Born and raised in Hawke's Bay, I spent many years away, including abroad, before returning to this area. I enjoy hosting guests from around the world, and have been doing so since 2004. I am passionate about gardening (as you will see!) and about architecture and heritage. I am a heritage guide in Hastings and love taking visitors on a tour of our unique Art Deco and Spanish Mission city centre, the result of an earthquake in 1931. Always happy to help with advice on wineries, eating out, art galleries, sightseeing, hikes and other activities in Hawke's Bay. We have bikes you can use on the easy and extensive bike trails.
I enjoy swimming and the gym, but don't grill me on rugby or other sports as they bore me stiff!