Brenda JohnsonKo Taupiri te Maunga

Ko Waikato te Awa

Ko Waikato Tainui te Iwi

Ko Ngati Mahuta te hapu

Ko Waahi te Marae

Ko Brenda taku ingoa

Born in Huntly, I have lived in Kirikiriroa for 29 years. I have three adult children who all live here in Kirikiriroa with their whanau and I am the proud Nan to 9 Moko.

My family have owned their own businesses in Huntly for over 20 years.

In 2020 I retired from MSD Work and Income after 25 years of Public Service where I was a Case Manager and also had the role of a Childcare Co ordinator for 12 of those years. I am currently employed as a Community Facilitator at Nga Mara Atea a Te Ao Maori, Marae based service at Kirikiriroa Marae working with our Disabled whanau.

I am currently a Board member on the Board of Trustees of Nawton Primary Kura Kirikiriroa. In the past I have served as a Board member of the Huntly Museum and held various roles on Community committees.

I have a special interest in the health and wellbeing of whanau, especially those who are most vulnerable. I also have a strong interest in the development of communities and am always seeking opportunities to add value in these interest areas.

I believe in an equity lens over the whole community and there should be no barriers to anyone wanting to be involved in their community.