteering for social enterprises and being a playcentre Mum, to running her own sports business in Ireland, to corporate experience with Hewlett Packard and Ernst & Young in New Zealand and Europe. Naomi has also written a post-disciplinary PhD thesis (alongside multiple international conference papers and various academic articles) exploring 'concepts of home' for returned long-term travellers.
Naomi has three young boys, has completed level four of the Playcentre Diploma in Early Childhood and Adult Education. She is very worried for the future of children in New Zealand under the current Early Childhood Education (ECE) system, and has written an ECE policy for TOP that puts children back into the centre of learning and takes a 'care and community' approach to ECE. Naomi is the Education Spokesperson for TOP.
Naomi enjoys playing sports with her children, speaks fluent German, plays piano and guitar, is embarking on her Te Ao Māori journey, and is passionate about making a difference for all New Zealanders across all policy areas.
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