Mary Hutchinson

Mary Hutchinson is a Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington based, retired GP who has had a lifelong interest in environmental issues. This was originally inspired by childhood family holidays near a North Canterbury river. Her involvement with freshwater conservation continues with being a member of the Papawai Reserve Group in her local suburb of Pukeahu-Mt Cook. The neighbourhood group is part of the Mt Cook Mobilised Resident’s Association and has been working to restore the small un-piped ‘Papawai Stream’, with riparian planting, water quality monitoring and advocacy. She has also volunteered with weed control at Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary.

Mary’s medical career included working in mental health; with newly arrived refugees in Wellington, and more latterly, student health. Currently she is a volunteer lay ecumenical Chaplain two days a week at Massey University, Wellington.

Since retirement from medicine, Mary has further developed her interest in street and social documentary photography; she has held several exhibitions and self published photo-books focusing on distinctive parts of local urban areas.

Mary is married to Jonathan and they have two adult daughters.

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