It was time to start giving back more to my local community and as I made that decision, the universe placed an advert in front of me for this role! And here I am – loving this opportunity. Over the years I have owned and operated a variety of businesses and worked for many others and it’s a great blessing to be able to take these skills and experiences and use them to support the impressive collective of wonderful people who continue to drive Bellyful in Ōtautahi.
I am the mum to three incredible children, two who have left home and a teen who ensures life never gets too comfortable! When my first two children were born, we had absolutely no family nearby; so those early months of motherhood were hard. Very hard. Being able to lessen the load a little for other whānau is an honour.
Food is one of my great passions and having worked in the hospitality industry, I know how food nourishes not just the body – but the soul.
In addition to Bellyful, I work fulltime across two other roles – one in education (this is also part of giving back and sharing my own ako) and in marketing and communications.
Life is busy, but that’s exactly how I like it! Where would we be without lots of loud laughter and (at times) mental crazy amounts going on! Living between two houses and maintaining two awesome gardens adds to the load, but hey – boring does not feature in my vocabulary! It all makes that quiet wine at the end of the day quite precious!
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