Jacqui has been with the organisation since January 2010 and brings with her 20 years of hospitality and event experience.
For Jacqui it was about returning to her hometown and to be closer to family. Jacqui has passion for her local community and is keen to see it develop and grow. There is so much value in working together and supporting each other in the community.
Jacqui can be found walking along Waihi Beach on her days off, on her bike or hanging out with friends or family.
Email Jacqui here
Kristin started with the organisation as a volunteer in 2008 and was then invited to become an employee in 2009.
She has evolved with Katch Katikati and now manages the accounts and administration.
Kristin has previously been a behaviour support worker in schools and a Pharmacy Technician. Her children attended Katikati College.
Kristin is the ‘go to chick’ within the team. Kristin enjoys being part of the community and helping to promote Katikati.
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Fiona joined the Katch Katikati team in early 2020. Fiona has owned businesses and worked in publishing, digital media, training, membership organisations and event management since she left Katikati College many years ago.
Fiona has been the Bird of the Year Campaign manager for the Weka for the past few years after living on Pakatoa Island before returning to Katikati in 2018.
Her dog Elvis is one of the office dogs.
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Janet started work at Katch Katikati in July 2022. She has lived in the Western Bay since 2011 and moved into Katikati a few years ago.
Janet’s career has been varied, but she is a trained Primary School teacher. She has been involved with St John as a volunteer and she also works with dogs, coordinating Canine Pet Therapy in the Hospital in Tauranga. Janet loves her dog Bear and you will often see them out walking in the morning. Helping people is essential in her role and she loves the contact with everyone she meets.
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Kirst is a visual artist with years of event experience from when she was based in Australia from 2008 - 2020. Kirst has worked on large scale events from Music Festivals to Open Air Cinemas to small scale intimate sampling and ambassador activations.
She loves to paint big bright positive artworks that engulf the viewer and makes them smile - you can see her gallery on instagram @kirsttheartist
Living in Waihi Beach, she gets to walk on the beach each day with her dog Tui and live the surf lifestyle she loves.
Email Kirst here.
Luka is a Lowchen and has been part of the team since March 2018 when he joined at the young age of 8 weeks. He can be found behind the gates (in the office) either comatosed in his bed or watching people walk past.
He loves attention but not overly keen on noisy young children. He lets us know when someone comes to close to our window for his liking. Luka enjoys guarding his home when not at work and gets spoilt by sleeping in his parents bed