Donna Smith

My name is Donna Marie Smith, I am 43 years old and live in Awanui.  My Father is Tapihana Rollo and my Mother is Mere Rollo of Ngataki.  I am married and have 2 children, aged 15 and 10.

I have a 20 year background in Banking and Finance however left my banking career about 6 years ago to become self employed.  My Husband and I bought a Dairy/Takeaways and ran that business successfully for 4 years, we sold that business and purchased a  Fastway Courier Franchise.  We have now been running that business for the past 2 and  a half years.

I have been involved within Ngati Kuri and our issues for most of the past 10-15 years, however not to an extent were I feel I have given benefit to and for Ngati Kuri.  I would like to  be able to play my part in improving the health and wellbeing of all our Ngati Kuri people.