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The Hogan family took over the reins from John and Rongo in August 2018 moving up from Rotorua. Shane and Kirstine along with their two children Paige and Riley live on-site and get to enjoy our beautiful location when their workload allows.

Kirstine got her start relief minding for moteliers in Rotorua the year prior to coming to Hananui. This was a great insight into the industry and provided great training ground to bring to Hananui. Kirstine’s career has always focused on customer service and luckily her best attributes are a keen eye for detail and customer banter. Kirstine loves to get out for a morning walk around Russell and loves providing her friends and family with drool-worthy pictures of our surroundings.

Shane, the risk taking husband, blindly followed Kirstine into the industry with the acceptance of the job at Hananui. Originally a grocery buyer for a big store in Rotorua for that previous 15 years, it was a huge career change for Shane. Pretty safe to say it is a decision he doesn’t regret. Shane makes time to enjoy the water and the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park as often as possible. This softly spoken, quick with a pun Aussie likes to have a chat with the guests and make their experience of Russell and the Bay of Islands top notch. 

Never in a million years when Kirstine and Shane visited the Bay of Islands on their first holiday as a couple in 2007 did they think that over 10 years later they would be married with two children and accepting their dream job at Hananui in Russell.


You will often find our Paige doing cartwheels and handstands out on the Village Green. Paige is quick to make friends with guests young and old and is a delight to have around the property. 


Be quick to catch Riley as he is often out on his bike around town hanging with his mates. Riley is our shy boy and will often be quick to hide away from guests.

As a family we try and get out for a game of cricket, soccer, or skittles out on the Village Green during the warmer months, or you might catch us hunting for sea glass or having a hit at the tennis courts. 


We love our job, home, and lifestyle that Hananui and Russell provides for us. We feel very privileged to have found our dream job so young in life.

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