Brady is a first-term Councillor having spent the last three years on the Petone Community Board. Brady lives in Waiwhetu with his wife Emma and their daughter Scarlett. Brady owns a photography business and a bridal dress shop with his wife.
He attended Hutt International Boys’ School before graduating from Victoria University of Wellington with a Bachelor of Commerce & Administration (double majoring in Electronic Commerce & Information Systems Management). His hobbies include travelling, photography, technology and spending quality time with friends & family.
Christine Atanoa Fagan (nee Puketapu) (Te Atiawa)
Christine is the Iwi representative on the Lower Hutt Creative Communities committee, a member of the Eastern Community panel and is a Waiwhetu Marae Trustee. Christine is a practicing visual artist with a Diploma in Art and Creativity from The Learning Connexion where she tutors ceramics. She has a broad knowledge of most art forms, and works with schools and community groups on art projects.
Christine has a Certificate in Uku (clay) from Te Wananga o Aotearoa and is a member of Hutt Art Society, a regular solo and group exhibitor at Odlin Gallery and regular exhibitor at Pacifica Arts and Culture Fono nationally.
Pam Hindmarsh is the Chair of the Creative Communities panel and funding Administrator at Pub Charity Limited. She is a former member of the Western Ward Community Panel 2017-2019 during which time she organised the mural on Wellington Water Buildings on Major Drive in Kelson. She is a former member of Hutt City Council’s Arts and Culture Sub Committee 2017-2019 and a past mentor for Hutt City Council’s Community Arts mentor programme. Pam has 20 plus years’ experience in live arts.
Annalese is a Lower Hutt based artist with a creative practice and interest in painting, screen printing, photography, digital art, illustration, design, music, writing, performing arts, and murals, including a mural collaboration with Sheyne Tuffery.
Annalese holds a Diploma of Creativity and Art (hons) from The Learning Connexion, a Certificate in Musical Theatre from National Youth Drama School and is currently studying Biculturalism and Social Services at Te Wānanga O Aotearoa.
Johannes is a member of Hutt Art Society and the Print-Council Aotearoa.
He has an MD in Product Design from the University of Applied Science Niederrhein in Krefeld and an Advanced Diploma in Art and Creativity from The Learning Connexion. Johannes’ art practice includes printmaking, photography, painting, collage, digital design and sculpture and his artwork is represented in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway and Germany.
He has organised many exhibitions in the Wellington Region, including several pop-up projects for About Space. Johannes has strong networking experience and links with local arts community
Councillor Shazly Rasheed
Shazly moved to New Zealand from The Maldives 24 years ago and lives in Lower Hutt with her husband and two young boys. She has owned her multi award business Shazly Experience in Lower Hutt for the last 14 years.
Shazly is the founder of the region’s first purpose-built sustainable hair and beauty salon – the only salon in the Hutt Valley recognised by HITO as a ‘Training Champion’ for training New Zealand’s top hairdressing apprentices.
She was awarded Wellington region’s most inspirational role model at the Her Business Awards. Shazly is a founding member of Southern End Business Group to revitalise Lower Hutt’s CBD, and an active fundraiser for Te Omanga Hospice and our local schools.
Mi’i Hinarere Te Poerava Tupangaia (Mi’i Tupangaia)
Mi’i is the President of the Hutt Valley Cook Islands Association. She has been awarded Queen's Service Medal, and is a Justice of the Peace and a Lay Preacher and Elder at St David's Church, Petone.
Mi’i tutors Cook Islands Tivaevae crafts and weaving and Cook Islands Reo Maori.
Aidan Walbaekken (Tainui)
Aidan is a mural artist from Wainuiomata, Lower Hutt. His work is influenced by tattoo art and illustration. He has previously worked with at risk youth within his community, and with clients such as Hutt City Council, Upper Hutt City Council, Chorus, Dirty Burger, Fidel’s Café and various kindergartens in the Wellington region.
Aidan is a Restricted Programmes Tertiary Art Mentor at The Learning Connexion where he works with corrections students, and holds a New Zealand Diploma in Creativity (hons) Level 6.
Noel Woods (Te Atiawa/Ngati Porou/Ngaruahine)
Noel is a songwriter, musician and founder of kaupapa Māori band Grove Roots. He is an Artist Management/Mentor for singers Sianne Dougherty, Amba Holly, Maaka Fiso & Pere Wihongi.
Noel is an experienced event MC and DJ, and event manager, including Event Management for Te Ra o te Raukura Festival, Event and Stage Management for the Newtown Festival and Director of the Whakatau for Cuba Dupa festival.
Noel is a Trustee of Waiwhetu Marae, Committee member of Te Puatatangi at Toi Maori Aotearoa, National Maori Music kaupapa, Captain of local waka taua at Waiwhetu Marae and a Radio host and producer at iwi radio Atiawa Toa FM.
He is a Producer and Director at T.A Productions Audio & Visual production company and former member of the Hutt City Council Arts & Cultural Sub Committee. Noel is also an Advisor at The Office of the Children's Commissioner.