Kamo High School and Blomfield Special Satellite School Project – Revisited: Women's Infrastructure Network - Northland


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WIN Northland in collaboration with Kamo High School, Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga / the Ministry of Education, Beca and Canam Commercial are excited to invite you to join us for an update on the progress that has been made since last years visit at Kamo High School. 

Kamo High Schools’s and Blomfield Special School’s new facilities will accommodate the forecast master plan roll growth from 864 to 1200 students plus 12 special needs students. The Blomfield building will be completed with the other three buildings, Teaching Block 1,2 and the Whare well into construction. 

We will have speakers from Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga/ the Ministry of Education, Beca, Canam Commercial and Culhams. 

Parking is available on Wilkinson Avenue.

PPE Note: Hardhat, hi-vis and closed shoes are required to enter the construction area.

Presenter Details

Damien Strogen - Delivery Team Manager - Capital Works, Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga / the Ministry of Education

Damien loves his role leading a high performing delivery team through collaboration, listening, hearing, time investment and humour. Damien is a team leader of seven, overseeing a portfolio of capital works projects for the Ministry of Education; and has been heavily focused on the Kamo High School Redevelopment since 2020, guiding the project into construction.

Danielle Lind-Corkill - BE(hons) FIChemE CEng, Beca

Danielle is a chemical and process engineering graduate from the University of Canterbury and has over 20 years’ engineering and project management NZ experience. She is a self-called “generalist” who has worked in a range of roles from: environmental and production support in dairy and petrochemical industries, to project delivery across a variety of private and public sector organisations, including some Ministry of Education projects here in Whangarei (WBHS decant & demolition, KHS redevelopment).

Originally from Southland, she started her career with a provincial background and a state education. Now as well as being a full time working Mum to two teenagers (Ryan & Brianna) she volunteers for the Institute of Chemical Engineers, both on the NZ Board and as a member of the Learned Society covering global actions on Energy and Climate Change. She has a special interest in ensuring holistic approaches to engineering opportunities, especially the development of sustainable solutions for NZ Inc.

Leanne Jagger - Compliance Manager, Culham Engineering

Leanne has a varied background in industries ranging from Horticulture, Retail, Hospitality, Transport and Heavy Engineering and Construction.   Joining Culham Engineering 19 years ago, Leanne started out in Payroll and HR for the first 12 years, before receiving the opportunity to retrain in Quality Assurance overseeing the Company Management Systems, and working with the Quality Inspectors, compiling, and reviewing Compliance documents for projects in the workshop and on construction sites.   With changes to the Business in 2022, Leanne moved to Compliance Manager, and is part of the Company Leadership Team.

The roles have allowed Leanne to have a full overview and understanding of the workings entire Company including Tendering, Project Management Fabrication, industrial coatings, cranes and transport site construction. 

Some notable recent  projects that Leanne has worked in include, Spencer Road Bridge in Albany, Commercial Bay Project in Downtown Auckland, New Zealand International Convention Centre, in Auckland, and the Westfield Newmarket Shopping Centre in Auckland.   

Maree Hemingway  - Assistant Site Manager, Canam Commercial Northland

Born and bred in Whangarei Maree has worked in many roles over the years including trade qualified hairdresser, retail assistant, bar hospitality, head housekeeper, Mum to three children, shop manager, security, roading and now construction. 

Working with Canam she started on the Civic Centre project which is the new W.D.C building. One of the highlights was working with the crane crew amongst other things and she learnt a lot on that project. Working on the Kamo high school project Maree’s role involves coordinating with School management, managing subcontractors, delivery’s, logistics, and Health and safety requirements.

She is excited to be able to show you round the latest project at Kamo high school and hopefully inspire other women and girls to give a male dominated industry a go!


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