Annemarie Gallagher

Annemarie Gallagher

Hello! Otonga Parents! I am Annemarie Gallagher, and I have been a parent of Otonga School, since June, 2011. When my oldest, of 3 Daniel, started school. I have 3 kids, Daniel (13 and now at JPC) Joshua, 10 (in year 5) and Georgia 9 (in year 4). We own 3 Businesses! ‘The Arista Group’ consisting of ‘Arista of Rotorua ‘and ‘Arista Capri’, 2 locally high performing Accommodation properties (Winners off Best family Hotel of NZ; 2014, 17, and 18) And we also own ‘Rotorua Tourist Attractions’. I was a Registered Nurse, with a Masters degree in ‘Critical Care’ for 7 of these years, I was at Waikato, ICU. This was my life for 18 years prior to this major career change! What are we about? All things related to Rotorua! We have won and been judges for the ‘Westpac Business Awards’ (2014, 2017) I am also a passionate Runner and the ‘Marathon Convenor’ for ‘Lake City Athletic Club’ I will train anyone! I love people! And helping anyone live their Best Life! And I give most of my time freely to my community. I have three Children who are at best, dyslexic and at worst a Brain Cancer Survivor. You can read Joshua’s story (pictured) on www.savingjoshua.net So I understand how hard it can be, parenting ‘Special needs Children’ Although I count us very lucky, because Joshua is alive and here! and I would like to see us represented on the board, which is why I am standing. I absolutely love and believe in our School and I would love to have the opportunity to make a difference in the future of NZ Children that attend at Otonga Rd, School.

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