Our People


General Manager - Murray Gardiner​​​​​​​

Finance Administrator - Michelle Noble

​​​​​​​Netball Development - Peter McInnes

Games Administrator  - Sasha Kahui-ariki

Venue Hire and Office Administrator - ​​​​​​​Jo Ghent

Custodian- Stan Austin

Sub Committee Convenors

Games Management Convenor - Diane Pakau

Games Committee

Sasha Kahui-ariki

Sherryn Wells

Vaimoana Vaai

Control Room – Lorna Manu, Zora Vitasovich, Georgina Masiutama, Maki Teao, Ivy Naera, Fia Faamagalo

Umpire Convenor - Rob Tai

Umpire Committee

Scott Bailey

Fleur Hunt

Pauline Akauola

Mia Swann

Makiroa (Maki) Teao

Jane Bendall

​​​​​​​Representative Convenor -  Carla Gordon

Reps Committee

Maree Castle – TLT

Natalie Pati – WCRN​​​​​​​

Kerryn Soppet – Vipers

Hedy Turner – Te Atatu


Rachel Temu - Elected


Danica Hape-Tiria- ChairElected

Caroline Bendall- Elected

Nathan Carruthers- Elected

Sai Bedekar- Elected

Sai is a self-employed professional with 24 years of International and local experience in Business Management and Occupational Health and Safety. As a Director for two small business enterprises in New Zealand, Sai has successfully built strong relationships along with a track record of selling innovative and creative ideas for design, print, health and safety and photography. In her spare time Sai works as a Photographer beautifully capturing weddings, corporate events and concerts. 

Sai has significant organisational skills and a passion for Sports and Recreation. She has worked as an Executive Committee member for community and sports organisations within Auckland region.

Sai has been a parent and supporter of netball. Sai’s daughter plays netball at Netball Waitakere on Saturday mornings and can be found on the sidelines cheering her school and club teams.

Julie-Ann Thumath​​​​​​​​​​​​​​- Appointed

Julie-Ann was appointed to the Netball Waitakere Board in 2020.  She grew up in West Auckland playing at Te Pai courts in school and social teams.  She has worked at Henderson Intermediate since 1999. During this time she has co-ordinated, coached and managed school teams.  She is currently the Deputy Principal at Henderson Intermediate and the Board of Trustees Chair at Henderson North Primary.  She is passionate about our youth, especially keeping them active, and looks forward to being able to contribute to growing Netball Waitākere.

Venus Rangi​​​​​​​​​​​​​​- Appointed

Venus has spent many years as a parent, supporter, coach, manager and fan of netball. She has watched her daughters compete at various levels in many sports but predominantly netball where she has built many long lasting relationships.  She has spent many years working in the community sport sector initiating many community capability and youth development opportunities across the sport arena.  Currently, Venus is working in community development across the population growth programme in Auckland. She is looking forward to the opportunity to support our centre to be the centre of choice for all West Auckland players, whanau and volunteers.

Life Members 

Isobel Barton *

Betty Wells*

Maureen Wrathall

Dot White*

Zora Vitasovich

Margaret Taurere

Aileen Mason

Margaret Spencer *

Robyn Harding *

Geoff Bendall*

Heather Brewer

Beryl Turketo

Lorna Manu *

Millie Manuel-Nathan 

Elaine Curtis

Jeanette Spyve

Jane Bendall

Eleanor Simmons

Georgina Masiutama

Service Award Holders 

Fay Peke *

Mary Stantiall

Muriel Colcord *

Eleanor Darby

Gwen Kelly

Georgina Johansen

Hinga Clarke

Emelia Palmer

Pare Brough

Joy Tallentire

Rima Albert

Robyn Harding *

Maki Nathuran

Georgina Masiutama

Arthur Brookes  *

Lola Tupo

Cynthia Anderson

Clare Hendy

Jenni Roby

Corinne King

Julie Wray

Jane Bendall

Sharleen Morrell

Fleur Hunter

Hedy Turner

Heather Langi

Makiroa Teao

Sherryn Wells

Eleanor Simmons

Carla Gordon

Kathy Henry

Natalie Pati

Maree Castle

Pauline Harrington

Ngaire Marwood