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Public Place Bylaw Decision

We made a submission to the Proposed Public Places Bylaw 2018 in September.  Waipa District Council has now completed its consideration of all submissions and adopted the new bylaw on 30 October.  ...

November 22, 2018

Future of Work Forum

From the Office of the Minister of FinanceThe second meeting of the Future of Work Tripartite Forum focussed on how to remove barriers faced by small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and the issue of technological disruption, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says.The Forum is a partnership between Government, business (represented by Business NZ) and workers (represented by the Council of Trade Unions). It was set up to shape the Government’s work supporting New Zealand workers and businesses to...

November 20, 2018

Food or Fad?

Recently, synthetic food came up as a topic of conversation at an event. According to ANZ, synthetic food is being marketed as more ethical, environmentally sustainable, stable, safe, healthier and diverse than the traditional products they are looking to imitate. Is it the way of the future?  What do you think?...

November 20, 2018

Job Vacancy

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATORAfter four wonderful years with the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, Loren is leaving us.We’re after a candidate who can fit seamlessly into the Chamber team, be the first point of contact for members, and support Chamber activities.As the Chamber's Member Coordinator you will be responsible for:• Accounts and administration• Assisting with Chamber events• Website and social media updatesYou will need to be well versed in day-to- dayaccounts and able to turn your hand...

November 20, 2018

Confidence Survey Reflects Stability

The latest Business Confidence survey for the Northern Region Chambers of Commerce reflects stability. The survey of more than 1100 respondents across the top half of the North Island showed little change from last quarter with 45% expecting conditions to remain the same over the next six months compared to 44% from the previous survey. Auckland's SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) sector made up the largest single cohort of this survey and displayed a changing view of business confidence. ...

November 9, 2018

Liberation Day!

Sunday 4th November - Liberation DayTo mark the liberation of the French town of Le Quesnoy by kiwi troops in the First Worlds War, a light and sound show, telling the story of the German occupation and kiwi liberation will screen on the Cambridge Town Hall. ...

November 8, 2018

Oktoberfest Beer Tasting

Another fantastic First XV social networking event. This time the team met at Good Union for beer and cider tasting. We tasted two types of cider and four types of beer, and the event organiser Kelsie at Good George talked about how the beer is made and about the tastes of each drink that we tried, which were all delicious! Why not join us for our next event  Thursday 29th November! ...

November 1, 2018

Waipa District Council Media Release

Bylaw tightens mobile trading rules 31 October 2018 Minor changes to a bylaw affecting Waipā’s mobile traders have been made after councillors asked for more clarification on where and when traders could operate. A new Public Places Bylaw was adopted at yesterday’s Waipa District Council meeting.  It means mobile traders can only operate in Waipā from approved trading sites and only during times of the day and days of the week specified in their permits.  Mobile traders will con...

October 31, 2018

Taste Waikato

A Rotary Cambridge fundraiser.Rotary is an international organisation that fosters fellowship while ‘doing good’ in the community. This usually involves various forms of fundraising, the proceeds of which are distributed to worthy organisations. In August 2017, at a Rotary Cambridge brainstorming session it was mooted that a cookbook would be a great fundraiser. That was when Chamber member Jan Bilton was approached and she suggested  a cookbook showcasing the produce of the Waikat...

October 12, 2018

NZTE Gulf Opportunities Showcase

Great opportunities, perfect timing The Gulf region is one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing trade partners, with $4 billion in annual two-way trade and rising – and a great place for New Zealand companies to do business. With Expo 2020 Dubai coming soon, there’s never been a better time to explore business opportunities and make your mark in the region. NZTE’s Gulf Opportunities Showcase gives you a rare chance to hear in person from Gulf market experts, including Beachheads advisors, an...

October 12, 2018

Webinar on Payday Filing

Register for a free payday filing webinar with Inland Revenue We’ve recently told you about the seminars that Inland Revenue are running across the country to get you and your business ready for payday filing. If you are unable to attend one of the seminars in your region, Inland Revenue are hosting a free webinar on Monday 29 October which you can register now for to watch live or in your own time. From April 2019, all employers will need to file PAYE information every payday, so it’s impor...

October 12, 2018

Save The Date!

Following on from a record breaking Awards season this year, the Cambridge, Te Awamutu and Raglan Chambers are thrilled to announce the key Awards dates for 2019. Next year Waipa Networks Business Awards will host their launch event and open entries officially on Thursday 4th April. The grand finale Gala event will be held on Friday 30th August. Two dates that are well worth putting in your diaries now, so that you don’t miss out on agreat business opportunity. Kelly Bouzaid, CEO Cambridg...

October 9, 2018

The Advantage: Book Review

Business Book Review By Tracey Olivier The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni The nutshell This book outlines why organisational health trumps everything else in business. Lencioni makes a case that there is no better way to achieve profound improvement in a business than by attacking the root cause of dysfunction, politics, and confusion. I loved this book and the practical insights Lencioni shared. Insights Most business's focus on the smart things in business, i.e strategy, marketing, finance...

October 9, 2018

First XV - Cambridge Young Networking Group

Another great night out for the First XV, where we had pizza, cocktails and socialising at Alpino in Cambridge! Thanks all who came, it was great to see some new faces, we hope to see you all at our next event in October!...

October 4, 2018

The Big Bash Is Back!

The Cambridge Cricket Association presents the Rob May Builders Big Bash2018/2019 Business House Cricket CompetitionTuesdays from 6 November 2018 to March 2019Season Fees are $345Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd placesRegister now – if you don’t have a full team and want to register interest from a smaller group, or want to register individual interest please do....

September 28, 2018

No Mobile Traders Decision Yet

Waipa District Councillors have requested more information on the draft Public Places Bylaw, particularly regarding proposed changes to mobile trading, before making a decision.  Group Manager Barry Bergin said these changes will be heard at the Strategic Planning and Policy committee meeting in October.  Changes to the Cemeteries Bylaw 2013 and draft Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2018 were adopted following consultation with the community in June. Read more here....

September 26, 2018

Ladies Golf - Give It A Go!

Grab a couple of girlfriends and head along to Cambridge Golf Club on 1 October to Give Golf a Go!...

September 14, 2018

UCI Track Cycling Champs Are Coming!

In January The TISSOT UCI Track Cycling World Cup is coming back to Cambridge, 18-20 January, 2019, bringing the world’s best track cyclists back to the Avantidrome. NZ hosted its first ever Track World Cup at the Avantidrome in 2015 – to huge local and national support, with capacity crowds at all racing sessions, and extensive media coverage and social media following. This year the event runs over three days, with 2 race sessions each day.  The spectator capacity is 1500 per race se...

September 13, 2018

Unwritten: Book Review

Business Book Review: Unwritten by Jack DelosaThe nutshellUnwritten challenges everything we know about what it means to be an traditional entrepreneur. He uses the stories from some of the great minds in history, like Michelangelo, Einstein, Mandela as well as some present day icons, like Oprah, Branson, Musk to uncover the secrets to their success and challenge your thinking as a business person. Excellent read!! Five StarsInsights• Don't live by OPR'S (other people's rules)• Comfort ...

September 13, 2018

Introducing Kelly

The new CEO of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce is Kelly Bouzaid. With almost 270 members which includes multiple groups such as Love Cambridge, Optimum and the First XV Young Professionals Group, President Phil Mackay said they are thrilled to welcome Kelly. “She joins us at an exciting time and comes to an organisation that’s in great shape,” he said. “Outgoing CEO Tania Witheford has seen the Chamber through substantial change and growth and formed strong relationships and partnersh...

September 12, 2018

Congratulations Winners!

The 2018 Waipa Networks Business Award winners were revealed at last Friday's fabulous Gala finale hosted at Mystery Creek. With 425 attendees and over 70 different businesses present, there was an awesome cross-section of Waipa and Raglan businesses in attendance....

September 7, 2018

New Face At The Chamber

There’s a new face in the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce office – Aroha Croft, who is joining Loren Bennett in job sharing the Membership Co-ordinator role. Aroha is a well recognised face in Cambridge, as she was with Onyx Café and Restaurant for more than 10 years. She recently left her post to embark on her own business with husband Aaron – The Smoke Collective, a gourmet food truck....

August 28, 2018

Last Chance For Awards Tickets

Just a few tickets left for this great night out. Bring your clients or suppliers along and show them what Waipa is made of!...

August 22, 2018

Safer Roads, Safer Waipa

Waipa District Council is looking for your feedback on our Waipa roads.You can make a submission online at www.waipadc.govt.nz/haveyoursa... or download and fill out this form: ...

August 17, 2018

Business Confidence Survey Results

The results of the Chambers' Business Confidence Survey are in.  ...

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