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Meet Our Locals

​Debbie Griffiths

Brand Ambassador

As a travel writer, television producer and presenter, Debbie has travelled the world. But she’s fiercely proud to be a ‘Bay girl’ because our region keeps her so active – and happy.


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Karen Hanlen

Karen is an Olympic mountain bike racer and physiotherapist and her ancestors were among the first people to settle in Whakatane. In her eyes, the Bay isfriendly, supportive, chilled out and easy going and she’s extremely proud to still call Whakatane home.

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Karen Hanlen

Karen is an Olympic mountain bike racer and physiotherapist and her ancestors were among the first people to settle in Whakatane. In her eyes, the Bay isfriendly, supportive, chilled out and easy going and she’s extremely proud to still call Whakatane home.

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Kent Jarman

An avid surfer, sailor and lifeguard Kent Jarman keeps our beaches safe for both our residents and visitors and feels lucky to have the natural beauty of the Bay of Plenty, both as an office and playground. Carrying a wealth of knowledge about the Bay, when asked for the ...

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Neil Hutton

Neil is known for being ‘incurably curious’ and loves capturing the sunrise at Ōhope Beach or precious kiwi through his camera lens. His passion for conservation, and the great outdoors, is why he feels right at home in the Bay of Plenty.

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Neil Hutton

Neil is known for being ‘incurably curious’ and loves capturing the sunrise at Ōhope Beach or precious kiwi through his camera lens. His passion for conservation, and the great outdoors, is why he feels right at home in the Bay of Plenty.

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Joelene Ranby

Joelene runs women-only luxury weight loss, health and wellness retreats in Tauranga. She knows all the best spots to shop and dine out, and her ‘perfect day’ itinerary showcases the best of the Bay at any time of year.

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