News & Events
The next Small Business Tauranga Breakfast Connect meeting in Tauranga’s CBD is being hosted by Crown and Badger on Tauranga’s waterfront. This event aims to support those business people new to the city or those that would like to increase their visibility in the local community. It is being held from 7am-8.30am on Wednesday 14 March and a light breakfast will be served. There will also be plenty of networking opportunities and a lucky business card draw. It costs $15 for Chamber or Small Business Tauranga members to attend and $25 for non-members. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1328&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
What should a smart place do to attract savvy millennials? Tauranga business leaders, managers and interested members of the community are invited to attend the first 'Smart Talk, Future Thinking' event of the year, hosted by SmartGrowth in partnership with Priority One and the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce. The guest speaker is Savannah Peterson, founder and CEO of Savvy Millennial, who was named in the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Consumer Technology. This event is being held from 3pm-4.30pm on Tuesday 20 March at Club Mount Maunganui, Kawaka Street, Mount Maunganui. There is no charge to attend. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1321&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
Small Business Tauranga’s next Breakfast Connect meeting in Te Puke is being hosted by Tony’s Café and Kebabs. Attendees will find out what’s happening in the Te Puke business community and the strong growth predicted in the kiwifruit sector, as well as have opportunities to network with other small business owners. Guest speakers include Mark Boyle of Te Puke EDG and Stan Gregec of Tauranga Chamber of Commerce. These events are for those that are new to town or keen to increase the visibility of their business. It will run from 7am-8.30am on Wednesday 21 March at 168 Jellicoe St and a light breakfast will be served. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1333&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce LinkT young professionals group will get a chance to see behind the scenes at Port of Tauranga during this event. After the tour, some of Port of Tauranga’s younger staff members will host a networking session to talk about their careers. The bus will depart on the tour promptly at 5.05pm on Thursday 22 March from Salisbury Avenue. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1330&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
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 http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1328&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
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 http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1331&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
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 www.tattooextravaganza.nz.