The Waiuku Business and Development Association board members

A dedicated team of 6 local business owners and employees and a local board representative who have a shared interest in improving the economic development of the Waiuku area.    

 

Waiuku Business & Development Association – The Board

Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Barfoot & Thompson

Chairperson

021 500 074

Appointed as Branch Manager for Barfoot & Thompson Waiuku. A new arrival to Waiu...

Appointed as Branch Manager for Barfoot & Thompson Waiuku. A new arrival to Waiuku and very excited about making a contribution to the community. Andrew says he is really enjoying the short commute to the office each day. As a keen hunter and fisherman he's looking forward to discovering some new territory - once it stops raining! Barfoot & Thompson Waiuku is a very active branch offering residential, rural/lifestyle and commercial sales with full service property management.

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Julie Powell

Sunset Surf & Turf

Treasurer

09 235 9219

My Business is Sunset Surf & Turf, 27 Queen Street Waiuku.

I have been running ...

My Business is Sunset Surf & Turf, 27 Queen Street Waiuku.

I have been running this independent business for 15 years experiencing the highs and lows of running a retail business in a small town.

We have had to be adaptable with brands coming and going trying to be unique in our products to other big retail stores and learning new technology and the way people shop.

I am delighted to stand as Chair this year having been a part of the WBDA committee for about 8 years.

I hope to continue the great work of previous Chairs and look forward bring the WBDA up to date with the new look website giving our businesses a more modern platform to advertise on. I really enjoy collaborating with other businesses in town and being a part of an awesome and motivated committee.

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Angela Wilson

Cocky's Corner

021 1255730

Cocky’s Corner has been operating in Waiuku for 26 years. My husband Rod and I b...

Cocky’s Corner has been operating in Waiuku for 26 years. My husband Rod and I bought the business 16 years ago and that is when we moved to town.   

Waiuku has great potential and I look forward to being back on the board and helping in any way that I can

Raewyn Hambling

Raewyn Hambling

Paterson Burn Optometrists

09 235 8510

My name is Raewyn Hambling. I have enjoyed living in Waiuku for 30+ years and wo...

My name is Raewyn Hambling. I have enjoyed living in Waiuku for 30+ years and worked in the optics industry for over a decade.

I am a proud mother, having brought up 2 fantastic children with my husband while looking after the eyes of Waiuku and surrounds.  

I am very family orientated, and I am enthusiastic about community development.

I look forward to contributing of Waiuku’s growth.

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Sherilyn Fretton

Mike Pero Mortgages

027 569 2235

I am a Financial Adviser specialising in mortgage finance and insurance and have...

I am a Financial Adviser specialising in mortgage finance and insurance and have worked in the finance industry for over 30 years, most of that time self-employed so very familiar with the challenges of being a business owner.

I have owned and operated a Mike Pero Mortgage franchise since moving to Waiuku 9 years ago.

Previously treasurer of the Waiuku Business and Development Association I’m excited to be returning as a committee member and being part of a fantastic team of local, like-minded people who are focused on community development, town growth and brand.

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Marc Buissink

Waiuku New World

09 236 5050

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Sharlene Druyven

Franklin Local Board / Waiuku Ward

021 536 177

Proudly born and bred in Waiuku, happily married to Jos with 2 children Brooke a...

Proudly born and bred in Waiuku, happily married to Jos with 2 children Brooke and Jake, all residing and employed in Waiuku.

Many will know me through my Waiuku Town Manager role which I held for just over 11 years but have since left to focus more on my Local Board role.

Waiuku, now more than ever needs local knowledge, experience, and a strong voice to advocate on our community’s behalf. We need to ensure that we have fit for purpose infrastructure ie. upgraded water and wastewater services, safe roads and improved council services and assets to cater for the projected growth, while trying to retain the special village feel for which Waiuku is renowned.

Now in my third term on Franklin Local Board, I know what the issues are and I will continue to do my best to follow through and advocate on your behalf.

Waiuku Town Centre Management

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Vanessa Newman

Town Centre Manager

021 0827 5763

My name is Vanessa Newman and I am the Town Manager for Waiuku.  My role is to s...

My name is Vanessa Newman and I am the Town Manager for Waiuku.  My role is to support and advocate on behalf of Waiuku businesses.  This is achieved through working with council, advising on bylaw changes, submissions, providing networking opportunities and creating proactive ways to attract and sustain new businesses moving to the area.

As Waiuku is the tourist area of West Franklin, supporting tourism is essential.  We also create, help fund and run events that not only advertise Waiuku but support the town economically going forward.

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Michelle Crow

Town Centre Manager's Assistant

09 235 6231

Hi my name is Michelle Crow and I'm the Town Manager's assistant for Waiuku. 

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Hi my name is Michelle Crow and I'm the Town Manager's assistant for Waiuku. 

My role is to support the Town Manager and Waiuku businesses, also to help fund and run events that not only advertise Waiuku but support the town economically going forward.