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Welcome to the Māpua and Districts Business Association

The Māpua and District Business Association was founded in 1992 to provide a single forum for small businesses to relate to each other, to other local associations and to lobby Council on a range of issues affecting our area.

The recent rapid and accelerating growth of the entire district and the opening of the By-pass present new and continuing challenges for our active Association.

Mapua and Districts Business Association

Our aims are:

To provide business support and networking opportunities for members to share ideas, successes, plans and to discus local issues.

To promote our business members within the local community and to visitors to the Region.

To liaise with Council in conjunction with other local community groups on issues affecting the area.

To be of service to our community.

To maintain this website, produce the Community Directory and to encourage and support local activities, events and projects which benefit the Ruby Coast Moutere Hills region.


The overall management of the MDBA is carried out by a committee of local volunteers (committee and office holders are voted in at each Annual General Meeting) which comprises the following positions:

Chairperson: Richard Aitken, Scott’s Construction. Phone 027 203 5522
Vice Chairperson: Cheyenne Roche, Rimu Wine Bar & Cellar Door. Phone 021 178 0370
Secretary: (currently being advertised)
Treasurer: Robbie Mitchell, Harcourts Mapua. Phone 027 232 4500
Admin/Marketing: Kirsten Ammann. Phone 027 327 6010
Committee members:
Taryn McFadden, Four Square Mapua. Phone 021 248 2796
Mark Stuart, Good Media. Phone 021 742 774
Teena Jelsma, Neudorf Black. Phone 021 080 60150
Stefan Wernli, Bidfood’s. Phone 021 084 33227
Tracey Cleary, Hamish’s Café. Phone 021 023 84121
Patrick Stowe, Rimu Wine Bar & Cellar Door. Phone 021 165 2767

What does the Māpua and Districts Business Association Do?

The MDBA holds regular meetings on a variety of topics which are free for members to attend.

Offers opportunities for members to advertise and promote their business to the wider community. Again many of these opportunities are offered to members at no cost to their business.

Bi-annually the MDBA produces a Community Business Directory. Advertising in this Directory is sold exclusively to member businesses. This incredibly useful local guide is delivered FREE to around 2,500 households in the area. As well as an advertising section of local businesses, the directory also features a valuable community information reference section, a local map, and history on the region.

The MDBA maintains a community notice board located outside the Māpua Four Square. This enables members to display their brochures for the public to look at and take away.

The MDBA produces a map of the local district for the benefit of visitors to the region. The map is available as folded DLE brochure and is available free from many outlets and visitor locations throughout the top of the South. Advertising space is reserved for members only.

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