About Us

KIA ORA KOUTOU! NAU MAI HAERE MAI AND WELCOME TO KORU ENTERPRISES

We are an online NZ travel agency and boutique artisan giftshop. We can take you off the beaten track to discover hidden taonga (treasures) of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Koru Enterprises designs unique tailored NZ tour packages, including Health and Wellness tours, Maori kai (food) events, local foraging within North Canterbury, and Auckland wheelchair foodie tour, which is the only one of its kind in the world! We have recently added stunning Sri Lanka to our travel section, staying in a historical villa near Galle, which sleeps ten people comfortably, plus there’s additional exciting activities, such as the coconut plantation tour!

Each time you book a tour with Koru Enterprises, we give $10 to one of the following charities you choose: Bridge the Gap Project, Eat my Lunch, or Brainy Box. We look forward to helping you create the best holiday ever, and becoming part of the Koru Enterprises whanau (family).

Arohanui (big love)

Louise Booth – Founder

The family of Koru Enterprises

LOUISE BOOTH, FOUNDER

I created Koru Enterprises over a year ago, as a homesick Kiwi mumpreneur, based in Brisbane. My background is in high end catering and Film/TV shoots, around NZ. I am passionate about helping small, artisan companies grow online and let global experience seekers have the best NZ holiday! Koru Enterprises helps visitors to New Zealand find unique, off-the-beaten track cafes, mountain biking tracks, specialised tours, and our own Lord of the Rings (LOTR) tour guide. We look forward to meeting you and your families on your journey.

Louise Booth – Founder of Koru Enterprises

NATIONAL SALES DIRECTOR

Joey is our national sales director, based in Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. Joey has extensive travel industry knowledge from many years as a corporate Flight Centre business travel expert. Joey is an ‘un-coventional thinker’, a researcher, educator, negotiator, accomplished communicator, insight-provider, trusted adviser and value creator, who loves helping people solve their problems, and being part of the solution. Joey’s mission is to build a viable network of like-minded people who are committed to doing whatever it takes to reach their potential and make a difference for the better.

Joey Nanai – National Sales Director

ADMIN ASSISTANT

Rona is our admin assistant based in the Philippines. Rona has a degree in Bachelor of Tourism and an experienced virtual admin assistant. She’s also an skilled Digital Marketing Consultant, specialized in Search Engine Optimization(SEO), Search Engine Marketing, Social Media Marketing Strategy.

She is a positive team player, fast learner, strong planner and problem solver who readily adapts to change, works independently and able to set priorities and meet tight deadlines.

Rona Sansarona – Admin Assistant

MARKETING COORDINATOR AND TRAVEL ADVISOR

Lucy is based in Dunedin, NZ. She joins Koru Enterprises as our Marketing Coordinator and Travel Advisor. Lucy brings a wealth of travel and tourism knowledge, having completing studies in the field in 2009 and working in the industry since. She has been involved in various roles within the airline sector and more recently a corporate travel agent. Lucy is currently in her final semester at Massey University where she is completing a Bachelor of Business Studies, double major in Marketing and Management and is eager to put theory into practice.

Lucy Bell – Marketing Coordinator and Travel Advisor

WHEELCHAIR TOUR GUIDE

Nigel is Koru Enterprises Auckland-based wheelchair guide. Nigel suffered a major stroke a few years ago, however with his profound enthusiasm for life, has managed to rehabilitate himself, and he traveled around Mexico, Cuba & South America last year! Nigel brings an amazing local knowledge of Auckland’s vibrant cafe & art scene, through his wheelchair meanderings, with a bright and cheerful manner.

Take the Auckland Wheelchair Foodie tour with Nigel Erb.

TOUR GUIDE

Joe is Koru Enterprises main tour guide based in Bay of Plenty, Rotorua. Joe has extensive NZ tour guide experience, working at some of New Zealand’s top outdoor attractions. Joe is passionate about showing visitors around his local community of Rotorua, in a relaxed and friendly way!

Discover the Bay of Plenty with Joe Keenan.

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Candice joined our team at the start of 2016. Based in the adventure Capital of New Zealand, Queenstown- a true adventurer, Candice loves spending time hiking, skiing and mountain biking in the beautiful Southern alps. With over 3 years of experience within Ecommerce and digital marketing and diplomas in social media marketing and online reputation.

Candice Tovey – Social Media Marketing

WEBSITE CREATOR

Matt, based in Te Awamutu, NZ, creator of Koru Enterprises website, for amazing websites and exceptional customer service, visit them at www.nzwebsite.net.

Matt Douch NZWebsite

TRAVEL & TOURISM MARKETING MANAGER

Toni is our ultra-friendly and professional freelance Auckland-based Travel & Tourism Marketing Manager.

Toni Paltridge – Travel and Tourism Marketing Contractor

RESIDENT BLOGGER

Alice is a discoverer of hidden worlds. She loves getting involved in community projects and was a co-founder of CreativeMornings/KualaLumpur, a creative lecture series. A fully-qualified Personal Trainer, Alice loves anything active, particularly where there is mud involved. Follow her on twitter: @AilisRich

Alice Rich – Resident Blogger

RESIDENT BLOGGER

Amy is one of our  resident bloggers based in Auckland,  who is currently studying a Diploma of Travel & Tourism at Auckland Tourism School.

Amy Read – Resident Blogger

NEW ZEALAND BLOGGER

Rosie is a travel writer and blogger currently exploring the South Island of New Zealand. She loves to find the locals’ favourite places, and is busy trying as many adrenaline-fuelled activities as she can. Read her blog’s on our blog page.

Rosie Wheat – New Zealand Blogger

LOGO DESIGN

Kahotapu Black designed our logo with these ideas:  “The design is based on a pattern called Korurangi, which essentially, directly translated, is a Koru in the sky, or Sky-Koru. In this instance, it’s about fusing the sky & water with the Earth, and how life exists in all of these elements, these elements are a part of Koru Enterprises and the philosophy behind the Koru. If we are to relate it to the work that Koru Enterprises is involved in, its about creating experiences, opportunities for people to be immersed in the life that these activities,products and services provide for them.”

Hei whakaaro noa. Kahotapu is a Brisbane based multi-media designer, all enquiries email: kahotapu@gmail.com.

Kahotapu Black – Logo Design

HUTIA TE RITO O TE HARAKEKE,
KEI WHEA TE KŌMAKO E KŌ?
KĪ MAI KI AHAU;
HE AHA TE MEA NUI O TE AO?
MĀKU E KĪ ATU,
HE TĀNGATA, HE TĀNGATA, HE TĀNGATA!

IF THE HEART OF HARAKEKE WAS REMOVED, WHERE WILL THE BELLBIRD SING?
IF I WAS ASKED, WHAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE WORLD;
I WOULD BE COMPELLED TO REPLY, IT IS PEOPLE, IT IS PEOPLE, IT IS PEOPLE!

 

“CARPE DIEM” SEIZE THE DAY

We welcome you to our family business and look forward to creating a New Zealand Trip-of-a-Life-Time and connecting you with premium, high-quality gifts, shipped around the World!

 

Arohanui Everyone-Louise Booth, Founder

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