MediaWorks is New Zealand’s largest independent broadcaster, reaching kiwis through an extensive platform across radio, television, digital and live platforms. Prior to my promotion, I was General Manager of MediaWorks Tauranga.
Name: Belinda Francis
Position Held: Northern Regional Manager
What book would you reread or what movie would you watch again, and why?
I love to read but really struggle to reread any books again, however, I have watched The Sound of Music and Grease many, many times and look forward to watching them both again!
What do you love doing in your spare time?
Spending time with family and friends and I always enjoy a quick walk up The Mount.
What do you wish you had more time for?
Time with family and friends!
What’s next on your bucket list and when are you planning to do it?
This year I will spend the year working through my ‘40 things to do before 40’ list. The tasks range from big to small and are things that will really challenge me rather than just things I am meant to do but never get around to!
What’s your best life hack?
If you walk up The Mount twice in a row – particularly if you are doing the Mount Everest Challenge – do the stone stairs twice at the start…it makes going up the second time so much easier knowing you don’t have to do the stairs again!
How do you feel about Tauranga’s vibe?
The city vibe is exciting! There are more and more opportunities popping up everywhere with such amazing people doing really great things. The city is growing up and is no longer the place people come to just retire.
What tips could you share about your best approach to getting through a challenging day?
Get through it one step at a time and don’t sweat the small stuff. I like ticking things off lists – I feel a small sense of achievement as I go! The key is also not to be a martyr – if you need help, ask!