I am a semi retired Mechanical Engineer who grew up in this area, married and spent most of my working life in Auckland. Now I live permanently in Mangawhai Heads.
One of the recent businesses that my wife and I had was making Metal artwork from recycled copper hot water cylinders. Although we no longer have this business I still have an interest in metal art and hope to expand my skills in this area while not having the pressure of having to make to sell.
I like the concept of producing something beautiful from scrap that gives the receiver pleasure.