After gaining a Masters of Regional and Resource Planning from Otago University, Venessa began her planning career with Dunedin City Council. She then joined a consultancy firm doing consenting work for Dunedin City and Queenstown Lakes District Councils. After Ngai Tahu received their Treaty Settlement, the Otago Runaka set up a resource management office, which Venessa managed – Kai Tahu ki Otago Ltd. After a time overseas, Venessa worked for Duffill Watts & King in Whangarei doing consenting work. She then joined the Kaipara District Council team doing a variety of policy work. Venessa is a member of the New Zealand Planning Institute.
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