"The Networkers" create business opportunities by helping people build connections and strong relationships. As we get to know and build trust in each other, we naturally start to use each other’s service and recommend Members to our extended circle of acquaintances and other businesses.
As part of our weekly meetings we shared these experiences with each other during our meeting time.
Here Members take the opportunity to post their experiences through Member reviews, so everyone can know how great they were to work with!
Reviews that show up on this page, also appear on each member's profile pages.
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I have just picked up my new car from Wayne Hill.
It's not every day that you buy a car. In fact, for me it's been quite a few years. So it's a big decision, and we had been anticipating a gruelling process.
However, when I found out that "Your Friendly and Professional Used Car Specialist" was a The Networkers member, we went to him first ... and never needed to look anywhere else.
It was a great experience to deal with Wayne. As it happened, he had a car that we liked right there - but if he hadn't, I think he would have been able to source something suitable for us. He is very knowledgeable, and was also very astute in helping us identify our needs. No pressure. He was happy to accept our old car as a trade-in. And he came up with an attractive price for me - which I think was (at least in part) because of being fellow Networkers. So that's wonderful, and we are happy.
I highly recommend Wayne to anyone who is on a car search.
After Ally did a presentation at The Networkers Merivale, I had some questions so I booked in a Zoom meeting with her. I was particularly interested in social media and Ally spent almost an hour of her time explaining the ins and outs. As a result I have a far better idea of social media, and the the different platforms that are available. If you are confused about media, as I was, I'd highly recommend that you get on the phone and book a meeting with Ally!
A big thank you to Aaron for all his effects in the sale of out rental property and getting a fantastic price. He generated heaps of interest in the property. Aaron's relaxed and friendly approach is great for both the sellers and buyers. His enthusiasm never faulted throughout the whole process.
Not that you should never need an excuse to get a massage, but if you do then give Ruth a call. She has to be the best I have experienced. Ruth enjoys getting to know her clients, makes you feel comfortable and delivers on making you relax.
Go on treat yourself and give Ruth a call today,
We asked Paul if he could help us with our mortgage refinancing. He listened to what we needed and when we needed it and then found us the best solution to fit our needs. He was super-efficient and very good at communicating with us. We had everything finalised within the time-frame and it meant a good night sleep for us! Highly recommend Paul.
Roger helped us with bank refinancing in conjunction with our Mortgage Broker. Roger is very knowledgeable and had everything we needed to complete the process quickly at a very busy time for him. I highly recommend Roger for any of your legal requirements.
We used Toms legal services recently when selling a business. Tom was very helpful and his advice and expertise made the transaction happen efficiently. I will defiantly be engaging his service if required in the future. Thanks, Tom!
I attended Paula's Goal Setting Session at the beginning of February. This was a fun but focused session in a relaxed environment with small group. Paula helped me to fine tune my goals and then pin point those areas most important to me. Before this crazy time I had already achieved 2 of my goals. One was to make the time to visit my mother in Auckland (who is in Dementia Care) and I am so glad. I still feel positive about the year I just know we are on a different path now. Thanks Paula
I just finished an 8 one on one sessions with Paula.
She made such a difference in my life and gave me tools to carry on. She helped me find out the deep-down reason why I was procrastinating, helped lift and understand some physical symptoms that I had for years, and she released my voice of intuition.
I'm so grateful for the journey I had with you. Thank you so much! :D
“Polly is fantastic to work with. Such a find! She listens to your concepts and seems to be able to come up with the perfect designs quickly and efficiently. She is friendly, warm easy going and encourages you to mix and match ideas to get to the best solution. I would not hesitate to utilise the services of Polly Rabbits for any design work, illustrations or in my case a revamp of a current logo with business card. Thank you so much, I love it!”
I've heard Keith talk as guest speaker a number of times and have been impressed by his knowledge and the technology Motor Works uses. So, when my much loved Opel Vectra clicked over 170,000kms I decided it was time to book it in with Keith. For sometime (probably a year or two!) it's had a pesky oil leak with no obvious source. The team water blasted the engine and asked me to bring it back in a couple of weeks (also having identified and replacing a perished hose). Fast forward two weeks and the car was back at Motor Works. The oil leak was attended to and the car had a full service. I also had the convenience of one of their courtesy car's for the day. To sum up, problem solved, friendly and knowledgeable service in a timely manner! :)
Murray gave a a very informative presentation as Guest Speaker at Papanui recently.As a result, I asked Murray if he could have a look at my website with recommendations for improvement. He came back to me in a couple of days with two comprehensive documents. The first one was an in-depth review of both the website and the social media accounts. The second document was the action plan broken down into 3 areas 1.Mandatory = Must Do 2.Important = Should do but can be done later and 3.Desirable = Can do but doesn’t have too. Against each category he also gave an indication of cost. I found this transparency refreshing and gives me confidence in Murray's knowledge and understanding of web and social media.
On Tuesday we woke to find the bottom of the hot cylinder cupboard full of water. We rang Brendan and he was on the doorstep in a couple of hours. Our 20 year old hot water cylinder had succumbed to the dreaded chlorine effect. He gave us a very detailed and itemised quote including organising a builder to dismantle the shelving to get access to the cylinder.
On Thursday, the builder turned up and took down the shelving followed by Brendan and his offsider Kane, with a bright and shiny stainless steel hot water cylinder (which is made here in Christchurch). The old cylinder was taken out and the new one installed followed by the builder reinstalling the shelving.
Brendan managed the whole process from go to whoa; the uninstall and reinstall of the shelving, ditto for the cylinder and also the electrical sign off. To sum up, Brendan gives you confidence in a stressful situation, he manages everything in a very timely manner and with no surprises. Highly recommended! :)
A HUGE thank you to Michelle Lindsay from Stephanie Murray Mortgages. Because of Michelle's knowledge and expertise, we went from renters to becoming home owners in less than a month. We're so grateful for her help and would recommend her services to anyone! Thank you so much.
Thank you Jamie for helping my Car Dealer client post his website provider allowing his domain name to expire and crashing his website. Jamie and I met with the client. Jamie listened to the needs of the client and in addition to suggesting a website that would work for my client she used her TradeMe experience to add a link to TradeMe so my client now does not have to enter his cars twice. In addition my client has another business with an online shopping function. Jamie had no hesitation referring my client to another provider more experienced in online shopping websites. Looking forward to the next phase - a Facebook campaign.
I needed to set up a family trust in a bit of a hurry and Roger explained everything clearly, helped me through the confusing process, solved the problems that came up and got it all sorted on a tight deadline and through the Christmas period. He took a lot of the stress away and made it pretty easy. Highly recommend.
I needed a name for my business and didn't want to use my name. I needed the name to resonate with me and not be about the things I do. Phyllis helped me work through a process that identify who I am what the business about capturing the essence beyond the functional. The insights will help greatly with staying authentic and promoting a brand with values, and to attract the fun clients that will enjoy the process as well as the results. Thanks Phyllis.
I worked with Daniel to assess and adjust my insurance cover. He was professional, knowledgeable, and not pushy. It’s great to know if anything ever happens, I have someone on my team that knows the system, knows the fine print, and can take care of that whole side of things.
When my hard-drive decided not to pack it in I was in a completed tizz! Thomas managed to extract all the data and rehouse it all like a pro. Since that day all my computer needs go to Reality Control. I always know that I'll be treated fairly and the cost will be reasonable. Wouldn't consider going anyplace else and that's what I tell all my friends
As a first home buyer I was so impressed by how quickly Jeremy got back to me with a time for the builders report and then how quickly I got the report back once he'd done the inspection. The report was so easy to understand, thorough and made me feel very confident in his work and to move forward with my purchase.
Kurt helped me through every step of the buying process of my first home. As a mortgage professional, he provided exceptional service in answering all of my questions and making sure I felt comfortable with the decisions I made. He helped us in determining what I could afford and whether a fixed or variable rate was most suitable for me. Working with Kurt greatly reduced the stress that comes along with buying my first home and I was more than satisfied with the service provided.
I'd like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the efforts and energy from Dianne in my recent house purchase. The moment she learned I was looking she made it her mission to ensure that I was able to find a home that I would be happy with for many years to come. As my buyers agent, she took the time to get to know me and learn about what was and wasn't important to me - she honestly took all the search stress away! From a buyers perspective her tenacity and effective communication made the whole process very easy, she was always friendly, responsive, and easy going while still upholding a high level of professionalism. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dianne to anyone looking to buy.
Daniel, Your care and eye for detail was very much appreciated. You made what could have been a very difficult process quite bearable and for this I thank you.
I know I can rely on Daniel to guide me methodically, his approach is professional and when I was buying my first home he diligently explained every situation in detail to me and answered all of my questions. From the very start, he was upfront and realistic regarding the situation and expectations.
Malcolm is the consummate professional. He meets with you at your home to learn what needs to be done and to see, first hand, the problems to be solved. He tells you very directly if he can help and gives you an estimate of the cost for him to work on your “fix-it list.”
He comes on the date he says he will, and works quickly but carefully. If there is a risk of something not turning out perfectly, he is very clear about the situation and involves you in all decision-making about available options.
I engaged with Alaina to help me get back on track with my health and wellbeing. Since receiving advice from Alaina I have made quick progress towards achieving my health, and weight goals, and found it very easy to manage. The changes to my diet did take some getting used to but the ability to manage these changes was much easier with proper nutrition. Thank you so much for helping me feel great again!
It's great when a friend asks you if you can recommend someone to help with their computer problems ... and you can! Then your friend calls you back after a few days and absolutely raves about the wonderful guy you recommended.
from The IT Dept
That's what happens when I recommend Dave Robinson to my friends and colleagues. They all comment on his timeliness, understanding and perhaps more importantly, he speaks plain English! I'm not kidding... :)
Dave looks after my 6 year old Toshiba Tecra laptop which is a real peace-of-mind. If you want an IT expert for your business or home, I'd highly recommend that you pick up the phone and give Dave a call!
I saw Lorraine for a Galvanic spa facial treatment and it was not only relaxing but it made my skin feel amazing. Lorraine really knows her stuff and has lots of tips and useful advice for keeping skin in top condition and reducing signs of ageing. I totally recommend seeing Lorraine and having a treatment or a chat about what your skin needs
Thanks a million Paul. So gracious and effective in his communication. He managed to negotiate a fantastic new interest rate for our mortgage.
Clear, concise, and supportive PLUS this was SO EASY. I love that I can have a broker do all the work for me and get me a better deal with a lot less hassle than trying to navigate this myself.
Last week Patria and I attended a workshop at Quinovic organised by Rachelle (it was standing room only!). Surprisingly, it was not a 'sales pitch' but a very informative update on what landlords need to know.
Rachelle started off with a cautionary tale of what can go wrong and ignorance is not an excuse! She was followed by a representative from ACC bringing us up to speed on changes followed by a tax expert from IRD who fielded many questions from the audience. Finally there was a representative from an insulation company talking about pitfalls and the new government warm homes requirements. We then had a chance to network over drinks and nibbles.
If you are a landlord or thinking about buying a rental property I'd recommend that you give Rachelle a call and see when the next workshop is scheduled!
I've got a 6 year old Toshiba Tecra which I now use as a desktop. It's given great service and the only upgrade has been to a solid state hard drive. I keep an eye on what's happening with a free version of Speccy (http://www.ccleaner.com/speccy) which gives you a realtime view of how your machine is performing.
I became concerned when I noticed that the CPU was constantly running at a hot 85+c. On checking Task Manager (which comes with Windows 10) the CPU was also running at 95-98% capacity. Neither of these stats are a good look so a quick call to Dave confirmed my concerns. So last Friday I packed up the Tecra and into Dave's Batmobile (1992 Corvette) it went.
I thought that I was the only one who had a magic wand, but no, Dave's got one too and on Monday the Batmobile was back and the Tecra was good to go! The CPU heat is now in the 30 -40c range and working at 20-30% of capacity. The machine is also a lot quieter.
My recommendation is, that if your computer is getting hot and making funny noises then it's time to call Dave; sooner rather than later. Dave is very knowledgeable and better still, he explains in plain English what the issues are. And of course, driving a Corvette, his service is very fast! Highly recommended! :)
If you have any pain or niggles going on I highly recommend Anna Dungey Physiotherapists , based at LesMills.
She was able to diagnose my problem quickly, bringing much needed relief. She has a very professional, caring manner , displaying a deep knowledge of Physiotherapy.
Do yourself a favor and make an appointment to see Anna.
I've been a member of one of Paula's 4 - 6 member Mentoring Groups for over a year. She has supported me, Coached me, encouraged me and enabled me to not only Build my Primary Business but to renew and expand another Business. Paula has a knack to not only hear what you are saying... but also what you are not saying. She also introduced me to The Networkers, for which I am also grateful. Thanks Paula
Thank you Zansie for the Powerslips Lipstick. I put in on this morning and it's still there. I actually put a very, very small touch of clear gloss over the top which gives it a small shine. Normally I leave lipstick on all my coffee cups - well not longer! Thanks so much Zansie.
A session with Phyllis identified road blocks, cleared them and set forth a path towards my Goals.
Highly recommended for assistance in all of life's challenges.
No one wants to think of needing insurance but, of course, it is one of those necessary things in life we must have. Bronwyn helped me to obtain my professional cover incredibly easily and quickly - what a relief! The best thing was that I knew that if I had any questions in the future Bronwyn could be easily reached and she could talk me through it. She is warm, approachable, knowledgeable and makes insurance very easy to understand. I am very happy that I found The Insurance Ladies - thank you Bronwyn!
Dayle is unique! He is an expert in the art of teaching people how to be resilient and be the best version of themselves. Dayle is empathetic and encourages people to feel and express whatever they need to in a way which will leave them empowered. This is especially effective with the work that he is invited to do in schools . He is funny, witty, and brings a wisdom all of his own. On top of this I must recommend his skills as a certified Healing Touch Practitioner which has helped tremendously when I have needed it. Two thumbs up is not adequate, thank you Dayle!
Maria's enthusiasm is infectious! Her determination to provide people in all stages of business a platform to learn and grow is second only to her dream of building a strong business family. Without Maria my business would be alone without any of the excellent support of the people around me. Thank you so much Maria. I have learned and continue to learn so much.
Murray provides a wonderful service with his hypnotherapy and does so in a warm and effective way. He knows how to provide a safe platform encouraging the user to talk deeply about their issues so that changes can follow. Murray is professional, kind and very experienced. I fully recommend Murray to anyone wanting to grow either professionally or personally.
Deirdre has helped myself and my teenage son, Deirdre completed a Hemaview - Live Blood analysis for both of us. The results were amazing and answered so many questions. Deirdre has helped me regain control of hormones, tiredness, fatigue and so much more. If you want to know what is happening within you, I highly recommend Deirdre's services.
My wife manages a property for some friends who are overseas for an extended period. The windows are double glazed and our friends wanted them cleaned inside and out including the frames twice a year. They are absolutely delighted with the job that Rouan and his crew did as is my wife. The price was also a pleasant surprise. Rouan and Cleaned are highly recommended!
People talk about having a break over the holiday season. Last Christmas Eve I ended up having a break ... literally! To cut a long story short, I got knocked to the ground by a large mastiff dog and fractured my tibia bone and spent New Year in hospital and ended up with a metal plate in my leg. One of my first visitors was Deirdre with a bag of herbal tonics which certainly contributed to my quick recovery. I've also had one of Deirdre's speciality HemaViews, and it is highly recommended!