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 networking, collaborating and influencing wherever possible.

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

Since the Covid virus hit NZ in early 2020 and the rest of the world since then, New Zealand business environment has changed irreversibly. The 2021-22 Business Wairarapa Strategy is being drafted by the Board and will be published in the near future. Everything we thought was normal a year ago has changed.

 Our mission is to represent every Wairarapa business, creating opportunities and sharing ideas through the networking, collaboration and influence.

There have been some major changes to the Board and management of Business Wairarapa in the past few months and we hope to be able to be more interactive and proactive with you, our members. When we have published the 2021-22 Strategy, we invite feedback and discussion regarding how Business Wairarapa can support you in your own business activities. Without your input, we don’t know what you are after. 

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. There will be more information on the new Board in the coming weeks. General Manager Peter James has been appointed to make some changes and grow the advantages of being a member.

Meet the Board

Business Wairarapa has an extremely dedicated board of 4 nominated members.

Julie Miller

Julie Miller

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

Angela Moylan

Angela Moylan

Angela works as a Commercial Broker for Crombie Lockwood, working in Wellington a couple of days a week and then from … Read More

Kylie Meredith

Kylie Meredith

Kylie Meredith was born and raised in the Wairarapa, married with two children. We have a 334 HA sheep and … Read More

Stephanie Burling

Stephanie Burling

Steph is the Branch Manager for Drake NZ Ltd in Masterton, servicing the Wairarapa Region in Temporary & Permanent Recruitment … Read More