Tongariro Times May 2018

Tongariro Times May 2018


Executive / Management Change.


Kia ora koutou

I have had the pleasure of being a member of the Project TongariroExecutive for over a year now. Like so many others, I have a strong affiliation for the Tongariro area which began at age 11 when my family purchased a holiday home in Turangi.

I volunteered as a hut warden in Tongariro National Park where I spent my summer holidays as a 16 year old collecting tickets from smelly tampers. I worked at OPC for a year as a teenager and 10 years of my adult working life with DOC in the Tongariro/Taupo Conservancy, as it was called then.

I now find myself holding the fort as President of Project Tongariro (PT) until the AGM in October, with the advent of Paul Green standing down. This ensures Paul can focus on the management of Project Tongariro without overlapping into the role of Governance as is required on the Executive. As Director of Project Tongariro, Paul will still attend all Executive meetings and have just as much input as he always has and does so well. I would like to take the opportunity to thank Paul on behalf of the Executive members for his time as President. He has done an incredible job leading the organisation in a strong direction, providing great leadership, his signature sound judgement, strategic thinking and tireless energy to the staff, volunteers, PT partners and supporters alike. 

I am hoping I can do the role justice over the next 6 months. I'm based in Wellington where I work as an Environment & City Planning Manager with Porirua City Council. I have a 4 year old daughter who keeps me on my toes and if I do get a chance to relax you'll find me walking my dog, riding my bike, running, skiing, kite surfing, gardening and I seem to spend a lot of time doing things preschool girls like to do!

I'd like to thank all of you who support and work for Project Tongariro. Without you we wouldn't achieve what we do and for that we are so very grateful. I hope to get out and about and meet you during my time with PT in some way shape or form. Until then......

Ka kite ano

Nic Etheridge 

Tongariro Journal


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Date - Saturday 13th October.  Venue - the Forest and Bird Lodge, Mt Ruapehu

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