Meet the Team

 Staff photo 2018

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Scott Linklater - Facility Manager

Facility Manager – Manahautuu
Iwi tuturu – Ngapuhi, Te Roroa.
Clans – Sinclair, Rose, Young.
Grateful for his family & friends.
Loves his daughter. Has a dog.
Played rugby, now paddles.
Reads. Writes. Sometimes speaks.
Enjoys poetry. Has emotions.
Lives an Aroora life.

James Taoho Profile

James Taoho - Assistant Manager 

Pool Lifeguard Award, Chemical Handling Certificate, HASNO Approved Handler, Swimming Pool Water Treatment and Operations, National Certificate in Sport and Recreation. Currently studying as a Modern Apprentice with Skills Active to become a Professional Trainer.

Having joined Whangarei Aquatics in 2011, James continues to develop his unique and wide-ranging array of industry skill-sets including Aquatics Supervisor, National Pool Lifeguard Championships competitor and Aquatics Team Leader.

James is a keen gym user and beachgoer. If you see James around, he welcomes a chat and to say ‘Hi’. He wishes that you have a lovely and fun day at Whangarei Aquatics and he’ll see you again soon.

 Megan Whyte Duty Manager


Sam Page - Assistant Manager

Qualifications: Bachelor of Physical Education – double major Exercise Prescription/Management and Exercise Sport and Science.


David Mullan

David Mullan
Health & Fitness Team Leader 

Qualifications: Bachelor in Sport and Recreation

Sport and recreation have always been my #1 passion and it is awesome to have a role where I get to lead people with similar interests. I have played almost every sport under the sun and have a very competitive nature.

Originally from the Waikato region I can safely say that Northland has grown to become home even after spending a couple of years travelling Australia and dabbling in a bit of travel to Europe. If I’m not in my office you will most likely find me in the gym or having a coffee in the café. Feel free to approach me and have a chat, something else I have been found to enjoy partaking in


Angela Wells
Swim Magic and Chillout Team Leader


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Hazel Buchanan - Aquatics Team Leader

 I was lucky enough to grow up here in Whangarei. I worked at the pools as a lifeguard while I was in high school and after that I travelled and worked overseas for 6 years before coming home last year. I worked a little in Swim School and Reception before moving back to Aquatics.

I’ve been a member of the Whangarei Heads Surf Lifesaving club for over 10 years, I love hiking and swimming and when I’m not at work you’ll usually find me in the sea or up a mountain.

 Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson - Customer Services Team Leader

Sarah has worked with Whangarei Aquatic Centre since 2009. Before starting with Whangarei Aquatic Centre, she completed Level 3 and 4 Computing and Business Administration. When Sarah isn't at work she loves spending qualtiy time with her family and her son.