Speaker Date Topic
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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