Board of Trustees


Eve Murphy

Eve Murphy was born in Malawi and educated in Zimbabwe. After living and working in the UK and Europe met and married a kiwi. She has lived in New Zealand since 1977.

Eve and her husband, Jim have owned and operated Pukekohe Travel since late 1978. Eve has been involved with Franklin Business and Professional Club,

Chair of the Buckland School of Trustees, President of the Pukekohe Business Association and a Board member of Pukekohe Community Action. She is also an active member of the Anglican Church.

Her involvement with HEART is through a friendship with Cheryle Randall , the founder. The programme has developed over the past years and the results are always positive with the students developing  life skills they would probably never learn elsewhere, and with a sense of worth, so important for their well being and development.


Gavin Whiting

Gavin joined the NZRDA board in 2011 as a co-opted member and holds a Human Resources and H&S portfolio. Since joining the board he has played an integral role in the enhancement of Operational Standards and H&S Compliance.

He was until recently employed as a senior manager with Fletcher EQR with responsibility for contractor engagement. Gavin has held a variety of senior operational roles with Fletchers over the past 20 years except when he ran his own business coaching firm for 5 of those years. He is now setting up a consultancy business and plans to be more involved in the governance of primarily manufacturing businesses.

Gavin and his wife Vivienne own a lifestyle block just north of Christchurch where they have 5 young horses. He is EAGALA trained and has completed Levels 1 & 2 of Kathy Pike’s EFLC Apprenticeship programme. He also counts himself lucky to have learned horsemanship from some of the best including Ray Hunt, Buck Brannaman, and Ken Dromgool.


A Magic Moment

Carley has lived in the area all her life. After working in the banking industry as a mortgage manager for several years, Carley married Lee and has two awesomely amazing teenage sons.

She manages their Auto Electrical business based in Pukekohe as well as her community involvement. Carley met Cheryle through a mutual friend and went through the HEART program herself and as she saw the benefit of the program, volunteered her services to help the young children growing up in our community.



Peter is a true Pukekohe boy. Peter was born in Pukekohe, went to school in the Pukekohe area and married his wife Judith in Taukau. Peter and Judith have three sons and six grandchildren.

Peter is the oldest son of Graham Weck and now owns GJ Weck & Sons along with his two younger brothers. GJ Weck & Sons have been part of the Patumahoe community for 41 years.

Peter is a builder by trade and was a member of Patumahoe volunteer Fire Brigade for 27 years. Peter became of trustee in 2013 and is an excellent role model for the children who attend the HEART Programme.