WBDA Office
Ph 09 235 6231

2 Queen Street, Waiuku
Town Centre Manager
Email: waiukutownmanager@gmail.com

 

WBDA – The Board

CHAIRMAN
Deborah Andrew

BARFOOT & THOMPSON
09 235 0880

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“Achieving success in this industry is about delivering on realistic expectations.’

Deborah Andrew started her career as a real estate salesperson on 1998. Over the following 9 years as a salesperson, her high ethical standards and commitment to delivering outstanding customer service saw her achieve outstanding sales results.

Following her success, and with a wealth of knowledge about the property market and the local area, Deborah’s move into a management position was a natural progression. She now leads a team of 9 qualified salespeople and a rental department in the Waiuku branch, which covers the areas for West Franklin, Waiuku and the Awhitu Peninsula.

A family orientated person, Deborah is very proud of her two daughters and enjoys spending her free time with her husband Grant and their grandchildren. Grant’s hobby is motorbikes and Deborah is a willing passenger on a weekend run. They live on a ½ acre property in Waiuku which makes the most of the rural outlook.

Deborah belongs to The Franklin Business and Professional Women’s Club (as a member since the year 2000) and has attended 5 previous conferences as a delegate for this association. 2011 sees her take on the role of 1st Vice President of her local Club.

 

TREASURER
Sarah Lochead-MacMillan

BUSINESS TURBO BOOSTER

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Sarah Lochead-MacMillan is a business coach, mentor, speaker and trainer. She came to the shores of New Zealand in 2006 and moved to Waiuku 6 months later.

Since 2009 Sarah has developed a strong banking and mentoring advisory service, establishing the SLM Group to help businesses effectively deal with banks and achieve profitable growth.

Sarah wrote and published The Naked Networker http://www.sarahlocheadmacmillan.com/#%21resources/cfvg&gt
to help business people better understand networking in order to create sales and income through successful and sustainable face to face networking.

 

SECRETARY
Treena Harris

SOUTHERN PODIATRY
09 235 2060

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Treena Harris established her Podiatry business in 2007 when she opened Southern Podiatry at 12 Bowen St, Waiuku. http://www.southernpodiatry.co.nz

Having lived overseas for many years, Treena returned to New Zealand to be closer to her family who had moved to Waiuku ten years earlier.

With an interest in business and community affairs, Treena has been a board member of the WB&DA since 2012. In addition to her new role of secretary, Treena currently has roles in the following groups:

Treasurer of -Nga Pou Mana Allied Health Professionals of Aotearoa, Podiatry Advisor for the Franklin Locality Diabetes Quality Improvement Group, Consultant in Podiatry Think Tank (2013-2014) for the Ministry of Health, member of Waiuku Health Group and much more. Treena is looking forward to seeing the initiatives that the WB&DA are striving towards being fully realised.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS

 

Angela Wilson

COCKY’S CORNER
09 235 9880
 

Grant Domigan

BARFOOT & THOMPSON
09 235 0880

 

Serena Shine

CASTAWAYS RESORT – GLAM CAMPING
09 2365041
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Serena started her Glam Camping business in 2014 at Castaways Resort in Waiuku.
https://www.facebook.com/Glam-Camping-Castaways-Resort-1600351266859516

Before moving back to NZ, she spent several years living in Perth where she worked in the mines with roles ranging from underground machine operator, charge up (explosives), to an Emergency Service Officer involving medic, firefighting, road crash rescue and many more elements. Prior to this she spent a few years as a Combat Engineer in the New Zealand Defence Force.

Serena has a love for the outdoors and enjoys mountaineering, hunting, fishing, diving and skydiving.

Now that Serena has moved back to Waiuku she is keen to be involved with the development of Waiuku and is interested in helping to grow and strengthen the community.

Julie Powell

SUNSET SURF & TURF
09 235 9219
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Julie has a background in nursing, floristry, house renovation and helped run a Painting & Decorating business for 16 years not forgetting 20 years experience in parenting.

Julie’s reason for joining the WBDA committee this year is to get more involved with town centre planning and development and working alongside an already great team. She has had 10 years experience in owning and running a local retail clothing business.

http://www.sunset27.co.nz

 

Leonie Richardson

RICHARDSON’S JEWELLERS
021 076 0267
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Leonie is working in the family business started by her grandfather 85 years ago.
Each generation has added something to the business and Leonie hopes to do the same.

 

Brendon Crompton

LOCAL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE

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I believe that the Waiuku Subdivision needs a strong and vibrant voice that follows through on promises.

I’m married with three children and have spent 23 years serving the community in a variety of roles including a three year period as a Franklin District Councillor, where I chaired the Safer Community Council and set up the Youth Advisory Board, allowing young people to positively engage with the development of their community.

I am passionate about community development and safety and have worked as a Police Officer and a Youth Justice Manager. I am currently the CEO of a National Youth Development Charity that works in partnership with the Police.

As a member of Team Franklin I will be better placed to work collectively within the team environment to ensure effective and efficient use of your rates for the betterment of your community.

 

Jill Naysmith

LOCAL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE

 

WAIUKU TOWN CENTRE MANAGEMENT

Sharlene Druyven

WAIUKU TOWN CENTRE MANAGER
021 0827 5763

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My name is Sharlene Druyven and I am the Town Manager for Waiuku.

As Town Manager 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.

 

Vanessa Newman

ASSISTANT TOWN CENTRE MANAGER 
09 235 6231

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I was born and bred in Waiuku, spent time overseas and in Auckland working in the hospitality and medical industries, telecommunications training roles and advertising sales before returning to work in Waiuku.

I am passionate about supporting the town manager and representing the Waiuku Business & Development Association, in helping Waiuku grow and prosper, through our services, community events, the Information centre and by providing a central communication ‘hub’ between organisations.