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About Us

Based in Renwick, Marlborough and established in 2011, Kowhai Business Services Limited use their expertise and over 15 years experience in bookkeeping to support small to medium sized businesses throughout New Zealand by providing efficient, flexible and reliable bookkeeping, administration, training and Health and Safety services.

The Team


Melissa first began learning about bookkeeping and administration back in 2003 after leaving secondary school. The passion for bookkeeping grew and Melissa completed a Bachelor of Business Studies with a major in Enterprise Development as an extramural student at Massey University. Melissa worked over summer school at a local accounting firm as well as gaining work experience over 11 years through a variety of businesses from stainless steel fabrication, accommodation, restaurant and bars to electrical and honey production.

Melissa started Kowhai Business Services back in 2011 carrying out accounts and administration tasks for a family friend who had also just started their own business. Melissa has also gained experience in the earthworks, building and agricultural industry.

Melissa's biggest strength is her desire and capacity to learn and develop new skills. Since 2016, Melissa has studied the NEBOSH International General Certificate and a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. Outside of work Melissa loves spending time with her family and friends, exercising and baking.

Melissa is a Technician Member of the New Zealand Institute of Safety Management and has a certified Green Badge membership with the Institute of Certified New Zealand Bookkeepers.

Bachelor of Business Studies with a major in Enterprise Development

Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

NEBOSH International General Certificate


Thelma joined Kowhai Business Services Limited in May 2018 after having spent 13 years in a management role with a local business.

Thelma is responsible for data entry and administration tasks for our clients. She has recently completed a Certificate of Bookkeeping through The Career Academy.

Outside of work, Thelma enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking, reading and spending time in her garden.