GROWING VIBRANT TE AWAMUTU BUSINESS
The Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce is a community-based organisation, part of the nationwide network of New Zealand Chambers of Commerce. We have a voluntary board made up of local business owners and community representatives that work together to provide support and represent the voice of the Te Awamutu business community.
Kerrianne Krelle is a Te Awamutu local who has come from a background in Tourism and Science. She holds a Diploma of Tourism and Bachelor of Molecular Biology.
Kerrianne has taken up the Chamber of Commerce position in conjunction with supporting her partner with his building company, and raising two young children.
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Owner/Operator of Impact Tutoring and Founding member of Mathematics for a Lifetime Charitable Trust
I am Jean McKenzie Owner/ Operator of Impact Tutoring and Founding member of Mathematics for a Lifetime Charitable Trust. Juggling two businesses is a tricky task while maintaining a work life balance with Zumba and regular exercise with my dog! I am an advocate for youth and the importance of them achieving the best that they can be. I carry this through to being a Volunteer Fire Fighter at PIrongia Fire Brigade and believe strongly in contributing to your community. The business world is an exciting one and a massive change in direction after 30 years teaching for myself. I believe there is potential in collaboration no matter which direction your business is heading. Brought up in Pukeatua as a country girl and returning to the Waikato means I have a very good understanding of the rural sector too. I am enjoying working with the Chamber’s future.
Owner of Te Awamutu Space Centre / Operator of teawamutu.nz community website
I live here in Te Awamutu with my family, Dave, and my two children Jessica & Floyd. Dave and I operate the Te Awamutu Community website, teawamutu.nz and have provided this website for the community and visitors for over 15 years. We have also have another business – this time in the “real world” – the Te Awamutu Space Centre. I currently I have two part time jobs – doing administration at First National Te Awamutu and as the Violence Free Waipa Te Awamutu Coordinator. I also participate in a number of other community organisations. With a background in sales, sponsorship, marketing and customer service and experience serving on previous boards/committees, I look forward to using my skills to assist with the growth and sustainability of the Te Awamutu Chamber and making a contribution to the success of Te Awamutu Business.
I was Born in Whanganui but moved to Te Awamutu to start my schooling and been here ever since. My husband and I had a couple of years living in London and returned home to have a family in NZ. I have been an accountant all my working life and got chartered in 1997. I have worked for and eventually owned Kelly & Bryant Chartered Accountants Ltd, this went on to become Findex where I am currently an associate partner. I am in a range of community groups – Altrusa International of Te Awamutu, Te Awamutu Sports Netball Club, Te Awamutu Sports Hockey Club, Stewart Alexander Golf Club. I always put my hand up to help in any finance capacity they have as that is a strength for me and people are often reluctant to fill the roles. I am passionate about Te Awamutu and its business community and would like to ensure all business owners make the most of what the Chamber can do for them.