Denise Hutchins took over the reins at the Federation’s National Conference in Dunedin at the weekend after serving some 4 years on the Board - 2 years as Central Region Representative and 2 as Vice President. Denise’s professional background has been in public health, for 44 years, and after retirement she continues as a consultant in the health sector. Appointed Justice of the Peace in 2002, she has progressed through all the executive offices in the Nelson Bays Association’s Council.
Auckland contingent to Conference pictured with new President Denise Hutchins, centre in blue.
Rachel O’Grady is Vice President of the Federation. She was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2008, served on Wairoa sub-branch as Ministerial Trainer and in 2010 completed the Judicial Course: she has been sitting as Judicial JP in Wairoa and Gisborne since. As Northern Region Representative on the Board since 2013 Rachel’s duties have expanded to include the Legislation and Judicial Affairs portfolio. Rachel works in partnership with her husband on their beef and sheep farm in Kotemaori.
Changing of the Guard: Graeme Kitto, outgoing President with Denise Hutchins
Background - Greg Weake, Kath Blair and Terry Byrne