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Welcome to the Māpua and Districts Business Association

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


To form supportive relationships for local businesses to thrive.

As local businesses working together, we seek opportunities to influence, advocate, and lead on behalf of our members.

The things we continue to focus on include:

  • Providing value to members
  • Production of the Māpua visitor map and members directory
  • Focussed engagement with our stakeholders and key partners on items impacting on our members
  • Membership retention and growth
  • Networking events and members doing business with other members
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 and opportunities.

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

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

To be of service to our community.

To maintain this website, to produce and curate our members online directory and to encourage and support local activities, events and projects which benefit the Māpua , 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: Gordon Shaw – Sempre Avanti Consulting,
P: 021 199 0331 E:

Vice Chairperson: Danielle Martel – Keetrax,
P: 021 2692855 E:

Treasurer: Linda KircherSigns on Time, P: 027 525 0427

Admin: E:

Committee members:   

Paul Kircher – Signs on Time, P: 021 768 407 E:
Elaine Kwok – Upgrade Pilates, P: 0219498901 E:

We are looking for two more members to join the committee.

If you would like to be an active committee member, are passionate for all things local, and want to connect with like minded local business people, get in touch with one of our committee members above and have a chat.

What does the Māpua and Districts Business Association Do?

The MDBA holds regular meetings and networking events 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 and region.

The MDBA produces a visitor 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.

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.


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Shopping & Art

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