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

Audine Grace-Kutia

General Manager Communities

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Our wellbeing framework, community engagement and how to pronounce my name

Erina Hurihanganui

Community Engagement Advisor

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

Liz Alder

Community Development Advisor

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Community wellbeing framework, IT skills, data management and how to maximise your core stats in D&D

Roy Boustead

IT & Data Management Support

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Melonie Brouwer

Community Engagement Project Coordinator

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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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Product R&D, Capability Development, Innovation & the art of a good yarn!

Malcolm Mersham

Business Growth Advisor

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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