News & Events

Behind the Scenes at Boffa Miskell
19 June 2019

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Network is going behind the scenes at leading New Zealand environmental planning and design consultancy, Boffa Miskell.  With offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin, Boffa Miskell work with a wide range of local and international private and public sector clients in the areas of planning, urban design, landscape architecture, landscape planning, ecology, biosecurity, cultural heritage, graphics and mapping.  Attendees will hear about their latest projects and take a tour of their new offices at 35 Grey Street.  This event is being held from 5.15pm until 7pm on Wednesday 19 June and costs $25 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members to attend.  Click here for further information and to register.

Climate Change: Risk and Resilience
19 June 2019

The Property Council is hosting an event in Tauranga that will take an in-depth look at climate change, its risks and resilience levels.  Guest speakers include James Hughes, climate and resilience specialist at Tonkin + Taylor, and Brett Down, Bay of Plenty’s branch director for Crombie Lockwood.  The presentations will look at sea level rise exposure for local authorities, the National Climate Change Risk Assessment, the impact on business insurance and what the commercial property industry needs to be aware of.  This event is being held from 12pm until 1.30pm on Wednesday 19 June at the Tauranga Club, 72 Devonport Rd, Tauranga and costs $35 for Property Council members and $70 non-members to attend (includes lunch).  Click here for further information and to register.

Investing to Make a Difference
19 June 2019

Enterprise Angels has been gathering research on their members, with preliminary findings being that angel investors want to make a difference.  This is what motivates them to invest their own money in budding entrepreneurs with big ideas and yet-to-be-realised revenue.  They are also impact-curious – so the idea of purposefully investing for social or environmental impact is attractive to them.  Enterprise Angels is hosting an event on investing to make a difference, with guest speaker Robbie Tindall, who will talk about his work with K1W1 and his experience as a trustee of the Tindall Foundation.  This event is being held from 5:15pm until 6:30pm on Wednesday 19 June 2019 at the University of Waikato campus in Durham St, Tauranga.  If you would like to attend, please email admin@entepriseangels.co.nz.

Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards 2019 Gala Dinner
21 June 2019

The dinner functions for the Bay of Plenty ExportNZ Awards are always occasions to remember.  If you've been to one in the past, no doubt you know tickets get snapped up quickly and you are already rounding up your table.  If you haven't had the pleasure of attending, then you don't want to miss out.  The awards are being held from 6pm on Friday 21 June at the Stadium Lounge at Truspower Baypark.  Tickets start at $175+GST per person or $1,695+GST for a table of 10.  Click here for further information and to book tickets.

TEDx Tauranga 2019
22 June 2019

TEDx Tauranga is back next year, bringing the spirit of ideas worth spreading to Tauranga!  The theme is ’RE:ACTION’ and the format of the event will be a range of short, powerful talks, videos and entertainment.  Organisers are currently working through a list of 100 potential speakers that will celebrate new ideas and innovation and inspire you to think differently, accept challenges and succeed in ways you never thought possible.  It is being held on Saturday 22 June at the Holy Trinity Auditorium, Devonport Rd, Tauranga.  Tickets cost $100 per person and go on sale on 24 April 2019.  Priority One is a silver sponsor of TEDx Tauranga.  For further information, visit https://www.tedxtauranga.com/events/tedxtauranga-2019/.

LinkT Wine Tasting at Otto and Oscar
2 July 2019

The LinkT group for young professionals facilitated by Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is hosting a wine tasting session at Otto and Oscar on The Strand.  There are limited seats available at this very cool and funky restaurant, so you will need to be in quick for this event.  Attendees will get a selection of wines to taste, an antipasto platter and great opportunities to mix and mingle.  It is being held from 5.30pm until 8pm on Tuesday 2 July at 51 The Strand and costs $35 per person to attend.  Click here for further information and to register.

Communicate with Confidence and be Memorable
3 July 2019

Nicki McClintock, ASB Manager of coaching and development, is the guest speaker at this event hosted by the Bay of Plenty branch of the Institute of Directors.  We all communicate, but often our message doesn’t hit the mark. In this session, six simple keys to effective communication will be shared to give you confidence and help you deliver a memorable message.  This includes the importance of preparation, how to structure your presentation, the power of body language and using your voice, and visual impact.  This event is being held from 12pm until 2pm on Wednesday 3 July at Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi campus in Whakatane and costs $35 for IoD members and $50 for non-members to attend.  Click here for further information and to register.

BA5: QMS Media
3 July 2019

The next Chamber of Commerce business after five event is being hosted by QMS, a leader in outdoor media in New Zealand.  They recently spoke to their most successful advertisers in the Bay of Plenty and New Zealand to find out how you stand out from your competitors, how the change in media use might have affected your business and what you can do to make your customers remember you.  This event is being held from 5.15pm until 7pm on Wednesday 3 July at Tauranga Club, Devonport Rd, Tauranga.  It is complimentary for Chamber of Commerce members to attend and costs $20 for non-members.  Click here for further information and to register.

Understanding Health & Safety and New Restructuring Rules
4 July 2019

Copeland Ashcroft Law is hosting a free seminar so employers and those in HR roles can understand their health and safety obligations when working with other businesses and the new rules about making changes to the way their business is structured.  The seminar will provide an overview of recent cases, tips for restructuring your business, examples of what best practice restructuring processes look like and what to do if an employee seeks a delay to a restructure.  This seminar is being held from 3pm until 4.30pm on Thursday 4 July 2019 in Tauranga at the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club, Sulphur Point, Tauranga and is complimentary to attend.  Click here for further information and to register.

Social Media Workshop
4 July 2019

Are you struggling to create social media for your business?  If so, this hands-on social media workshop is for you.  The five platforms of Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Snapchat will be covered, with a focus on the largest two, discussing best practice, audience insights, content creation and paid advertising.  There will also be an opportunity to look behind the scenes at the social media delivered by some of New Zealand’s most recognisable brands and a set of tasks to complete that will form the basis of your own strategy.  This workshop is being held from 8am until 1pm on Thursday 4 July 2019 at Trustpower Baypark Arena, Truman Lane, Tauranga.  It costs $389+GST to attend, which includes full catering.  Click here for further information and to book your spot.

NZME Update on Trends in the Media
4 July 2019

As part of the Chamber of Commerce Leaders in Business Series, representatives from NZME will talk about global trends in the media, premium journalism, entertainment brands, what the NZME audience looks like, where and how people are consuming content and some of the real challenges in media and advertising.  This event is being held from 7.30am until 9am on Thursday 4 July at Bay Central, 65 Chapel St, Tauranga and costs $25 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members to attend.  Click here for further information and to register.

Networking for Business Women
5 July 2019

The next facilitated networking lunch from the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Network is being held on Friday 5 July from 12pm until 1.30pm at the Tauranga Club on Devonport Rd.  Table seating will be allocated to ensure you meet new people and a BWN committee member will be at your table to promote a lively and interesting discussion while you enjoy a delicious lunch.  Come along with plenty of business cards to share as you get to know other women.  This is your chance to network, meet new people and be inspired by others.  It costs $35 for Chamber of Commerce members to attend and $50 for non-members, which includes lunch.  Click here for further information and to register.

Property Council Tour of University of Waikato Campus
10 July 2019

The Bay of Plenty branch of the Property Council is hosting a tour of the University of Waikato’s iconic new campus in Tauranga’s city centre.  This $60 million development enhances the university's current range of qualifications and study options available to local students and those from elsewhere.  It currently has capacity for 1000 full time students, providing a dynamic and exciting learning environment which includes high-tech facilities and flexible and innovative spaces for teaching and learning.  This aspirational development has been a fantastic collaboration of local stakeholders, tangata whenua and artists, who have been involved in bringing history and heritage to the building.  The tour will include presentations from project management company Greenstone Group and leading contractors Hawkins and there will be discussions regarding the overall project plan, the challenges faced, with inside stories shared.  The tour will run from 3pm until 4.15pm at the University of Waikato campus, Durham St, Tauranga and costs $15 for members of the Property Council and $30 for non-members to attend.  Click here for further information and to register.

Business Connect at Think Co Papamoa
10 July 2019

Small Business Tauranga, under the auspices of Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, is hosting their next Breakfast Connect meeting at Think Co in Papamoa - a coworking space that connects Papamoa's entrepreneurs, innovators and creators.  Come along to find out about the supportive environment that encourages community, collaboration and inspiration.  Small Business Tauranga is for those that are new to the city or who want to get more visibility for their business, providing lots of opportunities to network.  This event is being held from 7.30am until 8.30am on Wednesday 10 July at 6/34 Gravatt Rd, Papamoa and costs $20 for Chamber/Small Business Tauranga members to attend and $30 for non-members.  Click here for further information and to register.

Business Defined Technology Training and Seminars
17 July 2019

Yorb is running a series of training seminars that will focus on getting the best out of your Office 365 subscription, including how to use the tools throughout your business.  Yorb use Microsoft apps and products in their daily tasks and have seen great results when their clients utilise Office 365 effectively.  The event comprises three parts which can be taken separately or bundled together:

Morning session:  Think you know Office 365?  Think again!

Lunch session:  Cyber security – why it should be front of mind for NZ businesses

Afternoon session:  Deep dive into Office 365 applications

These sessions are taking place on Wednesday 17 July at Trinity Wharf, 51 Dive Cr, Tauranga and cost from $149 per person.  Click here for further information and to register.

Managing your Intangible Assets
23 July 2019

Paul Adams, CEO for EverEdge Global, and Katherine Evans, general counsel for Zespri, are the guest speakers at this Institute of Directors event.  Intangible assets (including data, content, software, brands, confidential information and designs), are the most important assets companies own, accounting for more than 87% of all company value.  Directors should understand the value and impact of all assets and liabilities under their stewardship to ensure ROI is achieved and risks are managed.  This session will cover what intangible assets are and how they create value, how you can identify them and use them to generate competitive advantages, five types of intangible asset risk and the questions you should be asking as board members.  This event is being held from 5.30pm until 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 July at Tauranga Club, Devonport Rd, Tauranga and costs $35 for IoD members and $50 for non-members to attend.  Click here for further information and to register.

EU NZ Free Trade Agreement and other trade negotiations
24 July 2019

ExportNZ Bay of Plenty is hosting a free event to provide an update from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on negotiations for a European Union–New Zealand free trade agreement and other trade negotiations.  Attendees will find out what the FTA means for New Zealand, progress with negotiations and what other trade agreements are under negotiation or consideration.  There will also be opportunities to ask questions, share your views and hear what others are thinking.  This event is being held from 7.30am until 9.30am on Wednesday 24 July at the Smart Business Centre, 65 Chapel St, Tauranga.  It is open to both members and non-members of ExportNZ/EMA and there is no charge to attend.  Click here for further information and to register.