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  • Writer's pictureRose Parsons

Meet Shelley Fissenden, Driftwood Eco Tours' new customer care representative.

Updated: Oct 20, 2022

Shelley and her husband Keith live in Kaikoura not far from where we live. The Fissenden family are synonymous with the Clarence River, they were the general contractors, building the roads deep into to the rugged high country where we take our tours today.


Shelley’s maiden name is Harris, who were a dairy farming family. She has lived in Kaikoura all her life, starting out life as one of eight children. Pony club, rugby and all sports were the things they enjoyed growing up, with both her parents involved in coaching.


Shelley's first job as working for Pyne Gould Guiness a stock and station company.


Shelley went on to coach netball, receiving a Netball New Zealand service award for her dedication. Her work has done much to support the development of youth in the area.


Shelley worked at Whale Watch for 28 years, she loved attending trade expos and sharing what a wonderful place her hometown is for any visitor!


In her spare time Shelley loves to go biking (a real bike, not an e-bike) as well as walking and reading when she is not doing grandparent duties.


You may get a call from Shelley who is updating our database details. You may also hear her cheery voice if you call on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning.


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