We provide a one-to-one support programme designed to meet the needs of each individual client. You decide when to set your Target Quit Date (TQD) and how often you receive one-to-one support.

We are here to support you as you embark on a journey of personal growth and self discovery.

Our service is based on tested and effective best-practice methods and we are here to walk alongside you every step of the way.  

Where is the Service Offered?

Our service is delivered throughout the Lakes DHB catchment area and has been designed to meet the needs of our clients:

We are available to come directly to your door with our home visits.

You are welcome to come to us at our clinic in Rotorua or at our location in Taupo

Or, if you'd prefer to keep things relaxed, we can meet you in town over a coffee.

Daile Peni-LeVaillant BTchg, PGcert HSci
Stop Smoking Service Coordinator
Specialist - Māori, Mental Health and other Addictions


Daile hails from the tribes of Ngati Pikiao and Tainui. Daile completed a Bachelor of Teaching at Waikato University and Post Graduate Qualification in Health specialising alcohol and other addictions at Auckland University .

Daile started with the Tipu Ora Stop Smoking Team in October 2016 as a Stop Smoking Practitioner and later moved into the role of Stop Smoking Co-ordinator. Daile is very excited to take a creative and strengths-based approach to achieving Aotearoa Auahi Kore 2025.

Daile has a strong commitment to supporting Maori and clients with existing mental health conditions and other addictions to quit smoking. Daile has a broad range of experience and has worked in the addictions field since 2009.

Mere Marsh
Stop Smoking Service Practitioner
Specialist - Hapū Māmā and whānau


Nga mihi. Mere is of Ngati Porou, Ngati Kahungungu ki a Wairoa and Nga Puhi descent.  

She has a blended whanau of six sons and two daughters and ten beautiful mokopuna so far.  After completing the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning (Primary) she has taught at various levels of education from Early Childhood, Primary, Tertiary, ESOL, and Special Needs.


A change in career direction saw her working as a Healthy Lifestyle coach with Health Rotorua PHO and completing the Certificate and Diploma in Hauora Maori (Tipu Ora PTE) which was a platform for a working relationship with a kaupapa Maori organsation in a variety of roles as a Whanau Kaitiaki (Family Start) also completing Diploma in Child Protection Studies (Child Matters), with the Well Child/Tamariki Ora team, Startwell programme for First time mothers.


Within this role she supported Hapu Mama and supporting whanau to be Smoke free which has led to her current role as a Stop Smoking Practitioner with Tipu Ora Stop Smoking team (TOSS).

Amy Christophers
Stop Smoking Practitioner
Area - Taupo/ Turangi


I, Amy live in Turangi with my husband and two children. I started off studying with an intention of working in the addictions field, completing a Certificate in Community Work from the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Social Sciences majoring in Psychology at Waikato university. I worked to support people with intellectual disabilities for two years, then became an Early Childhood Teacher, with a Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood at Waikato university. After eight wonderful years of teaching, I have enjoyed a change to work as a Stop Smoking Practitioner, as addictions is what originally sparked my passion to work supporting others in the community. This role is very rewarding, as you see other people become empowered, gain greater health, attain renewed confidence, and who are an inspiration to others.

Rowanne (Rowie) Bartlett
Stop Smoking Practitioner
Specialist - Hapū Māmā, Mental Health, AOD
Area - Rotorua


The Bartlett name comes from Te Aitanga-A-Mahaki, Tahau comes from Tongoriro maunga.

However Rowie has lived on Ngongotaha maunga for over 40 years. Rowie has worked in the health sector for over 18 years and picked up tohu such as certificate in health and disability auditor and Te Taketake year one diploma in applied addictions counselling.

The biggest lesson Rowie learnt was smoking is the first thing people see and the last when they sleep.

Rowie has the opportunity to use her lived experience to support, educate to get your head around this sensitive kaupapa.