Emma Munro, Community Navigator
Previously, (20 + years) in South Canterbury, I had been tutoring English as Second Language to migrant adults, couples and families on farms.
Having travelled to around 30 different countries, has given me an incredible insight as to
how we see the world in all its various capacities, and struggles.
Recently, a gift of my DNA ancestry has shown me, that I am a 5 nation woman.
I would like to say that, I am triply blessed as my father married into a local Waikawa Maori family who have embraced me and given me a brother to cherish.
I believe that in Marlborough, we have an awesome opportunity to be a vibrant, buzzing
community as we move forward and enhance the rich diversity of all our people.
In my spare time, I study Art and am a home studio potter. My partner is a self-employed
builder, and I have two adult daughters.
Eve Lyall, Business Support Coordinator
Throughout my working history and living in Blenheim, I have had the pleasure to work alongside various nationalities and seeing first-hand the beauty of different cultures working together and celebrating what is important to them.
I am the Business Support Coordinator for MMC, you can usually find me in the office.
I was born and raised in Blenheim and love helping people. My personal philosophy is that the most important aspect in life is the people around you. As life develops and changes, it is our ability to adapt to those changes that can make a world of difference.
I have volunteered in Thailand for six weeks on a farm in the Dan Chang District of Suphanburi.
In the afternoons I work at NMIT as the Programme Area Administrator for Viticulture, Wine and Horticulture. In my spare time I enjoy playing Mahjong and reading. I am married with two lovely sons aged eight and twelve.