Wellington, New Zealand
In 2013, I became involved with Nga Hau e Wha o Papararangi (NHEWOP), through my extended family. I learned of the 20 year Project and one of their requirements was to install an Audio Visual System, suitable for teaching purposes. As my background was in Consumer Electronics, I had knowledge in this area and hence, offered to volunteer my services to this organization. As a result, I was invited to join the NHEWOP committee. I was able to save NHEWOP a substantial amount of money by sourcing the appropriate AV equipment at wholesale, and also install the majority of the equipment myself. They now have what some consider, a state of the art Audio Visual system. Apart from being an active committee member, I also accepted the part time position of I.T. Assistant. When GIS was finally introduced into our organisation, it was a logical step to join the GIS team and NZ SCGIS.