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The Networkers

"The Networkers" create business opportunities by helping people build connections and strong relationships. As we get to know and build trust in each other, we naturally start to use each other’s service and recommend Members to our extended circle of acquaintances and other businesses.

As part of our weekly meetings we shared these experiences with each other during our meeting time.

Here Members take the opportunity to post their experiences through Member reviews, so everyone can know how great they were to work with!

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  • What can we say about Stu! First the background, we called Stu and asked if he could be our real estate agent to sell a rental which we had owned for a good number of years. Unfortunately, we had allowed it to get run down so we needed a good eye and even better advice to get it “sale ready”. Stu provided both! He is very knowledgeable and spends time to go through each stage of the sale process keeping it simple. On sale day we ended up getting exactly the price we wanted, and were of course thrilled! Without Stu it would not have happened. He works hard for his vendors, is honest, easy to talk with and down to earth. He goes over and above and makes you feel comfortable at all stages of the sale process. We will be using Stu again and will not hesitate to recommend him to anyone wishing to sell their house.

    Deirdre and Kit Hoeben. 

  • Matt has been helping me with a challenging neck and I have been feeling amazing, no more headaches. He is very knowledgeable and I always feel like I walk away learning something new about my body. I highly recommend Matt.

  • Sharon has helped my husband and I with a few mortgages now and I can't recommend her highly enough. She is very knowledgeable about everything that is going on in the mortgage world. For all of our mortgage needs, Sharon is my first point of call.

  • Thanks Joanna Giles for your matching my colours. I learned a number of things about women and how we should dress depending on body shape etc. I enjoyed the rainy day afternoon with you. :-)

  • I needed someone to set me up on MAilchimp as soon as possible and Anna was the woman for the job. She responded to me promptly and in the format I needed. She advised me what I was required to do from my end and took care of all the technical stuff I had neither the time nor inclination to do myself. I got my first newsletter sent within 2 weeks or contacting her and she has shown me how to take care of my database and future newsletters myself. Anna is an affordable, available and reliable investment for your business.

  • I referred some good friends of mine to Anthea to assist them with their mortgage finance for their first home purchase. They were absolutely delighted with Anthea, her team and the service they received. Anthea is very personable and genuine – she cares about her clients and goes the extra mile to get the deal across the line. I look forward to having the opportunity to refer more friends, family and clients to Anthea in future.

    Thank you Anthea for doing such a great job and for caring – you are one of life’s treasures.

  • I referred a client of mine to Ryan for her conveyancing. She is absolutely thrilled with the service and care from Ryan and the team at Corcoran French. I have no hesitation in recommending Ryan in the future.

    Thanks Ryan for looking after my client so well

  • I experienced an amazing reflexology session with Mandy. Mandy is welcoming and calm, and I really loved all the knowledge that she shared along the way. Mandy made me feel super comfortable and relaxed and I left with feet and legs feeling like they were walking on air, and my whole body felt calm and relaxed. Just amazing. Thanks so much Mandy.

  • I experienced a spa facial with Joanne and left feeling just amazing. Joanne made me feel so comfortable and relaxed. The facial was just delightful, and non-invasive, and slow and relaxed. The experience started with my feet being warmed up and relaxed, and even received a shoulder and arm massage. I feel so relaxed. Thanks so much Joanne.

  • Mark helped us through the process of getting a proper life insurance plan together. He was great to work with, efficient with communication, and it felt like an effortless process to get this all sorted. We are really happy with his recommendations and the price that he got for us fitted well with our budget too. Thanks Mark.

  • Fiona edited my website and some work documents that were to be printed on mass. Not only did Fiona do this in a timely manner she also gave me tips to help me write correctly/better in the future. Thanks so much Fiona, you are a pleasure to work with.

  • Joanne took on a group of 5 teen friends, that included my daughter, nieces, and their friends. She taught them basic makeup use, how to apply, how to look after their skin, and made them all feel great about the beautiful young ladies they are. Since the workshop, the girls continue to look after their skin with confidence and apply their makeup much nicer too. Her setup was just stunning! Thanks Joanne.

  • I had my eyes treated to a shape and tint by Joanne. They turned out great! Joanne made me feel so comfortable and safe. Her setup is just beautiful too.

  • Elise and Building on Basics partners with you for the long game, she isn't in it to make a quick buck like many in the financial game, and truly values her customers as client's for life - focused on your long term financial success in being able to actively realise your goals!!

    Having worked with Elise for almost 3 years, she has helped with practical and pragmatic coaching paired with careful financial planning through the toughest period of my life after closing a business. It was her belief in me when I didn't even believe in myself that I've been able to rebuild and able to go back into business for myself.

  • I so grateful that Maria decided to expand to Wellington last year. I had been looking for a networking group in Wellington that was focused on the essence of networking- building and nurturing relationships. I have found that at The Networkers. The vision and values align with my own and I feel very at home and comfortable with my group. The connections I have forged will benefit me long term. I highly recommed The Networkers to anyone who is looking to make connections in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

  • Amazing service. Lena is an experienced and holistic therapist who attunes to the needs of her client. She makes the experience safe and relaxing. Best is Lena's big smile as she greets you into her studio. I have become a regular client of hers now.

  • Had my hair cut today by Camille and I couldn’t be happier with the result! I’m in 7th heaven!! Camille listened to what my problems with my long hair were and then gave me a new style to suit my lifestyle! I couldn’t rate her highly enough! Oh and she is SUPER affordable too!!

  • It was fortuitous that Anna joined The Networkers Papanui group when she did as I was looking for some assistance with my website.

    Anna is highly skilled in WordPress and has been able to assist a number of members with their websites.

    I've been very impressed with the timeliness of her output and the speed at grasping what I was seeking in my website.

    If you are looking for expert advice for your next website, I'd highly recommend that you have a chat with Anna.

  • I wish to give Wayne of Wayne Hill Motors a big rap and thankyou. Last year I had to replace my work van. Wayne went the extra mile in finding me a suitable van, getting it to me, going the extra mile to get it work ready for me.

    I have no hesitation in recommending Wayne at Wayne Hill Motors.

  • Thanks for a wonderful, relaxing massage Ruth. Totally recommend looking after yourself and destressing

  • We had an incident on a Friday and we are not clients of Leah's.
    She got back to me on the Saturday morning to give us some fantastic advice which we were grateful for!
    Highly recommend Leah to anyone needing help with HR and we will be looking to use her again in the future.
    Thanks Leah!

  • After Ally did a presentation at The Networkers Merivale, I had some questions so I booked in a Zoom meeting with her. I was particularly interested in social media and Ally spent almost an hour of her time explaining the ins and outs. As a result I have a far better idea of social media, and the the different platforms that are available. If you are confused about media, as I was, I'd highly recommend that you get on the phone and book a meeting with Ally!

  • A big thank you to Aaron for all his effects in the sale of out rental property and getting a fantastic price. He generated heaps of interest in the property. Aaron's relaxed and friendly approach is great for both the sellers and buyers. His enthusiasm never faulted throughout the whole process.

  • Not that you should never need an excuse to get a massage, but if you do then give Ruth a call. She has to be the best I have experienced. Ruth enjoys getting to know her clients, makes you feel comfortable and delivers on making you relax.
    Go on treat yourself and give Ruth a call today,

  • We asked Paul if he could help us with our mortgage refinancing. He listened to what we needed and when we needed it and then found us the best solution to fit our needs. He was super-efficient and very good at communicating with us. We had everything finalised within the time-frame and it meant a good night sleep for us! Highly recommend Paul.

  • Roger helped us with bank refinancing in conjunction with our Mortgage Broker. Roger is very knowledgeable and had everything we needed to complete the process quickly at a very busy time for him. I highly recommend Roger for any of your legal requirements.

  • We used Toms legal services recently when selling a business. Tom was very helpful and his advice and expertise made the transaction happen efficiently. I will defiantly be engaging his service if required in the future. Thanks, Tom!
    Kind Regards
    Brendan Johnstone

  • I attended Paula's Goal Setting Session at the beginning of February. This was a fun but focused session in a relaxed environment with small group. Paula helped me to fine tune my goals and then pin point those areas most important to me. Before this crazy time I had already achieved 2 of my goals. One was to make the time to visit my mother in Auckland (who is in Dementia Care) and I am so glad. I still feel positive about the year I just know we are on a different path now. Thanks Paula

  • I just finished an 8 one on one sessions with Paula.
    She made such a difference in my life and gave me tools to carry on. She helped me find out the deep-down reason why I was procrastinating, helped lift and understand some physical symptoms that I had for years, and she released my voice of intuition.
    I'm so grateful for the journey I had with you. Thank you so much! :D

  • I attended Paulas VIP planning session for 2020 on February 1st. It was an amazing experience and well executed. What I thought may be my focus quickly changed and in Paulas expert hands my three goals for the year were created. Mindset shifted. Focusing on what I need to bring clarity to my year ahead has made me determined and certainly keeps me on track. Highly recommend Paula and Insight Coaching

  • Great service delivered with a smile. Darrell went above and beyond to look after me at very short notice when I needed a new tyre.

  • I've heard Keith talk as guest speaker a number of times and have been impressed by his knowledge and the technology Motor Works uses. So, when my much loved Opel Vectra clicked over 170,000kms I decided it was time to book it in with Keith. For sometime (probably a year or two!) it's had a pesky oil leak with no obvious source. The team water blasted the engine and asked me to bring it back in a couple of weeks (also having identified and replacing a perished hose). Fast forward two weeks and the car was back at Motor Works. The oil leak was attended to and the car had a full service. I also had the convenience of one of their courtesy car's for the day. To sum up, problem solved, friendly and knowledgeable service in a timely manner! :)

  • On Tuesday we woke to find the bottom of the hot cylinder cupboard full of water. We rang Brendan and he was on the doorstep in a couple of hours. Our 20 year old hot water cylinder had succumbed to the dreaded chlorine effect. He gave us a very detailed and itemised quote including organising a builder to dismantle the shelving to get access to the cylinder.

    On Thursday, the builder turned up and took down the shelving followed by Brendan and his offsider Kane, with a bright and shiny stainless steel hot water cylinder (which is made here in Christchurch). The old cylinder was taken out and the new one installed followed by the builder reinstalling the shelving.

    Brendan managed the whole process from go to whoa; the uninstall and reinstall of the shelving, ditto for the cylinder and also the electrical sign off. To sum up, Brendan gives you confidence in a stressful situation, he manages everything in a very timely manner and with no surprises. Highly recommended! :)

  • I needed to set up a family trust in a bit of a hurry and Roger explained everything clearly, helped me through the confusing process, solved the problems that came up and got it all sorted on a tight deadline and through the Christmas period. He took a lot of the stress away and made it pretty easy. Highly recommend.

  • I have had one session with Paula which I have found to be brilliant so far, it has cracked through some blocks I have buried deep down for years and I feel I am more confident moving forward to gain more control in my life.

    Thank you Paula, looking forward to the next session

  • I needed a name for my business and didn't want to use my name. I needed the name to resonate with me and not be about the things I do. Phyllis helped me work through a process that identify who I am what the business about capturing the essence beyond the functional. The insights will help greatly with staying authentic and promoting a brand with values, and to attract the fun clients that will enjoy the process as well as the results. Thanks Phyllis.

  • When my hard-drive decided not to pack it in I was in a completed tizz! Thomas managed to extract all the data and rehouse it all like a pro. Since that day all my computer needs go to Reality Control. I always know that I'll be treated fairly and the cost will be reasonable. Wouldn't consider going anyplace else and that's what I tell all my friends

  • As a first home buyer I was so impressed by how quickly Jeremy got back to me with a time for the builders report and then how quickly I got the report back once he'd done the inspection. The report was so easy to understand, thorough and made me feel very confident in his work and to move forward with my purchase.

  • Kurt helped me through every step of the buying process of my first home. As a mortgage professional, he provided exceptional service in answering all of my questions and making sure I felt comfortable with the decisions I made. He helped us in determining what I could afford and whether a fixed or variable rate was most suitable for me. Working with Kurt greatly reduced the stress that comes along with buying my first home and I was more than satisfied with the service provided.

  • I'd like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the efforts and energy from Dianne in my recent house purchase. The moment she learned I was looking she made it her mission to ensure that I was able to find a home that I would be happy with for many years to come. As my buyers agent, she took the time to get to know me and learn about what was and wasn't important to me - she honestly took all the search stress away! From a buyers perspective her tenacity and effective communication made the whole process very easy, she was always friendly, responsive, and easy going while still upholding a high level of professionalism. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dianne to anyone looking to buy.

  • Malcolm is the consummate professional. He meets with you at your home to learn what needs to be done and to see, first hand, the problems to be solved. He tells you very directly if he can help and gives you an estimate of the cost for him to work on your “fix-it list.”
    He comes on the date he says he will, and works quickly but carefully. If there is a risk of something not turning out perfectly, he is very clear about the situation and involves you in all decision-making about available options.

  • Lynda has been a God send as I have built my start-up company. She is a great bookkeeper: diligent and detail oriented, down to the penny. A total “people person", I know that I can call on her whenever I have a question and she will help me out. If you're that way inclined, she will also take the time to show you what you need to be doing as opposed to just doing it for you. She's simply Ace!

  • It's great when a friend asks you if you can recommend someone to help with their computer problems ... and you can! Then your friend calls you back after a few days and absolutely raves about the wonderful guy you recommended.
    from The IT Dept

    That's what happens when I recommend Dave Robinson to my friends and colleagues. They all comment on his timeliness, understanding and perhaps more importantly, he speaks plain English! I'm not kidding... :)

    Dave looks after my 6 year old Toshiba Tecra laptop which is a real peace-of-mind. If you want an IT expert for your business or home, I'd highly recommend that you pick up the phone and give Dave a call!

  • I saw Lorraine for a Galvanic spa facial treatment and it was not only relaxing but it made my skin feel amazing. Lorraine really knows her stuff and has lots of tips and useful advice for keeping skin in top condition and reducing signs of ageing. I totally recommend seeing Lorraine and having a treatment or a chat about what your skin needs

  • Thanks a million Paul. So gracious and effective in his communication. He managed to negotiate a fantastic new interest rate for our mortgage.
    Clear, concise, and supportive PLUS this was SO EASY. I love that I can have a broker do all the work for me and get me a better deal with a lot less hassle than trying to navigate this myself.

  • I've got a 6 year old Toshiba Tecra which I now use as a desktop. It's given great service and the only upgrade has been to a solid state hard drive. I keep an eye on what's happening with a free version of Speccy ( which gives you a realtime view of how your machine is performing.

    I became concerned when I noticed that the CPU was constantly running at a hot 85+c. On checking Task Manager (which comes with Windows 10) the CPU was also running at 95-98% capacity. Neither of these stats are a good look so a quick call to Dave confirmed my concerns. So last Friday I packed up the Tecra and into Dave's Batmobile (1992 Corvette) it went.

    I thought that I was the only one who had a magic wand, but no, Dave's got one too and on Monday the Batmobile was back and the Tecra was good to go! The CPU heat is now in the 30 -40c range and working at 20-30% of capacity. The machine is also a lot quieter.

    My recommendation is, that if your computer is getting hot and making funny noises then it's time to call Dave; sooner rather than later. Dave is very knowledgeable and better still, he explains in plain English what the issues are. And of course, driving a Corvette, his service is very fast! Highly recommended! :)

  • I've been a member of one of Paula's 4 - 6 member Mentoring Groups for over a year. She has supported me, Coached me, encouraged me and enabled me to not only Build my Primary Business but to renew and expand another Business. Paula has a knack to not only hear what you are saying... but also what you are not saying. She also introduced me to The Networkers, for which I am also grateful. Thanks Paula

  • I had never thought of employing a book-keeper before. However, will be using Vicki in the future to simplify my accounts. Thank you Vicki, looking forward to the next year's accounts.

  • Thank you Zansie for the Powerslips Lipstick. I put in on this morning and it's still there. I actually put a very, very small touch of clear gloss over the top which gives it a small shine. Normally I leave lipstick on all my coffee cups - well not longer! Thanks so much Zansie.

  • A session with Phyllis identified road blocks, cleared them and set forth a path towards my Goals.

    Highly recommended for assistance in all of life's challenges.

  • Thanks Keith and the team for my recent service and the extra brake check. Friendly, professional and peace of mind that my brakes are working well.

  • A HUGE thanks to Murray for the session I had with him. I have come away from this session with a new focus on life and a level of calm & stillness in my mind that I haven't had for quite sometime. Murray is a true professional and he really cares about his clients. If you have some obstacles in your life that you are struggling to overcome, I would recommend without hesitation that you make an appointment with Murray.

  • Keith and his team are a friendly bunch who go out of their way to help you get your car back on the road safe and sound. They offer a loaner car which is great so you can keep on running your business. Nothing is ever a problem - My whole family wouldn't take our cars anywhere else.

  • A huge thanks to Joanna Giles for fun and informative make up classes which my daughter & I did together. It was a lovely mother daughter bonding time and we both learned so much and now we have the confidence to step out in the world with a fresh new face on. Well worth doing!

  • Dayle is unique! He is an expert in the art of teaching people how to be resilient and be the best version of themselves. Dayle is empathetic and encourages people to feel and express whatever they need to in a way which will leave them empowered. This is especially effective with the work that he is invited to do in schools . He is funny, witty, and brings a wisdom all of his own. On top of this I must recommend his skills as a certified Healing Touch Practitioner which has helped tremendously when I have needed it. Two thumbs up is not adequate, thank you Dayle!

  • Maria's enthusiasm is infectious! Her determination to provide people in all stages of business a platform to learn and grow is second only to her dream of building a strong business family. Without Maria my business would be alone without any of the excellent support of the people around me. Thank you so much Maria. I have learned and continue to learn so much.

  • Murray provides a wonderful service with his hypnotherapy and does so in a warm and effective way. He knows how to provide a safe platform encouraging the user to talk deeply about their issues so that changes can follow. Murray is professional, kind and very experienced. I fully recommend Murray to anyone wanting to grow either professionally or personally.

  • Keith's staff have a professional, common sense approach to keeping us safe and our cars well serviced

  • An accurate, empowering method to enable you to understand and embrace your strengths to become the best version of yourself

  • Thanks Daniel for your help; your knowledge and experience gives me great confidence with what your offering, I appreciate the service.

  • Paul is enthusiastic even about the most difficult transactions. He kept us informed with only 3 days notice before out mortgage needed to renew. Paul is great. Highly Recommended

  • Roger's calm, analytical manner brought clarity and reassurance to a deeply stressful situation in minutes - will always be grateful for your help Roger

  • People talk about having a break over the holiday season. Last Christmas Eve I ended up having a break ... literally! To cut a long story short, I got knocked to the ground by a large mastiff dog and fractured my tibia bone and spent New Year in hospital and ended up with a metal plate in my leg. One of my first visitors was Deirdre with a bag of herbal tonics which certainly contributed to my quick recovery. I've also had one of Deirdre's speciality HemaViews, and it is highly recommended!