Meet our new Planner

Sam has a total of 15 years experience in the field of planning ranging from processing resource consents, undertaking policy drafting work, infrastructure planning and reserves management planning within local government.  Sam began her career with New Plymouth District Council in 2007 .  In 2018 she worked for Isovist, New Zealand’s leading e-plan provider as a Delivery Manager managing Council’s e-plans across New Zealand and later in 2021 worked for Far North District Council in project managing the delivery of the Far North Proposed District Plan.

A few words from Sam;

I have a passion for open space through the work I did for local government.  I worked on some exciting 30 year projects to connect New Plymouth’s ‘Mountain to Sea’ and ‘Pouakai Crossing’ projects. 

 I love working with people and collaborating with a variety of experts to come up with the best solution to a problem.  I love a challenge!

 On a personal note, Sam adds:

Home is where the heart is.  Mount Maunganui! I certainly feel at home here being close to Mauao and the beach.  I was born in the UK but moved to New Zealand as a youngster.  Being close to the beach soothes my soul!

I have a passion for yoga and meditation and love being in the water down at the local beach!  I am also a qualified Kundalini Yoga, Mantra and Meditation teacher and love sharing this incredible technology with like-minded souls to better other lives.


Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning

Professional Affiliations:

Member of New Zealand Planning Institute