About Us


Kia ora, we are Sophie and Whetu and we’re the faces behind Best of Bay of Plenty. At Best of BOP our purpose is to spread joy through gift giving and supporting our communities to grow all while bringing together the best products from a range of artisans and producers from all around the Bay of Plenty.
A little about us. We're a newly married couple expecting our first child later this year. Whetu is a born and bred Bay of Plenty native from the heart of the Urewera. He has spent most of his life in the Whakatane and Rotorua surrounding areas and after moving to Auckland for study Whetu moved back to the Bay in 2019 now residing in Mt Maunganui. Whetu has worked in banking since finishing study and has a love for helping businesses, people, and communities grow and prosper.
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Sophie grew up in a small farming town in the rural Waikato but has always felt connected to the Bay of Plenty and now calls it home since making the move in 2018. After completing high school she moved to Auckland to pursue her studies in Physiotherapy where she now applies her trade. Sophie has a passion for caring for and helping people, which she has been able to pursue through working within the healthcare industry.