Committee Members

Allan-Pearson

Allan Pearson

Chairperson, Spokesperson

A Riverlea resident for 30 years, I have been on the RESI committee since 2011 and am the current Chair. I am a retired agricultural scientist with particular interests in the ecology and local history of Riverlea.

Ghaham-McBride

Graham McBride

Secretary

Riverlea resident for over 20 years. RESI committee secretary. A NIWA ‘Principle Scientist’ with interests in water quality issues and statistics.

Bruce-Winders

Bruce Winders

Treasurer

I have lived in Riverlea since 1996 and been involved with RESI since its inception. I am an Accountant by profession and Treasurer for the Society.

Paula-Smith

Paula Smith

Conservation Coordinator

I have been working as the  Community Conservation Co-ordinator with the society for just over a year.  In my role I am able to assist Riverlea residents and volunteers with restoration tasks which support the unique biodiversity at Hammond Park and within the adjoining gully system.

 

John-Badham

John Badham

I purchased my Riverlea section from farmer Don McKenzie in 1970. Retired construction project manager. I completed a degree in ecological management in 2007. Joined RESI committee in 2016.

Jane-Landman

Jane Landman

I have lived in Riverlea since 2002. I was involved with HEIRS (forerunner of RESI). I manage Waimarie: Hamilton East Community House and am passionate about sustainability and the environment. The progress of Hammond Park since I moved here is awesome.

Robert-Welch

Robert Welch

Robert is a retired agricultural research scientist and a biotechnology company director. He has been a Riverlea resident for more than 20 years and a RESI Committee member for more than 10 years. Indigenous flora and fauna are of special interest.

Trish-Macky

Trish Macky

I moved to Riverlea in 2017 and joined the RESI committee in 2018. My background is in the law and print media. I was 6 years on the Mangaohoi Stream Care Group committee in Te Awamutu (my former home town), and RESI is a natural segue.

Tim-Cavanagh

Tim Cavanagh

I am a retired civil engineer and have lived in Riverlea for 45 years. I was involved in the construction of the Hammond Park boardwalk and in its maintenance up until 2004.

Terry-McDonald

Terry McDonald

I am a retired civil engineer and have lived in Riverlea for 45 years. I was involved in the construction of the Hammond Park boardwalk and in its maintenance up until 2004.