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18 Oct 2022

Meet Debbie

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The doors to our Information Centre are open! We’re really looking forward to welcoming visitors and locals in to have a look around. Pop by to Unit 4, 2/187 Rimu Street, Lakeside Village Centre from Thursday to Sunday between 10am to 4pm to meet Debbie Newman, Information Centre Manager.

Debbie knows all about what’s happening at Lakeside. She’s always up for a chat about homes for sale, and has helpful information on how to buy. We sat down with Debbie recently to get to know her a little better. 

What does your role involve?
My role involves contact with all stakeholders of Kāinga Ora, including Winton, builder partners and their agents, through to potential purchasers of Lakeside homes and their whānau. 

What do you enjoy most about your role?
I’m looking forward to helping build a wonderful community that provides an opportunity for Kiwis looking for a home outside of our big cities. 

What do you enjoy most about the Lakeside community?
I grew up locally and returned some years ago. It’s been amazing to watch Te Kauwhata evolve into what it is now. We have exciting times ahead, and I look forward to seeing how the area develops in the next few years. 

What do you like doing outside the office?
I’m involved in the local Emergency Services on a casual basis, and my partner and I have our own business here in the Waikato. I’m a keen gardener - we’re trying to become more self-sufficient and reduce our carbon footprint by growing our own food at home.