In the final in a series of profiles of the new
Mosgiel-Taieri community board, Sarah Nitis (nee Davie) tells
us a bit about herself. The sixth board member, Blackie Catlow,
declined to submit a profile.
I'm married to Petros and we have two children together,
Lennox (1) and Ebony (3 weeks), and two older boys, Giovanni
(12) and Nico (9), who we have week-on week-off ... so life
at the Nitis household is never dull.
Former owner of Blackstone Cafe and chairwoman of the Mosgiel
Business Association (MBA), I also have experience in local
health and education sectors.
More recently my focus has changed from business life to
family life and I've become increasingly involved in
socially-oriented groups including schools, the Taieri
Parents Centre, and the Taieri Community Wellbeing Strategy
I am energetic and have positively contributed to local
initiatives, leading projects aimed at increasing our
These have included the planter box, Christmas street market,
BNZ Mosgiel Friday Market, and Christmas vitality projects.
A ''Mos-girl'' from way back, I'm involved in, and passionate
about, our growing community, and excited by this opportunity
to work to enhance the unique lifestyle of the Taieri.
I'm looking forward to working for you to resolve local
issues including pedestrian safety, access to active
recreational facilities such as the pool, and business
sustainability - ensuring council services meet the needs of
our diverse community.