This page describes the websites created and managed by Dale. You can view the websites using the links on the right hand navigation panel.
Dale is the former Web Content Coordinator for Porirua City Council. She retired in August 2018.
Homestay on Queens
Toastmasters New Zealand
The Toastmasters New Zealand website was created by Dale, and was managed in her spare time from 2002 to 2012 and 2014-17. The site uses an online content management system. It receives over 8000 visitors per month, and has been a NetGuide Finalist. Dale received a Toastmasters International Presidential Citation for Services to Toastmasters in recognition of her efforts in originally developing and maintaining the New Zealand website. Past District Governor Steve Bullock also recognised Dale's contribution to Toastmasters New Zealand by presenting her with a special award at Spinnaker's final meeting of the year in November 2012 (see photo below).
Dale joined Spinnaker Toastmasters in 1998, and achieved her Distinguished Toastmaster Award in 2007. She maintains the Spinnaker Toastmasters club website.
Keirunga Park Railway
Dale is a member of the Keirunga Live Steamers Inc and regularly visits the track with her husband Mike and their loco DG760. Dale created and manages the Keirunga Park Railway website for the club to keep members and visitors up to date with activities and events at the Park. The website receives over 100 visitors a month, and is particularly popular during holiday times.
Kapi-Mana Multiple Birth Club
Dale is a life member of the Kapi-Mana Multiple Birth Club, being a mother of two sets of twin boys.
Dale created a personal website for her husband Mike to promote his locomotive, DG760. This site has the history of the locomotive and its carriage DG787, and his straddle carriages Huey, Duey and Lewey. The site has a photo gallery of the building of the loco and carriages, and a description and links of the various railway tracks where the loco is operated. Dale has posted photos of recent conventions and visits to other tracks.
The Sharp/Healy Family website contains the history of Dale's father's families - the Sharps and the Healys from Dunedin and Central Otago. It was decided to publish the research and images as a website rather than a printed book because many family members are in Australia and elsewhere, and updating is easy and quick. The website contains the story of the first two generations of members of the Sharp and Healy families, starting with the arrival of John Sharp from England and Thomas Healy from Ireland in the 1860s-1870s.
The Rush Family website contains the history of Dale's mother's families - the Rush Family. The contents of this site have been converted from the book published by Dale and her cousin Steve Rush in 1999 called "A Humble Beginning". Most of the latest updates are in the third edition of the book or on the family's Facebook site.
RoadSmart Driver Training
The RoadSmart Driver Training website is the business site for RoadSmart Driver Training, Mike's driving school business. Mike conducts training for learners and pre-licence test assessments, and the AA Defensive Driving Programme in-class and in-car assessments.