Debbie has more than 20 years’ experience in landscape architecture and design, and three years’ experience as the Environmental Portfolio Manager for Ōnuku Rūnanga. She is currently the General Manager of the Matapopore Charitable Trust. Her expertise in the design and delivery of large-scale commercial, residential and public-realm projects, and experience working at rūnanga level on a wide range of environmental issues impacting on cultural values, underpins the support and guidance she provides to the Matapopore team.
Through her role with Matapopore, Debbie has been involved with most of Christchurch City’s anchor projects and many other developments that will contribute to a more meaningful, healthy, welcoming and diverse urban experience for our whanau, visitors and community. Debbie brings a very considered, holistic approach to her work, which demonstrates how indigenous values and knowledge can inform built-environment outcomes.