Who is Downtown Tauranga

WE ARE DOWNTOWN TAURANGA

Downtown Tauranga is the brand name of Mainstreet Tauranga Inc, a not-for-profit organisation established to represent the business members that make up our city centre.  Across commercial, retail, hospitality and service sectors we have hundreds of passionate business owners, operators and staff who we work with and support to grow our city centre. 

Attracting more people into the city, to live, work and play, who stay longer and spend more.

We are an outcome driven organisation. Underpinning evey intiative, every event, every action that we take at Downtown Tauranga, is our core purpose which is to attract more people into our city centre, to live, work and play and to encourage them to stay longer and spend more while they are here. How we do that is by a well-developed approach of collaboration, innovation and strategic focus. By demonstratively contributing to city centre revitalisation every day in as many ways as our resources allow, we are active stakeholders in the vision to grow a vibrant, enriching and thriving city centre that is the commercial, cultural and civic hub of the region.

Outcomes for Downtown Tauranga include:

  • Initiating, facilitating and supporting events and promotions
  • Strategically developing and facilitating city centre initiatives
  • Initiating place-making activities
  • Community building, support and advocacy within and for our membership
  • Developing the Downtown Tauranga brand to build perceived value with audiences
  • Developing and delivering an effective communications strategy for the city centre and our members' benefit

 

At the heart of the matter

MEET THE BOARD

The Downtown Tauranga board is a high calibre representation of our membership and comprises the following highly capable, motivated and passionate city centre advocates.

Brian Berry - Chair
Asset Manager - Central North Island, Property Managers Group

Stuart Laing - Vice Chair
Owner - Blur Eyecare

Steven Vincent 
Systems Director - Technology Wise, Co-Founder - Basestation & Venture Centre

Julie Hammon
Owner - Hammon Diamond Jewellers

Hamish Murray
Partner - Sharp Tudhope Lawyers

Shane Kennedy
Owner Operator - House of Travel, Tauranga

Tom Beswick
Director - Ingham Mora

Jessica Rafferty
Owner Operator - Crown & Badger

Matt Cowley
Chief Executive - Tauranga Chamber of Commerce

Kate Ashcroft
Partner - Copeland Ashcroft Law

Stephen Hahn
Owner - The Pilates Loft

 

MEET THE MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING TEAM

Where strategy, innovation and a culture of excellence collide! The Downtown Tauranga management and marketing team go above and beyond every day to deliver more and add immeasurable value to the city centre. With an innovative, nimble, efficient, capable and steadfastly passionate and committed approach to contributing to city centre revitalisation in a demonstrative and accountable way, the team deliver on the board’s strategic directives. The Tuskany team operate to accountable KPI’s and board reporting to deliver strategic, accountable, outcome focussed management and marketing for Mainstreet Downtown Tauranga.

STRATEGIC DIRECTION, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Sally Cooke

MAINSTREET COORDINATOR
Millie Newitt

STRATEGIC SUPPORT, FINANCES & ADMINISTRATION
Fiona Corkery

MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS & DIGITAL SUPPORT
Renata Drysdale

Rhian Ecclestone

CREATIVE & DESIGN SUPPORT
Rochelle O’Loan

Bronwen Cowley

Victoria Thompson