Young Holland Beckett Lawyer Ruby Mills Returns to Tauranga

After growing up in Tauranga, Ruby Mills moved down to Dunedin for university where she completed a law degree. While many of her peers were tempted by jobs in big cities, upon graduating, Ruby couldn’t pass on an opportunity to return to her hometown. “I love having my family here and how I can drive…

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Andre Jay | A career committed to the success of young people

Priority one caught up with Andre Jay a local young professional who is using his passion for people to guide the future success of Tauranga Moana. Andre Jay is the facilitator for the Imagine, Believe, Achieve programme which is one of Tauranga’s newest programmes designed specifically to engage, inspire and lead our rangatahi (young people)…

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Will Dymock | Singapore to Tauranga

Moving to Tauranga had always been on the cards for Will and his young family to be, the impact of COVID-19 just accelerated that plan. Will Dymock has been away from home for a while now, the decision to move back to New Zealand from Singapore with his fiancé was made easier when Will realised…

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Rose Treadwell of Waiheke | Finding a Creative Career in Tauranga

Rose Treadwell, the arts-loving, marketing coordinator for Creative Bay of Plenty, moved to Tauranga in 2019 without ever having ever laid eyes on the place. Born and raised in a close-knit community on Waiheke Island before studying music at The University of Auckland, Rose was struggling to break out of retail roles in Auckland, when her…

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Alex Barrett | The Future of Work in Tauranga

Alex Barrett had her heart set on moving to Wellington. She was convinced it was where she would have the best opportunities to further her social sciences career. But then a good role came up in Tauranga, and she had a choice to make. Growing up in Hamilton, Alex saw Tauranga as a retirement town…

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Naomi Reese of Karuwhā Trust | My Tauranga Homecoming Story

Naomi Reese grew up in Paengaroa – a rural village near Te Puke in the Western Bay of Plenty.  After growing up in a tight-knit community with a farm/orchard as her backyard, she moved to Dunedin for university and embraced city life. Her career as a social worker and not-for-profit contractor began in the South…

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Kerry Webb of Access Advisors | My Wellington to Tauranga Story

In 2018, Kerry Webb and her partner Duncan quit their jobs, packed up their Wellington flat, and went traveling.  After making memories in Europe, Central America, and Mexico, there was one thing they knew for sure: they wanted a beach lifestyle when they moved home. Kerry had grown up in Tauranga, and Mount Maunganui proved…

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