Bill Wheeler - Park Manager
Leaving college in 1987 to embark on a career on countryside management, Bill never expected to one day be working in the Bay of Plenty, managing one of New Zealand’s most exciting and innovative parks.
That career has never followed any kind of plan but it led to Bill being involved in building tracks, running visitor centres, fighting bush fires, selling Christmas trees and investigating wildlife crime. Then there were all the fun jobs too....
TECT All Terrain Park is for Bill the fulfilment of a dream he had as a young ranger somewhere that all sports are welcome, even if they do burn a few dead dinosaurs in the process.
Daryll Hall - Park Ranger
Daryll was appointed to the Park Ranger’s position in August 2016 and is still coming to terms with the reality that he is now working in the great outdoors.
After 17 years working at the Bay of Plenty Regional Council as Senior Land Management Officer, Daryll feels very much at home in his new outdoor work space.
He has always sought jobs in the outdoors. On leaving school he joined the New Zealand Navy for eight years, then went into forestry harvesting before joining the Regional Council.
The Bay of Plenty is his home. He grew up in Mount Maunganui from the age of five and attended Mount Primary and Mount College.
Daryll enjoys working with the public and that’s one of the aspects of his job he is eagerly looking forward to, as the summer season approaches and the Park moves into top gear.