Grant Dixon ran the recent ‘Gift Bomb Point to the Auckland City Council’ petition, which gained over 650 online signatures asking the Minister of Housing to gift the land to Auckland. Grant is also an administrator on the Hobsonville Point Facebook and Neighbourly pages. Last year Grant initiated the Hubby Hub group which now awaits community buildings for activity spaces.
For his daytime job Grant makes documentaries. Last year he resigned his conferences producer job at the Employers and Manufacturers Association to do this full time. His latest is about Christchurch’s 2011 earthquakes. Two international film festivals have since accepted this film. Previously Grant worked for TVNZ and then as a film producer at the National Film Unit in Lower Hutt. Following this, he made corporate videos and documentaries for TVNZ and TV3 under his own company banner Dixon Productions Limited.
Grant and his wife Sharon moved from Long Bay into Hobsonville Point last year and currently rent in Brickworks. They are due to move into their own Jalcon townhouse opposite the primary school in September. Grant enjoys running the Point’s tracks, and he and Sharon are part of the Point’s community church. Grant also sings and plays guitar in a band. Grant and Sharon have five married children and will soon have seven grandchildren.
Grant is passionate about the community and is keen to see interest groups flourish as the community grows.