Due to the recent heavy rainfall, a number of roads and walking/cycling tracks in the Waikato are closed. If you are travelling to or through the Waikato region, please visit Waka Kotahi’s Journey Planner website for up-to-date roading information and check the local Council’s Facebook page for the latest updates and advice.

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Carly Jackson

Carly Jackson, Business Development Executive, Business Events at H3.

What is your current role?

Business Development Executive, Business Events

What do you enjoy about working for H3?

The great team spirit we have at H3 is what I enjoy most, also bringing to life amazing events!

What was your first job?

I worked as an office junior in a publishing firm which lead to my career in Graphic Design.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a lawyer, I’m not even sure if I knew what a lawyer was.

What is an achievement or special credential you're really proud of?

Changing my entire career path later in life to try something new, events are quite new to me, now four years later I can honestly say I will never look back, I’ve met so many amazing people working in the events industry.

What do you do in your spare time?

I love to spend time camping at the beach with my family, my new go to is gardening and a bit of DIY.

What are you most grateful for in your life?

My family, I spend a whole lot of time with my family and couldn’t do life without them.

Who inspires you and why?

This is a hard one, ‘Cindy Lauper’ I was crazy about her music when I was a young girl and found her inspirational for her belief in freedom and equality.

Have you got a favourite aphorism / motto?

“Don’t worry, be happy” I believe there is no point in sweating the small stuff.

What is your favourite spot in the Waikato?

My home is my favourite spot and it is in Hamilton! My happy place is where I live in Pukete, it is a lovely spot, if a little retail therapy is necessary I have ‘The Base’ just down the road and Pukete is not too far away from my friends and family.