Staff - Hawkes Bay
Hi my name is Eve Casagranda, I am the founder of On Arrival.
I was born in Germany, and moved with my family to Canada, when I was 4 years old.
I still have memories of how I missed my friends and extended family, of trying to settle into school, learn a new language, and adapt to a totally different way of life.
Calgary was my home until 1986, when my husband accepted a job in Wellington and we moved with our two young daughters to New Zealand.
Hi my name is Don Casagranda, I co-founded On Arrival with my wife Eve.
I moved my family from Calgary, Canada, to Wellington in 1986, and I can remember how difficult it was for Eve to settle.
I went to work after a couple of days, our daughters went to school and Eve was left “Stranded”, not knowing anyone, or where to shop, what to buy (As there were no familiar products), and where to go to meet people and develop friendships.