mary.dimond@taimanatraining.co.nz | 027 590 0192

About Us

I tipu ake au i raro i te maunga o Hikurangi i te taha hoki o te awa o Waipaoa. Nō Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa au engari kei Ōtautahi tōku kāinga ināianei. Ko Mere Dimond tōku ingoa. 

I grew up under Mt Hikurangi and beside the Waipaoa river in Gisborne but Christchurch is my home now. My name is Mary Dimond.

Taimana Training was established in 2019 to meet the growing need for corporate te reo Māori training in Aotearoa.

In 1980 I moved to Christchurch to complete a Psychology and Commerce degree at Canterbury University where I met my husband Trevor Dimond (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu). Following 19 years of experience training in both the corporate world and the education sector I decided to follow my passion and the passion of my whānau to formally learn the reo rangatira of Aotearoa. Upon completion of the Ara Ākona Māori Language Diploma I moved to Hamilton to complete the immersion full year qualification ‘Te Tohu Paetahi’ at the University of Waikato.

Using my adult teaching skills and te reo Māori knowledge I have developed a programme that utilises the psychology of effective learning and meets the specific needs of business people. Delivered with energy and enthusiasm the programme is interactive, encouraging participation in a relaxed and supportive environment.

I am supported by my Ngāi Tahu whānau.

Nō Motu-pōhue tōku whānau.  Ko Te Rau Aroha te marae.

Whakapā mai

mary.dimond@taimanatraining.co.nz
Phone 027 590 0192

Nāku te rourou nāu te rourou ka ora ai te iwi

With your basket and my basket the people will live