Kirsty Parsons' laugh filled the office.
The bright and bubbly 26-year-old's death in a double-fatal crash near Hastings has left a gaping hole at Tumu ITM Hastings that her colleagues say will never be replaced.
Parsons was killed in a two-car crash on Friday, May 10, as she drove home on Taihape Rd, Omahu, near Hastings.
The driver of the other vehicle, Wiremu John Armitage, 31, also lost his life in the collision.
"It was a huge shock to us. You work with her for nine hours a day and then suddenly she's gone," Tumu ITM admin supervisor Rae Faloon