Auckland mums doing amazing things!

Auckland is our biggest city, with so much opportunity and scope for mums to make their mark. Let us introduce you to a wonderful group of inspiring mums, all of whom are doing amazing things and raising their children in this diverse and adventurous city.

Isobel Benesch

Blogger and social influencer

“It girl” blogger and social influencer Isobel (above left) has taken NZ by storm, after moving from America. Having recently given birth to her third child, she is raising her young family in Auckland. Isobel’s list of impressive achievements include her popular social media accounts to her own women’s and girls’ clothing line, Bel & Beau.

Eleanor Ozich

The Petite Kitchen

Eleanor (above right) is the mastermind behind the website The Petite Kitchen. Her ethos is characterised by simple living made beautiful, and her website features a range of items for sale including her delightful cookbook, cotton dish cloths, wooden spoons, organic produce bags, and more. Eleanor lives with her husband and three children in a 1950s beach house on the West Coast.

Helen Robinson

Women of Influence Supreme Award Winner 2016

Helen is a mother of two daughters, and her long list of achievements includes her latest business endeavour, Organic Initiative (OI), which creates organic cotton feminine hygiene products. Her strong belief in the future of women in New Zealand is something she always attempts to pass on to her own kids.

Stacey Morrison

Radio host

Stacey first encountered the media industry when she was just 18, landing a spot on the television show What Now. Since then she has appeared as a radio host on FLAVA, Mai FM, and Classic Hits, all while raising two daughters and a son. As a fluent Te Reo speaker, Stacey actively promotes the health, culture, and language of Maori in New Zealand.

Kate Hawkesby

Media personality

An established and talented radio announcer and television presenter, Kate became the youngest person to present the One News 6 o’clock bulletin. Mum to three kids, Kate is also stepmum to the two children of her husband Mike Hosking. They live with their children in Auckland.

Kelly Coe

Fashion designer

Kelly is the creative entrepreneur behind the fashion labels Augustine, Charlo, and Stella Royal. Mother to three daughters, Kelly’s dream of being a fashion designer came to life with the expansion of her colourful women’s clothing company, resulting in her opening boutiques across the country (and recently in Australia).

Nadia Lim

Founder of My Food Bag

The winner of MasterChef New Zealand in 2011, Nadia went on to become an advocate for nutritious food, a TV personality, and a food writer. As the founder of My Food Bag and Bargain Box, the successful entrepreneur lives with her husband and son in Auckland.

Toni Street

Media personality

Another well-known and loved face on our small screens, television personality and journalist Toni started out at TVNZ as an intern and has since then landed many big roles, including hosting breakfast weekends, being a radio host on The Hits, and her current role as a co-host of Seven Sharp alongside Mike Hosking. Toni is a doting mother of two, living in Auckland.

Natalia Schamroth

The Engine Room

Natalia and her husband have run the award-winning The Engine Room, an eatery in Auckland’s Northcote Point, for the past seven years. They pride themselves on serving up genuine, honest food. Natalia can also be credited for the start-up of Allpress Espresso Café, working at the Metropole, and as former co-owner of Reuben Café. She and her husband have an 18-month-old child.

Miriama Kamo

Television presenter

Miriama is mother to a three-year-old daughter and 14-year-old stepson. Originally raised in Christchurch, she now lives on Waiheke Island with her husband and children. Miriama has been involved in numerous successful television broadcasts. Her most recent work includes hosting Sunday and Marae on TVNZ 1.

Temepara Bailey

Former Silver Fern

Temepara Bailey is the former star of the New Zealand netball team The Silver Ferns. Since retiring from international play, Bailey is currently the assistant coach of the Auckland Stars netball team. A mum of two, she lives in Auckland with her family.

 

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By Katie Pettigrew
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