Ria Bright BA (Hons) Dip Tch
Opua, Bay of Islands
Ria is a secondary school teacher originating from Wellington. She fell in love with the gentle Bay of Islands, and decided to raise the children here. Ria's concern for the local marine life grew as she heard more people lamenting the lack of fish and smaller sizes compared to by-gone days: "Our Bay is why this area is so special - it needs protecting - simple as that!"