Johan was born in Holland and has lived in New Zealand for the past 23 years.  He is a Chef by trade and has owned a hotel combined with a restaurant within the northern region of Holland.  When he first arrived in NZ, he worked for well-known fine-dining restaurants before he started his career with Air New Zealand in the catering department, eventually becoming purchasing officer for the different airlines at the Auckland International Airport.

Debra was born in New Zealand and enjoys dealing with people. Having worked at the Auckland International Airport, she is familiar with people from all backgrounds and has an understanding of different cultures.

They both shifted up north in the year 2004 when they purchased a lifestyle block in the Rodney District.  The area appealed to them because it had that laid back, relaxing atmosphere but not too far away from Auckland for that serious shopping or to go to the Airport for overseas travel.  The area is also close to beaches, vineyards and restaurants and offers plenty of outdoor activity - horse riding, scuba diving, golf courses. 

They both enjoy waking up to the fresh air and peaceful rural views every morning without having to look into the neighbours back yard.

Wayby is situated half-way between
Auckland and Whangarei so it is ideal
for travel in either direction.  We have
the Best of Both Worlds.