What motivated you to be involved with BayTrust?
I believe in the values of BayTrust and I wanted to be part of the team that turns the words to actions.
What are you most passionate about in supporting the community?
Making the most of BOP life for our Tamariki and Rangatahi. I want the kids in our community to reflect on growing up here and be happy with their memories.
What are your three favourite things about the local community where you live?
-People still care for each other
-We can live off the land
-There is so much untapped potential for sustainable growth.
What are you excited about for the future in the Bay of Plenty?
I am excited that we have a future. For a long while, the naysayers insisted the BOP would suffer from population migration, leading to failing communities. In fact, the opposite has happened, because many of us chose to lead successful communities. Let’s keep moving forward!