Meet the Hawkins Theatre team


Facility Manager: Peter Hunt

Peter joined Hawkins Theatre in December 2009. Prior to emigrating to New Zealand Peter has had quite a varied work history from service on UK Ministry of Defence vessels around the world to a variety of theatres, record labels, forestry companies and a County Showground. Peter holds a B.A. Honours degree in Music Industry Management from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College. He resides in the nearby village of Hunua and is a volunteer firefighter for the local brigade.


Theatre Coordinator: Loree-Anne Smith

Loree-Anne comes from a Hospitality background but has always had a passion for Events. As well as working in numerous bars and restaurants she also worked for Auckland Libraries as an administrator. She loves meeting new people and when Loree-Anne's not working she loves to have dance parties in the lounge (or anywhere) with her 5 year old son. Loree-Anne has been part of the Hawkins Family since the beginning of 2016 and has so far loved every minute!

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Theatre Assistant: April Head

April began working at the Hawkins Theatre in January 2014, after taking a couple years away from the work force to raise two boisterous but adorable boys.  Prior to children April worked as a travel consultant, but had always wanted to do something in the Arts after growing up performing at the Hawkins Theatre for both dance and theatre.

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Hawkins Youth Theatre Coordinator: Reg Michaels

Reg is a theatre producer, director, and musician resident in Auckland who has enjoyed
creative opportunities around NZ. He holds a Diploma in Performing Arts and has a particular interest and passion for developing emerging artists and finds working in youth theatre extremely rewarding. Reg is a keen motorcyclist and you will often see his bike parked outside the theatre.