Who we are

New Lynn Business Association Inc is an incorporated society; our primary objectives are to provide a forum for business betterment whilst marketing the town centre to our customers. We are interested in local economic development, urban regeneration, social integration with people in the town centre and to promote New Lynn as a place to work, live and shop.

The New Lynn Business Association is funded through a targeted rating system with the Auckland Council Business Improvement District as a partnership program. The New Lynn Business Association has a constitution which can be downloaded via this website. The members of the board are an elected voluntary executive committee. The executive business or building owners in New Lynn oversee the governance of the organisation. All executive members and the centre manager are available to talk with you about the organisation and our objectives.

What we do

The executive board is committed to the betterment of the New Lynn community. Our members (businesses and associates) are an integral part of our annual planning process with an AGM held in September of each year. At each AGM we present the Business Association members as part of principles of the Business Improvement District Partnership program that has a holistic approach, bringing together all stakeholders to improve the physical, economic and social environment in New Lynn.

Key stakeholders

The New Lynn Business Association has a number of key stakeholders, who all play an important role within the organisations structure. 

The key stakeholders are:

► Business owners in New Lynn

► Property owners in New Lynn

► Local government, the Whau local board and agencies

► Community in the New Lynn area

► Customers (shoppers in New Lynn)

Association's Activites

The management and executive co-ordinate networking events and activities and business development opportunities. We work alongside the local authorities to make submissions to both local and central government on topics that effect social and economic outcomes for the people and the business community.

Comments opinions or views?

If you would like to contribute to the New Lynn Business Association or have any questions please use the form on the Contact Us page.

NLBA Executive Committee

Vish Bhati - Chairperson

Vish Bhati

Barfoot & Thompson New Lynn


Vish works at local Barfoot and Thompson as Team Robbie and Vish. Vish has a very successful career as real estate agent in New Lynn and surrounding suburbs. 
Dealing with lot of home owners in the area gives them better outlook for New Lynn and what local property owners admire about our community. 
Vish says he is solution focussed and aiming for growth while looking after our neighbourhood so we have a better future for our generations.
Feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss any matter related to local business.

Phone 022 600 2600

Email V.bhati@barfoot.co.nz



Nicola Donald - Committee Member

Nicola Donald

The Wardroom

Deputy Chairperson

Nicola is co-owner with her husband of The Wardroom on Totara Avenue New Lynn. Nicola and her team are leaders in welcoming people to their café, a café that has the most delicious and fresh food.  Nicola has many years of catering experience and owns this popular New Lynn food destination.  Nicola is happily married with a family oriented business as her mum works at The Wardroom.  Manager Tracy Mulholland says “Nicola, is always happy, friendly and willing to go above and beyond for her customers.”

Phone 827 6528

Norah Ding - Treasurer

Norah Ding

Little Treats Café


Norah is the owner of Little Treats Café, located in Veronica Street (downstairs from the New Lynn Business Association office). She lives locally with her loving family and the café has been operating since 2019. As a chef with 10 years experience, Norah focuses on homemade fresh food and baking and her team are focussed on good customer service and caring for each other in their café. Norah says: “Don’t be misguided, we all deserve a ‘Little treat’, that’s why we give a free ‘treat’ when our customers order a drink in café.”

Phone 222 1166

Email info@littletreatscafe.co.nz

Michele Gilmer - Committee Member

Michele Gilmer

Car-Tech Automotive Ltd

Committee Member

Phone 09 826 0595

Email TBC

Michelle was on the committee over 10 years ago and is a welcomed and returning committee member. She has many business skills that will contribute yo the executive committee. She knows the area well and has great experience and practical skills to assist best practice at NLBA. Michelle is a part owner of CarTech Automotive, the business on Veronica St. It’s great to have Michelle back on the committee. 

Beryl Juretich - Committee Member

Beryl Juretich

Covers Decoration Hire

Committee Member

Beryl is creative director of Covers Decoration Hire which operates from the shopping precinct of New Lynn. Beryl and her team take the stress out of decorating all special occassions. This group of creatives enjoy working in the New Lynn area and almost all live local. Over the last 8 years we have seen many positive changes to the New Lynn area. Growth in population around the area can only mean good things for all businesses choosing to operate in the BID. We're excited to be part of the future New Lynn Business District.

Phone 826 0004

Email beryl@covers.co.nz

Flora Lu

Flora Lu

Theia Ltd

Committee Member


Phone 022 678 2658

Email flora@zorder.co.nz

Flora has worked as the head of marketing & operations at Theia ltd for 2 years, a design and marketing solutions company who focus on providing businesses with what they need to thrive in today’s market. Flora brings years of marketing skills to the table. We are pleased to have her on the team and looking forward to working together. 

Kaloni Moli - Committee Member

Kaloni Moli

MacDonalds New Lynn

Committee Member


Phone 021 082 41769

Email TBC

The NLBA warmly welcome Kaloni Moli to the executive committee. Kaloni is representing McDonalds New Lynn, a team that are very supportive of the New Lynn Business Association and have been participants of the committee for over 12 years (since the development of the BID). Kaloni brings years of food retail experience to the team and is the Operations Manager for New Lynn McDonalds. She has been working for McDonald’s since 2018. We are pleased to have Kaloni on the team.

Amelda Jeffery - Contract Manager

Amelda Jeffery

Contract Manager

Amelda joined the New Lynn Business Association in a part time role in 2015 and in February 2020 started her new role in the team as Contract Manager, following her successful background with the retail and services industry and having worked in New Lynn (LynnMall) for over 8 years. Amelda is very familiar with the business and retail/ services environment. Amelda brings to members of the New Lynn Business Association skills in relationship management, promotional activity and town centre management having been working part-time for 4 years in this environment.

Email amelda@nlba.co.nz

Phone 021 264 3188

Tracy Mulholland - Contract Advisor

Tracy Mulholland

Contract Advisor

Tracy is a peoples’ person who stands strong for the voice of the collective for betterment
in society and business. Her background is in shopping centre and town centre regeneration with a focus on economic development. Tracy is the General Manager contracted to oversee the New Lynn Business Association’s management. Prior to this, she worked in local Government for 11 years and has worked in the not-for-profit and corporate environment. Tracy is certified in Centre Marketing Management (CSMM) from McQuarie University, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Waikato, holds a certificate in Tiriti o Waitangi, Direct Marketing Certificate and a Diploma of Visual Arts.

Mike Coutts - Accountant (Non-Executive)

Mike Coutts

Lee Coutts & Syers

Accountant (Non-Executive)

Lee Coutts & Syers are the NLBA accountants. 

Any questions please contact the Treasurer Dale Mays or Mike Coutts.

Phone 827 9956

Email mike@leecoutts.co.nz


UHY Haines Norton - Auditors (Non-Executive)

NZ Small Audit

Auditors (Non-Executive)

87 Tapu Road, Huapai, Auckland 0810

Phone 021 153 4361

Constitution and Roles

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NLBA Health & Safety Policy

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