The Waiuku Business and Development Association board members

A dedicated team of 7 local business owners and employees who have a shared interest in improving the economic development of the Waiuku area.

 

Waiuku Business & Development Association – The Board

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Julie Powell

Sunset Surf & Turf

Chair

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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Sherilyn Fretton

Mike Pero Mortgages

Treasurer

027 569 2235

Hi Everyone I’m Sherilyn Fretton.

I own a Mike Pero Mortgage and Insurance Busi...

Hi Everyone I’m Sherilyn Fretton.

I own a Mike Pero Mortgage and Insurance Business in Waiuku. I am a qualified financial adviser and have 30 years experience.

Over the years I have helped many families and couples find solutions and strategies to help when times are tough as well as assisting first home buyers and existing homeowners looking for advice about getting onto the property ladder or buying that investment property.

I have built, bought and sold properties so have first-hand experience with investment and new build lending. I also know what the banks are looking for and which one would be a good match for each of my customers based on their current situation and future goals. I understand that the world of finance and mortgages can be overwhelming so make the process as simple as possible by doing all the work for you, and my service is FREE.

I also have great relationships with other local professionals that you may need like solicitors, valuers and building inspectors so can easily recommend someone.

I live locally and am the Treasurer of your Business Association. I enjoy being involved in the Community and have supported Waiuku College, Waiuku Rugby and Women’s Refuge and Children in Need. More recently I was involved in the Business Association / St Johns initiative to help get groceries to our over 70’s during Covid 19 lockdown levels 4 and 3. What an amazing experience and group to work alongside.

I am also a parent and passionate about safety for families and community development that creates a positive community spirit. Joining the WB&DA was an opportunity to be more involved with this, as a member of a dedicated and experienced team with a passion to see Waiuku continue to grow and flourish as a town.

Sam Edgecombe

Samara Edgecombe

Mitre 10

Secretary

027 666 2713

Coming from the South, with 3 kids and my husband, we moved to Waiuku in 2014 an...

Coming from the South, with 3 kids and my husband, we moved to Waiuku in 2014 and instantly fell in love with the town and the community.

3 years on, I saw some of the work Waiuku Business and Development Association is doing and their vision to see Waiuku grow to full its potential. In 2018 I offered to come on board to the WBDA from a perspective of a new family to the area, an innovator and an everyday member of the community.

Since 2019 I have been a part of the Management team at our local Mitre 10.
My biggest Passion is to help people grow and in turn this helps the place we live and love, develop and grow.

There is nothing better than being part of a community with successful, happy people and successful, thriving businesses.

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Lisa-Marie Anderson

St John Op Shop

021 280 0881

Born and bred Auckland City girl, coming to Otaua 5 years ago was my first real ...

Born and bred Auckland City girl, coming to Otaua 5 years ago was my first real taste of living in the country.  Many friends thought I would be bored but I have never been so busy,  full time work with St John, being on the board of the WBDA, tending to my managere on 20 acres and volunteering at community events certainly keeps me out of trouble (mostly).  My passion for this amazing town has grown and I see such good things in the future both business wise and personally.  I believe we are the best kept secret south of the Harbour Bridge.

 

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Pip Wells

My Husband and I arrived in Waiuku In 1987 we both worked at the Steel Mill. The...

My Husband and I arrived in Waiuku In 1987 we both worked at the Steel Mill. The town quickly became our home choice. I have always been amazed at how Waiuku punches above its weight, for a small town we have so much choice of clubs and sports, we have our fair share of people that have excelled not only in sports but arts, business and music.

I was drawn to the WB&DA when my children (but one) left the nest, I had time to put something
back into our community that I felt has given my family so much.

I have worked in Real Estate for a few years now, mostly from Pukekohe, but decided to make the move into town 2 years ago, we have a busy property market, and I do enjoy talking of the benefits of living in our Waiuku, in my opinion if your not living in Waiuku you are missing out on a fabulous community.

I am looking forward to being part of the WB&DA and am excited to see what lies ahead.

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Lynette Hunter

Paterson and Burn Optometrists

027 945 3410

My husband and I moved to Waiuku over 20 years ago and raised two boys in the co...

My husband and I moved to Waiuku over 20 years ago and raised two boys in the community. Waiuku appealed to us because it has so many opportunities in the area, from beautiful beaches to the lovely countryside and still within reach of Auckland. We have both been involved in community groups over the years and now that I am working at Paterson Burn Optometrist in Waiuku it was timely to join the Waiuku Business Association which has enabled me to work with other dynamic and energetic business like-minded people all working towards improvements in the town.

Waiuku Business Association Board

Samantha Graham

Framed Hair

021 105 3162

Samantha Graham is currently on maternity leave.  Her profile details are below....

Samantha Graham is currently on maternity leave.  Her profile details are below.

I was born and bred in Waiuku and went to Otaua Primary School and Waiuku College. I love this little town and what it has to offer.

I enjoy interacting with people and helping them feel good about themselves, and have always had a creative side. These things led me to my trade as a hairdresser, and when I felt I wanted to further my career, I bought & opened a salon in Waiuku. Framed Hair was born in 2017.  We are now proud to be an active member of ‘Sustainable Salons’ from 2019, doing our bit for the environment.

I believe there is a wealth of opportunity for growth in Waiuku in all areas including community spirit, social interaction, sport and business. There is something here for everyone. We have the potential to build our image as a destination for visitors with our small town vibe, open country spaces and beaches close by.

Waiuku Town Centre Management

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Sharlene Druyven

Waiuku Town Center Manager

021 0827 5763

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

My name is Sharlene Druyven 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.