In her spare time, Raewyn and her partner Peter are fond walkers and enjoy exploring the paths at Zealandia. And before Covid was around, travelling played a big role in their lives.
“I’d like to go to the Middle East next. We’ve been to all the continents in the world, that includes Antarctica. I really enjoy Europe. So far I’ve visited 52 countries.”
For many years Raewyn was WCL West Cluster’s ‘birthday fairy’, arranging cakes and cards for her colleagues on their special day, and she organised the staff Christmas parties, often dress-up and held at her place.
“Why have I been here over 20 years?” she asks. “The community and my work mates – the people. As the Council says, he tangata.
“I’ve really enjoyed providing a service to the community and meeting a variety of people. It’s been nice helping the elderly but also the kids who come in with their parents, and the new mums, particularly if they’re from another country. A lot of them don’t have a support network and they can find friendship here.
“The best thing about the job is definitely the people. I’ve had a ball working here.”
It’s 2021, so we’re sharing stories about 21 of our people who have worked at Council for 20 years or more. Find out more about the series in this story.