Insulmax Insulation | Insulation buy a ‘no-brainer’

When Conan Mitchell bought Insulmax Insulation Otago last year, no hard sell was necessary. It was a business he knew inside out; Conan was the first Insulmax employee in New Zealand when it launched seven years ago and also helped establish the other eight – independently owned – Insulmax businesses around the country.

Gearing up to meet growing Queenstown business need

Our Moore Markhams Queenstown has moved into a new office and increased its team from two to five to better meet the growing needs of businesses throughout Central Otago and the Southern Lakes region.

Wests | An iconic investment

After time spent working in Asia, Angela and Craig McFarlane felt a pull to return to their Dunedin roots.  Moore Markhams’ Callum Hayde helped them become the proud owners of drink, cordial and syrup producer, Wests – one of NZ’s oldest companies.

Empowering girls to change their world

Moore Markhams is delighted to support GirlGuiding New Zealand to train volunteers providing leadership to girls around the country so they can discover their passions, contribute to their communities, and form friendships in a safe and positive space.

From unsure to leader, Deron grows with Outward Bound

Henderson High School Year 12 Deron Tildsley arrived at Outward Bound “real unsure”. 21 days later he left with the knowledge that he has the confidence and leadership skills to aim for head boy next year.

Luatola Semisi | Being alone with your thoughts is OK

Learning to be comfortable in her own thoughts, is one of the key benefits that Luatolu Semisi gained from her time at a 21-day Outward Bound programme, supported by Moore Markhams.

Kitchens For Less | Kitchen renos running hot

It’s all hands on deck at Otago firm Kitchens For Less as Covid-confined Kiwis splash out on new kitchens as would-be travellers divert holiday funds to renovations, with kitchens often top of the list.

Introducing Xero ‘gun’ Gemma

Gemma Sheed has returned to our team after time out to have four children. At the same time she was keeping her hand in, particularly working with Xero. She’s now our Xero consultant – a gun for hire for clients, helping with all things relating to Xero.

Malcolm James Furnishings | Furnishing Dunedin for 40 years

When Malcolm James sold his original, 25-year-old flooring business in 2007 for “an offer I couldn’t refuse” he started all over again building his second business from scratch, Malcolm James Furnishings.

Promoting from within

Over the past eight months, we have made several changes within our Markhams Otago team, proudly promoting from within to provide opportunities to move into different roles.

Callum Hayde – building relationships to help businesses thrive

Markhams Otago’s newest director Callum Hayde believes he has the experience ‘on both sides’ to understand his clients and their needs: as a chartered accountant and advisor and as business director who in the past year has faced the challenges of Covid-19.

Building confidence and self-belief, benefits of Outward Bound for Caeli

Caeli O’Brien is happy to tell anyone that Outward Bound is an incredible, not-to-be-missed opportunity.

Long Dog Cafe | Loving lifestyle change despite lockdown

Customers flock to a beachside café in Dunedin because they know they can rely on it being a top-quality experience.

Outward Bound grows mana

To say that Outward Bound put Tawa College student, George Te’o out of his comfort zone would be an understatement.

Humble Bees | Giving plastics the sting

Otago start-up Humble Bee is unlocking the secrets of a unique type of bee to tackle the global plastic pollution problem.

Overcoming fears and learning resilience through Outward Bound

Samuel Chadwick has conquered his biggest fear and realised the strength of his mind in tackling challenges – all as a result of a 21-day Outward Bound Mind, Body and Soul course. We’re proud to have supported Samuel in his adventure.

Remarkable Sweet Shop | The sweet smell of success

The Palmer family opened their first Remarkable Sweet Shop in Arrowtown in 2004, quickly adding two further stores in expansion that has seen the Palmers hit the sweet spot of confectionary retail in New Zealand.

It’s official – we’re in Queenstown!

After a lot of planning and logistics management, we are very excited to announce we are now up and running in Queenstown, with our office servicing the Central Otago and Lakes District areas.  

Outward Bound experience wows Maya

Maya Oliver, a Year 12 student from Makoura College in Wairarapa says that even though her Outward Bound experience was “really hard”, she wouldn’t have missed it for the world.  

The Rockermans | Lifelong passion starts as hobby and builds to booming business

For more than 45 years, Stu Robbie has been crafting bespoke timber furniture – and what started out as a hobby has turned into a life-long career.

Spa Pools Otago | Soaking it up, enjoying growth success

Spa pools have moved from the wish list to shopping list, with many Kiwi families now able to afford one in their backyard. 

Dunedin Palms Motel | The people have voted and it’s a winner

Alex and Karen Greenan are very proud of the fact that after only four years of owning the Dunedin Palms Motel they are a Loved by Guests award winner (online travel agents).

Reo Pēpi | Te Reo Māori alive and well in this new Dunedin business

The adage ‘Don’t go into business with family and friends’ clearly doesn’t apply to Kitty Brown and Kirsten Parkinson, two Dunedin cousins and friends who have launched a business publishing bilingual books for babies and young children.

Daniel Mead – Street Artist | Painting the town makes for good business

Few artists have a resume as visible as Daniel Mead’s.  Murals and street art by freelance artists Daniel, and Tessa Petley dot the streets and landmarks of Dunedin – the street art capital of the South.

Taste Nature | Passionate providers of the best food possible for Dunedin

Integrity is a word not lightly used at Taste Nature. For owners Rayna and Mark Dickson, above right, it is the bedrock of their business that is lived and breathed, not just by them, but by the whole team.

Gillions Funeral Services Ltd | Family funeral business embraces technology

Gillions is based in Dunedin and services the wider Otago area from Palmerston to the north, Lawrence and Roxburgh in central Otago, to Milton and Balclutha in the south.