Meet the City Managers: Bay of Plenty and Waikato

Posted 3rd August 2022

Our Hamilton city managers for 3 years Sasha and Mary Rinaldi are taking on another region for the 2022 Vista Foundation 48Hours.

This power team are supporting the Waikato teams and also bolstering the Bay Of Plenty region too!

Award-winning filmmakers with other accolades to boot are also parents of two young children and run film-making company Flash As Productions. Together they co-directed The Anniversary which took out the top award at Tropfest NZ in 2017 and had Mary claiming the prize for top actor.

A professional actor, with recent credits including Tv Mini Series, the Last Hustle and Days Crossing, Sash is also currently writing an indigenous adventure set in the late 1800s, Mary continues to produce short films.

This filmmaking couple are both loyal supporters of 48Hours having participated on regular occasions through the years. We’re absolutely thrilled to have these super heros helping other filmmakers follow in their footsteps. So while Mary heads the Waikato 48Hours City Manager team, Sash will be located in Tauranga to support the teams as City Manager there.

Both of them are super approachable and on call to support their regions.

Your main point of contact for the Waikato region is Mary.

Email Mary

Call Mary - 0277019543

Your main point of contact for the Bay Of Plenty region is Sasha.

Email Sash 

Call Sasha - 021 309 733