Tawa Crew
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Sharon Mckenzie

BID MANAGER

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Phone: 021 971 937

Sharon’s role as BID Manager is effectively to manage the day to day activities of the group, and to be the “face” for the Tawa BID. This involves being the central point of contact for our members and external stakeholders, working with the Executive to achieve Business Plan outcomes and to manage all event and networking logistics.

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Darcy Brittliff - Orogen Ltd

BID CHAIRPERSON

Darcy is Managing Director of Tawa based company Orogen Limited. Orogen is a professional planning, civil engineering and survey firm providing development and infrastructure services across lower New Zealand.

Gary Denton

Gary Denton - Gary Denton Accountants

BID TREASURER

Gary Denton has been in business as a Chartered Accountant from his office at 173 Main Road in Tawa since 1993. Gary has lived in Tawa most of his life attending local schools and Tawa College. He had both playing and governance roles with the Tawa Cricket and Rugby Clubs and is a Life Member of the Tawa Volunteer Fire Brigade where he provided 37 years of service to the community including a period as Chief Fire Officer

Susan Hagan

Susan Hagan - Outlet City

BID SECRETARY

As BID Secretary, Susan is responsible for ensuring the Executive Committee adheres to the regulations as set out in our Incorporated Society Rules. Susan is the Manager of Outlet City which houses 30 shops.

Kareen Holland

Kareen Holland - Kid One

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Kareen is passionate about working in Tawa, and about promoting Tawa as a great place for businesses to operate from. She is interested in hearing your ideas on how we can make our BID area an even better place for people to visit, and in hearing what issues you face in making this happen.

Having worked extensively for 23+ years as a make-up artist in the film and television industry, Kareen identified the need for natural and organic skincare products, cosmetics and medicinal products, so in 2003 she launched KD One where she manufactures a range of products sourced locally here in Tawa.

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Richard Herbert

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A Tawa resident for some 40 years, Richard retired five years ago after 40 years in the telecommunications industry with Telecom and Spark, mostly in the mobile network design area.

Now active in a number of local Tawa organisations, including a third term on the Tawa Community Board, a member and past president of Tawa Rotary, past president and committee member for Friends of Tawa Bush Reserves since 2002, and on executive committees of Tawa Residents Assn, Tawa Historical Society, Pest Free Tawa, and Secretary for the Camp Elsdon Board of Management. Richard also undertakes some admin work for his son’s electricians business and has a strong interest in renewable energy systems – he’s the proud owner of an electric car.

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Ant Simon - Simons Pharmacy

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Ant became involved in the Tawa Business Group when the idea of setting up a Business Improvement District was put forward by Wellington City Council and Tawa Residents’ Association in early 2016. He had been involved in the Marsden Village BID for 10 years, so the idea made perfect sense to him as he felt Tawa business needed cohesion. Ant was heavily involved in the work needed to prepare for the poll to establish the BID, and for a number of years held the role of Chairperson once it was established.

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Judith Gray - Nada Bakery

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Judith has lived and worked in the Northern Ward for over 30 years. In addition to her role on the Tawa Business Group, Judith was President of the Rotary Club of Tawa for 2019/2020.With a bakery already in Johnsonville, Nada opened a Tawa bakery and cafe in 2010.

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Ann Woolston - Smartway Builders

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

After being born and bred in Bluff for the first 20 years of her life, Ann now both lives and works in Tawa. She and her husband are Directors of Smartway Builders which was established in 2011 and is located on Oxford Street, Tawa.