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Stephen Western – Elected to the Trust Board in 2010

Stephen Western – Elected to the Trust Board in 2010

Stephen is a talented professional photographer and local businessman running Russell-based Kingfisher Yacht Charters with his wife, Sue, as well as his photography business. Born in Devonport and brought up in Mt Roskill, Stephen spent 28 years as an insurance broker in Takapuna and he and Sue spent three years as owner/operators of Furneaux Lodge, Marlborough Sounds.

From 1967 Stephen cruised many times to the Bay of Islands finally deciding to stay because he “liked the smell of the place”.

Stephen records history daily through his photography. ” You don’t know where you’re going till you know where you’ve come from” he says “History is important.”

Stephen’s interests are: sailing, photography and assisting Russell with gathering and preserving its history.