Peter Wells, owner of AliBarbers in Wanaka, knows why being a successful business depends on building a team. My team has made me the barber I am today. I could not do the things I do without having a good team, and my business wouldn’t be as successful without them.
Alistair Howison (aka Ali Baba) moved from Dunedin to Wanaka in 1973. While driving trucks part time for Upper Clutha Transport and gold mining in the Cardrona Valley, he started barbering from his home part time. On Tuesdays he could also be found at the local pub where he’d take his scissors and offer gents a cut while they supped their beverage of choice.