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Business Whangaparaoa Team

Meet the Team

Business Whangaparaoa Inc developed out of an incentive of Future Whangaparaoa Trust to work in collaboration with the Trust, the Whangaparaoa Community Hub and local businesses to develop and promote business and community on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula, from Red Beach to Gulf Harbour.

The business group consists of an Executive Committee of enthusiastic local business people keen to bring services and support to the local region. The current Committee is -

Gwenda Holster-Dowler - Chair

Gwenda Holster-Dowler, co-owner of TDS Security Ltd who tailor security solutions for residential and business servicing Rodney and Auckland.  I’m passionate about supported communities and hope Business Whangaparaoa will benefit from my event and funding background.  I’m connected to many local charities and groups and enjoy fundraising in my spare time.
Gwenda Holster-Dowler - Phone: 09 428 5887 - Business: TDS Security -

Sarah Carr - Secretary / Business Activator

Sarah has worked on the Coast supporting and promoting local businesses and community through Linku2 Hibiscus Coast, with successful web and social media promotion opportunities for 15 years. Passionate about the area and keen to support local business growth Sarah sees her role within Business Whangaparaoa as a positive synergy with her own business promoting small businesses. Sarah is also the BW Activator and is your first port of call for any queries about our services.
Sarah Carr - 09 428 0204 or 021 428 037 - 
Business: Linku2 Hibiscus Coast -

Stephanie Lowe - Treasurer

I moved to the Hibiscus Coast 20 years ago and love the opportunities open to us here. A daily walk on the beach starts my day off perfectly.

My business, Insinc Products provides Environmentally Friendly Cleaning, Hygiene and Packaging supplies. Website based with an extensive range to suit everyone.

Stephanie Lowe - 0508 467 462 -
Business: Insinc Products Ltd -

Karen Browne

Karen Browne, owner of NZ Sign Solutions in Arklow Lane.  I’m keen to drive the Whangaparaoa Peninsula business network and make living and working on the Coast an option for everyone – why would you want to work off the Coast? Our company do all types of signage from small labels to car wrapping, gazebos, flags and banners, stationary & uniforms – a full branding portfolio. As our boys attended local schools and clubs, we support these on the coast and are active in the Baptist Church. 
Karen Browne - 0274 966 589 -
​Business: NZ Sign Solutions -

Troy Clarry

I own a small Hotel Management company based here in Whangaparaoa, with two properties Whangaparaoa Lodge and Kerikeri Park Lodge in Kerikeri, and also offer hotel consulting services. I joined the committee wanting to help build local businesses talk to local businesses. Spare time ... trying to get back my golf game, and travelling back to Japan to see friends and family as I worked there in a past life.
Troy Clarry - Phone: 09 428 4666 - Email: 
​Business - Whangaparaoa Lodge -

Dave Matthews


Dave Matthews - Phone: 09-428-2211 - Email: Business: Cafe Manly -

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