Felicity has served as a Far North District Councillor since 2016. Felicity iwi are Te Rarawa, and Rongowhakaata. Felicity lives at Ahipara, and has grown up in the Ahipara community as her nan and whanau lived at Ahipara, and her Tupuna are from Ahipara (Erina Piauta).
Felicity and her family have lived and farmed in Northland for generations. She grew up on a dairy farm between Kaitaia and Awanui. Felicity attended primary school in Kaitaia, where both her children now attend school.
In the past, Felicity worked for 10 years in planning roles in local government before spending several years operating her own planning and development business in Northland. Felicity has a wide range of experience in local government, farming, property, small business, and town planning. This gives her a strong understanding of the regulatory burden being placed on these sectors and how to reduce this or to work within these regulatory frameworks to unlock productivity and delivery in the Far North/Northland. An understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements, and government processes allow Felicity to understand and scope projects in order to make them deliverable and a reality for the community.
She gained a Bachelor of Resource Management from Unitec. She has also completed a Master of Resource and Environmental Planning from Massey University and has full membership to the New Zealand Planning Institute. Felicity and her husband Michael live in Ahipara with their two sons, and own a beef farm and a plumbing and drainlaying business in Kaingaroa, near Kaitaia.