I am 56 years old. A wife –married to Michael a mother and a grandmother. Between us we have 7 children.
Born in Invercargill and adopted at birth I grew up in a country coal mining town called Ohai. I attended Central Southland College in Winton. I was raised as a catholic but in more recent times I have become a Christian.
I moved to Christchurch in 2000 and then Taupo in 2012 after becoming displaced following the 2010 canterbury earthquakes .
I have been in the hairdressing industry for 42 years. During this time I have owned several businesses and trained many apprentices.
I consider myself to have competent leadership skills and thrive on my noted community profile.
I work with the CARE hapori initiative in a role as a facilitator/advocate working in awareness prevention and education around child abuse neglect and poverty .
I help and support our local homeless and rough sleepers providing them laundry facilities and access to services they can be unaware of.
I also have a certificate in employment law and am no stranger to litigation with mediation and ERA services .
In 2018 I successfully fronted a protest march in Taupo to save our SAR helicopter services that attracted 1200 people who supported the proposed axing of our local service.
I found New Conservative online after a conversation with a local.
I had been searching other parties to find somewhere I might belong.
New Conservative fits me like a glove and I’m very keen to start making some big noise around child poverty the horrific new abortion legislation democracy and our justice system to name a few I’m most passionate about .