News & Events

BA5 @ MediaWorks
1 May 2019

The next Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business After Five event is being hosted by MediaWorks – a multi-platform media company dedicated to informing and entertaining Tauranga audiences every day.  MediaWorks offers advertising solutions across radio, television, digital and live assets, including some of the biggest news and entertainment brands in New Zealand.  Come along and meet the local team, including Magic Talk host Peter Williams and Jolene James and Mark Eagle from the Breeze breakfast.  You will also learn about how MediaWorks can support the success of your marketing campaigns and see where the broadcasting magic happens every day.  This event is being held from 5.15pm until 7pm on Wednesday 1 May at MediaWorks, 168 Cameron Rd, Tauranga.  It is free for Chamber members to attend and costs $20 for non-members.  Click here for further information and to register.

How to be Mortgage Free and Retirement Ready in 10 Years or Less
2 May 2019

As financial personal trainers, Priority One member enableMe has helped hundreds of Kiwis get rid of their mortgages and set themselves up for a bright financial future over the last 10 years.  They are hosting a seminar where enableMe founder, Hannah McQueen, will share her insights into the financial behaviours holding people back and how it’s possible to achieve financial freedom within 10 years.  This event is being held from 6pm until 7pm on Thursday 2 May at Club Mount Maunganui, Kawaka St, Mount Maunganui.  It costs $20 for one person two attend and $30 for two people.  Click here for further information and to register.

Better Exporting Seminar: R&D Tax Credits
9 May 2019

The new Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive came into force on 1 April, resulting in big changes in some areas while others remain the same.  ExportNZ Bay of Plenty is hosting a Better Exporting Seminar that will look at the who, what, when, why and how of the new system.  Supported by KPMG, Tauranga Chamber of Commerce and Rotorua Business Chamber, attendees will hear a number of different perspectives that will provide a comprehensive overview to support utilisation of the new system.  This event is being held from 7.30am until 10am on Thursday 9 May 2019 at Trustpower Baypark, Truman Lane, Mt Maunganui.  It is open to both members and non-members of ExportNZ/EMA and is complimentary to attend.  Click here for further information and to register.

LinkT Tour of The Kollective
9 May 2019

Join LinkT, the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce network for young professionals, as they take a tour of The Kollective.  This is Tauranga’s newest and New Zealand’s largest coworking space, catering for those organisations working in the social sector or social enterprises.  It also includes the head offices for TECT, Acorn Foundation and BayTrust and has a close association with The Incubator Creative Hub.  The tour will include the Art Incubator and the Jam Factory.  This event is taking place from 5.30pm until 7.30pm on Thursday 9 May 2019 at The Kollective, 17th Avenue, Tauranga, and costs $10 per person to attend.  Click here for further information and to register.

BWN Conference to celebrate forging your own path
17 May 2019

The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Network is hosting the biennial Business Women’s Conference this year, with the theme “Forging your own path is about breaking the mould”.  Supported by Craigs Investment Partners and Cooney Lees Morgan, the focus will be on success taking a different form for everyone and that to make our dreams and aspirations possible, we sometimes have to make uncomfortable choices and take risks.  Speakers include Lisa King, social entrepreneur and founder of Eat my Lunch, Dr Farah Palmer, lecturer and former captain of the Black Ferns, Sandra Clair, founder of Artemis, Tonia Cawood, chair of the Chiefs, and entrepreneurs Teresa Hodges, founder of Blak, and Rebecca Anderson, founder of Chaos & Harmony.  The conference opens at an evening event on Friday 17 May and continues through until 5pm on Saturday 18 May.  It is being held at Trinity Wharf on Dive Cr, Tauranga and tickets cost from $250 per person.  Click here for further information and to register.

How Senior Leaders Create Successful Workplace Cultures
29 May 2019

Dale Carnegie Training is running a business briefing on creating a successful workplace culture which is based on responses to an online survey of 600 senior leaders across four countries.  Driving a culture that engages employees is a critical element for success, but corporate culture is unlikely to be a line item in a budget.  However, the right corporate culture provides the foundation for sustainable growth and profit.  This workshop will examine what's different about the attitudes and actions of senior leaders from organisations with high-performing cultures, facilitate reflection on perceptions of corporate culture and outline actions that can be taken to improve the cultures of organisations, large or small.  The briefing is being held from 9am-10.30am on Wednesday 29 May at Tauranga Chamber of Commerce, 65 Chapel St, Tauranga.  There is no charge to attend, but registrations at are essential.

Crafting your New Zealand Story
31 May 2019

NZ Trade and Enterprise is hosting a three hour free workshop based on ‘New Zealand Story’ – a tool kit of resources that can be used to market businesses overseas.  Attendees will find out how to bring their New Zealandness to life and leverage the reason that so many international markets consider our products and services above others.  This workshop will challenge you to think differently about your business and equip you with a way to define your offering using a simple story-based framework.  It is being held from 9am until 12pm on Friday 31 May at the Smart Business Centre, 65 Chapel St, Tauranga.  It is free to attend, but registrations are essential.