Until 2019, FNT13 had comprised of 3 members – Ros Martin, Ian Reeves and Calvin Green.
In mid-2019, another group of locals associated with performing arts were requested by WDC to present in order to gain a better understanding of the technical requirements of a theatre’s stage house – specifically a fly tower. This group consisted of Lachie McLean, James Franklin, Roger McClean and Ian Pritchard.
The group presented the rationale for a new lyric theatre including data comparing Capitaine Bougainville to other regional towns and cities’ theatres. The presentation highlighted Whangarei’s limited facilities, disparate audience levels and argued that Whangarei’s access to artistic and cultural events was far lower than every other regional town and city in NZ.
This group was then introduced to FNT13, with Ian and Lachie joining shortly thereafter.
Forum North Trust Current Members
Please click on the names below to read each trustee’s profile.
Ros Martin Co-Chair (Marketing Consultant)
Calvin Green Co-Chair (Company Director)
Ian Reeves ( Barrister and Solicitor: Henderson Reeves)
Ian Pritchard (Education Specialist: Visual and Performing Artist )
Andrea Ross (Managing Director – People Potential Ltd)
Grant Stevens (Engineer: Richardson Stevens Engineering Ltd)
Kawiti Waetford (NZ Opera Singer)
Cherry Hermon (Business manager and past WDC Councilor)