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Admin Team

Sian Dawber (Senior admin)

I’m originally from North Yorkshire in the UK and emigrated to New Zealand in 2002 with my husband and two daughters who were 8 and 4 at the time. We chose Northland as my grandparents also emigrated here in the 70’s and I had visited Whangarei a couple of times and liked the area, the climate, and the laid-back lifestyle. In my spare time I like to read, exercise, and catch up with friends.

Shedal Firth

Kia Ora, I’m Shedal! I have been a receptionist here at Kensington health since 2019. 

Born and raised in the far north, I whakapapa to Te Aupouri & Ngati Kahu but have lived in Whangarei since 2010 with my partner and two beautiful children, who you may occasionally see around the front desk! My passions include traveling, make up artistry & going to F45 with my partner.

Linda Elson

I was born in England, went to school, did my nurse training at 18yr, got married at 21yr, had my 2 boys and at 26yrs old came to New Zealand and never looked back.  Now we have a perfect family of 2 sons and daughter in laws, 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

I have worked at Primecare then Kensington Health for more years than I can remember and still enjoy the work and company!

Shakaina Hoskins

Shakaina recently joined our reception team as most of you may be familiar with her now and is always a friendly face to be greeted with.

Annette Woodman

Annette has recently joined our reception team and has extensive experience in healthcare and brings to our team valuable experience and knowledge.

Lauren Swan

Kia Ora, I’m Lauren! I’ve lived in Whangarei my whole life.

I’m new to medical administration and reception work and have come from Hospice where I was Housekeeping. My passions include weightlifting, indoor cycling, Harry Potter, chocolate, and air pistol shooting.