Leanne Wreakes-Fallen came to Oamaru in February to manage rural merchandise store RD1.
Mrs Wreakes-Fallen previously worked at RD1 in Levin, starting out in administration before moving into sales and was appointed store manager in February last year.
She said RD1 Oamaru had a much bigger customer base and serviced a larger area than Levin.”
“I’m really enjoying the job – it’s very customer-focused with a problem-solving element which I really enjoy.”
She originally trained and worked as a vet nurse and has also worked on a dairy farm so understands the seasonal challenges associated with the dairy industry.
One of the things she loves most about Oamaru is how the residents embrace the town’s history.
“It’s just spectacular – locals live and breathe it, which makes Oamaru a great place to live and work.”
Mrs Wreakes-Fallen has an interest in equine behaviour and nutrition and will bring this knowledge to her role as store manager.
By LINDA MCCARTHY
PHOTO: LINDA MCCARTHY – Leanne Wreakes-Fallen is the new manager at RD1.