News & Events

Business After Five with Vodafone
13 June 2018

Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is hosting their next BA5 event in partnership with Vodafone.  It will provide an opportunity to hear from the Vodafone team about their fixed, mobile and unified communication services to help keep you connected.  Attendees will also find out about Vodafone’s passion to support local communities, including the Vodafone Foundation which provides hands on programmes that inspire and motivate young people.  This event is being held from 5.15pm-7pm on Wednesday 13 June at Vodafone’s offices, Level 1, 575 Cameron Rd, Tauranga.  There is no charge for Chamber of Commerce members and a $20 cost for non-members.  For further information and to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/Vodafoneba5.

Business Women's Network Behind the Scenes with Campbell Squared
19 June 2018

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Network is taking a look behind the scenes at Campbell Squared, a strategic communications consultancy that develops innovative solutions that push clients to be brave and authentic in what they say and do.  The company was founded by Scott and Angela Campbell and was recently recognised as Large PR Consultancy of the Year and Supreme Award winner by PRINZ (the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand).  This event is being held from 5.15pm-7pm on Tuesday 19 June 2018 at 26-28 Wharf St, Tauranga and costs $25 for Chamber of Commerce members and $35 for non-members to attend.  For further information and to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/campbellsquared.

IoD Breakfast with Graham Cooney - former director NZ Rugby Board
21 June 2018

Governance is a critical component of the effective management of all organisations, including sport.  At this breakfast hosted by Institute of Directors, Graham Cooney, former director with NZ Rugby Board, will talk about governance challenges that are unique to a large professional sporting organisation.  There has been a move for sporting organisations to adopt business models of operation, so questions of appropriate forms of governance have attracted increasing attention in this sector.  This event is being held from 7.30am-9am on Thursday 21 June 2018 at Tauranga Club, 72 Devonport Road, Tauranga and costs $35 for IoD members and $45 for non-members to attend.  For further information and to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/grahamcooney.

Placemaking as not-not-Art - a Christchurch renewal story
21 June 2018

Part of the Tauranga Art Gallery’s BOOM! series of public talks about placemaking and art, this event will focus on how the Christchurch community healed through creativity following the earthquakes.  Gap Filler developed over 80 creative projects such as the Dance-O-Mat and Pallet Pavilion, earning Christchurch a Lonely Planet “top 10 city to visit” and an International Award for Public Art nomination in 2015.  Guest speaker is Dr Ryan Reynolds, a founding member and co-director of Gap Filler Trust.  This event is supported by Chartwell Trust, Tauranga City Council events fund and Creative Bay of Plenty.  It is being held from 5.30pm-7.00pm on Thursday 21 June 2018 at Tauranga Art Gallery, Willow St, Tauranga and entry is by gold coin donation.  For further information and to register, visit https://www.artgallery.org.nz/book/event?id=213.

2018 Zespri Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards
22 June 2018

It's time for the Bay’s exporters to share their successes, innovations and inspirational stories through the 2018 export awards.  Sponsored by Zespri and hosted by ExportNZ Bay of Plenty, the awards celebrate achievements in the global marketplace.  The gala dinner will be held at ASB Baypark on Friday 22 June from 6pm with a black tie dress code.  It costs $170+GST per person for Export/EMA members and $200+GST per person for non-members, with discounts when booking tables of 10.  For further information, visit www.bopexportnzawards.org.nz.

BOOM! - a series of talks about public art and placemaking
22 June 2018

Developed by Tauranga Art Gallery, BOOM! is a monthly series of talks and workshops for the community to hear conversations and inspirational stories from people designing, commissioning and implementing creative public projects and spaces.  This day-long event will look at what artists consider when creating public works, the role of a commissioner and where to start when considering public sites and communities.  It will also include a design-think workshop.  This event is supported by Chartwell Trust, Tauranga City Council events fund and Creative Bay of Plenty.  It will run from 9.30am-4.30pm on Friday 22 June 2018 at Tauranga Art Gallery, Willow St, Tauranga and costs $40 per person to attend.  For further information and to register, visit  https://www.artgallery.org.nz/book/event?id=214.

Breakfast Connect in Tauranga CBD - Pronto Websites
27 June 2018

The next Small Business Tauranga Breakfast Connect meeting in Tauranga’s city centre is being hosted by Pronto Websites.  A division of media marketing company Bravesight, Pronto Websites works with small business owners that have WordPress websites, taking care of hosting, security maintenance and updates.  Their maintenance plans include graphic design, support and development as well, so it’s easy to know what changes to your website will cost.  Breakfast Connect is for business people that are new to the city or existing business owners looking for support and better visibility.  This event is being held from 7.30-8.45am on Wednesday 27 June at 4/117 Willow Street, Tauranga.  It costs $15 for Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Tauranga or Downtown Tauranga members to attend and $25 for non-members.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1378&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

IoD workshop on culture and ethics - with Dr Bev Edlin
28 June 2018

Today’s boards are under increasing scrutiny from stakeholders and shareholders to ensure that they are creating ethical behaviours.  Focusing on ethics goes beyond compliance – it’s about good risk management.  The impact of social media means that a breach in ethics can spread quickly and cause significant damage.  Dr Bev Edlin, chair of the Bay of Plenty branch of Institute of Directors, will be facilitating a workshop on what matters in terms of ethical behaviours and a healthy culture, and why they are critical to long-term success.  It will be held from 5.30pm-7.30pm on Thursday 28 June 2018 at Princes Gate Hotel, 1057 Arawa St, Rotorua and costs $30 for IoD members and $40 for non-members to attend.  For further information and to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/bevedlin.

BWN Lunch - Dealing with bullying & sexual harassment in the workplace
28 June 2018

Sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace is a topical issue at the moment and it is something that can affect everyone.  The next Business Women’s Network lunch event will feature Gail Page from Positive Pathways, who will talk about harassment in the workplace and how to empower yourself to deal with bullies.  This event is being held from 12pm-1.30pm on Thursday 28 June at The Tauranga Club, 72 Devonport Rd, Tauranga.  It costs $30 for Chamber members to attend and $40 for non-members.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1370&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Workshop for Westpac Tauranga Business Awards 2018
18 July 2018

Are you thinking about entering this year’s Westpac Tauranga Business Awards but are not sure of the process or want to find out more?  The Chamber of Commerce is hosting a fast-paced and interesting workshop from 5pm until 8pm on Wednesday 18 July which will cover the benefits for your business of entering the awards, insights on completing the entry form and everything else you need to know.  This workshop is being held at the Chamber of Commerce offices, 65 Chapel Street, Tauranga and is free to attend.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1386&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

Breakfast Connect with helloworld at Tauranga Crossing
25 July 2018

The next Breakfast Connect meeting hosted by the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Small Business Tauranga group is being held at Tauranga Crossing.  Helloworld’s new store has all the latest travel deals for holidays, cruises and flights and there will be an opportunity to meet the helloworld team, enjoy a light breakfast and network with other local business owners and managers.  Bring your business cards for the lucky card draw and your chance for a 30 second intro to your business.  This event is being held from 7.30am until 8.30am on Wednesday 25 July at 2 Taurikura Drive, Tauranga Crossing and costs $15 for SBT / Chamber of Commerce members and $25 for non-members to attend.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1389&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.

MoPed's Winter Do with Mount Ruapehu
26 July 2018

Moped (Marketing Professionals Bay of Plenty) is a group of passionate marketing people that have a desire to be connected and inspired with other creatives while living and working in the Bay.  Moped’s July event will feature Ruapehu Lifts marketing manager, Matt McIvor, who will talk about social media strategy, digital marketing, rebranding and the success of the Winter Olympics.  There will also be an opportunity to take a guided tour of the Tauranga Art Gallery’s current exhibitions.  This event is being held from 5pm on Thursday 26 July at Tauranga Art Gallery on Wharf St, Tauranga and costs $30 per person to attend, which includes refreshments by Broken Shed and canapes.  For further information and to register for this event, visit https://tinyurl.com/y8ped7fh.

BWN Lunch with Institute of Directors
31 July 2018

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Network is hosting a lunch event with guest speakers from the Bay of Plenty branch of the Institute of Directors.  Branch chair, Bev Edlin, and Anushiya Ponniah, the 2016 winner of the Institute's Emerging Director Award, will share their experiences and perspectives of being involved in the IoD.  This is a great chance to understand how women in leadership roles are being supported by the IoD and there will also be plenty of opportunities to network with other local business women.  This event is being held from 12.00pm until 1.30pm on Tuesday 31 July at The Tauranga Club, 72 Devonport Rd, Tauranga and costs $30 for Chamber of Commerce members and $40 for non-members to attend.  For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/#id=1388&cid=502&wid=1201.