“The people are the eyes and ears of our parks so it’s good to connect with the community. There are people from long-standing restoration groups, predator free champions, and those who tend community gardens. Some have been volunteering for a decade or more and you can really see the work they’ve achieved.”
Originally from New Hampshire in the USA, Katie studied biology and public health. They love the diversity of their job and simply put, they think their adopted home city is “remarkable”.
“Pōneke is really unique – we have some amazing intense forest that we can just walk to!
“On any given day, I may get calls that take me out to five different parts of Wellington. Sometimes there’s emergencies and we have to go and handle a situation, like fallen trees or broken glass.
“Then there’s the more everyday stuff, like community groups asking for advice on weed control or on what plants are best for certain terrain.”
Many people know what’s in store for them when they walk through their office doors on any given day. But Adam, on the other hand, can’t easily predict where his job will take him.