Significant Interest Groups
Each Significant Interest Group (SIGs) consists of several members of the board plus added members:
John began life in the market gardening community of Pukekohe and Bombay, South Auckland. After qualifying as a diesel mechanic in the early 1960s, John embarked on his OE, an activity that lasted 8 years, covering many countries, the last three years of which were spent in Toronto, Canada after marrying Diana in Maine, USA.
Since returning to New Zealand in 1970 he and Diana spent 30 years living in Whangarei where John was involved in a number of activities, mainly in people management (human resources) and sales (commercial real estate).
After moving to Auckland in 2001 because of Diana’s involvement in tertiary education, John continued his real estate career on the North Shore until retiring in 2010.
In 2016 John and Diana moved to Waiheke having sold their city home and commenced building a new home on their Palm Beach property that they had owned since 2003.Community activities have always been of interest. Both John and Diana are volunteers on the Garden to Table programme at Te Huruhi School and in early 2020 John was invited to join the Electric Island Waiheke team, a demanding role as the island becomes more involved in alternative energy, particularly electric vehicles.
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