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Dr Ian Calhaem BSc (Maths), MSc (Physics) PHD (Geophysics)

One of New Zealand’s leading forensic scientists, Ian’s diverse experience includes field work in Antarctica, risk analysis on hydroelectric projects, implementing major computer systems, and designing technical equipment for the NASA Apollo space program. Ian has a knack for finding elegant solutions to problems, as proven by his PoolsiNschoolZ inspiration.

Ian has a long standing involvement with safety in outdoor activities. He has been very generous in providing the expertise, leadership and funds to launch PoolsiNschoolZ.

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Haydn Edmonds

Haydn is a Maori businessman of Ngatiwai origin. Appropriately, Ngatiwai means “people of the sea” and the iwi has a special affinity with the ocean.

Ngatiwai’s rohe (boundaries) cover the east coast of Northland from the Hole in the Rock (Motu Kokako) in the Bay of Islands to Mahurangi in the south, and include the offshore islands to Great Barrier.

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Ian Ferguson


Ian, better known as “Ferg”, is New Zealand's most successful Olympic athlete, winning 4 gold medals and 1 silver medal. In 1996 the New Zealand Olympic Association named Ferg as its Olympian of the Century. Less well known is that Ferg was a champion surf lifesaver before turning his talents to kayaking.

Ferg and his wife Aly are the proud owners of Ferg’s Kayaks, and have a long standing commitment to water safety, including running many canoeing programmes for school kids.

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