Christine Sandrey

Tel: 03 307 7237

Mob: 021 503 343


Vendor number: VAJ058

Hello from Mid Canterbury. I am Christine Sandrey.

My husband, Brian, and I own and operate the Driving Miss Daisy Franchise for Ashburton and the greater Mid Canterbury Area. We have two fabulous sons, now in their thirties, and our family has now grown to include our lovely daughter-in-law and gorgeous little granddaughter.

In the past I have enjoyed a really rewarding nursing career spanning almost 20 years. Following that, I spent 18 years in various administration roles with the last 12 and a half years as Office Manager for a very busy dairy livestock company. Prior to that I gained valuable experience as an Admin Assistant at a local rest home and hospital where I also enjoyed occasional nursing duties. I hope to put all of this experience to good use, as I really enjoy interacting with, and helping, people.

Having first learned of Driving Miss Daisy whilst on holiday to Canada, it was timely that the story of Driving Miss Daisy New Zealand screened on Close Up, a New Zealand current affairs show, upon our return. In addition, a recent experience with my late uncle, following his relocation to a local rest home, and limitation and difficulties found at not being able to drive, inspired me to contact Driving Miss Daisy, leading us to purchasing the franchise for Ashburton.

I am thrilled to represent this Mid Canterbury territory, and look forward to a long relationship with local residents helping them to appointments of any description or even just a trip to town to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, or renew library books – (as an avid reader, I may even be able to help with your selection of books). I look forward to helping people, who are unable to drive themselves for any of a multitude of reasons, maintain their independence – or in the case of recovery from injury or surgery, return to their former independence. This includes people of any age.

Please feel free to call me – I will be happy to help you with your needs.