Establishing connections

New events coordinator, Janeen Hunter, working for the Dargaville Community Development Board

In a newly created position by the Dargaville Community Development Board, local resident Janeen Hunter has been employed as events facilitator. Her main role is to promote community participation and encourage greater numbers of visitors to Dargaville and districts.

It is expected Janeen will focus on significant events which draw visitors to the area. This focus should potentially increase retail and food outlet spending, including visitors seeking overnight accommodation, which in turn will develop business growth and tourism.

Event organisers are encouraged to contact Janeen who can provide support and guidance, assist in the planning and help establish beneficial connections.

“I’m looking forward to connecting people and making their events a success,” she said.
Janeen and her husband have twin eight-year-olds and have come from a share milking position at Pouto, before relocating into Dargaville township.

She has a background in restaurant ownership and banking and previously spent eight years travelling internationally, visiting India, South America, Europe and Asia.

“I always missed New Zealand for our lifestyle, and I still think we have the most beautiful country,” she said.

Event organisers can contact Janeen to chat about the free service at


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