Board Member

Joe is a Regional Councillor representing North East Christchurch / Orei, and has lived on Mount Pleasant for 20 years. He is a bird photographer, enjoys running around the bays and on the coastal pathway and swims in the estuary through the Read More ...

Greg Byrnes is a current Environment Canterbury Councillor for Christchurch Central Ōhoko. He has a background in environmental planning, policy, restoration and education. His working life has focused on the environment within Read More ...

Since Sept 2023 Lesley is a Marine Zoologist. She worked as a Coastal Water Quality and Ecology Scientist for Environment Canterbury for nearly 19 years including research and reporting on the Estuary. Now retired, Lesley continues Read More ...

Manager

Founding member of the Trust and now part time contracted manager and secretary for the Trust. 'The Estuary Trust is the voice for the Estuary ecology and I love working with, and for a passionate and knowledgeable team of board members to Read More ...

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Kelly is the current Christchurch City Councillor for Burwood and the previous chair of the Waitai Coastal-Burwood Community board and has a background in sales and marketing. As an 18-time Coast to Coast competitor he has spent countless hours Read More ...

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An Emerita Professor in Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Islay is a marine biologist/toxicologist. She is passionate about shellfish, the restoration of natural habitats and mahinga kai. She is also interested in the scientific, Read More ...

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Kaiako/Secondary school teacher in visual arts and technology at Haaeta Community College and a graduate of the prestigious NZ Maori Arts and Craft Institute in Rotorua. Dallas is also a leader of the Avon/Otakaro River Network and chair Read More ...

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Celia has lived in Mt Pleasant most of her life. A keen amateur bird watcher she has observed wonderful wildlife over the years in the estuary. She is happy when working in practical tasks and taking a holistic approach to protection of this Read More ...

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Having completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Science and Master of Applied Science in Environmental Management covering Mana Kaitiatanga, Climate Change, Policy and Planning, Ann's statement of her involvement as a board member is; "I Read More ...

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Genevieve is a trained journalist with a background in creative writing. She is a trained marine mammal medic, is a deputy chair of Maui and Hector's dolphin Defenders Inc., lead campaigner of The Pod (Local Hector's action group), is on the Read More ...

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Stacey is the head of science at Margaret's College facilitating many student research and restoration projects, often with an estuary focus. She is a keen birder and is focused on the protection and enhancement of the unique and special ecology Read More ...

Treasurer

Bill Simpson is the Treasurer for the Trust. He has a background in environmental communications and marketing, including education. As a resident of Southshore, he is aware of the importance of a healthy estuary; he is a dedicated member Read More ...

Chair Person

Kit researches and teaches on the molecular genetic basis of human diseases at the University of Otago. A keen advocate for the estuary and a local resident, his aim for the Estuary Trust is to preserve and promote environmental conditions Read More ...

Manager

Tanya has been self employed as an Environmental Education Consultant since 1995. She is currently contracted by the Estuary Trust as the only paid part time Manager. Her passion is to raise the awareness of the values of our Read More ...