Originally from the Waikato I have been living and working at sea around the world for the past 10 years, and after seeing huge problems in the ocean, I started organising beach and marina clean ups, and recruiting other yacht crew to help out.
When I got back to New Zealand, I was shocked to see such a huge rubbish problem here as well. After a year of doing local litter picking, more and more people were asking to come and help out, so I developed Keep Hamilton Beautiful and partnered with Keep New Zealand Beautiful. I wanted to create a supportive community of like minded individuals with a purpose ’through positive action creates positive influence and positive change’.
I value connecting, supporting and empowering people to create more sustainable lives and environments.