Natalie Richards: scholarship winner profile

Natalie.jpgKia Ora, My name is Natalie Richards. I am married, and mum to 2 boys aged 12 and 3.

I am a Trustee on the Te Roro o Te Rangi Marae Committee, and the Secretary of a newly formed stroke support group here in Rotorua.

I am the Personal Assistant to the Director and Financial Administrator of Mana Social Services Trust in Rotorua, a charitable organisation that specialises in providing Social Services to the community. I am also the ‘unofficial’ IT person — the first port of call when there is any sort of technical problem — before we call in the big guns.

Outside of work, I am the Content Manager for the Te Roro o Te Rangi Marae site on the NaumaiPlace Website. I oversee the upkeep and maintenance of our site.

Since so much of my work is computer based, I am looking forward to learning many new tips and tricks at the conference and hope that a lot of what I learn will be put to use in both my work and my other interests.