Angela is a secondary teacher in central Taranaki and past President of the PPTA Te Wehengarua. She grew up in an entrepreneurial household in New Plymouth and studied business at Massey University. After travelling extensively, she came home to work in tourism, local government, and now public education in Taranaki.
Angela brings diverse experience and a clear rural viewpoint to the table. She is committed to the rebuilding of our rural services and infrastructure. To remain vital, our small towns and farming communities need access to quality education and healthcare, decent work and good housing. Angela takes a collective approach to meet the challenges ahead. That means working with communities, iwi, farmers, and workers, and ensuring government resourcing, policy and legislative frameworks support progressive social change.
Angela has been involved in the Just Transition conversation. She brings a local perspective to the challenge of achieving climate justice. As an economics teacher and member of a community that has thrived because of the energy and dairy industries, she appreciates the challenge of finding consensus around how we reset our economy to build a sustainable future. Achieving a sustainable, timely, just, and equitable transition of our lifestyles is the most important work to be done for our children, our nation, and our planet.