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John Booth

JohnBooth    John D Booth
    Rawhiti, Bay of Islands 


Until recently John was a shellfish research scientist with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, with interest in recruitment processes in spiny lobsters. He has been published widely in local and international science journals, and contributed to several books, on spiny lobsters and other invertebrates. He was a member of the Subantarctic Marine Protection Planning Forum which led to the establishment of MPAs around Campbell, Bounty and Antipodes Islands.

Nicole Simonotti (Secretary)

NicoleSimonotti    Nicole Simonotti
    BSc (Hons) Geology & Env Science
    Paihia, Bay of Islands

Nicole immigrated to the Bay of Islands in 2013 from South Africa working as an exploration geologist in the mineral mining sector for 5 years in Africa. Having hands on exposure to the destruction and restoring humans have done and are doing to the environment, Nicole joined Living Waters to contribute in promoting a healthy sustainable biodiversity. Nicole is Living Waters Communication Officer (updates the website, FB page and newsletters); Project Coordinator for Wairoa Stream project and Secretary.

Vicky Froude

VickyFroude    Vicky Froude
    PhD in Env Science & Policy
, Bay of Islands

Vicky is an ecological scientist with expertise in the measurement of natural character; environmental assessment and monitoring; and environmental policy analysis. She moved to the Bay of Islands in 2006 following time exploring the waters surrounding various Pacific Islands. Vicky is an experienced scientific diver and keen sea-kayaker and has extensively explored the underwater and topside marine environments of the Bay of Islands.

Chris Richmond (Chairman)

ChrisRichmond    Chris Richmond
    BSc (Aquatic and Earth Sciences)
    Russell, Bay of Islands


Chris has been professionally involved with protecting and repairing aquatic habitats since 1971. After embracing scuba diving in 1988 he took on protecting fish populations as well. He’s been involved in marine reserve establishment or monitoring at several sites in New Zealand and overseas. He and Vicky produced the underwater DVD, “Like more Fish” about Kapiti Marine Reserve in 2004. In the Bay he has been active in Russell Landcare, BOIMP, Baycare and Fish Forever as well as exploring the marine environments between Whangaroa and Poor Knights.