Kate has called the Central Hawke’s Bay has been my home for 14 years. Farmers at heart – Thomas(Kates husband) works for Ravensdown and they own a lifestyle block near Takapau. This wonderfully supportive community is where they have raised their two teenage children.
Kate has been a journalist all her working life specialising in telling the stories of rural people. Kate has played sport here; been involved with playcentre and the Takapau School PTA and is a firefighter in the Takapau Volunteer Fire Brigade. The community’s strength is incredibly important to her.
She loves investing her own time, skills and energy into building its resilience.