My name is May Seager and I live in Maungaturoto. Our family has lived there for nearly 20 years after living in many parts of New Zealand. We love living in a small town but often feel disadvantaged because of it. Our family is a mix of different cultures -- Cook Islands, Maori and New Zealand Pakeha.
Our family has had many dealings with the Northland District Health Board over the years. I hope that our experiences and the lessons learnt from them will benefit other Northlanders.
As manager of the Northland Pacific Islands Charitable Trust, based in Whangarei, I come into contact with many Pacific Islanders so I hope that the knowledge I gain can help to inform the Northland DHB and vice-versa.