Robyn King & Shane McNally

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Robyn King

I am a proud Mum of three grown kids, and a Nana to five beautiful grandchildren.I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of this awesome event ,helping to raise funds for our local Trust. Life Ed’s vision is to educate and inspire the next generation to embrace positive choices that will result in them having healthy bodies and strong resilient minds, now more important than ever ,as we face new challenges constantly in our daily lives. Our children are our future, and by supporting their mental and physical health and wellbeing we are contributing positively to the legacy we leave behind!

I have been fortunate to work for Life Education Trust, both nationally, and locally as Central Plateau’s Regional Manager for almost 12 years, and have always been passionate about children’s health and wellbeing, since working as a newly registered nurse in the old Princess Mary Children’s hospital in Auckland. My husband Michael, is one of our Trustees, and I know he will be supporting me every step of the way, as he has when I have taken on challenges in the past- this would be the most nerve racking one yet I think!!

I have always wanted to dance, being the proverbial ballet Mum shipping her kids off to lessons, and enjoying dance through watching them. Now it’s my turn to kick up my heels, and although I will be terrified on the night, I am looking forward to the journey, learning a new skill, and making new friends along the way! Let’s do this people!!

Shane McNally

Hi, I’m Shane McNally and I have lived in Taupo for the past 21 years after being stationed here from Police College. I’m currently a front line Sergeant.

My wife, Jo, is a primary school teacher and I have two children, Josh a Firefighter and Demi, who is a student at Tauhara College.

I’ve been involved in numerous community events in the past with the last one ending up with me on the canvas in the King of the Ring event!

Working with the Police and Blue Light, I have been the Officer in Charge of the CACTUS programme since its inception in 2013. This programme promotes health and well-being for our young people and is something I am extremely passionate about.

I also work in Search and Rescue in Police which has exposed me to significant incidents across NZ (Christchurch and Whakaari White Island).

Thanks to the significant peer pressure and the fact that I continually tell our Cactus students to take every opportunity and do things that challenge them, I’m taking my own advice. To say this is totally outside of my comfort zone is an understatement! The charity and funds that this will raise is awesome! I’m just hoping to last longer than I did in the boxing ring!

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  • Teachers: Teresa McIntosh & Nor Tane

    Teresa is a modern jive dance teacher who has been teaching predominantly ceroc, ballroom and latin dance for 15-20 years combined. Teresa has competed and placed in numerous NZ competitions and loves teaching others “It’s exciting and fun.”

    Teresa is assisted by Nor Tane, both experienced competitive dancers who enjoy sharing this passion with those keen to learn.

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