Pam Oliver has lived on Waiheke for nearly 30 years and has been involved in conservation activity here all of that time. She is a member of Forest & Bird and established the Kaitiaki of Newton Reserve neighbourhood conservation group in 2006. She has contributed regularly to community revegetation across the motu. She is currently the Convenor of Project Forever Waiheke www.foreverwaiheke.com whose goals are to establish sustainable community and tourism strategy for Waiheke and monitor the impacts of tourism, in collaboration with the Waiheke Local Board. Pam’s professional background is in social services provision, academia (psychology and law), and 20 years as an evaluator and researcher, primarily in the social services, health and education sectors. She has a commitment to supporting the Waiheke community to foster healthy natural and community environments on Waiheke Island.