Camp Manager

Camp Managers

Karen and Bud

Tena tatou
Ko Karen Tauroa taku ingoa
Ko Ngati Mutunga o Wharekauri me Ngati Koroki Kahukura hoki
Ko Buddy Raumoa taku ingoa
Ko Moriori me Ngati Kahungunu hoki

We are Karen and Bud, the new camp managers at Kaupokonui beach camp.

In 2014 we moved from the big city of Wellington back home to Rekohu/Chatham Islands and that was the beginning of our journey to live life to its fullest and appreciate each moment of every day.

My background is mainly in administration and Buddy was a commercial fisherman for many years in Rekohu and then spent a number of years as a digger driver/labourer. Our experiences with campgrounds is that we've lived the life. We've spent the past three years at the Seaview Holiday Park in Mokau enjoying retirement. This role has not only ensured we keep living the dream but we also get to spend precious time with our tamariki, mokopuna and wider whanau who live in Hawera.

We look forward to experiencing what this new role brings, the new faces we will get to meet and the new journey we will travel.

Tena tatou katoa
Karen & Bud