Kaipara residents will now be receiving their community publication a day earlier, on Wednesdays, and a new sales person has joined the team. The exciting changes are part of some internal restructuring which will see former sales person, Joanne Speechly, move into an editorial role and Neil Adams will take on the lead salesperson’s job at the Kaipara Lifestyler.
Neil has lived in Maungaturoto for the past six years and has a strong sales background behind him. He says he is looking forward to settling into the job and getting to know local business owners.
“I love sales and enjoy meeting and greeting people and finding out about the variety of businesses in town. There’s a range of personalities and it’s important to get to know people’s backgrounds.”
Outside of work, Neil enjoys pottery and drawing, and jokes that he is a bit arty farty. He is married to Julie and together they have four children.
“I’m looking forward to getting out there and meeting people and also getting to know the area better. It’s important to understand the background of Dargaville and I’ve learned that there are the old established companies here but also a lot of people who are new to the area — maybe that’s why it’s a bit easier to assimilate.
“I’m also committed to growing and enhancing the paper.”