Speaker Date Topic
Tenby Powell Aug 26, 2019
Future for Tauranga
Future for Tauranga

Tenby was educated at the University of Waikato (awarded Distinguished Alumnus in 2010) and Harvard Business School. He has held senior management positions in Fletcher Challenge and Skellerup Group, prior to forming his own company, Hunter Powell Investments Limited, with wife and business partner Sharon Hunter.

Hunter Powell Investments is the largest non-institutional shareholder in the New Zealand Rental Group, New Zealand’s market leading equipment rental and distribution group comprising, cornerstone business Hirepool, together with Hirequip, Henderson Rentals, Rhodes Rentals, Port-a-Loo, Castles Marquee Hire, and Barricading Solutions.

Tenby is also Chairman of Waikato Link Ltd, Chairman of Aldera Ltd, Chairman of the Governments appointed Small Business Development Group, Director of Antarctica New Zealand and Director of The Icehouse.

Stuart Caldwell Sep 09, 2019
Tipu - Skills for Life
Tipu - Skills for Life

Stuart was involved in various businesses in Tauranga for over 25 years. He is married to Prue and has four adult children, two boys and two girls

Stuart took up the position as manager at Get Smart in April 2008 with a desire to give back to the community by working with young people in Tauranga Moana.

Get Smart currently has 20 Volunteers who help with their Street Help and Stoked Mauri Ora programs. Get Smart’s counseling service employs three clinicians who counsel young people with drug, alcohol or substance abuse issues. They also have three other part-time staff for administration, school programs, and Stoked Mauri Ora, a youth self-development program. The organisation works almost exclusively with youth who struggle with Alcohol and other Drug issues.

Stuart’s main work, is speaking and facilitating programs in primary and high schools and speaking to school classes, school assemblies and service groups about their work in the community.

Angela Alexander Oct 21, 2019
Heart Foundation - Local Heart Health Advocate
Heart Foundation - Local Heart Health Advocate

Hi, I’m Angela, your Heart Health Advocate for Tauranga.

As a former Paramedic I saw first hand the devastation that heart disease had on individuals, their families and whanau. I feel passionate about assisting people on their journey with a heart condition. I work within our community to support  people affected by heart disease by offering information, providing resources and delivering an informative presentation on 'The Heart and Heart Attack Awareness’. I look forward to meeting you all.

Mark Wassung Nov 11, 2019
Architect, Urban Designer, Eco Futurist
Architect, Urban Designer, Eco Futurist

Our family live in Maungatapu, my wife and I are life/work partners, 10 years in our own architecture business with branches in Hamilton and Tauranga. I am a member of Hamilton City Council Urban Design Panel, Committee Member of the NZ Institute of Architects Waikato/Bay of Plenty Branch and a Rotarian. Tauranga is going through unprecedented growth. I stand for controlling rates, planning future growth carefully with economics in mind, CBD and waterfront renewal, inner city living, infrastructure provision, limiting suburban sprawl and creating a quality integrated transportation network of train/bus/ferry/cycle. Working in my profession over 20 years has given me experience with different cultures, contexts and ages, enabling development of personal qualities of innovation, budget control and clear communication. Honesty, uprightness and integrity are family foundations. I intend to interact regularly with my constituents. I feel that with my experience, passion and creativity, combined with your help, we can make Tauranga a better and more beautiful place.

Marty Hoffart Dec 09, 2019
Waste Watchers
Waste Watchers

Marty straddles diverse sectors of the waste industry – commercial, community and education. The director of Tauranga based waste minimisation consultancy Waste Watchers Ltd, he is also an advocate for the not-for-profit sector in his role as Chair of the Community Recycling Network (CRN). He is co-founder and Chairman of Environmental Education for Resource Sustainability Trust (EERST) with its award-winning Paper4trees programme, as well as an active member of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN).

Marty has 15 years of governance and leadership experience at board level with EERST, and more recently with the Community Recycling Network. A Tauranga resident of more than 20 years, he credits his Canadian education with sparking his ongoing advocacy for product stewardship schemes and producer responsibility. 

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