Our Team

Rebecca Culver

Founder & General Manager

Rebecca grew up in Upper Hutt and moved to Palmerston North to complete a Bachelor of Communications at Massey University. After a year in the students association, MUSA, Rebecca moved to Wellington to work as a Learning and Development Consultant. After being made redundant Rebecca tried teacher’s college and when that didn’t work out she…

Ben Sutherland

Store Manager

In 2014, I met Rebecca and was invited to volunteer at Just Zilch – something I wasn’t so keen on initially. I eventually attended an induction and immediately, after working my first shift, fell in love with the energy of the store and the interactions I had with the people using its service. Six months…

Our Board

Angela Rowan

Board Chair

Angela is passionate about access to the right nutrition and enough food for all which has shaped her career and professional roles, focused her community involvements and influenced her social activities. Angela has held several leadership positions in nutrition in the food industry over the past 30 years. Currently, a Marketing Manager of pediatric nutrition…

Amos Palfreyman

Amos Palfreyman is passionate about food sustainability. He is the Programme Manager at FoodHQ leading projects that connect food ideas to science. This role covers the following four broad areas: strategic relationship management across a wide spectrum of stakeholders; communications and PR around trade and economic affairs; project coordination and event management, market research and…

James Allen

James Allen has lived in Palmerston North for most of his life. In 2008, he attended Massey University where he completed a BBS- Advertising and Management. His background is in management with over 8 years’ experience. He currently operates a local business in Palmerston North. He is currently studying a Bachelor in Counseling and he…

Melissa Bourke

Melissa Bourke (Mel) is a general practice lawyer in the Manawatū who has a passion for community. A partner of the law firm Innes Dean Tararua Law, she specialises in the legal areas of relationship property, trusts and elder law and is currently a lawyer appointed by the Family Court to act for people lacking…