About

This website is owned and maintained by the Mairangi Bay Business Association. It is a directory of local businesses in Mairangi Bay Village and a community resource for residents and visitors to find information about the area. If there is anything you’d like to see added to the website, please email us.

Mairangi Bay Business Association Contacts

Background

There has been a Business Association for many years in Mairangi Bay. The first shop was a general store, built in 1906 by Mr Pond. Once the Harbour Bridge was built, the area began to develop and Mairangi Bay Village was the first Auckland area to open on Saturday mornings. As the number of businesses increased they recognised the need for some sort of business association. The Mairangi Bay Businessmens’ Association was formed and operated successfully for many years.

Four years ago they applied to the Auckland Council to become a Business Improvement District (BID) and changed their name to the Mairangi Bay Business Association. As a BID, member businesses pay yearly rates to the Association and this money is spent on projects that make the most of Mairangi Bay Village, as a shopping and business area, and as a community. The Association employs a dedicated Co-ordinator to develop new ideas, with a budget to do so. Currently we have 67 members.

Current Committee

Chair – Bruce Martin (Montrose Cafe Bistro and Bar)
Michelle Budge (The Hairdresser)
Bev Mcalpine (ASB Bank)
Malcolm Mitchell (Malcolm’s Take Note Bookshop)
Sarah Money (Sarah’s Boutique)
Maurice Buckley (Bays Architectural)
Emma Donkin (Barfoot and Thompson)
Mark Peddie (The Diamond Studio)

We see the strengths of Mairangi Bay as being fashion and food. We have many boutique stores, mainly owner operated, that offer unique products and services. Paper Moon recently won New Zealand Cafe of the Year.

We started our own magazine, Mairangi Bay Village News, three years ago which has proved popular with the local community. We work closely with local schools, the surf club and the Mairangi Arts Centre. Our Christmas Parade has been in existence for 57 years so we have traditions and history that we can be proud of.

The Business Association is committed to keeping Mairangi Bay one of the North Shore’s premier villages. We are always looking at ways to improve the Village centre and surrounds and welcome new ideas and suggestions.

For any enquiries about the Business Association please email the co-ordinator Joanne Martin 021614655 or see Bruce Martin at Montrose.