The People Involved in The Right Track

There are many people involved in making The Right Track  such a successful and powerful force in people’s lives.

Our Presenters

We would like to thank our fantastic presenters who add so much of their time, skills, knowledge and life experience to what we learn over the four weeks – The Judges and Court Personnel from Waitakere , Auckland, North Shore, Manukau, Hamilton and Christchurch District Courts, Serious Crash Unit,  Rachelle Borsteinas, Maria Cross , Martin and Roz Williams – Martin Williams Funeral Directors, Mike “Sooty” Barratt from NZ Fire Service, SSO Simon Shields and the teams at Kumeu,  Silverdale and Lincoln Volunteer Fire Brigades, Tim Lockwood, Brenton Harrison from Freelance Adventures, Alf Filipaina, Chris Hanley, Erin O’Hagan, Katrina Spence and the brilliant staff at the Auckland Spinal Unit, Annie Jones and the team at Burwood Spinal Unit, the “actors extraodinaire”  the incredible Trauma Team at Waikato Hospital

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 Judge Glen Marshall –  Judge Marshall was admitted to the bar in 1980.  Between 1986 and 2001 he was a Court lawyer in Hamilton. Between 1990 and 1998 he was a Youth Advocate. In 1994 he was appointed a member of the Hamilton Crown Prosecutors Panel in Hamilton.  In 2001 he was appointed Senior Prosecutor with Almao Kellaway. From 2002 to 2010 was the Crown Solicitor for Tasman District. He has also served as a legal advisor to the Medical Practitioners Complaints Assessment Committees (1996-2001) and review officer for HIH Workable Ltd (1999-2001). Mr Marshall was appointed a Judge of the District Court in 2010 and is based in Hamilton.

 Julie Hardaker – Mayor of Hamilton – Julie Hardaker is Mayor of Hamilton City. Prior to her election as Mayor in October 2010, she was a partner in long-established local law firm McCaw Lewis Chapman. Julie has been on the boards of the Waikato Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc, St Peters School Board of Trustees, Habitat for Humanity Central North Island and Chairperson of the Waikato Branch of RNZSPCA.  She is completing a Masters degree at Waikato School of Management and is has a keen interest in history, art and the environment. Julie is married to Steven Perdia.

 George Ririnui – George Ririnui is Manager of Youth Justice for Child Youth & Family that services the Waikato and Hauraki areas.  George has worked in government and the community social service sector for 30 years.  A social work and management graduate, George has significant experience in social work, youth work, counselling and family violence.  He has been a member of the National Domestic Violence Approval Panel, Family Violence Death Review Committee and Researcher for Ministry of Justice.  During his time with the former Department of Social Welfare in 1989 George was a member of a team that implemented the Children Youth Persons & Families Act with a particular focus on the principles of restorative practices, victim empathy and whanau decision making. 

 Nick Chisnall -Nick has been the Hamilton Deputy Public Defender of the Public Defence Service since April 2011.   He commenced practice in 2000 in the areas of commercial and employment law with Gibson Sheat in Wellington.  He became a police prosecutor in 2003 and was a Crown prosecutor between 2004 and 2008, first in Tauranga, then Wellington.  Nick joined Crown Law in 2008, and was a Crown Counsel in the criminal process team, where he primarily undertook criminal appeals in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.