Conall lives and works on a dairy farm near Paeroa. He has spent a lot of time in, on, or near the waters of the greater Gulf. He has held representative positions at national level and has commercial experience both in New Zealand and off shore. He currently chairs a school Board of Trustees that has reached Green/Gold Enviroschool status. He is active in two local community trusts, one focusing on community support services and another focusing on economic development, profitability and growth.
Conall has a particular interest in impacts that the catchments may have on the Gulf. “Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari provides an opportunity to engage in balanced discussion about the future of the Hauraki Gulf,” said Conall. “The Gulf catchment reaches up to Putaruru, so farmers need to be one of the groups who are a part of the process. We are equally concerned about preserving Hauraki Gulf as a national treasure and are putting our shoulder to the wheel.”