Andy Wards

I grew up as a practical lad on a dairy farm in Taranaki, then
studied earth sciences at Massey. Work highlights include;
underground gold mine geologist in Australia, drill crew
supervisor for seismic exploration in Papua New Guinea and as a
seismic evaluation technician in Australia. I diversified into
ecology working for Te Ngahere Native Forest Management doing
track and structure work and predator control. While chasing the
love of my life I spent 5 years in Fiordland National Park managing
visitor track infrastructure for DOC. A move to the Tasman district
in 2009 immersed me in ecological restoration and biosecurity
work with Kaitiaki o Ngahere for the next 14 years, involving onthe-ground control, managing operations, mapping & reporting.
I now live on a small farmlet with my family and enjoy surfing,
cricket, going bush, and savouring a great brew with a few mates.