Passing on the Waikato Baton

(Published on 10th April 2017)

After nine years of service at NZ Landcare Trusts Hamilton office Melinda Dresser has moved on to fresh pastures. Melinda has taken up a role with Waikato Regional Council as a Senior Catchment Management Officer within their Integrated Catchment Services team.

NZ Landcare Trust Communications Manager James Barnett said it has been a pleasure working with Melinda. The Trust will miss her broad technical knowledge and her understanding of how to encourage rural communities to actively engage in sustainable land and water projects.

"We wish Melinda the very best of luck in the new role. The good news is NZ Landcare Trust works closely with the Waikato Regional Council on various projects and initiatives, so we look forward to continuing to work with Melinda in her new capacity with the council." James added.

Change can sometimes be challenging but the Trust is very fortunate to have Nardene Berry, an experienced member of staff who is able to step into Melinda's former role. Congratulations to Nardene who is the new North Island Team Leader and Waikato Regional Coordinator.

Nardene has worked for the Trust in the Waikato region for ten years and is very active within the Landcare community through her role with the Te Pahu Landcare Group, membership of ACRE and as a trustee for the newly formed Predator Free Hamilton Trust.

Nardene has experience with project development and coordination, the development of resources, as well as organisation and facilitation of events and workshops. Nardene's knowledge of current projects and work programmes will ensure continuity of cover for Landcare activities from the Hamilton office.



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