About The Starship Foundation

The Starship Foundation is a dedicated paediatric healthcare service and major teaching centre, providing family centred care to children and young people throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. Starship Foundation is a social-profit organisation that raises funds so The Starship Foundation can better care for its young patients.

Thanks to the amazing support of Starship from all over New Zealand, and around the world, we’re making our national children’s hospital a better place for everyone.

Donations are an extra to Government funding and provide a variety of initiatives such as building refurbishments, new technology, vital research, boosted family support, preventative programmes and staff training. In addition to this, $1.5 million is needed annually to help fund the Starship National Air Ambulance Service.

As a charitable organisation, Starship Foundation exists through the generosity of its donors and supportive organisations in the community who lovingly donate money and/or time to assist in making Starship a world class medical facility.

Contact Starship Foundation:

Phone: +64 9 307 4957

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“Over our 30-year history, painting has been one of the most difficult trades to procure not only top quality and consistent workmanship but also reliable communication.

It is a trade that is often overlooked in terms of the importance of getting a home looking 100% – bad painting can destroy the hard work gone before.

We have been using WBP for the last few years and it has been a breath of fresh air. Not only do they deliver on quality every time; they communicate effectively and have a useful knowledge of specialist stains, sealers, spray finishes, plaster effects, etc.

Above all, their painting staff are all polite and a pleasure to have on our sites”

‘Through our experience in working with WBP we have no hesitation in recommending Will and his team for any painting job big or small. They have a great team of professionals that you can rely on to do a quality job everytime. The communication and friendly attitude is a strength of WBP and we will continue to use them as we consider this is paramount to a great project and finish. Create + Construct Ltd’.

“Macintosh Harris have worked with Will Bowden on exclusive, top end projects around Auckland. Will and his team are very professional, reliable and cost effective. We would recommend them for both residential and commercial jobs.”

Stewart Harris|

‘We contacted Will at Wayne Bowden Painters to come and give a quote for a complete re-paint of a very tired run down 1940’s bungalow.

Right from the start of the process it was clear this was a seriously well run company, Will was incredibly flexible and accommodating, every phone call and text was answered straight away, all appointments were kept and on time, the quote was fast and detailed and nothing was ever a problem. Pricing was great and WBP were super adaptable with timings and working around a young family to ensure minimum disruption. WBP ended up taking the job on and also managing the other trades that were in and out of the house, to ensure all trades could work in with each other and most importantly the job was completed on time. The painters were all really respectful polite professional people who were very easy to deal with. The painting was a super high standard, to come back to a full house complete re-paint and not have any problems is incredibly rare. On top of that this house had wallpapers hung also and this was also done beautifully with huge attention to detail.

I can’t recommend WBP highly enough and will use them for all my painting jobs from here on in‘.

Watts & Hughes Construction have worked with Wayne Bowden Painters for over 30 years. During this time they have been our preferred painting contractors particular when undertaking high quality projects, including high priced residential, retail, industrial, commercial and government type projects. Wayne Bowden Painters have always been a very professional subcontractor, completing their work to an extremely high standard. They have always resourced their projects to ensure we meet our completion dates and if necessary work extended hours with no hesitation.
They are always reliable and will return to rectify any defective work including projects completed some time ago. We would recommend Wayne Bowden Painters for any future painting projects particularly if a high quality finish is required. Please don’t hesitate to contact the writer if a verbal reference is required.

Rob Murphy, Construction Director  |  Watts & Hughes Construction

We contacted Wayne Bowden Painters Ltd in October 2017 to obtain a quotation for the application of a maintenance coat of wood oil on our Cedar Town House (one of an enclave of three). Our point of contact was Will Bowden who promptly provided the quotation and detailed thoroughly what processes would be followed. As there was a specified time frame for us to have the work completed, Will was happy to assist in ensuring the job was started at a time which would suit in with our plans.

The Painters and the materials arrived on site as detailed. It was great to have a team of guys who
really cared about what they were doing. They were polite, cheerful, unobtrusive and meticulous in
what they did. At the end of each day the site was left clean and tidy and even during the day they
would ensure we were not being inconvenienced with the placement of scaffolding and other
equipment that was required for the job. Regularly Mike the Foreman for Will would drop by to
ensure everything was going to plan. It was reassuring to see this standard of attention to detail.

The job was completed promptly and we are very happy with the result. We have asked WBP to
provide us with a maintenance programme for the future as we want to continue our relationship
with them. Although this reference only relates to our property, WBP have completed the same work
for our two neighbours as all property owners were wanting the same high standards.

Robin Reid  |  Cedar Town House

‘We had our apartment complex painted recently’.  WBP sent along a happy team of committed workers.  Even out in the ‘wilting heat’ of Dec and Jan they kept their paint brushes swinging!  I have only heard positive comments from all the residents.  Thank you WBP, we wish you every success as you paint your way into the future’.

Mavis  |  Valley Terraces Apartments’ Albany.

“I first used Wayne Bowden painters approximately 20 years ago to paint the interior and exterior of our home in Remuera. Their work was of a very high standard and we were very impressed with the finished results. When we moved to Coatesville 3 years ago, I employed Wayne Bowden painters again, as I had a large amount of painting work and wanted a very professional finish, but we still had to be mindful of our budget. The job this time consisted of a full interior and exterior of our home and in addition the staining and painting of a new stable block we had built, and also various outbuildings which were painted or stained. I have always been impressed with the calibre of the painters Wayne employs. They are totally professional, punctual, careful and tidy. We are thrilled with the results and I will definitely use Wayne Bowden in the future and would highly recommend anyone wanting very professional work at a very fair rate.”

Nicki Dalton |  Residential Home

“Wayne Bowden Painters first started working for us in April 2005 on St Patricks school administration block. Since then they have been quoting almost all of our work and have been successful on winning around 80% of their quotes to us. Among the contracts and still ongoing is the St Andrews retirement village which has 7 stages to date with 120 villas being successfully completed, many Foodstuffs jobs such as Pak n’ Save and New World including difficult supermarket refurbishments while the store is still open and night work being a necessity, Many design and builds such as Auckland packaging, Provet, Home direct, Jaychem and Vitaco and school extensions such as Ellerslie classroom blocks and St Joseph’s 3 level classroom block. Wayne Bowden painters are a great company to have as a subcontractor as they realize the importance of quality workmanship and making sure the program and handover dates are met.”

Paul Housham  |  Contracts Manager – Savory Construction

“I have recently had my 2 storey home repainted, both internally, and externally. Not only am I pleased with the final result, the communication/advice given was always very professional and friendly. I would have no hesitation in recommending or re-employing Wayne Bowden Painters for my future projects. “

Murray Palmer  |  Residential Home

“Excellent service. I found WBP to be reliable and thorough; a top quality job”

Eric van den Hoven |  Store Manager – Pak n’ Save

“Wayne Bowden Painters Ltd have done many jobs for us over the years.  We have always found them to be accommodating, easy to deal with and efficient, caring quality painters.”

Gary and Sherry Butler  |  Residential 

“This company was easy to work with from the initial quote until the job being completed, on time and on budget. Job well done”

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