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Newsletter  |  June 2015

Welcome to the new-look Ahuriri Business Association (ABA) newsletter. The last month has seen some exciting changes for the ABA, including a new-look website and new committee members on board. Read more below...

Ahuriri Website Now 'Live'

The new ABA website is now up and running! Visit and see what we have been working on. The ABA will be in touch in the coming weeks to see if you would like your contact details updated, and if you would like to take up one or more of the new promotional opportunities the website provides.

Your ABA Committee

Many thanks to departing committee members Michele Cole and Shaun Thompson-Gray for their hard work and dedication to the success of the ABA. We welcome Steve Alexander from Crowe Horwath, and Brett Conn from Langley Twigg as new committee members, and look forward to the expertise and experience they will bring to the ABA. We will profile them and the other committee members in the coming months ahead.

Steve Alexander – Crowe Howarth
A Chartered Accountant and Principal at Crowe Horwath, Steve specialises in business advice and valuations for SME clients. His experience in valuing businesses also extends to advice, valuations and negotiations for clients with relationship property issues. Steve has also been a judge for the Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for several years. Email Steve at

New Members

A big welcome to the newest member of the Ahuriri Business Association, The Conscious Kitchen. We look forward to seeing you at future events and helping you become part of the Ahuriri 'family'.

The Conscious Kitchen

Opening in August, The Conscious Kitchen will be located at 91 Bridge St in the old cupcake shop. Healthy, delicious organic juices, smoothies and salads are just some of the treats that owner Sascha Howie will have on offer to tempt the taste buds. Phone 021 262 4600 or email Sascha at

Marketing Updates

The Ahuriri social media accounts continue to show impressive results with the number of likes/followers, audience, reach, and engagement increasing month on month. At the end of May, Facebook had 631 followers, Twitter 155 and Instagram 136. The enewsletters continue to be well received, with open rates well above the accepted norm.

2015 Hawke's Bay Tourism Industry Awards

This years Hawke's Bay Tourism Industry Awards (HBTIA) will be held Thursday 17 September at East Pier, Ahuriri. A new 'Small Business Award' category will be introduced this year for businesses with 1 to 5 staff and/or less than $1m annual turnover. With Ahuriri's own The Crown Hotel winner of the Hastings District Council Accommodation Award last year, it would be great to see another ABA member take out the new category. For more info contact

Get into the Swing of Winter Art Deco

To help you get into the swing of the glitz and glamour of Winter Art Deco, Ahuriri Beauty Therapy are offering a complimentary Deco makeover, or enjoy a $10 mini manicure with Beauty Therapist, Casey. Bookings are available for Saturday July 18. Visit, phone (06) 835 7948, or pop in and see the team on Bridge Street, Ahuriri.

Keep in touch!

The ABA is here to support our members so if you have any questions, have a referral for a new member, would like to find out more about the ABA, or would like to promote your businesses offers or specials in the newsletter, email Phil at

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