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New Awhina Centre boss appointed

Sun 29 May 2005 In: New Zealand Daily News

A gay men's chorister, former HIV counsellor and prevention campaigns volunteer is the new Regional Coordinator for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation's Awhina Centre. Appointee Daniel Eakins from Minneapolis, USA, has a Masters in Counselling Psychology and was Assistant Director of Careers Services at a university before coming to New Zealand with his partner Frank. Eakins says neither he nor his partner were comfortable with the increasingly anti-gay climate in America and decided to look for a country which they saw as more liberal and socially inclusive. Eakins says working for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation is a logical extension of his volunteer work and realises an ambition to take this interest from a volunteer to a professional level.    

Credit: News Staff

First published: Sunday, 29th May 2005 - 12:00pm

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