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“As a parent, a sister and a daughter, Daniel’s seminar was invaluable and has provided not only practical and positive tools, but hope in a dark situation that was affecting our entire family and continues to affect our communities, our nation and beyond.”

- Louise, Parent

“Daniel’s presentation was factual, engaging and hard hitting without all the hype usually associated with presentations on this sensitive topic. Moreover, he left parents with practical tools which are easily implemented at home and school, and with a renewed hope that this proverbial minefield can be successfully navigated.”

- Graeme Budler (BA, H.DipEd, MA Hons)
Deputy Principal KingsWay School

“We suggest any person/group working with young people take time to schedule Daniel for one of his talks.”

- Jan Tweedie, Digital Link

“Earlier this year, Daniel was invited to address the students of our school on the dangers of drug use. Daniel spoke to the entire school of over 2000 boys at an assembly. His talk held the attention of the boys and was very informative. The boys related well to his story as Daniel recounted real life experiences. His message was clear and the boys understood that at some point they will be confronted with a very difficult situaltion.

As a follow up to the talk to the boys, Daniel addressed a group of 110 parents in the staffroom on the same evening. His talk took on a different slant and gave parents good advice on the signs to look out for as their children grow up. The various ways to deal with the signs of possible drug use in their teenage children was an added bonus to the parents at this evening.

I have no hesitation in supporting Daniel and would recommend his programme highly.”

- Shane Young Deputy Headmaster,
West Lake Boys High School

“Daniel’s presentation challenged the students to consider change and the choices they are faced with. He was informative, honest and spoke in a way that engaged the young people.”

- Tony Fleming, Director

“Students found Daniel’s approach non-threatening and empathetic and their reactions reflected this. In discussion with students after the presentation, all were impressed with Daniel personally and the messages that he gave.”


“As the Chairperson of the PTA at Westlake Boys High, I highly recommend Daniel to any school or organisation. With over a decade of experience working with young people and their families, his personal life story and his ability to connect with people make him ideal to talk on these issues.”

- Barabara Scholten
Chairperson PTA, Westlake Boys High School

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My mission is to empower and equip teens to realize the potential in them, and show them that their choices are connected to that potential.
- Daniel Paikea