Brian Martin: Katikati - Waihi Beach Ward
I arrived in Wellington aged 22 with my new wife on the day the “Waihine “sank. Started work in Auckland where I was in the printing trade for a total of 27 years, the last 10 years running a bindery.
After leaving Collins we bought the lease of a country hotel and were there for 5 years then sold it due to illness. Back to Auckland and a job at my trade of bookbinder with Auckland University and continued there until I retired.
We moved to Katikati 22 years ago. I would like to see the town more of a destination not a throughway where people will stay and spend their money in the local shops.
On a more personal note I was married for 49 years, have two daughters and two grandsons.
Am I a yes man – NO
Am I politically correct – NO
I’m afraid I tend to call a spade a spade
Yours Brian Martin