Andrea is a Software Engineer at Datacom but also Manager of Wynyard Quarter's Daldy Street Community Garden.
"A major issue facing the world is the degradation of the natural environment. I try to take every opportunity to be in touch with nature and develop a real love for it, and promote initiatives that will help revive the earth. I think if we have a strong intention to make a positive difference, opportunities to do so will sprout (gardening pun intended)"
Commercial & Marina Ops Coordinator at Viaduct Marina.
”I came to New Zealand for a six week stay to complete my Yacht-Master certificate 11 years ago, and never left. (I took leave from my job as a deckhand on a Superyacht in the Bahamas and never returned. I hope they are not still waiting for me to come back.) I took a job at the Viaduct as a temporary fill in and loved it so much I am still here 10 years on. I have been extremely fortunate that I have fallen in to some amazing opportunities.”
Geeling Ching is one of the fun-loving, open-minded, forces behind the ASB Waterfront Theatre as the Business Development Manager.
”I work with a lot of young women in our usher and front of house teams at the Theatre. I love to see their youthful enthusiasm and even though this is a time of great change, a lot of the challenges I saw growing up have remained the same. I pass on the same advice I would give my teenage self. I offer them non-judgmental support and try to have as much fun as I can with them. They are pretty special people and I love them. They’re the daughters I never had.”