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Anna lives in Ruawai with her dairy farmer partner, Garth.  Her two adult daughters both attended Otamatea High School. She has lived in Kaipara for over 13 years and has a deep commitment to our beautiful district and the opportunities that exist within it.  This is what is behind her decision to stand in the Otamatea Ward for the Kaipara District Council.

Her background in business management gives her a broad skill-set.  Since being first elected to Kaipara in 2016, Anna has consolidated her local government knowledge always with a focus on what’s best for the Kaipara and the people who live here.  She is a keen member of local community development groups such as Bike the Kaipara and Dargaville Community Development Board and is a frequent contributor at meetings of residents’ groups and community planning days.

Anna is a passionate believer in small-town New Zealand and hopes to continue to use her skills and energy to ensure our communities and our beautiful environment thrive.

Leadership roles

  • Chair, Bike the Kaipara Trust - current

  • Kaipara Community Health Trust, Chair from 2013 to 2018

  • Otamatea High School – Board Member from 2009 to 2012

  • Ruawai Promotions Development Group- Committee Member from 2013 to 2019

  • Dargaville Community Development Board – Board Member from 2016 to present

  • Council Representative Board Member of Northland Chamber of Commerce - from 2016 to present

  • Chair, Mangawhai Community Park Governance Committee, Kaipara District Council

  • Council Representative Member of the Northland Civil Defence and Emergency Management Governance Group

  • Council Representative Member of the Raupo Drainage Committee

Qualifications & Training

Post-graduate Diploma in Corporate Administration

Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries and Administrators, London - 1992


BA(Hons) Business Studies

University of Greenwich, London, 1990, Honours in Human Resources


Further relevant training:

  • Making Good Decisions (RMA Commissioner Training), 2017

  • Risk Management, Institute of Directors Training 2013

  • Applied Governance Essentials for Local Government, LGNZ 2015

  • Representation Reviews, SOLGM 2014

  • Te Ao Maori, LGNZ 2013

  • School Board Governance, School Trustees Association - 2010

  • Project Management Skills for Senior Managers, IIR - 2000

  • Action Public Relations, AUT, Auckland - 1997

  • Writing for News Media, AUT, Auckland - 1996


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