Shane was born and raised in Porirua. Having completed all his formal education, as well as a significant part of his working life here. Always happy to reminisce on the good ole days or chat excitedly about what the future holds for the community/region.
A former dual national sporting representative who has travelled extensively, having competed in the Unites States, Europe and throughout the South Pacific. Although he's been tempted, has never found anywhere else on God's green earth, that he'd prefer to call home or raise his family.
Shane's love of sport and high performance competition, eventually giving way to another passion 'business'. Quiet by nature, this has not been an obstacle to him achieving national sporting honours, or in the setting up and running of two local businesses. For Shane the challenge remains the same no matter the game or the arena, take care of the small things and the large things will fall into place.
He's also spent decades in the community serving in some capacity or another, from years as a volunteer coach/ instructor/ manager, to working with youth at risk, as a funeral director assisting families in time of need, and as a church leader of a local church.
Shane's experiences and his attributes are now firmly focused toward a new horizon, 'real estate', as a Principal of One Agency Brooking Realty, a position he co-shares with his long-time business partner and wife Naomi Brooking.