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.

Born in Whangarei, I’m a country girl at heart who has a passion for the outdoors and sports. When completing my Physical Education degree I found my love for teaching and coaching swimming and from there volunteered my time to teach children to swim.

Interests outside of work include fishing, spending time with friends and family and tramping, with my Bucket List goal to complete all the Great Walks. I’m a very approachable person so feel free to come into my office for a chat.

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.