Supporting and celebrating a colourful, vibrant community is something Sheryl Mai is strongly committed to.

“ I believe this is fundamental to developing our sense of place and making our district an amazing place to live and visit.

“As patron of the Pacific Islands Charitable Trust, I was delighted to help bring together Whangarei’s first ever Pasefika Fusion Festival, and am thrilled it was so warmly received by our community that it will be back again next year!”