I was born and bred in Gisborne and therefore have a vast knowledge of the area and contacts with many people from all walks of life. After secondary school I attended the local Polytech where I undertook a one-year secretarial course. As a part of this course I went to the Police Station for work experience. After the Polytech I worked as a junior at the city council for twelve months before taking up a secretarial role at the Police Station. I worked for the Police for 28 years, working away from home on many serious investigations and in later years becoming a supervisor with staff in Gisborne and Wairoa. I have more recently worked for four years with a local law firm before moving to Woodward Chrisp where I have been employed since 2014.
My husband and I have a lovely old villa which keeps us busy. I love being in my garden. I have always had a keen interest in cars including my own and have belonged to a local Car Club for many years. I enjoy watching motor racing at events and on television. Most importantly, I am very family orientated and love my involvement with 5 grandchildren in Australia and being “Aunty Kaye” to my niece and nephew.