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
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.
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Kylie joined Katch Katikati joined us in March 2020. Kylie's experience within events comes from working for and alongside the likes of The University of Auckland, Auckland Council, ATEED, The Auckland Zoo and most recently The Howick Historical Village.
For Kylie, moving to Katikati was like returning home. She is an ex Waihi College student and thought it was time to move to be closer to family and for the lifestyle change.
Kylie's passion comes from connection and bringing people together to enjoy the moment, a community gathering, large event or to simply network. Kylie is excited to help keep an already close-knit community, even closer.
Kylie can be found with her daughter bike riding, throwing a rugby ball around, long walks on the beach and spending time with family and friends.
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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 managers the Katikati Information Centre.
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, education, membership organisations and event management since she left Katikati College many years ago.
Before returning to Katikati in 2018, Fiona lived for many years on Pakatoa Island and is currently completing a memoir about island life, the island’s history and its famous Weka.
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