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Staff

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Connecting you with staff, all general enquiries and where to find the best sammies in town

Yvonne Berry

Office Manager

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Putting you in touch with the right people and showing you the best places to grab an ice cream in Tairāwhiti!

Suzanne Green

Executive Assistant

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Anything you need from our organisation and advice on how to run a long way

Gavin Murphy

Chief Executive Officer

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Communications, marketing and tips for enjoying our awesome beaches

Matt Cairns

Communications & Marketing Manager

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Telling your story creatively and how not to get injured playing hockey

Maika Akroyd

Communications Advisor

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Phil McLeod

Chief Financial Officer

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Any information about the Tair whiti Economic Action Plan (TEAP) and how to set a rat trap without losing a finger

Harley Dibble

TEAP Programme Manager

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Employability skills for youth, responding to business needs and remembering 80s song lyrics

Gill Higgins

Licence to Work Coordinator

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Employability skills for youth, responding to business needs and giving great hugs

Karen Fenn

Licence to Work Project Manager

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Belle Huhu

City Centre Vibrancy Coordinator

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Jared Johnstone

Economic Development Manager

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Trade marketing in tourism and where to find the friendliest dogs to pat

Sam Cameron

Tourism Trade Marketing Advisor

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Katie Brown

i-SITE Visitor Information Officer

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Ewan Sinclair

i-SITE Visitor Information Officer

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Alex Hawea

Senior Employment Coordinator

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Mary Mackey

i-SITE Visitor Information Officer

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Ryan Christison

Business Growth Advisor

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Sarah Metcalfe

Destination Development Advisor - Accommodation

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Conversations about how we make Te Tairāwhiti te pito o te ao!

Audine Grace-Kutia

General Manager Communities

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He Rangitapu, He Tohu Ora – our wellbeing framework; and sharing our huge learning journey that goes behind it.

Erina Hurihanganui

Lead - He Rangitapu He Tohu Ora Wellbeing Framework

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Community grants, collaboration, connection and how to teach your dog to surf

Liz Francis

Community Development Advisor

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Melonie Brouwer

Coordinator - He Rangitapu He Tohu Ora Wellbeing Framework

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Providing investment for your enterprise, business governance, and where to get the best waves in Tairawhiti

Richard Searle

GM Commercial

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Commercial enterprise, start-ups, networking and how to make the world’s best mojito

Wendy Gatley

Business Growth Advisor

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Helping build a robust data infrastructure (governance, management, partnering and operations) to inform regional impact investment and distribution decisions.

Malcolm Mersham

Data Systems & Management - He Rangitapu He Tohu Ora Wellbeing Framework

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Connecting you to the world of tourism, te ao turuhi and where to see the best sunrise in the world

Adam Hughes

GM Tourism

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Finding your place in Tairāwhiti, some things can’t be explained, only experienced.

Holly Hatzilamprou

Destination Development Manager

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Local must-see and do’s, bookings throughout New Zealand and great places to grab a coffee

Hana Edwardson

i-SITE Manager

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Trade marketing in tourism and where to find the friendliest dogs to pat

Sam Cameron

Tourism Trade Marketing Advisor

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Growing sustainable events & conferences in Tairāwhiti and showing off what our beautiful region has to offer

Lana Davy

Event Development Manager

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Promoting and marketing our authentic tourism experiences in Tairāwhiti to the world

Mel Ma'afu Sinoti

Tourism Consumer Marketing Advisor

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All things hospitality and exploring the best places to eat and drink on the East Coast

Joe Williams

Destination Development Advisor - Hospitality

Trust Tairāwhiti

Trustees

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Dr Paul Reynolds

Chairperson

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Dr Jill Chrisp

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Ailsa Cuthbert

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John Clarke

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Lyall Evans

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Shannon Dowsing

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Kristen Kohere-Soutar