Kathryn McIntyre, Trustee

Kathryn McIntyre
Kathryn McIntyre lives on the Tutukaka Coast in Northland where she tends gardens, farms cattle and raises monarch butterflies. Her passion for monarchs began about ten years ago and progressed from nurturing a few caterpillars in a small bird cage to hatching over 700 last year in a purpose-built butterfly nursery.

A retired journalist, Kathryn has volunteered as a biographer at North Haven Hospice and helps staff the Matapouri Library. She and her husband Bill Thiele enjoy entertaining friends and looking after their pets, including two dogs, a horse, goldfish and a footless red billed seagull named Pirate.