Our People: Hana Vincent-Martin

Although Hana is new to the team, she has already made her mark. Hana is one of our Lines Supervisors, coordinating the tie-up of vessels as they come to and leave the Port. Starting as a casual, she quickly moved to permanent, becoming our first female lines supervisor, and she doesn’t plan on stopping there.

What do you love about working for LPC?

I love all the different people that I get to work with and learn from at LPC. Especially the Marine team – they’re family to me now. I love how massive the Port is and all of the opportunities that it holds. And my favourite part is being able to work by the sea.

What do you not enjoy so much?

Definitely working outside in the elements in the early hours of the morning, especially out in the freezing cold and hail. That can be slightly challenging. But I like a challenge!

Why did you take up your role here?

I’m constantly looking for learning and growth opportunities, and my favourite place to work is anywhere that I can see the sea. I was raised by my amazing Dad in Diamond Harbour, so I also have a huge heart for the harbour through that. It’s my favourite place in the world and my home. When the opportunity arose for me to work at LPC, I went for it. I’m so happy that I did.

How long have you been at LPC, and have you moved between roles much?

I have been working at LPC for just over 5 months now. I was originally hired at the start of 2022 as a casual lines supervisor. After a couple of weeks as a casual, the opportunity to take on a 6-month fixed-term role came available and I went for it. I was incredibly fortunate to get that position. A couple of months in to that role, an opportunity to take on a 12-month fixed-term role as a lines supervisor arose. I went for it and was accepted into that position. I am also now a health and safety rep for the lines supervisors, which I am thoroughly enjoying every minute of. I’m really grateful for how far I have come and the opportunities that I have been given within a short period of time while working at LPC.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Surfing is definitely when I’m in my happy place. I also love long- distance running, kick boxing and weightlifting. I also have a huge love for interior design and thrifting preloved clothing. And if I’m not found doing any of those things, you’ll find me hanging out with people. I absolutely love people.

What is something that you’re proud of?

I am so proud to be the first female line supervisor in the Port’s history. As well as this, I am the first Māori female too, which is something that is an even bigger achievement for me as my culture is a huge part of who I am as a person and I am so proud to be Māori. I am so proud of what I have been able to achieve during my time at LPC so far and that I have played some part in opening the door for females in this industry.

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