Homebuilders West Coast Trust
Ngaire Townrow - Chairperson
I am a community focused person with strong ethical values and a desire to utilize my skills by working as a volunteer for a number of local organisations that provide support for people in need. Groups I am associated with besides Homebuilders include Buller Victim Support and Buller Budget Advisory Service. I am also a member of the Westport Performing Arts Competitions Society and a registered Marriage and Civil Union Celebrant. In my spare time I enjoy the performing arts, sewing and spending time with my family and friends.
Bev Poynter - Secretary
I am also involved in Buller Country Music Club, Home Hospice and Buller Adult Learning Services.
Eyvonne Diskin - Treasurer
Laura Coll McLaughlin
I returned to Westport in 2008 after studying at the University of Otago. During 2014 and 2015, I was lucky enough to take part in Development West Coast’s Leadership and Governance Programme. I feel very honoured to be on the Homebuilders West Coast Trust Board and hope to put the skills I learned during that programme to good use for my community.
I am an adult literacy and numeracy tutor and have been a lifeguard with Buller Surf Rescue since 2001 and a member of the Call Out Squad since 2009. I am a fairly fervent West Coaster and believe active community involvement and investment is invaluable.
Eric de Boer
I am committed to the goals of Homebuilders West Coast Trust. Values of acceptance, fairness, support and guidance in ensuring our community can raise and support West Coast Families and Whanau. I am proud to have been asked to join the board of Homebuilders West Coast and look forward to utilising my experience in governance to contribute to board and organisational direction, goals and strategy.
I enjoy my family time, outdoor activities and working in and around my home. I feel positive for the future of the West Coast and am a passionate advocate to ensure we have an enduring and strong region.
I believe in the well-known proverb: “It takes a village to raise a child”