News & Events

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

BWN Lunch - The Advent of Amazon - Threat or Opportunity?
11 April 2018

It has been reported that Amazon's arrival to New Zealand could dramatically change our retail scene.  The next Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Network event will hear the views of Nigel Tutt of Priority One and Arron Edwards of Bravesight on the impact of Amazon's entry on the local marketplace, both in terms of the opportunities it may create as well as potential threats.  They will also share ideas on how we can capitalise on Amazon's entry to create growth opportunities and positive change.  This event is being held from 12pm-1.30pm on Wednesday 11 April at the Tauranga Club, Devonport Rd, Tauranga and a light buffet lunch with be served.  For further information and to register, visit

ICT Cluster Quiz Night
12 April 2018

Each year Priority One hosts a night of fun, food and fierce competition at the ICT Cluster Quiz Night.  Around 120 people usually take part, and the quiz moves at an efficient pace so there is no time to get bored.  The 2018 ICT Cluster Quiz Night will be held from 5pm (quiz starts at 5.30pm sharp) on Thursday 12 April at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club at Sulphur Point.  Teams of six are eligible to enter (no more, strictly enforced), there will be complimentary nibbles and a cash bar, and lots of prizes to be won.  Our wonderful Quiz Mistress, Anne Pankhurst, is back again this year and Quiz Master, Nick Baker, will be devising all of the difficult questions.  So - get together with your colleagues and put together a team.  Teams will also be made up on the night if you're coming along on your own (but you still need to register).  To enter your team, email by Friday 6 April.

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

ASB Lunch - Leadership in Business
30 May 2018

Nicki McClintock, ASB manager of coaching and development, is the guest speaker at a lunch event being hosted by Institute of Directors in Rotorua.  Nicki will talk about what makes a leader different to a manager and will look at research that explores what winning companies are doing to close the gap between their top and bottom performers.  This event is being held from 12.30pm-2pm on Wednesday 30 May at Princes Gate Hotel, 1057 Arawa St, Rotorua and costs $35 for IoD members and $45 for non-members to attend.  For further information and to register for this event, visit

Breakfast event focuses on immigration policies
30 May 2018

Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is hosting Iain Lees-Galloway at a breakfast meeting at the end of May.  Mr Lees-Galloway is the Member of Parliament for Palmerston North and currently Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Immigration and ACC.  He will talk about the government’s immigration policies and how they apply to business, particularly in an area that relies heavily on an immigrant especially sectors such as the kiwifruit industry that rely heavily on immigrant labour.  This event is being held from 7.30am until 9am on Wednesday 30 May at Trinity Wharf Hotel, Dive Cr, Tauranga and costs $55 for Chamber members and $65 for non-members to attend.  For further information and to register, visit

How changes to employment legislation will impact your business
30 May 2018

Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, Iain Lees-Galloway, will be in Tauranga at the end of May to speak at an informal session for employers hosted by EMA.  Topics for discussion include minimum wage increases, changes to immigration policy, paid parental leave, equal pay and pay equity, fair pay agreements and 90-day trial periods.  This session will be held from 10am until 11.30am on Wednesday 30 May at Club Mount Maunganui, 45 Kawaka St, Mt Maunganui.  It is complimentary to EMA & ExportNZ Members.  For further information and to register, visit