Although Sharon is imported from the Hawkes Bay, she’s been here so long, she reckons she is nearly a local.
Sharon’s first experience of Northland was visiting her boyfriend’s mum at Tapuaetahi for Christmas in 1994. Unsurprisingly, she proceeded to fall in love – both with the husband-to-be and the Far North. She moved here 19 years ago.
In those 19 years, she has immersed herself in the Far North lifestyle. She learnt to surf, tie fishing knots, skipper a boat, put down a hangi, play the guitar and has to her own surprise become an obsessive-compulsive gardener. She has experience in employment law, mediation, local government law, construction contracts and environmental law.
Sharon considers the cultural diversity of our community as a good thing and loves meeting people from Northlands varied walks of life, which is a handy attribute for a lawyer.