Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search applauds Her Biz Awards category winner applauds Her Business Awards category winner.

7th July 2006, Australasia’s leading accommodation website is delighted that Delwyn Vincent of Matakana Patisserie scooped the Her Business Award for the “Most Inspirational Role Model.”

The Awards ceremony held recently in Auckland, saw Delwyn up against some stiff competition for the award.

According to Delwyn, her journey started five years ago when her and husband Tyrone stumbled across the sleepy village of Matakana, north of Auckland.

“It had desolate roads and a bakery in need of a real makeover! From humble beginnings our business has assisted with putting Matakana on the map,” said Delwyn.

“People drive for miles just to taste our Pies, European Breads and enjoy Award winning gastronomic delights that our team bakes fresh every day,” she said.

The business in April had to move into bigger premises as the original shop was bursting at the seams. It was then that Delwyn and Tyrone changed the name from Pop-in Patisserie to become Matakana Patisserie.

“We have successful designed an inviting place where people can relax & enjoy our vast array of gourmet delights. My passion & belief for the products my husband and team create has driven our business to the success it is rewarded with today,” said Delwyn.

“I was absolutely overwhelmed to be awarded “Most Inspirational Role Model” in the Her Business Businesswoman of the Year 2006 competition. I spent many hours preparing my application & found the process to be valuable to our business. Sometimes we get so tied up in what we are doing we by-pass the many challenges we have faced along the way & the many successes we have so easily forgotten,” she said.

Wotif.Com provided a great reward for Tyrone & I as we have often use the web site online & find it an easy way to make accommodation bookings anywhere in New Zealand. New Zealand Manager Tania Witheford says the prize of $2,000 worth of accommodation couldn’t have gone to a more deserving person and the fact that she has had experience with is the icing on the cake.

“Without her even realising it Delwyn and Tyrone and team have helped create a tourism destination with their wonderful Matakana Patisserie. They have helped grow Matakana from a once sleepy village to now, a thriving area with wineries, beaches, regional parks and local markets.

Delwyn and Tyrone have recently competed for NZ Bakery of the Year & will hear the results at the end of August.

“Once that is over, we will take our two young boys six year old Josh and three year old Reuben on a well deserved family break.”

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>


Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news