Back to the friendly south
It’s a kind of homecoming for Gore District Council’s new events coordinator, Mishel Kaaplan.
Mosgiel-born and bred Mishel is returning south after working in Auckland and teaching English in South America.
With a background in the banking industry, Mishel is excited to have the opportunity to work in the local government sector and enjoying getting to know the Gore community.
“This role is giving me the opportunity to get involved in the community quickly. I love that.”
After buying a house in Gore four years ago and visiting family here and in Mosgiel regularly, she realised how much she missed her connection to the south.
“The south has always felt like home. Living here, within a week I knew all my neighbours – it’s a feeling of being part of something. Everyone is so friendly,” she says.
While Mishel has only been in her new role a few weeks she’s looking forward to “helping the community promote our uniqueness and shine out in the world.”
“There’s a lot of really cool stuff going on here. People are missing out if they don’t come and visit. Almost every day I learn something new about the area, reinforcing for me what a great place it is to live,” Mishel says.
Welcome to Gore Mishel!