Breffni O’Rourke

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Thank you Breffni for helping to sell 2 tables at our NBS Dancing for a Cause event!
At 17 years old, one of Breffni O’Rourke’s first jobs outside of school was selling the tickets at her local movie theatre. At that time Dirty Dancing hit the big screen. From that moment she was in love with ballroom and wanted nothing more than to be led across the floor by Patrick Swayze.  Who didn’t? Breffni‘s love of music is one of the reasons she loves working on the radio. She loves radio's ability to share music’s energy and to connect a community in an instant.  She has worked in radio for over 27 years, in Dunedin, Christchurch and Nelson. Before finally making the move to Nelson for good, Breffni worked in Dunedin on a breakfast show in the morning and then at the hospice from 11am. “I came to understand the beauty of someone being able to spend their final days pain-free, with loved ones at their side in lovely surroundings.  And when that need came for members of my own family, I was beyond grateful for the respect and comfort hospice was able to give them. It is an honour to be able to give back now to Nelson Tasman Hospice”