We are now at Alert Level 2 (Auckland is at Alert Level Three) until Sunday 7 March. 

Our offices and facilities remain open during this time and we ask you observe physical distance guidance and good hygiene and coughing practices when visiting, and scan in using the QR codes and remember to turn on bluetooth in the COVID-19 tracer app. Some of our services have changed, find out more here.

Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield

Wānaka Community Board member

Born and raised in Christchurch and a qualified geologist, I moved to Wānaka 16 years ago with my husband Paul. With a background in banking and finance I also spent many years singing with New Zealand Opera and was the theatre manager for the St James Theatre and Opera House in Wellington.

Almost 13 years ago Paul and I bought Ritual Café and immediately became involved with the greater Wānaka community.

Most recently I was the chair of the Wānaka Town Centre Business Group Inc. and became immersed in the process of looking at the potential changes to the town centre.  My hope is that as an elected member of the Wānaka Community Board I will be able to assist with the challenges in growth and development that we face every day.

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