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HISTORIC COTTAGE IN FEATHERSTON. PHOTO: PETE MONK.
HISTORIC COTTAGE IN FEATHERSTON. PHOTO: PETE MONK.

Fab Feathy Steering Group

The Fab Feathy Working Group is now known as the Fab Feathy Steering Group. Its members are: Siv Fjaerestad, Sarah Taylor-Waitere, Alan Maxwell, Mark Shepherd and Tracey Shepherd.

The steering group is recruiting new members. Please use the Contact page to get in touch if you are interested.

Fab Feathy facilitators

Two facilitators are employed for 30 hours each using funding from the ‘Community-led Development Programme’ at the Department of Internal Affairs. The facilitators are Jack Sheppard and [currently vacant].

Wairarapa REAP is the employer of the facilitators.

Jack

Jack Sheppard.

What drew you to being part of Fab Feathy?
Chris Miller’s beautiful, quirky and engaging flyers drew me into the Fab Feathy survey and Pot Luck event last year. There, I found the wealth of ideas and passion for the community simply infectious and I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.

What sort of things have you done in the past?
I studied Chinese at Victoria University and was lucky enough to work at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2010 Shanghai Expo as operations manager for the NZ project. More recently I’ve worked as a project manager in the Chinese aviation and video games sectors. It’s really all about connections – people, countries, networks, airports, communities!

What are three things you like most about Featherston?
I love running the wonderful mountain trails around here, and of course swimming down Underhill in the summer sun. I also love meeting all the different funky, alternative and talented people who live here.

What do you get up to in your spare time?
I’m learning te reo Māori and Spanish at the moment, and spend far too much time playing Overwatch. Come say ‘Hi’ down at the Saturday vege market!