News & Events

LinkT Go Karts
27 March 2018

LinkT is a networking group for young professionals in Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty.  They have organised a night of outdoor kart racing at Bay Karts where teams of up to six people will compete for a trophy.  In addition, the fastest overall lap will be rewarded with pole position in the grand final.  This event is being held from 5pm-8.30pm on Tuesday 27 March at Bay Karts, 8 Titoki Place, Owens Place, Mount Maunganui and costs $35 to attend.  For further information and to register, visit

Business Women's Network - Behind the Scenes
27 March 2018

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Network will be taking a look behind the scenes at the affordable housing development at Mangatawa.  Developed by Maori incorporation, Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks, the Pacific Coast Retirement Village joint venture has developed affordable housing in the papakainga style.  Guest speakers include two women who have been instrumental in making the project a reality:  Victoria Kingi, project coordinator, and Paula Werohia, CEO of Mangatawa Papamoa.  They will share their own experiences as Maori women in business and their involvement in these hugely successful projects that are now being replicated in other areas of New Zealand.  This event is being held from 5.15pm-7pm on Tuesday 27 March at 1 Te Rama o te Tihi Place, RD 5, Mangatawa.  For further information and to register, visit

Leading Edge - IoD Leadership Conference 2018
10 April 2018

The world is moving and adapting at an ever-increasing rate, with artificial intelligence, globalisation and new ways of thinking.  If you’re going to stay ahead of the pack and stand out, you need to be on the leading edge.  The 2018 Institute of Directors Leadership Conference will take a look at the newest and most exciting developments that will revolutionise the way you think from a governance perspective and impact on the organisations you govern.  The conference is being held over two days on 10-11 April at SKYCITY, Auckland.  For further information and to register, visit

Breakfast Connect in Tauranga CBD
11 April 2018

The next Small Business Tauranga Breakfast Connect meeting being held in Tauranga’s city centre is being hosted by social media marketing company, Social With Precision.  The company has expertise in formats such as webinars, seminars and videos, as well as mainstream social media channels, and works with companies to help them better engage with potential customers.  Small Business Tauranga events are specifically targeted at new business people to the city or existing business owners that are looking for better visibility.  A light breakfast will be served and there will be plenty of networking opportunities.  This event is being held from 7.30am-8.30am on Wednesday 11 April at 79A Devonport Rd, Tauranga and costs $15 for Tauranga Chamber or SBT members and $25 for non-members.  For further information and to register, visit

Developing and Governing a Successful Family Business with Allan Scott
11 April 2018

For more than three decades, Allan Scott has been creating world-beating wines in the Marlborough region, first with his wife Cathy and now including their three adult children.  Cool nights and sunny days in the scenic region of Marlborough helped to create Allan Scott Family Winemakers’ award-winning wines.  But passion and commitment to excellence are also a huge part of the winery’s success story.  At this event Allan will share his story of developing and governing a successful family business.  It is being held from 5.30pm-7.30pm on Wednesday 2 May at Tauranga Club, 72 Devonport Rd, Tauranga and costs $35 for IoD members and $45 for non-members.  For further information and to register, visit

Tattoo & Art Extravaganza
14 April 2018

Around 200 international and local tattoo artists will be competing in the Tattoo & Art Extravaganza in Tauranga next year.  Taking place over two days, the event will include a wearable arts competition, hip hop and aerial dance, comedians, live bands, the Waiheke Circus and different categories for the tattoo competition.  There are also corporate sponsorship opportunities, with around 7000 people expected to attend the event.  It is being held on Saturday and Sunday 14 & 15 April at ASB Arena, 81 Truman Lane, Tauranga.  For further information, visit

LinkT - Art Loves You @ Tauranga Art Gallery
17 April 2018

The next Chamber of Commerce LinkT event for young professionals in Tauranga is being hosted at Tauranga Art Gallery.  Participants will be able to experience the ‘Art Loves You’ collection of works that literally ‘need you' in order to fulfil their destiny.  It is an interactive show designed to engage each of your senses – think virtual reality, light and sound experiences, augmented reality and chakra chambers.  Tauranga Art Gallery director, Karl Chitham, will take you on a tour of the exhibition and there will be refreshments and nibbles.  This event is being held from 5.30pm-7.30pm on Tuesday 17 April 2018 at the Tauranga Art Gallery, Willow St, Tauranga and costs $25 to attend.  For further information and to register, visit