I first came to Palmerston North in September 1992 after living in Wellington and Levin. What I like most about Palmerston North is how close the country is to our City centre.
I live in Aokautere which is a fairly rural setting but only 10 minutes drive from the City centre. There are many walks and tracks within a short drive, and in comparison to other cities there is a lot of nature within the City itself.
I have worked for Palmerston North City Council since February 2007 and enjoy the sense of community service, common purpose and goals people here display.
I find the staff to be a reflection of the make-up of the City - diverse with a lot of different interests and strengths. I think Palmerston North has a lot of positives and we promote ourselves as a facility to be utilised very well, both nationally and locally.