Heather Milne

Let’s point out Heather’s knack at implementing training and recruitment systems for paid and non-paid staff (with fantastic morale-boosting outcomes), and her skill at tackling the worlds of Twitter and Facebook. She has great experience in the not-for-profit and council sectors, and she writes targeted, well-edited copy for all about the place. Stand her next to the photographer to direct the shoot, and she’s in her element.

Just as importantly, Heather drinks long black coffee, is proud to be a Museum Geek, and loves to binge-watch Midsomer Murders as she listens to rain on the roof while her family are tucked up in bed.

Kāren Shepard

Kāren’s resume is a ‘How To’ guide for marketing gurus, with extensive experience in not-for-profit organisations. Developing and managing marketing strategies is certainly her thing. She is brilliant at cultivating marketing opportunities and propelling organisations into the media spotlight. She shines when sharing her knowledge of marketing with a room full of strangers, and when talking through a feasibility study with a Board of Trustees.

Apart from all that jazzy stuff, Kàren is an Earth Mother who watches every episode of Project Runway, knows how to cook the perfect salmon, and loves living the country life with her family.

We really appreciated the personal service from Takahe Solutions who went out of their way to deliver the end result we wanted. We were very impressed by the care Heather and Kàren took . . . we got exactly what we wanted, a blend of contemporary professionalism and friendliness. Thank you!

Lynne Brice-Nicholson

Principal, Karanga Mai Young Parents' College

We’ve worked with Heather and Kàren at Takahe over the past 5 years and their enthusiasm is infectious, their ideas always innovative and their results speak for themselves. We redeveloped our retail shop with Takahe’s help and our average monthly sales have more than doubled since.

Mark Thiele

Manager, Aspire Canterbury

When I needed a knowledgable presenter to run a marketing seminar for not-for-profits, I was given Takahe’s details. Two years on I have booked Heather and Kàren to run branding, marketing and funding seminars – all of which attracted fantastic feedback. The Takahe team seamlessly blend solid information and advice with engaging personalities.

Carolynn Hull

Manager, Just Dollars Trust