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Tawa Community Board

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“Working hard for the whole Northern Ward”


I'm married to Karen and we have two daughters, both living in the Wellington region. The older is married and teaches at a local primary school. The younger works at MPI in Wellington. We have a friendly family dog. Community and family are important to me.

My earlier years were spent in the insurance field (Christchurch and the UK), including a number of years in sales. In the 1990s I was owner/operator of a publishing business which entailed a substantial marketing role and extensive travel within New Zealand. In more recent years I've been heavily involved in community work.

I served as the first coordinator of the Tawa Community Centre from 2007-09. From 2010-13 I was chair of the Tawa Community Board, originally coming onto the board by winning a by-election in 2005.

Community roles (separate from Council responsibilities):

  • Editor of monthly community eNewsletter to 1250 local residents
  • Lead on Neighbourly website
  • Committee member on Vibrant Tawa (aka Tawa Residents' Association)
  • Member of Rotary Club of Tawa
  • Member of Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves Inc
  • Part of Tawa Baptist Church congregation
  • Former parent representative on Tawa College Board of Trustees

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