Posts by Donna Wells

Fleur Sullivan – Fleur’s Place

By Donna Wells / February 28, 2017

Fleur Sullivan Update 2024 – As a Woman In Seafood On the 6th December 2021 my 13 employees had to decide to have a Covid vax or not, so we could legally “ stay open “ and follow the Government mandate for restaurants like mine. (We had had information from local Doctors and the Nurses who…

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Claire Webber

By Donna Wells / January 31, 2017

Claire Webber Executive Officer of the South Australian Sardine Industry Association UPDATE: 5 APRIL 2024 Women are an important component of the seafood industry and their hard work deserves recognition. They contribute to the sustainability, profitability and successful operation of our commercial fishing and the seafood supply chains and the value that diversity brings to…

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Donna Wells

By Donna Wells / December 31, 2016

Kia ora and welcome to my profile. I am the Chief Executive, owner, and sole Director of Finestkind Limited, a business established in December 2000. Finestkind has become a multi award winning company specializing in quota trading, exporting of fresh chilled fish and seafood promotion. I was born and raised in Auckland and am of…

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Christine Aston

By Donna Wells / November 30, 2016

Christine Aston 2024 Update It is now 8 years on since I wrote about my introduction to the fishing Industry, and much has changed for us. Back in 2012 we had brought a barge and started a part time business transporting vehicles, people and goods between French Pass and D’Urville Island, which took off in…

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Nici Gibbs

Nici Gibbs

By Donna Wells / October 31, 2016

Director, Fathom Consulting Ltd 2024 PROFILE UPDATE I’ve been involved in fisheries policy for over 25 years now and it’s interesting to look back and see what the fishing industry has been able to achieve and what we haven’t managed to do (yet).  We’ve achieved a lot in terms of industry responsibility for fisheries management –…

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Jenny Cooper

By Donna Wells / September 30, 2016

Jenny Cooper Marketing and strategic business Manager – Westhaven Marketing Ltd. Profile Update: March 2024 After completing a B.Com(Ag) majoring in Economics and marketing, my career  has always been involved in marketing and exporting primary products: Processed : berryfruit, dairy and shellfish. Researching and understanding food in a variety of food applications and targeted  food sectors…

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Rachel Taulelei

By Donna Wells / August 30, 2016

Rachel Taulelei (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Rarua and Ngāti Koata), CEO Kono NZ Profile Update: March 2024 Rachel is well known to the seafood industry and it’s been some years since we updated her story! But for those new to this wahine, she is a prominent business leader and a strong advocate for…

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Reni Wereta-Gargiulo

By Donna Wells / July 31, 2016

Kiwi Kai Reni Wereta-Gargiulo, Owner and Business Manager Profile Update: March 2024 Humble beginnings and a love for Kai brought my father’s beautiful Raw Fish signature dish to the forefront of our Kiwi Kai business. Wind the clock another few years and Atutahi Natives is also an integral part of our business. Atutahi (my Koro)…

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Carol Scott

By Donna Wells / June 30, 2016

Southern Inshore Fisheries Management Company Limited Carol Scott, Chief Executive  Profile Update: March 2024 Carol Scott is a Graduate of the University of Tasmania and the Australian Maritime College, having worked as a Vessel Operations Manager, Resource Manager, Fisheries Extension Officer, a Technical Officer and former Women in Seafood Australasia (WISA) Director. Carol has 40 years’…

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Diane Frost

By Donna Wells / May 31, 2016

Fishing Contract Services (commercial) Diane Frost 2024 UPDATE My involvement in the Seafood Industry is now a small role comprising some administrative and quota management work only.  In 2008 I began studies and retrained as a social worker. I worked part time practicing social work alongside the fishing industry from 2011. I did continue having…

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