Business Wairarapa’s focus is on being a major contributor to economic development in Wairarapa by encouraging and supporting business growth through the principles of link, collaborate and influence.

Business Wairarapa is passionately dedicated to the region and is involved with a number of initiatives to enhance the economic well-being of business in the Wairarapa.

A member of the Central Region Hub, the Wairarapa works alongside Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Dannevirke, Hawke’s Bay, Kapiti, Porirua, Hutt Valley and Wellington chambers to advocate for robust infrastructure,

productive government policy and better business services across the Lower North Island.

Business Wairarapa is one of the 30 chambers that make up the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce and Industry (NZCCI), whose network represents over 20,000 businesses around the country.

Our Strategy

The 2018-19 Business Wairarapa Strategy was drafted with input from the Board, as well as existing and past members and local businesses.

Guiding our organisation for the next year, the strategy falls out of our vision statement: “Where your business belongs”.

Our mission is to represent every Wairarapa business, providing leadership, creating opportunities and sharing ideas through the principles of link, collaborate and influence.

This year, our strategy has a number of key objectives that support the implementation of the new Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan and reflects our move towards being a more culturally responsive organisation.

We are proud to be able to share the strategy and invite feedback and discussion regarding how Business Wairarapa can support you in your own business activities.

Please feel free to download your own copy of the strategy using the button below.  If you have any problem opening the document on screen, please get back in touch.  We recognise your interest in saving paper and toner!

Business Wairarapa Strategy 2018 – 2019

Our Staff

Business Wairarapa has a dedicated staff and a committed Board. We offer a friendly face, fresh ideas and professionalism at the highest level.

Meet the Board

Business Wairarapa has an extremely dedicated board of 6 nominated members.

Becks Sayer

Chair Becks started at Southey Sayer (was Sadler Oakly Newman) in 1997 and has now been a Director of the … Read More

Julie Miller

Julie has worked as a solicitor in the area since 2008. In 2014 she was made a director of Logan … Read More

Teresa McClymont

After jumping on a boat to the UK at 18, I  spent the next 15 years in the UK and … Read More

Lisa Clough

Lisa Clough has been part of the ANZ team for over 8 years now, working through various roles; a Home … Read More

Rosie Rutene

Rosie is born & bred in the Wairarapa, but moved away for a number of years for further education and … Read More

Aaron Pinkham

Aaron Pinkham

After moving to the Wairarapa in 2008, Aaron is almost a local. For the last 12 years he’s enjoyed long … Read More