Rosebank Wellbeing Collab

The Project – RBA Wellbeing Collab Update


What is the Rosebank Wellbeing Collab?

Research shows that those businesses that invest in workplace wellbeing are more financially successful.

But we know it can be tough for businesses to invest in workplace wellbeing when faced with all the everyday demands of running a business.

That’s why we started the Rosebank Wellbeing Collab in 2020. In partnership with Healthy Families Waitākere, we wanted to collaborate with Rosebank businesses to create workplace wellbeing solutions for the whole of the Rosebank business community.

As a New Zealand first, this is an important opportunity for the Rosebank Business Association and its members as part of the COVID19 recovery efforts.

Our Journey To Get Here

Healthy Families Waitākere funded a codesign process in 2020 to help us understand the challenges and opportunities for workplace wellbeing in Rosebank.

We started by forming a Codesign Leadership Group with representatives from Rosebank businesses, and government and community agencies.

Through a series of interviews, meetings and workshops, this is what we heard.

We now have a collaborative plan of action and a Codesign Leadership Group that will oversee the implementation of these collaborative initiatives. You are welcome to join one of the Working Groups for any of the initiatives.


Our Collaborative Plan of Action

Our Vision: Rosebank Businesses Leading the World in Workplace Wellbeing

Our Values:

  1. Manākitanga | Compassionate leadership
  2. Whakawhanaungatanga | Strong relationships
  3. Kotahitanga | Stronger together

Our Priorities and Initiatives

  1. Sharing Resources
Sharing what’s working with Workplace Wellbeing Plans Rob Woolner to host Autex lunch
Business-to-business buddying Kim from RBA to coordinate matching. Stefan to champion the initiative.
Community health checks Kim from RBA to coordinate
Women’s Wellbeing initiatives Kim from RBA coordinating first prototype of women’s only classes with Snap Fitness
Shared EAPs (later) Included in the plan for implementation at a later date
Shared physical activities (later) Included in the plan for implementation at a later date
  1. Getting to know our business neighbours
Street party in early 2021


RBA to include in 2021 operational plan
Business community volunteer days


Kim from RBA to coordinate
Business community wellbeing survey


Zaynel from Healthy Families to lead the Working Group
  1. Financial literacy
Coordinated training opportunities for staff Sky from Haven Financial to lead the Working Group


  1. Reducing the impact of traffic
Innovative reduction/coordination initiatives Caitlin from Healthy Families to lead the Working Group


Get Involved

Join the Codesign Leadership Group

We have brought together a Codesign Leadership Group of business leaders, community leaders and government officials. Their role is to champion and guide this project.

This is an open group that plans to meet monthly by Zoom. If you would like to join, please contact

Current members from the Rosebank business community include:

  • Mike Gibson, Rosebank Business Association
  • Kim Watts, Rosebank Business Association
  • Fiona Norris, Regal Beloit Ltd
  • Janette Partington, Omnigraphics
  • Michelle Maitland, George Walkers Office Furniture
  • Nikki Harris, Intelligent Environments
  • Rob Woolner, Autex
  • Stefan Crooks, Westie Food Group (also Healthy Families Waitākere and the Rosebank Business Association)
  • Wayne Eccles, Anglo Engineering
  • Lyn Holland, C-Tech Ltd
  • David Speedy, Direct Office Products Depot

Plus there are members from government and community organisations:

  • Zaynel Sushil, Healthy Families Waitākere
  • Brett O’Riley, Employers and Manufacturers Association
  • Dave Wood, Bay of Plenty Health
  • Lauren Parr, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)
  • Tracey Martin, Ministry of Social Development
  • Mark Allen, Community Waitākere
  • Wyndi Tagi, Sport Waitākere Board

Join A Working Group To Get Involved

You are welcome to join the Codesign Leadership Group or one of the Working Groups. Please email to express your interest.

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