Who We Are
The Wiri Business Association was established in May 2006 with the mission to ‘promote and maintain a secure and successful environment in Wiri’. This was not long after the Women’s Prison opened which attracted a notable increase in anti-social behaviour in the region. We experienced a spike in break-ins, burglaries, graffiti and groups of youths wandering through properties. The opening provided the catalyst for the concept of the Wiri region networking and business opportunities to finally become a reality.
The Association is a registered non-profit organisation led by our General Manager Audrey Williams and governed by a voluntary Executive Board consisting of a mix of business and property owners. Members are voted onto the board at our Annual AGM for a period of 12 months. We also have representatives from our Manurewa and Otara-Papatoetoe Local Boards on our committee.
Our current strategic plan outlines the foundation of our objectives and our key action points to ensure our vision is fulfilled. Three strategic initiatives support our vision and are Governance and Leadership, Supporting Business and Enhancing our Environment