I’m Charlie, apprentice at HAMR homes. I arrived in Whitianga from Brighton (England) in 2019, planning to play one season of rugby for the local side and I haven’t left yet 4 years later. 

The process of seeing a build develop over time is the most rewarding part of the job. Watching a set of plans become someone’s home gives me great satisfaction and is something that I plan to do for my own home in the future. 

I also like working as a part of a crew. I wanted to specifically join the HAMR homes team for the knowledge the builders hold, and for Richard and Hannah’s enthusiasm and experience in the trade.

On a personal level, I love a range of sports but in particular rugby and cricket. I also enjoy fishing and diving, which I never realised till I moved to Whitianga