More Support for your business
22 Apr 2022

More Support for your business


In this newsletter:

  • Introducing Verona our new Business Advisor

  • Procurement Readiness Workshop – Book NOW

  • Upcoming Workshops

  • Moana Pasifika – May Game Specials

Meet Verona our new Business Advisor

Seiuli Verona Tapu Ah Ching Parker

We welcome Verona Ah Ching to our PBT family as a Business Advisor. She will join Vaoa Kerr in our Wellington office.

Verona has 20+ years of extensive experience in sales, marketing, media, public relations, and communications, spanning her previous roles in government, civil society, and corporate and private entities in Samoa and New Zealand.

She looks forward to continuing her service to Samoan and Pacific communities with PBT by aiding the economic empowerment and development of small to medium pacific business owners who have made New Zealand their home away from home.

Outside of work, Verona enjoys reading, attempting a gym workout, and volunteering for charity organisations such as the Samoa Cancer Society (Samoa) and the Fatuaiga, Tupuaga & Faasinomaga Organisation through the Family Centre in Lower Hutt. Verona’s greatest joy in the land of the long white cloud is being close to her five children who are undertaking their college and tertiary studies in Wellington and being their parental support in their life endeavours.

Book Now for Procurement Readiness Workshop

Are you a new or small construction business owner? Gain expert advice and all the latest information on how you can develop your business further.

Join us online next week on Thursday 28 April

Our Procurement Readiness workshop is for business owners who are looking to learn about:

  • Identifying and assessing construction opportunities

  • preparing and submitting tenders

  • contract negotiations and management

  • pre-qualifications required, such as health and safety, compliance, and project management.

Our keynote speaker will share insights into a buyer’s perspective with you and, at the end of the workshop, there is an opportunity to ask questions or raise any concerns you might have.

When Thursday 28 April 2022 at 4:00pm

Where Online via Zoom

Register Here

Feel free to invite a business partner(s) or someone you know who might be interested.

We look forward to seeing you!

Upcoming workshops May is around the corner, and we have more workshops that can boost your confidence as business owners. Don’t miss out, and make sure to book online.

Procurement Tendering and Pricing workshop Thursday, 5 May 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM The workshop shares how to price tenders and demonstrate good practice

Employment Rights and Obligations workshop Thursday, 12 May 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM This workshop is suitable for business owners who have employees or are looking to employ people and want to understand better employee rights and their obligations as an employer in New Zealand.

Tongan Language Construction WorkshopThurs, 31 May 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM This construction focused workshop will be delivered in the Tongan Language by a Tongan facilitator

Moana Pasifika – May Game Specials

Moana Pasifika will be back in Auckland in May to play two Aussie teams.

In Round 12 of the Super Rugby Pacific competition, Moana Pasifika faces the Waratahs on Saturday, May 7th, for an afternoon match that starts at 4.35 pm.

Also not to be missed is the last of the round-robin matches, Round 15, where Moana Pasifika take on the Brumbies on Saturday, May 28th starting at 7.05 pm.

Corporate suites - book now for May specials

Host your staff and clients in a corporate suite and take advantage of the May specials. To learn more, don't hesitate to contact Ashleigh Wihongi, email:

Ticket special - 4 kids free entry with the purchase of an adult ticket

Or grab tickets online now, and bring some noise to the game with your family and friends. Take advantage of ticket specials by booking now, where adult tickets can take four (4) kids free - 5-14 years.

Buy tickets for 7 May Buy tickets for 28 May

We hope you enjoy the ANZAC long weekend.

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