Kia ora! I am privileged to be one of four councillors in the Bay of Islands – Whangaroa Ward, serving the Far North as Deputy Mayor, which I really enjoy – challenging that it is at times. I was born in the Waikato, moving to the Bay of Islands when I was four with my family. I now reside in Paihia and have a four year old daughter, who keeps me on my toes. I love the Far North, and New Zealand for that matter, and am keen to ensure we take great care of this very special place and the people that choose to call it home. You can find out more about me at taniamcinnes.kiwi.nz.