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We are here to support you

At Virtual Assist we bring our best skills to you and your business allowing you to focus on your core services.  We will help streamline and automate your systems, implement new ones, help you get your marketing up-to-date and strategised, train your staff, tackle your admin tasks, and capture all those loose ends that have been lurking for a while.

We are all about efficiency and work with paperless, cloud-based systems such as Xero, WorkflowMax, and Insightly — to name a few.

If you would like to spend less time knee-deep in paperwork, contact us now.

Natalie Rowney


Natalie brings business experience over a range of industries such as oil & gas, media and marketing from both here in New Zealand and in Australia.  

As her strengths are in organising, planning and support roles, Natalie uses her experience to help other businesses flourish.  With exceptional problem-solving abilities and an in-built drive to help businesses achieve their aim, Natalie virtually assists a range of companies with anything from bookkeeping to website development. 

Natalie has a heart for the Manawatu and is eager to aid the region to grow through business development. She is passionate about sustainability and our impact of limited resources. Working virtually complements this belief set well.

If your business has a problem that needs solving, or simply a small amount of assistance — contact Natalie today.

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Simon Rowney


Simon brings fifteen years’ experience working in project management to the Virtual Assist team.  His extensive experience working within the construction industry has furnished him with the ability to manage large-scale and complex projects.  With expansive technical knowledge in construction and electrical trades, Simon’s help with building projects is invaluable.

Leadership strengths and his ability to mentor and support businesses through new projects make Simon an asset to the Virtual Assist team and our clients.

If you would like help to get your project off the ground, get in touch with Simon today.

Our Services


Saving you time and money by processing your paperwork

Business Systems Setup

Streamlining your internal systems so you work smarter consectetur

Email Marketing & Social Media Management

Helping you advertise your business through social media

Project Management & Estimating

Helping you advertise your business through social media


We upskill your team by training your team how to use your systems effectively

Website Design

We will design you a website that suits your business needs and maintain it through hosting