News & Events

Meet the Candidates - Tauranga electorate
22 August 2017

This event is to hear from the candidates standing in the Tauranga electorate in this year’s general election.  Each candidate will make a brief statement about their party’s point of difference, will answer some pre-supplied questions and then take questions from the floor.  This event is being organised by the Tauranga branches of PPTA and Closing the Gap, and SociaLink Tauranga, and supported by Tauranga Chamber of Commerce.  It will run from 7pm-9pm on Tuesday 22 August at Wesley Church Centre, 13th Avenue, Tauranga. 

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SBT Breakfast Connect in Maungatapu
23 August 2017

This Small Business Tauranga event is being hosted by Margie Thomas of HoneyBliss, a boutique business designing and producing a range of products for men’s and women’s skincare, health and sport balms and animal care products.  Small Business Tauranga helps people new to the city connect with others, so bring your business cards for plenty of great networking.  There is also an opportunity to deliver a 30 second introduction to your business.  It will run from 7.30am-9am on Wednesday 23 August at Honey Bliss, 80 Hammond Street, Hairini. 

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Tarnished Frocks & Divas presents Zoetica - life, passion, bravery
30 August 2017

Held every two years, five performances of the iconic Tarnished Frocks and Divas will take place from 30 August until 2 September at ASB Baypark.  The performances celebrate women and feature models and performers who are all aged 40 or over – many who have never modelled, sung or acted in public before. This year’s theme is Zoetica, signalling life, passion and bravery, will focus on fabulous fashion designs inspired by the 1980s – a time when women were entering the corporate world with their shoulder pads and big hair.  To book tickets, visit

KPMG Agribusiness Leaders Event
6 September 2017

KPMG is hosting an event to discuss the future of agribusiness, presented by Ian Proudfoot, KPMG’s global head of agribusiness.  Ian will share insights on this year’s KPMG Agribusiness Agenda, including ideas provided by industry leaders on what needs to be done to capture value in rapidly changing global markets.  He will highlight the importance of the whole industry working collaboratively to pivot from a producer-focused, volume-based culture to a market-focused, value-based sector that can quickly capture the opportunities available.  This event is being held from 4pm-5.30pm on Wednesday 6 September at KPMG’s offices, 247 Cameron Road, Tauranga.  If you would like to attend, please email (spaces are limited)

Go Global 2017 - the conference for exporters
21 September 2017

Go Global, the annual national conference for exporters, will be held in Auckland on September 21.  With an outstanding line up of speakers, Go Global will provide insights and information on how to navigate the changing world of exporting.  Now, more than ever, exporters need to innovate their products, sharpen their marketing strategies and enhance their ability to shift into new markets.  Go Global will bring the brightest exporting minds together to focus on what lies ahead.  For further information and to book tickets, visit