I am father of two children and grand father of two grand children all whom live in Australia. Very sadly my partner and myself have not seen them all year and the prospects for trips to see them in the near future are not looking hopeful.
My upbringing was in Christchurch living by the Estuary under the shadow of the port hills. Although I have spent most of my life in the North Island, I am essentially a south islander and the central high country continues to be close to my heart. Today as a semi-retired man, much of my time is spent at the Kerikeri Men’s Shed, digging the vegetable garden and fishing.
My working career has been as a counsellor working in schools, tertiary, community agencies and for myself in private practice. My involvement in Male Survivors Aotearoa is linked to the passion I feel for social justice here in Aotearoa.