Kia ora. Originally from Auckland, at 26 I settled in the UK, working at senior management level in the mental health and disability fields, before becoming a management consultant across all sectors. This, and my involvement with the feminist, LGBT+ and peace movements, strengthened my desire for a better, fairer world for everyone. My time in forests, deserts, beaches, mountains, lakes and rivers has nurtured a passionate commitment to ensuring these beautiful but threatened places continue for future generations.
Returning to Hawke’s Bay, in 2014, I achieved an art degree at EIT and managed the Napier SPCA op shop; I am a board member of Creative Arts Napier and Age Concern Hawke's Bay, and volunteer in the Cranford Hospice shop.
I’ve seen the effects of poverty, lack of opportunities and discrimination. It doesn’t have to be this way. I love Hawke’s Bay, it has everything it needs to allow nature to flourish and to provide everyone with the resources for a good life - as long as the right political choices are made.
The more Green MPs we have, the more we can make this happen.