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~ 10 or fewer full time employees


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Your Transformation Station

Nestled in the foothills of the Tararua forest park, Arete Retreat is an off-grid luxury haven for teams. Arete is the ultimate ‘forming & thinking’ space.
Disconnect to Connect at Arete; tailored for reflection, strategy, and inspiration, select from 1-day or residential experiences; a respite from daily chaos.
Sally Duxfield, pictured envisions “Arete as the exp
erience of choice for business teams.  We aspire to be the pinnacle of peak performance retreats in NZ, a catalyst for profound change.”
We are champions for Mother Nature too; safeguarding our valley’s endangered native snails, planting 12,000 native plants, boosting our native bird species
"Join us to rejuvenat
e amidst nature's splendour, where every moment forms a masterpiece for growth and transformation."


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Village Greens

Experience the best in fresh produce and artisanal products at the Brewtown Farmers Market. 

Located in Upper Hutt, this covered outdoor market offers a wide range of high-quality goods at affordable prices.

Having a commitment to supporting local vendors. They initially waived vendor fees, allowing small businesses to thrive and test new products. Fast forward to now having over 90 paying vendors as part of their vibrant market every Sunday.

"There is an incredible synergy between our vendors and our community. Every Sunday, they exemplify the essence of community spirit,” says market manager Matt Mckay, pictured.

Their goal is to be the epicenter of the Hutt Valley, connecting the community with delicious food, fresh produce, and unique artisan crafts. 



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Masters of Disasters

Disaster Prepare Ltd provides earthquake safety services including seismic safety assessments, seismic restraints, annual seismic WOF audits, online training, and seismic Structural Health Monitoring Service™. Service provider of choice to government agencies, corporates, cultural groups, labs, medical facilities and pre-schools across New Zealand.

Its purpose is to grow resilient businesses and communities. Increasingly investing in significant research and development with their Takapu Rise based R&D hub is set to open in October.

“We put the ‘fun in fundamentals’ of for our talented and diverse team” says Managing Director, Graham Nel, pictured.

Their new market offer specialising in seismic restraints for the laboratory sector meets bio containment regulations.


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Performance Enhancers

NZCIS is a one-stop shop where teams and organisations can train, recover, meet, eat, sleep and repeat.

As the largest accommodation provider in the lower North Island NZCIS offers a unique combination of accommodation, dining, catering, conferencing, and a world class Performance Institute and playing fields all on one campus.

‘Malcolm and Kevin have built an incredible and completely unique facility that caters to elite teams, community groups, and government and corporate trainees. We’ve created a massive buzz around New Zealand and the sporting world and are immensely proud of our campus. We don’t believe there’s anywhere else quite like it!’ says CEO Belinda Wotton pictured.

The Swedish women’s football team described NZCIS as ‘the best we’ve ever had’ from the accommodation to the ‘best pitch in the tournament’.


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Techs on Deck

As NZ’s leading recruitment agency for technology recruitment across public and private and especially including start-ups, Talent Army devotes equal time and attention to both clients and candidates, instead of a traditional 80% energy to clients.

Their approach is to deeply embed itself in clients’ businesses building teams and to help candidates cultivate careers they love - centred on long term relationships.

“In the years when most recruitment companies would not give the Wellington start-up industry a look, we helped it grow from the ground up,” says Talent Army founder, Troy Hammond, pictured.

Last year Talent Army turned down a large acquisition deal from global tech giant. Instead, it is going to take its unique model to the world from Wellington.


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