Kirsty is the interim Regional Advisor for the Tairāwhiti/East Coast region.
Kirsty is currently covering maternity leave for Stephanie Gardner as the Regional Advisor for the Gisborne/East Coast region, where she is working with landowners, iwi groups, and community groups, helping to facilitate native restoration planting projects, assisting with applications for funding, and providing technical advice.
Kirsty has a resource management and education background, and is currently also the coordinator for Tairāwhiti Enviroschools.
Steph is hands-on and practical with a passion for the wellbeing of our environment and communities. She enjoys tramping and growing kai in her spare time.