Business Association

New to business or thinking about setting up? Just moved to town and haven’t make contacts yet? Been around a while and wanting to make more contacts or want to have a more active role in the business community?  Then join us and make a difference. 

The Mercury Bay Business Association (MBBA) represents the business community across the Mercury Bay area from the Tairua Hill north to Whangapoua.  The Association is made up of 200+ members from a variety of business sectors such as retail, accommodation, hospitality, tourism operators, trades and services.  The Association is an incorporated society governed by an elected committee.  We are an affiliated member of the Waikato Chamber of Commerce.

The Mercury Bay Business Association owns the www.whitianga.co.nz website, which promotes the region and provides info on activities and attractions in and around Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. The website offers advertising options for local businesses and is a key tool in promoting our area, showcasing all we have to offer in Whitianga.  It is visited by tens of thousands of people each year.  However, we are more than just a website listing.  We have monthly networking Business After 5's, member meetings, arrange business training seminars and send out regular communications keeping our business community connected.

As the Mercury Bay area grows, so do opportunities for commercial entities to start, develop and grow - bringing more residents, employment and visitors to our region.  Mercury Bay has the opportunity to become THE PLACE to live, work and play on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Our vision is to be The Voice for Mercury Bay Businesses.

Our mission is to help existing and future members of the MBBA be the best at what they do and develop Mercury Bay as the Coromandel Peninsula location of choice for investment, businesses and visitors.

Our purpose is to promote, support, develop and represent the interests of the local business community as it grows.

Celebrating success in 2016 and 2017

·         Created annual members events calendar – BA5’s, functions and members meetings with good member attendance at functions

·         Developed new accounting processes for MBBA

·         Initiated website redesign of www.whitianga.co.nz

·         Held inaugural MB Home and Trade Show

·         Reviewed operating and governance processes for the Whitianga i-Site Visitor Information Centre

·         Successful membership marketing drive saw increase in trades and service businesses joining

·         Completing monthly newsletters and updates to members

·         Development and issue of Surveys to members

Board 2016/17

Gary Fitzsimons, (Chair) Go Kiwi Shuttles Ph. 021 654 243
Sharon Daly (Secretary), Valley Education & Training, Ph. 027 4962 684 E. mbba@whitianga.co.nz
Yvonne Simpson Sovereign Pier on the Waterways, 021 234 4360

Heather Jack, Good Energy, 021606835
Linda Simonsen Media Works 021 688 410
Sue Marceau Mainly Casuals 027 325 0498

Graeme Matthews, Associated Business Services, 07 8695973

Key Documents

·         2014 Constitution

·         Code of Ethics / Complaints Process


www.whitianga.co.nz provides information on Whitianga, the Mercury Bay and surrounding areas including Whangapoua, Whenuakite, Wharekaho, Whitianga, Cooks Beach, Hot Water Beach, Coroglen, Hahei and the Cathedrial Cove on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand.

Learn more about events and accomodation, fun and interesting things to do in the region and connect with locals providers and organisations on our business directory covering Whitianga, the wider Mercury Bay and surrounding areas on The Coromandel, New Zealand. This website is run by The Mercury Bay Business Association.

Please enjoy browsing our site and learning about the many fun and interesting things to do on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand.