Norm grew up at Orama as a boy when the farm property was first purchased by his parents in 1963. His Parents, Nev & Dot were the founders of Orama.
Norm’s Business experience includes being a Sales rep for Fuji Xerox and Canon NZ, Managing the Xerox Auckland sales team, Office manager at Orama (1985 – 1989) & Marketing for Orama (2006 – 2010 & 2017 – 2018). He was the owner & founder with his wife Fleur in 3 print companies in various locations & know lives on Great Barrier Island down in Tryphena having established and now running, a shuttle/tour company. Norm came back onto the Orama Trustboard in 2020.
Kirstie’s connection at Orama started as a child when she lived here with her family from 1977 – 1981. She again came as a teenager, and most recently lived at Orama in 2019 with her son Luke.
She has seen first hand the restorative & life changing impact the place has had on others & her family, and has now joined the trustboard in 2020 with a desire to see Orama continue to be a place where lives are changed.
Kirstie & her family – husband Mike, and three boys, Daniel, Jacob (Jake) and Luke are now based in Auckland, on the North Shore.
Kirstie and her husband Mike together run a busy medical practice in Auckland. Kirstie also has a background as a Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor. She likes to paddle board, sail and cycle and is currently writing her first novel.
Warren & his family have a long standing connection to Orama.
Warren & his Wife Margaret have served on and off the trustboard for many years.
Together, they founded Fountain Apparel Ltd which specialised in the importing and distribution of fashion clothing around many major outlets in New Zealand. Warren is now retired and continues to serve on the trustboard. He has a wealth of knowledge to add with his knowledge in business & Numbers.
Kevin is a long time visitor to Orama (his first visit being a surprise birthday party organised by Dot Winger – Founder of Orama – for her son Norm).
Now that Kevin has time to contribute, he hopes that his life experience, business experience and faith can bring something to Orama that strengthens and helps Orama and it’s people.
Kevin is a father of 4 and has spent many years as an importer, wholesaler and business owner for womens clothing business’. He has had staff, offices & Warehouses in both Auckland and Melbourne & now works from his home office semi-retired supplying health & collagen supplements through his online business rejuvenated.nz
After the death of his wife in 2006, Mac married Gwenda Sears who introduced him to the Orama community. He has since then enjoyed using his very practical skills – gained as a farmer – helping out with all sorts of work at Orama. He has a big heart for seeing God move in this place and impact people’s lives.
Mac entered the dairy industry as his first job, & moved on later to buy his own farm. He has four children & loves being involved in local church & community activities.
With four friends he helped establish & build Arohanui Charitable Trust which blesses ministries like Orama every year.
Mac is still also a Kiwifruit farmer with extensive experience running his own orchard business. He is a very “hands on” man.
From 2008 until now only
As of 2008, Orama has been operating under a new trust deed. One of the most significant changes to this deed is that it allows for greater participation in the life of Orama by the wider community of people who have been involved with Orama in so many different ways over the years.
Involvement in the life and ministry of Orama is open to all who agree with the work and purposes of Orama. Supporters can join as either Members or Associate members & must be nominated and seconded by current Orama Members.
To find out more or request an application form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org