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18 Oct 2022

Meet Tofeeq

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Tofeeq Ahmed looks after placemaking at Lakeside. To learn exactly what that is, and more about the man himself, read on!

What does your role involve?
My role involves working to strengthen connections between people and place at Lakeside development, to support a strong sense of local identity. 

What do you enjoy most about your role? 
I enjoy working with mana whenua and communities to understand their aspirations. I find co-creating public spaces with communities really rewarding. 

What do you love most about the Lakeside community? 
I love the vision for Lakeside - a development that will provide a range of housing to suit everyone. I like how it has dedicated reserves, wetlands and other open spaces, as well as walking and cycling trails. 

What were you doing in your previous role?
Prior to joining Kāinga Ora, I worked as a resource consent planner for Hamilton City Council. 

What do you like doing outside of the office?
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, sports (especially cricket and snowboarding) and tramping.