Our Organising Committee comprises a group of dedicated people with a vision for providing assistance across our community.
The Committee’s role is to develop and maintain the strategic direction for the group.
I have been a resident of Omokoroa since 2010. I'm father to Samantha (9) and Fraser (8) and I'm proud to call myself Board Chair at Omokoroa Point School. I'm self-employed and run two businesses: one delivers school bus management services across NZ and the other implements websites for clubs and small businesses.
I am Community Chaplain at Omokoroa Community Church, having been a School Chaplain for four years prior to our move to Omokoroa. I have a real heart for children and youth and love working with them in community. I am married to Don and love spending time with my family including being Grandma to six grandchildren.
I am the Minister at Omokoroa Community Church and have lived in Omokoroa for 4 1/2 years. I am married to Lynda (Community Chaplain at Omokoroa Community Church). We have three grown children and I am Grandpa to six grandchilden, all living in the Bay of Plenty. I love the outdoors, fishing and hunting with my boys.
My name is Teresa Sage, married to Dr Derek Sage. I am a mother of three; Nathaniel oureldest who is 21, and our twins, Victoria and Ethan who are 18. All three of my children attended Omokoroa Point School. I have my own counselling practice here in Omokoroa and I am also the chair of the Omokoroa Community Board.
In the 18 years that I have lived in Omokoroa. I have witnessed its ups and downs. However, no one would thought that we would experience a pandemic and have the whole country in lockdown.
I know some of you are alone,
Some of you are with someone,
And some of you are with family.
A time like this is where we should come together and unite as a community. You are not alone, we are all in this together. Thanks to the world we live in today, there’s the internet, social media and video chat and calls. I am proud to be part of this group.
Tanya van Heerden
My name is Tanya van Heerden and I work at the Omokoroa Communtity Church as the Parish Administrator.
I live in beautiful Omokoroa with my husband and 2 daughters.
We all love the outdoors: walking, camping, cycling and swimming.
We also love being involved in our Community and try to help in every small way that we can.
We feel very blessed to be part of this wonderful Community.
I have been living in Omokoroa since 2012 with my wife Ron and daughter Isabel (11). I run Cyberlink, a local community email newsletter, aimed at getting news out to the community quickly and efficiently. Cyberlink is responsible for organising the annual food drive to help fill the local food bank. In addition, it organises the community wide garage sale and car boot which raises money for local charities. Finally, Cyberlink spearheaded the design and build of the 28-planter bed community garden at the Omokoroa Point School.
For work, I own a business in the UK that designs commercial water features for UK and European clients and for kicks I collect New Zealand and world coins.
I have always had a strong sense of connection to the Omokoroa peninsular and the community that calls this finger of land home. My connection has seen me desire to serve on all sorts of groups, Omokoroa Football Club, being part of starting up Te Puna Omokoroa Cricket Club, OPS School Board; more latterly Omokoroa Community Board for a second term, during which I have been liaising with our Sport and Rec Society to build our fab community new pavilion, have even got into running concerts!!!
What’s the point of listing these, well it is to highlight that alongside the other wonderful folk on this group I am happy to serve to support our community. So when Greig and Rick asked me to help support In This Together [ITT] it is hard to say no. Because ITT want to support our community in what is our biggest challenge, whenever and however they are able.