Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


High Country Farmer to Get Feet Wet

High Country Farmer to Get Feet Wet

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa has a new Marketing Manager – someone with a wealth of tourism sector experience who’s preparing to bring the attraction deeper into the digital age.

Sandra Dangen and her partner have been managing Glenhope Station, which is 20 minutes north of Hanmer Springs, since May 2013.

“I am super excited. This is my dream job. I’ve been lucky enough to travel all over the world and can confidently say that Hanmer Springs is in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The village and the pools have so much potential and I’m looking forward to adding to their already amazing success,” says Sandra.

Before returning to New Zealand in May last year, Sandra lived in Perth where she worked for the Australian Hotels Association. She has also worked for Coca Cola, Fox Sport and was most recently doing contract work for Tourism New Zealand.

She has a wealth of experience in sales, marketing, sponsorship and project management; and is passionate about digital technology.

“There is enormous opportunity there. One of the things we’re looking at is how we can use digital technology – like smart phones – to enable people to purchase their tickets and enter the pools without queuing. It’s cutting edge stuff and we’ll be at the forefront,” says Sandra.

The pools’ general manager Graeme Abbot says the organisation is lucky to have secured her.

“Sandra’s experience will be a huge asset to the pools…even better, she’s local so she knows Hanmer and the surrounding area well and she loves the place. It would be hard to find a better advocate for the village,” says Graeme.

When she’s not working Sandra is a keen tramper, netballer and is, of course, kept busy on Glenhope station looking after its 400 cows and 350 deer.

“I love getting into the great outdoors and keeping fit and healthy but I also love restaurants and a cheeky wine every now and then. So this area, with its stunning landscapes and incredible wineries, is practically made for me,” concludes Sandra.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Wine: 20% Of Marlborough Storage Tanks Damaged By Quake

An estimated 20 percent of wine storage tanks in the Marlborough region, the country’s largest wine producing area, have been damaged by the impact of the recent Kaikoura earthquake. More>>

ALSO:

ACC: Levy Recommendations For 2017 – 2019 Period

• For car owners, a 13% reduction in the average Motor Vehicle levy • For businesses, a 10% reduction in the average Work levy, and changes to workplace safety incentive products • For employees, due to an increase in claims volumes and costs, a 3% increase in the Earners’ levy. More>>

Women's Affairs: Government Accepts Recommendations On Pay Equity

The Government will update the Equal Pay Act and amend the Employment Relations Act to implement recommendations of the Joint Working Group on Pay Equity. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Increase In Seasonal Workers For RSE

The current cap will be increased by 1,000 from 9,500 to 10,500 RSE workers for the 2016-17 season. Mr Woodhouse says the horticulture and viticulture industry is New Zealand’s fourth largest export industry, producing almost $5 billion in exports. More>>

ALSO:

Hurunui: Crown Irrigation Invests Up To $3.4m In North Canterbury

Crown Irrigation Investments will invest up to $3.4m in the Hurunui Water Project, an irrigation scheme that will be capable of irrigating up to 21,000 hectares on the south side of the Hurunui River in North Canterbury. More>>

ALSO:

Not So Great:Butterfly Eradication Success

The invasive pest great white butterfly has been eradicated from New Zealand in a world-first achievement, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Government’s Tax Cuts Fixation

Long before the earthquake hit, the dodginess of the government tax cuts programnme was evident in the language of its packaging. It is being touted as a “tax cuts and family care” package... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news