Chatham Islands Local Advisory Committee

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Chatham Islands Local Advisory Committee

Chatham Islands Local Advisory Committee -
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Read more about the members of the Chatham Islands Local Advisory Committee.

 BRENT SWANSON (Chair)

Brent is the National Aviation Safety Manager for the Department of Conservation (DOC), based in Tekapo, leading a small team improving training and operations for Aviation Assets for the Department he has previously held the position of operations manager at Aoraki Mt Cook and the Chatham Islands, Brent was previously a NZ Police officer for more than 30 years and involved in emergency management for a number of disasters including deployments overseas. He is also a volunteer senior firefighter at Lake Tekapo.
 DEENA WHAITIRI (Deputy Chair)
Deena is Chair of Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri Iwi Trust Board. She is also the Sorted Kainga Ora Facilitator / Navigator for the Chatham Islands Housing Partnership Trust. Deena grew up on Wharekauri, leaving to attend College in Nelson. She worked at Te Puni Kōkiri in Wellington before travelling and relocating abroad to Canada, returning back in 2014.
 JAMIE LANAUZE (Member)
Jamie is a born and bred Pitt Islander and the 8th generation to live on the Island. He is a fisherman who runs his own business with his wife. He has also been involved in farming and understands the uniqueness of remote living on Pitt Island.
 TRACY PAGE (Member)
Tracy has lived on the Islands for more than 40 years and has been involved in several local committees promoting wellbeing and activities across the Island. She works for Ha O Te Ora O Wharekauri Trust working with a wide range of people within the community.

The map below shows the area that the Chatham Islands LAC will cover (shown in dark blue).