MBA Committee Member Profile: Judd de la Roche - 5th Jun 2019

What's your name and what is your role/business? 

Judd de la Roche, Manager and Business Owner at Living Corporation


How (or why) did you get into what you do? 

This is the ultimate job if you love people and enjoy a challenge. Nothing beats a real estate transaction for satisfaction

What is your connection to Mosgiel (i.e. grew up here, work here?). 

No real connection originally with Mosgiel, but it is a great town on the fringe of a stunning city – I will died here!


If I ran into you while out and about in Mosgiel, it would probably be at ... Blend Café buying coffee most mornings and it is a great meeting place where everyone seems to discuss current events and sort the entire world out in the time it takes to make a coffee!


What's been a challenge you've overcome, or an epiphany you've had, that's shaped who you are today?

I think age is an epiphany in itself and the practical knowledge that come with it. All of a sudden you wake up one day and realise that experience has given you an opinion on most things and us Baby Boomers think we are always right!

MBA Committee Member Profile: Shoz Wheeler - 22nd May 2019

What's your name and what is your role/business? 

Shoz Wheeler – Property Consultant


What is your connection to Mosgiel (i.e. grew up here, work here?) 

I grew up in Mosgiel and now have my own family here


If I ran into you while out and about in Mosgiel, it would probably be at .... The local café, the Mosgiel Football Club where I am on the committee or pounding the pavements


What's been a challenge you've overcome, or an epiphany you've had, that's shaped who you are today?

My large family (whom I have always been close to) moved over to the Gold Coast 16+ years ago and I am the only one here left in NZ. I have been lucky enough to have great work environment and I am very close to my bosses and work colleagues. I love being involved in the local Mosgiel community. There is some amazing people who just get on and do things and like to donate their time to help wherever they can.

Destination: Mosgiel - Networking Evening - 17th Apr 2019

The Mosgiel Business Association is excited to invite members of the Mosgiel business community to "Destination: Mosgiel" for our first networking event of the year.

We are thrilled to have the CEO of Dunedin Airport, Richard Roberts talking to us about their vision - his insights are a treat to listen to, and is not to be missed. Find out more about Richard at

There will be plenty of time to connect with other business owners, have a drink and some nibbles, and to learn more about joining the MBA.

There is no charge to attend, but please RSVP to reserve your spot via Facebook or email

What's Cooking?! - 23rd Jan 2019

MBA Members Propower are proud supporters of the Taieri Aquatic Centre, and are excited for the project to start!

From the 10th of December they are selling the "What's Cooking NZ?" cookbook for $30 (normally $49). This delicious book is filled with recipes from local Otago businesses such as Propower.

All money raised is being donated to the Taieri Aquatic Centre! Get yourself a copy, make a great meal, and help the Pooling Together - Taieri Community Facilities Trust reach their goal at the same time!

Contact Propower to order your copy

2019 Run the Runway is back on! - 16th Jan 2019

Time to get your tickets for the 2019 Run the Runway!


This is on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 6:15 AM – 7:15 AM

This is your opportunity to run on Dunedin's International Airport, and run the runway while raising funds for local projects. Walk, run, mobility scooter or wheelchair. Whatever your mode of mobility, this race caters for you.

Get your tickets here

Happy New Year from the Mosgiel Business Association - 9th Jan 2019

Happy New Year everyone!

Have you started 2019 off with some resolutions? Perhaps you'd like to grow your business, make some new connections and enjoy some professional development. If so, the Mosgiel Business Association would love to hear from you. We have a wide range of member benefits to suit the wide range of businesses that make their home in Mosgiel.

We'll be starting our 2019 series of networking events in a few weeks time, but in the meantime hop on over to Facebook and make sure you like our page to keep an eye on what's happening around town.

If you'd like to receive an email about the latest events and news, scroll to the bottom of this page and pop your details in - you'll be added to our newsletter list automatically.

And if you're ready to take the plunge and become a member, then complete the form here to join. Look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Committee Member Profile: Amanda from Be My Guest and Southern Bride - 19th Dec 2018

Here's another profile from our committee, this time new committee member Amanda from Be My Guest Design is up for the grilling!

What's your name and what is your role/business?

I'm Amanda Cookson from Be My Guest Design, an online wedding invitation and stationery designer. I also support brides getting married through a website, course and live events over at


How did you get into what you do?

I love design, and I love weddings and special events, so when I was looking for part time work after my first child was born, I kind of fell into it. I couldn't find a part time job that I would enjoy, while having flexibility with the kids.It's all sprung from there and grown much bigger than I ever dreamed.


What is your connection to Mosgiel?

I grew up in Mosgiel and am literally less than a 1km away from  my childhood  home. So I didn't go far.


If I ran into you while out and about in Mosgiel, it would probably be at.... Blend grabbing a coffee, or down the street popping to the post office


What's been a challenge you've overcome, or an epiphany you've had, that's shaped who you are today?

I work for me and my family, not other people. Prioritising how I want to work vs how my clients want me to work has been a big factor in being able to run a sustainable business - especially when I had to go on maternity leave to have my second bubs. Turning down work that didn't interest me (and therefore money!) has also been a scary step but I am ultimately happier!


What do you like most about Mosgiel

Easy to get round and of course 4 degrees warmer than Dunedin.


What would like to see happen in Mosgiel?

I'm really looking forward to diving into the Mosgiel Pool! I've had a campaign running to do my bit and have had the opportunity to take part in some of the fundraising so I am excited to see building start.

I'm hoping we get even more businesses/retailers out this way and have the main street absolutely humming.  I love the relaxed vibe we get out here on a sunny, busy day.


Any challenges/successes you have faced regarding setting up or running a business in Mosgiel

I do tend to plan my week around trips to town - but that's less about Mosgiel and more about the current price of petrol. I've set up my business to be able to work from anywhere, so it's not Mosgiel-dependent (since hubby works away from home alot, so we like to try travel with him where possible).

The huge benefit of working from Mosgiel is being able to walk to work, finding parking easily if I do drive, and no traffic jams!

Spotted: MBA's plans for the coming year - 12th Dec 2018

Did you get a chance to read the Mosgiel Business Association's goals for the next year? The Star reported a few of our aspirations for the year ahead in their 15 November 2018 issue.

Also spotted - new committee member Amanda Cookson of Be My Guest,  sharing why she joined the MBA committee recently.

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