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Link Lunch with Varntige - 22 Feb

Come and join us for a Link Lunch with Varntige.Topic: Everything you need to do to plan for the New Year / Financial YearChantelle Good, Owner of Varntige – the largest and most successful Virtual Assistant firm in the Waikato says;“As a successful service-based business owner, I like to start my year off right and over the last 8 years have put into practice a set of steps that I do every year".Chantelle will teach you all of those steps and provide you with the forms she uses to make sure...

February 3, 2023

Chamber update

We trust you all had a great Christmas and New Year break and your batteries are recharged to take on 2023!We would like to remind our businesses that it's not too late to enter the 2023 Waipa Networks Business Awards. Entries close on 13 February. There are a range of awards up for grabs, check out for more information.If your having trouble completing the form, or if it feels too overwhelming - don't despair! The friendly team at the Cambridge Business Chambe...

February 3, 2023

2 Degrees For Business

What does 2degrees Business bring to the table for Chamber members? How about award-winning nationwide mobile and fixed networks, NZ-based business customer care, and free Aussie roaming on all business mobile plans. They are the fastest-growing telecommunications provider in the business sector, thanks to a continued focus on innovation, reliability and value.As proud partners with NZ Chambers of Commerce, 2degrees have a range of exclusive benefits for Chamber members includingChamber member d...

February 3, 2023

Waipa Networks Business Awards close on the 13th February

The Waipa Networks Business Awards close on the 13th February so there's still plenty of time left to get your application in.Whether you've been in business for 12 months or 12 years, this is the perfect time to reflect on your business - where you have been, where you are now and where you are going....Need help completing your award application? Contact the friendly team at the Cambridge Business Chamber -

January 29, 2023

Chamber update

This will be our last Chamber newsletter for 2022!We would like to thank all of our Chamber members for your support over the past year. We have been delighted about the attendance levels at our recent events and hope to see those numbers increase in 2023.We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.To read more click here...

December 13, 2022

Te Awamutu Annual Craft Fair

The craft fair will be held on Saturday 17 Dec from 9am to 2pm at Selwyn Park, Te Awamutu. The Te Awamutu Annual Craft Fair is a special event celebrating New Zealand arts and crafts. There will be over 100 stalls and you might even find that perfect Christmas gift for someone special.Bring the whole family along - there's something for everyone! From food stalls, live music and FREE face painting for the kids! For more information, visit i-SITE or the Facebook page....

December 7, 2022

CadetMax - enthusiastic job starter

Nakita Haira is looking for full time, ongoing work in Te Awamutu or Cambridge. She's able to start immediately and would be an excellent addition to your team. Do you have a role for her?Want to know more about Nakita?Nakita has her own transport and has proven herself to be reliable. She always arrives early to her CadetMax appointments, is committed and has excellent communication skills. She is available to start immediately and has a real desire to work. She would be an excellent addition t...

December 2, 2022

Chamber update

We hope you all enjoyed our Black Friday Blowout street party that took place last Friday 25 November.We were very fortunate to have fine weather, despite the miserable wet week leading up to Black Friday. We had a fantastic turn out and we're still receiving positive feedback from those who made it along.We would like to thank our wonderful sponsors, community groups and local retailers and eateries that got behind this event and made it a success.Most importantly, we acknowledge and thank Cham...

December 1, 2022

Club Waipa GYM Membership

Take advantage of this great offer and enjoy all the benefits that come with being a Club Waipa gym member.Chamber gym member rate: 3 months = $250, cost saving of $130 when compared to standard rate6 months = $420, cost saving of $165 when compared to standard rate12 months = $700, cost saving of $200 when compared to standard rateWeekly (12-month minimum term) = $16 cost saving of $4 per week when compared to standard ratesConditions apply - refer to flyer for more information. Club Waipa...

November 18, 2022

Dinner & Movie: Pre-screening of Avatar in 3D

Wednesday 14 December from 6pm.Meet us at the Peach & Porker for a tasty pub main and a house wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage followed by the special advanced screening of Avatar 2 in 3D at the Regent Theatre. Bring your work colleagues along for team building, make it your Christmas function or bring your spouse along for date night - this event suits everyone!Buy your tickets now!...

November 16, 2022

CadetMax: Te Awamutu Cadets - available now!

Here at the Te Awamutu Business Chamber we support the CadetMax Programme. If you have a job vacancy suitable for a career starter they might have the person for you!The cadets have experience in the following areas:AutomotiveTradesRetailCustomer serviceAccountingFinanceAdministrationReceptionLogisticsOperationsSecurityLabour How does Cadetmax Work?Young people are interviewed and selected to attend CadetMax.They attend a rigorous work readiness Induction programme to develop confidence, underst...

November 16, 2022

Club Waipa GYM Membership offer for Chamber members

We're delighted to announce that Club Waipa have offered a fantastic GYM Membership rate to our Chamber members!Take advantage of this great offer and enjoy all the benefits that come with being a Club Waipa gym member.Chamber gym member rate:3 months = $250, cost saving of $130 when compared to standard rate6 months = $420, cost saving of $165 when compared to standard rate12 months = $700, cost saving of $200 when compared to standard rateWeekly (12-month minimum term) = $16 cost sav...

November 16, 2022

First Steps - From under pressure to under control

Here at the Chamber we are champions of local business and we provide a range of support to the Te Awamutu business community. An important part of business success is the wellbeing of all employers and employees. We're proud to support First Steps - an online hub to support your journey to wellbeing as a business owner, manager, or employee.We know that business owners, managers and staff experience particular pressures that can begin to affect their ability to thrive and support...

November 8, 2022

BA5 with Club Waipa - Wednesday 9 November

Have you got any plans for Wednesday 9 November? With summer only around the corner, why not come and join us for a BA5 with Club Waipa and check out their fantastic facilities - it may inspire you to join!Enjoy some refreshments, go on a guided tour and meet some of the team.To register click here...

November 4, 2022

Ladies Long Lunch - Friday 11 November

The Ladies Long Lunch is a perfect time to catch up with friends and to enjoy the company of other like-minded women. You couldn't ask for a better combination! Get your tickets now! Your taste buds will be treated to a variety of delicious and mouth-watering tapas. Your ticket even covers two house drinks and a chance to win a prize from the business card draw.Rowdy's Rose will be playing their wonderful covers and originals in the background. Our special guests are Jill Taylor and Jorja M...

November 4, 2022

Chamber update November

It has been a busy month here at the Chamber and we're in disbelief that October has come and gone! A lot has happened since the last newsletter. We facilitated a very successful Impact Hub Co-Design workshop, held two digital boost training sessions, had our AGM and hosted a BA5 wine tasting with Merchants Liquor.We're delighted about the attendance levels at our recent events and appreciate your continued support of the Chamber. At our recent AGM, it was announced that Shane Walsh ha...

November 4, 2022

September 29 Update

We’ve been busy at the Chamber - we've held three successful events within a week!Last Wednesday we had a BA5 Event at McDonalds (Te Awamutu) and had a fantastic turn out. Angela and Tony Rowland (owners) were amazing hosts and they openly talked to us about the challenges their business faced during the pandemic. Their ability to adapt and overcome the forever changing levels was inspiring to say the least!Fast-forward to Friday 23 September and we hosted our first Digital Boost training for ...

October 3, 2022

September Chamber newsletter out now

We’re excited about some new changes that have been happening in the Chamber.   If you haven’t noticed already, we’ve changed our name to the Te Awamutu Business Chamber and we’ve given our newsletter and website a makeover – check out For our Chamber members who have paid their 2022/23 membership, they will start receiving their membership cards over the coming weeks. To redeem your Noel Leeming discount, simply present your card when p...

September 20, 2022

New Support Local Te Awamutu Business to Consumer Website Launched

A new business to consumer website Support Local Te Awamutu has launched. Support Local Te Awamutu is all about highlighting our awesome local Te Awamutu businesses. An initiative of the Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce, Support Local Te Awamutu encourages our community to support local businesses. Now more than ever, it's vital to back Te Awamutu and help our town to thrive. By supporting local, you support the businesses that support your community. If everyone in Te Awamutu spent...

July 21, 2022

Making The Chamber Great Again

You will notice we have a new look and feel. We have changed our name from Te Awamutu Chamber of Commerce to Te Awamutu Business Chamber and refreshed the logo. We have refreshed the website. Please have a browse at the new site and check to see you are happy with your listing on the member’s directory.   If you'd like to make changes, please email us at

July 20, 2022

Waipa Transport Strategy Locked In

A 30-year “big picture” Transport Strategy has been formally adopted by Waipā District Council. The strategy was agreed following a six-week consultation period earlier this year, more than 170 submissions were received.Key transport priorities for the district include reducing greenhouse gas emissions and investing in more travel options including growing public transport use through extended services and frequency. There will continue to be an emphasis on road safety and maintaining rural...

June 21, 2022

New EV Chargers for Te Awamutu

Work has started on the installation of new Hikotron electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Te Awamutu, to support the growing number of electric vehicles in Waipā. The two alternating current (AC) chargers will be installed in the car park of the Te Awamutu Events Centre facing Mahoe Street and will provide four user-pays charging spaces for the community. Council’s Transportation Manager Bryan Hudson said it was great to see the much-needed EV chargers being installed in the district with t...

June 21, 2022


CadetMax is a highly successful youth employment programme which has been delivered by the Chamber network in partnership with the Ministry of Social Development for over 10 years.  Started and still running in South Auckland, the service has expanded to Tamaki, Bay of Plenty and the Waikato.  Over 2000 young people aged 18-24 years old have moved from benefit dependency to full time employment through the CadetMax service.  We are immensely proud to support this fantastic program...

June 21, 2022

Free Digital Training

Te Awamutu Business Chamber has an exciting opportunity for small business owners and sole traders to improve their digital skills for free.If you’ve been thinking about improving your social media skills, your website knowledge, your understanding of e-commerce or online accounting software (and more), but don’t know where to start, this opportunity is for you. Under the new Digital Facilitation Scheme, the Chamber can provide small businesses support and encouragement to adopt and pra...

June 21, 2022

Bartercard Supports Local Business

Bartercard has launched two campaigns this month to support the challenges many businesses currently face. 1.     Covid Support – For Existing Members From discussions had with hospitality and tourism members, the pain point is more customers are needed through the doors; they need more bums on seats.  To facilitate this, Bartercard is purchasing up to T$100,000 of vouchers from participating cafes and restaurants with a one-month expiry. Over the next two months,...

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