News & Events
Bay of Plenty Film’s vision is for the creation of a sustainable screen media industry in the Bay of Plenty. They are hosting a one-day film forum during May to look at the growth potential of the local film industry, including exploring our strengths as a community, creating shared pathways forward and finding inspiration from others. The programme for the day includes keynote addresses from industry leaders, workshops, panels and strategic discussions. There will also be a celebration of the Bay’s best short films on the big screen. This event is being held from 8am until 9pm on Saturday 5 May at Ōtamarākau Marae, 2655 State Highway 2, Te Puke and costs $55 for adults and $40 for students to attend. To register for this forum, visit https://teata.app.rsvpify.com/.
The next University of Waikato free public lecture in Tauranga will look at the most recent scientific evidence on running and its direct application to enhance training and performance. The guest speaker is Dr Kim Hébert-Losier, a senior lecturer in health sport and human performance at the University of Waikato in Tauranga and founding member of the team at the University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance. The lecture is being hosted in association with The Running Clinic. It is being held from 5.30pm on Monday 7 May at Trinity Wharf, Dive Cr, Tauranga. There is no charge to attend but registrations to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4XVwDR9xukZiBCtg3DkJYhPl_IZLc3HK8ade1TU-zB-jAMQ/viewform?entry.543492716 are essential.
Established 70 years ago in Gisborne, Hammon Diamond Jeweller’s is an iconic jewellery boutique based in the heart of Tauranga's city centre. They showcase diamonds and fine jewellery, including leading watch brands. The Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Network will get a chance to peek behind the scenes of the business at an event that runs from 5.15pm to 7pm on Wednesday 9 May at 16 Grey Street, Tauranga. It also provides a great opportunity to meet and network with other local business women. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1347&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
The next Breakfast Connect meeting in Tauranga’s city centre will be hosted at NOW NZ Ltd - Tauranga's newest phone and broadband provider. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the NOW team. find out what makes them different from other telecoms firms and enjoy some informal networking over a light breakfast. Breakfast Connect is for business people that are new to the city or existing businesses that are looking for support and better visibility. This event is being held from 7.30am until 9am on Wednesday 9 May at 116 Devonport Rd, Tauranga. It costs $15 for Tauranga Chamber of Commerce 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=1340&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
Expanding business in international markets is greatly aided by the timely and careful navigation of your finance options. Guest speakers Kylie Boyd, partner at Sharp Tudhope Lawyers, and Barry Squires, previously head of international trade and supply chain for Westpac Bank, will cover key points for any business looking to trade internationally. This will include ensuring payment in overseas markets, financing international plans, managing the financial process and risk when expanding internationally, and trading in different currencies. This event is being held from 7am until 9am on Thursday 10 May at KPMG, Level 2, 247 Cameron Rd, Tauranga. It is free for ExportNZ/EMA members to attend and costs $55+GST for non-members. For further information and to register, visit https://mailchi.mp/6a365fee76f0/better-exporting-routes-and-channels-to-market-1398969?e=2ee461b50f.
SociaLink and members of the social sector in the Western Bay of Plenty are hosting a summit that will look at the value of the social sector. This follows the completion of an extensive project that has mapped all organisations that deliver services to support the social sector across the sub-region, including the nature and depth of work undertaken. The summit is being opened by Labour list MP, Jan Tinetti, and will include workshops to discuss the findings and how the research can be used to support the social sector. This summit is being held from 10am until 4pm on Monday 14 May at the Historic Village, 17th Ave, Tauranga. There is no charge to attend but registrations are essential. For further information and to register, visit https://socialink.org.nz/calendar/mapping-social-sector-launch/.
Paul Manning, a partner at BDO Tauranga, will be the guest speaker at an Institute of Directors event in Taupo in May. The session will be of interest to those new to governance or who would like a better understanding of the financials of business at a governance level. It will cover financial reporting requirements, solvency matters, understanding the financial section of board reports, and director versus management obligations with finances and reporting. This event is being held from 12.30pm-2pm on Wednesday 16 May at Motutaiko Room, Suncourt Hotel, 14 Northcroft St, Taupo and costs $35 for IoD members and $45 for non-members to attend. For further information and to register, visit https://www.iod.org.nz/Branches-and-events/Branch-event/ProductId/5703.
Bay of Plenty Property Council is hosting a lunch where Chris Tennent-Brown, senior economist at ASB, will provide his perspective on the current outlook and key economic issues for New Zealand business in the short to medium term. He will look at both domestic and international developments that are influencing the outlook and discuss some of the implications for the property market. This event is being held from 12 noon on Wednesday 23 May at Tauranga Club, 72 Devonport Rd, Tauranga. It costs $30 for Property Council members and $60 for non -members to attend. For further information and to register, visit https://www.propertynz.co.nz/events/bay-plenty-market-outlook-2018
World-leading dairy and horticultural industries have established New Zealand’s reputation as a producer of fine food. The country’s collaborative agricultural ecosystem is now shifting its focus to the development of sustainable ways to feed the world. Will the future of food production rely on robots and data, or will we see a global consumer shift toward alternative proteins? Join the discussion at 10 Billion Mouths - one of only three headline events being hosted across the country as part of Techweek’18. It is being held from 8am until 6.30pm on Wednesday 23 May at ASB Arena, Baypark. General admission costs $295, with the student rate $95. For further information and to register, visit https://techweek.co.nz/whats-on/2018/10-billion-mouths-39/.
Industry sector, academic and economic thought leaders will be coming to Tauranga in May for a half-day event that will look at the role innovation can play to drive regional growth in New Zealand. ‘Unlocking Regional Growth Through Innovation’ will look at how regional New Zealand competes in the world, including innovation in the global market, IP protection, dynamic capabilities – the main theory of strategy, and successful models of business incubation. Key areas of focus will be innovation in sectors such as agriculture, Maori business, smart specialisation and technology, and high value tourism. There will also be breakout sessions and a moderated panel discussion. This event will be held from 8.30am until 1pm on Thursday 24 May at Mills Reef Winery, Moffat Rd, Tauranga. Entry is free for Priority One members and costs $45+GST for non-members. For further information and to register, visit https://www.businessaxis.nz/event11.
The first Business Women’s Network facilitated networking lunch for the year will be held from 12-1.30pm on Friday 25 May at Tauranga Club, 72 Devonport Rd, Tauranga. This event is for those that are already members of the BWN as well as people that are keen to make new connections through the networks. 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. For further information and to register, visit http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1348&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
Tauranga Chamber of Commerce is hosting a breakfast event where Minister of Finance, Hon Grant Robertson, will discuss the Government’s recently released budget. Grant is also Minister of Sport and Recreation and Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage. This event is being held from 7am-9am on Friday 25 May at Classic Flyers, Jean Batten Dr, Tauranga. It costs $45 for Chamber of Commerce members to attend and $55 for non-members. For further information and to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/grantrobertson.
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 https://www.iod.org.nz/Branches-and-events/Branch-event/ProductId/5680.
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 http://www.tauranga.org.nz/events-calendar/?#id=1345&cid=502&wid=1201&type=Cal.
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 https://www.ema.co.nz/events/calendar/Pages/Employers-Forum-%E2%80%93-Presented-by-Iain-Lees-Galloway.aspx.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.