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Welcome to The Networking Group

The Networking Group (TNG) is a networking organisation that connects Trades, Services and Professionals. It is your opportunity to grow strong business relationships with your fellow Members and thus receive and give referrals.

TNG promotes the power of ‘word of mouth’ marketing, which is an immensely effective way of growing your business. Meetings are held fortnightly in a relaxed atmosphere where everyone is able to promote their business with no significant costs once you have joined.

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12pm – Hibiscus Coast – Connect@Noon

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The Power Of Networking

Mark Trafford - the IMPORTANCE of NETWORKING to position yourself for success.

Mark Trafford, TNG Director, took to the stage with four incredible speakers at the Tomato business event in June 2019. Mark covered the IMPORTANCE of NETWORKING to position yourself for success.

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North Harbour - Pickles Cafe
Pickles Café, Antares Place, Mairangi Bay, Rosedale

7am – Rosedale

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Sandingham - Blue Rose Cafe
Blue Rose Cafe, Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland

7 am – Sandringham

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Wairau

7am – Wairau

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The General At The Lakes
1 Caslani Lane, Pyes Pa, Tauranga

9am – Tauranga South

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North Shore, Auckland - The Merchant
The Merchant Pub Co, 219 Don McKinnon Drive, Westfield Albany, Auckland

12pm – North Shore – Connect@Noon

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THE Networking Group

4.4 14 reviews

  • A huge thank you to Melanie, Mark and the TNG networks. Being a part of TNG for the last 5 years has been so enjoyable, and has helped me both professionally and personally. My business has grown and I have increased my network substantially. … More I am able to refer my clients to people I know and trust. Thanks TNG!
    Helen Corban ★★★★★ 2 months ago
  • I have been a member of TNG for some years and have had a number of great business contacts through our meetings. Myself and another TNG memeber Paul were at Fridays meeting at the Boating Club, excellent venue, once again Mark and his … More team put on a rewarding 2 hours of discussion and networking Thanks Mark and the team
    Maurice Buckley ★★★★★ 2 months ago
  • The Networking Group is just that - a great place to meet other business owners. Sharing your wins and losses in a great environment and growing your business and networking skills.
    Collaborative Consulting ★★★★★ 2 months ago
  • Great casual approach, to the fine art of Networking. Always something to pick up, learn , and put into practice. Came away with greater confidence , ready for my next Networking event.
    Regards Stephen Sparnon-Grabit
    Jane Sparnon ★★★★★ 2 months ago
  • TNG is an essential part of my business marketing plan. TNG provides an extensive and supportive community of business owners who share knowledge and assist each other to grow their businesses either through referrals or solid business … More advice. This forum has been and continues to be a highly valuable investment.
    Carolyn Bassett ★★★★★ 9 months ago
  • I have been a Member of the Cambridge TNG group since earlier this year. TNG have a great set up around NZ, and I can't speak too highly of those who head TNG up, those who manage each group around the country and especially the fantastic … More group I am part of.
    A positive framework by which business owners can Network, in a safe happy environment, and a by-product of that, is you get to make some wonder new friends too. TNG is a source of encouragement, and a place where if you are willing to 'put in' you will reap the rewards!!
    Wayne Cooney.....your Go-To-Insurance-Adviser to anyone in NZ.
    021 347 640
    Wayne Cooney ★★★★★ 2 years ago

The benefits of becoming a Member of The Networking Group

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Grow your business with

Personal recommendations and leverage off the power of ‘word of mouth’ advertising to unlimited potential clients
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Meetups

Fortnightly face-to-face meetings, plus additional meet ups to further build strong business relationships
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Increase sales

Create salespeople to generate business leads for your business through other Members Connect with like-minded business people and discuss and brainstorm around issues that affect all businesses
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Massive Opportunity

The opportunity to seriously build your network Free networking and referral training
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Inspiration

Feel inspired and invigorated to work on your business, not just in it Ability to visit other TNG groups to further extend your networking opportunities
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Training

Free seminars on crucial business issues for Members Octopus Global EdTech Programme

Hannah Horner

Area Group Manager



0210 262 0244
Email: [email protected]

Bio

"Hannah has been self employed for the last 15 years owning her own businesses, so understands the struggles that small business owners face. She has a passion for connecting the right people together, and helping with small business growth.

Currently Hannah owns, and manages, Rapid Exposure Social Media Management & Coaching, and also Laser Plumbing in Kerikeri.

Hannah has a passion for making small improvements in the mental health space, specifically around awareness and suicide prevention, and has made it a focus this year to bring access into the local community by starting wellness events / seminars.

Hannah is an extroverted person, trapped in solo and sometimes lonely jobs. TNG helped enormously by connecting her with like-minded individuals and says "I've found my tribe thanks to TNG. When the opportunity came along to move into the AGM position, it naturally fit with my work ethic of growth and striving to succeed and so, I take on the challenge of growing the Northland networking scene further.

When Hannah isn't working, you'll find her running around after her 3 teenage girls."

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Tom Steward

Area Group Manager



021 772 001

Bio

"I am the co-director of Trigger Digital a tight-knit team of seasoned web professionals working within the SME and NFP digital marketing space.

I enjoy cutting through the 'smoke and mirrors" and jargon and approaching each client with a simplified, effective and caring plan to make things a little easier and business a little more effective."

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Arsh Kaur

Area Group Manager



Email: [email protected]
021 1173175

Bio

"Arsh is a woman of diverse experiences and has called Rotorua home for seven years, excelling in roles from management to engineering. As an ambitious entrepreneur with her commercial cleaning business, Arsh channels her experience to bring a fresh perspective and attention to detail in the real estate sector, ensuring clients find their ideal homes.
Fluent in English, Punjabi, and Hindi, plus learning Te Reo Māori, Arsh is about connecting with clients from all backgrounds. Arsh, a dynamic individual, is driven by growth and is committed to personalised service."

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Elaine Tourangi

Area Group Manager



Email: [email protected]
027 6347022

Bio

"When entrusting an agent to represent them, sellers are placing significant responsibility in their hands. Elaine Tourangi not only acknowledges this responsibility but embodies it daily while representing property sellers in your area.
Elaine's reputation is built on principles of customer care,
meticulous attention to detail, and achieving three crucial seller objectives: securing a top market result, achieving a sale within a reasonable timeframe, and ensuring an exceptional and rewarding real estate experience for every client.
To attain great selling results, an agent needs robust systems and support to manage every detail effectively. The pinnacle of selling success is reached by adhering to a proven formula.

Here are key points about Elaine Tourangi's approach:

  • Proudly aligned with Arizto Limited, a reputable NZ company.
  • A digital full-service agency with a fixed fee of 2% +GST for successfully selling a property.
  • All documentation is handled online, ensuring efficiency and ease of interaction.

Being a fully digital agency allows Elaine to dedicate more time to working for her sellers. Remember, hope is not a strategy, and luck is not a factor – choose Elaine Tourangi for a reliable and strategic real estate experience."

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John Mostert

Area Group Manager



With more than 20 year’s experience in the IT industry, I have dealt with many different people and various types of businesses and although most people might consider us nerds as robots, I have learned to love and value the relationships with people above all else. It’s in my interest to build a close working relationships with all our clients and enabling me to understand the customer’s needs and expectations. Providing them with a One Stop Shop for all their IT requirements. Having a platform like TNG to build those relationships through regular networking has been key to my success and I firmly believe it is essential for all businesses to be part of such a group.

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Kim White

Area Group Manager



Employsure
Email: [email protected]
021 2466658

Bio

"I’m a person that has always loved encouraging people, connecting them and helping them to grow. From sports coach to business mentor - corporate, not for profit and small business owner. Back in the BoP after 13 years away. I Love the water, sea kayaking and fishing in this beautiful place."

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Kristin Syms

Area Group Manager



Kristin has over 15 years in the insurance industry which includes working for an insurance company, admin for insurance advisers and being an insurance adviser herself. She grew up in Dargaville and over the years has expanded her connections across Northland.

As a dedicated Life and Health Insurance Adviser, Kristin is passionately committed to helping individuals and families secure their financial futures and protect their wellbeing, ensuring they make informed decisions that align with their unique needs and goals. She regularly engages in continuous education to stay up to date on an ever-evolving industry.

Contact Kristin to enquire about the following types of insurance:

Life

. Health

. Trauma / Critical Illness

. Income / Mortgage Protection

. Total & Permanent Disability

. Group Schemes

. Key Person / Shareholder Protection

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Randy Offenbaker

Area Group Manager



Randy owns the licence of Maintain To Profit Tauranga. Randy started his working career in the bakery industry working his way through to management roles. Working in the bakery industry for 16 years, he realized he was ready for a new challenge, this was presented to him in 2001 with work in the building industry as a Hammer hand. Following his time on the tools, he then found himself working in supervisory roles through to management and project management roles.

Randy is very passionate when it comes to renovating he believes in great communication with both client and contractors, resulting in an outstanding services and quality workmanship.

A Volunteer Fire Fighter since 2001, he enjoys the challenges of the job and find helping his community very rewarding. He has two adult girls and a wonderful supportive partner Tracey and her two children. He enjoys working around the garden, being creative, playing golf and enjoys time spent with his family and friends.

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Malcolm Jensen

Area Group Manager



I am an experienced S.M.E business owner, having owned, operated, managed and divided a number of businesses in the financial services, building services, construction, trades maintenance and meat exporting.

Specialties:

. Human resources
. Marketing and sales
. Financial management and reporting system
. Change management

I offer:

. Governance
. Business re-organisation
. Business planning-strategic
. Manufacturing & sales planning
. Goal setting
. Recruitment, reflection and development
. Programme management
. Staff engagement
. Leadership development

Success strategies to work by:
My aim is to help business owners be the best they can be.
'If you continue to do what you have always done, you will get what you've always got.' Changing my clients poor or non purposeful habits is what I find most rewarding.

The creation of a network of high quality specialist support advisers, along with the continued commitment to and actioning of learning opportunities.

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Jenny Aitken

Area Group Manager



BIO: I am a mortgage broker/adviser based in Auckland. Providing advice and helping you through the process of getting a mortgage, giving insight on your mortgage structure, and accessing the best rates is what I do, whether you are buying a home for the first time, looking at refinancing, or want to purchase a second (or third, or fourth…) property.

I have access to all types of lending. As well as first home buyers and investors, I help owners get money for renovations, debt consolidation, land purchase so you can build your own home, and also 'asset loans' - for when you have the security, but not the income.

Although the majority of my client base is on the North Shore of Auckland, I have mortgage clients nation wide.

I started my working life at Westpac, travelled overseas, and studied for a BA in media. In 2008 I established my own business HUE, and in 2011 it was named in the Deloitte's Fast 50 (as it was then). I was also named Entrepreneur of the Year in the Kitomba Business Awards. Once I sold up, I moved back to finance in 2013, and established JAM in 2016.

​I get what it’s like to want to buy your own place - but not know how to start the process (when I bought my first home, I had no idea!). I also know how to break down the process of buying an investment and making sure you have the correct structure in your borrowing to maximise your opportunities: be that tax, interest or convenience.

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Anil Dumasia

Area Group Manager



I am a designer with extensive NZ and international experience in visual and strategic management and design of corporate brands gained at some of the most respected design studios in the UK, The Netherlands, Singapore and NZ.

Although I now live and work in Napier, my background growing up was based in England, UK and my working life was centred mainly in London including establishing a successful Central London design studio before emigrating to New Zealand in 2001.

In Auckland I worked for a leading design studio for approximately 2 years before establishing my own design practice again.

I am totally committed to providing individual business owners and corporates with strategic thinking and creative solutions for their visual communication needs. My aim is to provide solutions that work and at a price that provides great value and transparency in working together.

Since moving to New Zealand I have come to appreciate the kiwi lifestyle and the beauty of this country. This is where I re-engaged my love of photography when digital imaging came of age.{{ }}

Photography is now an integral part of my personal and professional life. I provide commercial photography for my clients whether it be products, people or shooting environments for use in print or online.

I am an Accredit Professional Photographer from the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) and, as part of the annual photography awards submissions have achieved Master of Photography Honours (M.NZIPP II).

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Ron Schalkwijk

Area Group Manager



Email: [email protected]

021 0886 3379

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Dean Larritt

Area Group Manager



Dean is co-owner of Maintain To Profit with Mark. Professionally he is a qualified cabinetmaker with 17 years’ experience in the building industry, working extensively in both the residential and commercial sectors for that time. Before joining Maintain To Profit Dean spent 6 years in commercial and residential flooring. Need advice on kitchens, bathrooms, super yacht fitouts or flooring of any type, then Dean is your man.

Dean has an astute understanding for both his clients’ needs and also the needs of their vastly experienced contractors. Top of his priority list is to ensure all clients are completely satisfied and at ease with the service that Maintain To Profit offers, to keep them coming back time and time again and referring the company’s services to friends and family.

“Married to my lovely wife Aimee, we have two children, Anna and Cooper. We enjoy weekends away, with time spent out fishing and diving. Any starters for a fishing trip make sure you get in touch! I also enjoy mountain bike riding and like to keep active.”

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Elpi Lakalakis

Area Group Manager



Elpi Lakakis loves interacting with people. It is her natural ability to communicate with people from all walks of life, along with her 30 years experience working within the hospitality industry that drives Elpi to create unique and positive realty experiences for her clients. For Elpi, people come first and her ability to listen and put them at ease means she can quickly evaluate her client’s needs. Thinking beyond the sale is also part of the process; Elpi believes that helping clients find solutions that are right for them is important for their future happiness and overall satisfaction. She loves positive outcomes and works hard to achieve them. Elpi’s warm and friendly personality is backed by a strong work ethic, ingrained as a teenager when she worked in her brother’s restaurant and then went on, with her husband Dimitri, to run two successful Christchurch businesses - Costas Souvlaki Bar (the first in New Zealand) and Costas Taverna.

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Alan Tane Solomon

Area Group Manager



Experienced Facilitator with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Event Management, Team Building, Journalism, Television, and Training. Strong media and communication professional graduated from Waiariki Institute of Technology. ATS Coach (ATS) is a professional and licensed Life Coaching and Professional Speaking business specialised in helping clients achieve their personal and business goals, improving their competence, capacity and productivity.

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