Waiuku’s loss of a wonderful talent
be donating to the Cancer Foundation on behalf of Kirsty. She was well known for her involvement with the local theatre group, after joining them at the age of 14, enjoying it so much that she continued to participate well into her adult years. She wrote, directed, choreographed, acted, was a set designer, and created costumes, while enjoying every aspect of theatre life. Born to perform, Kirsty was also an accomplished singer. No matter what her role, she immersed herself completely into the task at hand, giving it her all. Her interest in art was always evident, but after developing breast cancer two years ago, her passion for painting mandalas began to grow.
Her beautiful creations now grace the walls in many countries, including hospitals, commercial buildings, restaurants, private homes and art galleries. She also worked as a teacher aid for a period, and was employed at the Waiuku Library. It was evident by the number attending her funeral, that she was loved and highly respected by so many people whose lives she touched. She is survived by her three sons, Tom, Josef and Peter. Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post