Three Decades as “Mr. Fix-It”

30 years working at OCE means Property Manager, Trevor Goldstone, knows every drain, every gutter and every resident!

Trevor also knows Omokoroa very well, having been brought up on a dairy farm in the locale. The 59- acre farm is now all houses and, as Trevor says, “There are now more roundabouts than cows in Omokoroa.”

Trevor has also witnessed the growth of OCE over the years. He started working part-time as a builder’s labourer there, hefting huge wheelbarrows of concrete, helping with plastering and planting. He found he had a real feel for landscaping and has since been instrumental in the parklike surroundings residents now enjoy.

Trevor describes his role as Property Manager as making life easy for the residents. He works a normal week (if 7.30 am till 6.00 pm can be called normal!) and is on call 24/7.

Requests for Trevor’s services are made via OCE reception and can vary dramatically day to day. This is what he loves about the job. “There’s always something happening.” Waste management is a big part of it as is supervising the grounds staff. During lockdown, Trevor’s role extended to delivering groceries and generally helping everyone feel connected. “I love this age group,” he comments from his slightly younger perspective!

Trevor lives near OCE and, when he’s not at work, could be model making at home or planning his next caravan adventure with his wife. Trevor has been a volunteer firefighter at Omokoroa for 19 years. It is clear he enjoys serving people and OCE is fortunate to have him.

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