Aporina is a Senior Health Promotion advisor ( Public Health ) and Team lead with Hauora Tairawhiti District Health Board. Her knowledge in Tobacco Control is extensive.
Aporina trained under Matua Amster Reedy who initiated Auahi Kore back in 2000. In 2005 Aporina worked for Te Hotu Manawa Maori as the Midland Smokefree Advisor National Advisory to the Ministry, she was also member of the Midland Smokefree Steering Group and Initiated the Eastern Bay of Plenty Smokefree Coalition. Aporina moved to Tairawhiti in 2011 and revived the Tairawhiti Smokefree Coalition group Taki Tahi Toa Mano which remains an active coalition today. A year ago Aporina trained and qualified as a Smokefree Enforcement Officer. Aporina is currently a member of the National Hauora Coalition SF Advisory.