Johnson leads town hall trust


Cambridge chartered accountant Kirsty Johnson was unanimously elected chair of the new Cambridge Town Hall Community Trust on Monday.

Experienced business and community leader Rob Feisst will be her deputy.

The seven-strong trust held its first meeting after signing a Trust Deed which will see them activate and manage Cambridge Town Hall.

Johnson is an associate at Shelley Tweedy & Associates in Cambridge and has both corporate and chartered accountancy experience plus she has a strong interest in and experience of governance.

The mother of two children, aged 5 and 8, has lived in Cambridge for 13 years.

She is a former cornet player in the Cambridge Brass Band and regularly played both in and outside the Town Hall.

“I’ve attended many other events there, from concerts and shows, to Anzac ceremonies, long lunches and even donating blood. I consider the Town Hall a wonderful resource for our community and I am privileged to be part of the hall’s future,” she said.

Other appointments made at the first meeting were that of architect Antanas Procuta as trust secretary and former Novotel Tainui general manager Dick Breukink as treasurer.

The trust also finalised its submission to the Waipā District Council Long-Term Plan 2021-2031.

Other members are: Jenny Cave, Mary Anne Gill and Maxine Nelson.

Cambridge Town Hall, built in 1909, is a category two historic building and recognised by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and originally used as the Town Hall as well as borough offices.

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