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Lockdown deliveries from dedicated locals

Here in Cambridge we are fortunate to be home to many local producers and suppliers of local foods and essential items. We have collated this list of local companies who have been authorised to trade via delivery during Level 4 Lockdown.If you or your company have received authority to trade and would like to be added to the list, please email us: accounts@cambridgechamber.co.nz ...

April 3, 2020

Collaboration with Te Waka

The Waikato business community is quickly learning what it means to be part of an interconnected world. As we progressed to Alert Level 4, with all non-essential business either operating from home or closed; Te Waka, the Chamber and other like minded agencies are working together to ensure our businesses have the tools and support you need. You may recall we dispatched a survey on behalf of Te Waka around the immediate needs of our SME’s. Cashflow as you will appreciate was the top prior...

March 30, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on Commercial Leases

Our strategic partners Lewis Lawyers have written a comprehensive briefing on the Impact of Covid 19 on Commercial LeasesThe landscape regarding COVID-19 is shifting quickly. Following the New Zealand Government’s announcement that all non-essential businesses are to close, tenants may find that they are unable to pay their lease rental and landlords are becoming increasingly frustrated about how the outbreak is likely to impact their rental income.At Lewis’, we have received ...

March 27, 2020

In the face of adversity

For over 400 years, Chambers of Commerce around the world have been champions of free enterprise, job creation and community response. In unsteady economic times throughout history, chambers have organised the troops, raised funds for war efforts, coordinated disaster response, been the voice of progress during civil unrest, lobbied for economic relief measures and have served so many other local and regional business purposes. COVID-19 is no different and, during this national healthcare crisis...

March 25, 2020

Business cashflow and tax measures factsheet

Business cashflow and tax measures factsheet Reintroducing depreciation on commercial and industrial buildings Overview: Depreciation deductions will be reintroduced for new and existing industrial and commercial buildings, including hotels and motels. This will help support businesses with cashflow in the near-term and assist with the broader economic recovery by stimulating business investment in new and existing buildings.  Reinstating building depreciation will support longer-term econo...

March 17, 2020

Income support factsheet

Income support factsheet Overview: There are three main changes to welfare settings.  Firstly, main benefits will rise by $25 per week. These changes will come into effect on 1 April 2020 and are permanent.   Secondly, to support beneficiaries and superannuitants, the rate of Winter Energy Payment will double in 2020. This change is temporary.  Thirdly, from 1 July 2020, working families with children who are not receiving a main benefit and have some level of employment income ea...

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 leave and self-isolation support factsheet

COVID-19 leave and self-isolation support factsheet Overview: Workers and businesses have responsibilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The purpose of the COVID-19 leave and self-isolation scheme is to support workers financially to self-isolate, or while ill with COVID-19, where this is required so that all businesses and workers can do the right thing. The COVID-19 leave payment scheme will provide support (through employers/to sole traders and the self-employed) for those people unable ...

March 17, 2020

Minister of Finance – Statement on the Economic Response to COVID-19

Minister of Finance – Statement on the Economic Response to COVID-19 Tuesday 17 March 2020 Mr Speaker, I know that every member of this House, whatever our political differences is here because we believe in this country and our people.  Today, we face a challenge that requires us to harness every bit of that spirit and give our total commitment to protecting the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.  That commitment is of the utmost importance as New Zealand faces its greatest hea...

March 17, 2020

Wage subsidy scheme factsheet

Wage subsidy scheme factsheet Overview: Wage subsidies will be available for all employers that are significantly impacted by COVID-19 and are struggling to retain employees as a result. The scheme will be open to sole traders and the self-employed as well as firms. Amount of support: $585.80 per week for a full time employee (20 hrs or more) or $350.00 per week for a part time employee (less than 20 hrs). The payment will be made as a lump sum for a period covering 12 weeks. This means employer...

March 16, 2020

Waipā tourism highest growth in NZ

From the Waipā District Council: It’s official – Waipa’s economy is booming. Tourism, business growth and the primary sector drove huge economic growth in the  Waipā district in 2019. Waipā district recorded the third highest economic growth across New Zealand over the 12 months to December 2019 with a figure of 5.1 per cent growth. Information from the Infometrics quarterly economicmonitor was reported at Waipā District Council’s Strategic Planning and Policy Committee today. W...

March 16, 2020

Making the most of your membership: Using ChamberMaster

Access our ChamberMaster Membership Portal is an important part of maximising your membership benefits. Through ChamberMaster you can; register for upcoming events, ensure your online directory listing is up to date, learn more about other members, subscribe to special interest mailing lists, set your billing information and make payments online....

February 4, 2020

2020 Wall Planners Available

Our 2020 Cambridge Business Chamber Wall-planners are available now. You have probably already received one via mail, but we have extras available for those businesses that need a few more.  Please let us know, and we will be happy to get extras delivered to you, or feel free to pop in and collect if convenient.Our planners are delivered to all our member businesses and include the dates of our 2020 events, along with public holidays and NZ School Term dates.We sincerely thank our Wallplann...

January 14, 2020

HR in 2020: From People in Mind

Cambridge Business Chamber Cornerstone Partners, People in Mind, bring us an insightful update on HR and employment law in 2020:2020 will see three key changes in the employment law space: 1.      On 1 April the minimum wage increases to $18.90. We are encouraging our clients to think and plan for wage increases for their team now, even if the increases don’t kick in straight away. 2.      On 27 June, new legislation around triangular employme...

January 14, 2020

Sorting Cambridge's P Problem

Parking Improvements UpdateHere at the Chamber, we are continuing dialogue with the Council to improve the Parking situation in and around the Cambridge CBD. As this is an ongoing issue for our local businesses, impacting customer/client behaviour and experience, we are active in seeking a workable solution. From the Council we can report that the following actions are underway presently; New markings are planned in Te Awamutu and Cambridge to ensure the on-street parking space is used effi...

December 17, 2019

Waipa Networks Update- Video

We were fortunate to attend a recent talk by Adam Fletcher CEO Waipa Networks, kindly recorded for us by Milk & Honey Media.It was too powerful for just one sitting, so sit back, grab a cuppa and take a look for yourself....

November 19, 2019

Fieldays significant economic contribution

Fieldays Media Release:Fieldays® continues to contribute significantly to the regional and national economy according to the recent Economic Impact Report conducted by Dr Warren Hughes of the New Zealand Institute for Business Research at the University of Waikato. An impressive $549M in sales revenue for New Zealand firms was generated by the event with $183M going into the Waikato region alone. This national sales revenue figure is an increase of over $50M from last year’s figures. Based on...

November 19, 2019

Announcing New Keystone Sponsor

The Cambridge Business Chamber is delighted to announce the appointment of Waipa Networks as our Keystone Sponsor. The significant contribution of our Keystone Partner adds considerable value to the Chamber network, and in doing so, enables us to support the wider business community. This funding and support enable us to lead and support a robust connected business community. The prestigious positioning recognises Waipa Networks as an innovator and key supporter of building business capability i...

November 13, 2019

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November 13, 2019

30 Days of Kindness

Cambridge Community House and Violence Free Waipa are asking our community to take up a challenge called ’30 Days of Kindness’ in November across the Waipa communities, Cambridge and Te Awamutu. Every day they receive alerts from the Hamilton based ISR (Integrated Safety Response) team, reporting the incidents of family violence in Cambridge from the day/night before. Over 30 days they will be promoting kindness as a way to reduce violence in our communities.  With the amount of violen...

November 8, 2019

Calling for Nominations for Chamber Board

ELECTION OF OFFICERS Nominations are called for the following positions on the Executive of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce to be elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) 26th November 2019: Candidates for election to office shall be nominated and seconded by full financial members of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce with the written consent of the nominee. This form must be lodged with the Chamber office not less than 14 days prior to the day of the AGM, i.e. by 5pm on Tuesday 12th Novemb...

October 22, 2019

Totally Locally Launch Success

In the news, out and about in town, and all over Facebook, we've enjoyed plenty of positive publicity to kick off our exciting 'Totally Locally Cambridge' launch.  It has been fantastic to see the retailers, local cafes, restaurants and businesses of all sorts getting on board and taking the opportunity to shout out locally, and it's going to be great to see this carried forward as a whole town philosophy....

October 8, 2019

Networking for our Community

At an eyeopening Networking Over Coffee event held by Cambridge Community House, Harriet Dixon, General Manager, shared some of the important services they provide to our community.Services include: Budgeting, counselling, family violence support, substance abuse services, education and adult literacy, along with referrals and emergency assistance. Providing a range of community services for those in need, both short-term and long-term, the Community House reaches Cambridge's most vulnerable. De...

September 24, 2019

Share the Chamber Love!

Here at the Cambridge Business Chamber, we are proud of the varied and diverse range of businesses that we boast among our membership, and of the astute and engaged local business people who own, run and work in those businesses. Every day and at every event, we have the pleasure of talking with our members and finding out more about them, their businesses and what they would like to see for Cambridge in the future. From our engagement we know that these are people who love this town, love local...

September 17, 2019

Waikato & Waipa- Latest Visitor Statistics

Visitor numbers provide important information, not only to accommodation providers and attraction based organisations, but to a wide selection of businesses who benefit both directly and indirectly from local and international tourism and travel.Specific to Waipa, the most up to date figures show ongoing growth in visitor spend, particularly within the domestic market. Also interesting to note are the changes within the AirBnB market, with a reduction in the number of listings, and an incre...

September 6, 2019

Ba5 with Rotary

Members were invited last Thursday to our Business after Five hosted by Cambridge Rotary. We listened to new president Robyn Crickett speak about recent projects in the community such as -Taste Waikato book, Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival, Bookarama, Race to Raise Funds & Charity Dinner. Also recent projects that the community are really benefiting from such as Cambridge Findit & the outdoor fitness park installed on Thornton road.Cambridge is very fortunate to have such an engaged and leading...

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