Nominated by Bill Muir, seconded by Kathy Speirs
Harriette and I have lived in Kuaotunu for almost 40 years and now run Stargazers B&B and Astronomy Tours.
Over that time I have been involved in several community groups including the Fire Brigade (over 35 years), Rings Beach Wetland Group, Kuaotunu Hall Committee, MB Area School Board of Trustees, Kuaotunu Domain Board and also on the MB Historical Society committee for over 20 years. Time permitting I also help out with Kauri 2000 planting and volunteer at the Coromandel I-Site.
Having been a KRRA committee member at various times over the last 30 years I am standing again as I feel it is an organisation that deserves input from a dedicated group of locals with a diverse range of ages, backgrounds and interests.
Only then can we ensure that Kuaotunu develops the way we want it to; rather than the way our local or regional councils think it should.