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Economic Overview of Waipa District by Brad Olsen

The Cambridge Business Chamber and Waipa District Council were pleased to welcome Brad Olsen of Infometrics to our special First Retail event held on Thursday, 9th May. Brad provided an interesting and informative presentation which covered the District's current position and looked at future challenges and opportunities.  ...

May 17, 2019

Earthquake-Prone Buildings- Update

NOTIFICATION OF POTENTIALLY EARTHQUAKE-PRONE BUILDINGS Council has now completed its assessments of buildings in the Central Business Districts (CBDs) of Cambridge and Te Awamutu to identify potentially earthquake-prone buildings (EPBs).  The first round of letters to affected building owners will begin in May 2019.  This information will relate to buildings in the CBDs which fall within Category A as prescribed by the EPB Methodology provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation an...

May 17, 2019

Connections and Collaboration- Cambridge Community House

Cambridge Community House (CCH) provides vital support services to those who need them in the Cambridge Community. Providing: Counselling and support, family relationship help and support, money mentoring and alcohol and drug help, the CCH can provide important assistance to our community's most vulnerable.  Recently a wonderful community collaboration took place between High Performance Sport NZ and CCH: ...

May 17, 2019

Celebrating our Members- Cambridge Glass

Owned by Glenn and Jos Philip, Cambridge Glass has been an integral part of the Cambridge community for almost 50 years. Jos and Glenn took over the reins 13 years ago, going from strength to strength and building a reputation for providing “local service you can TRUST”. Growing immensely from its days of predominantly reglazing broken windows, Cambridge Glass have expanded into Splashbacks – both painted and digital imagery, frameless showers and are proud to be the only local Master Glaz...

May 17, 2019

Defibrillator Demo with Heartsafe Cambridge

As part of our Health and Safety Kit, the Chamber carries a portable defibrillator unit. We were pleased to welcome Henry Strong of HEARTsafe Cambridge to give us a demonstration and to explain more about the 24/7 AED units that are provided around Cambridge. HEARTSafe Cambridge places automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, in and around Cambridge (you may have seen the red and white AED signs in various community areas). The 24/7 AEDs are located in safe lockboxes accessed by a key code wh...

May 17, 2019

Cambridge on a roll

Cambridge on a roll http://wbn.co.nz/2019/04/30/ca......

May 8, 2019

Young Professionals Pow Wow at Alpha Street

The Cambridge Young Professionals had a great Pow Wow at Alpha Street. The beer was cold, the banter was good, the food was AMAZING! Massive thank you to Fiona and her incredible team for their fantastic hospitality. 7 days later we are still reminiscing of the heavenly food. ...

May 8, 2019

Chamber News - Research & Development

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May 7, 2019

Get ready for the Waipa Networks Business Awards!

Entries for the Waipa Networks Business Awards 2019 are now open after an informative and inspiring launch event at the NZ National Feildays Society. If you are thinking of entering the awards, on the fence, or needing a bit more guidence then our Workshop Session with Jigsaw Professional Development is for you. Workshop sessionsThis year we are excited to have Jigsaw Professional Development on board facilitating the Awards workshops. We have swapped out the one-on-one sessions for so...

April 23, 2019

Business Book Club

Do you love business books but never find the time to read?  Do you find that you just never get around to reading that pile of business books you have been collecting?  Do you battle to find books that are relevant? I know the feeling, but I also know the remedy.  The Cambridge Business Chamber are starting a Business Book Club.  It is a monthly get together where we read and discuss business books that will help build ourselves and businesses.   So if you lov...

April 8, 2019

International Women's Day

It’s a long line of girl power for the Cambridge Business Chamber. With the last six CEOs including the present and the past five presidents leading up to the current being women, the Chamber celebrates their history of female influence on International Women’s Day. Past President of the Chamber (2003-2007) Rosalie Lunson says it was the work of women that championed the standalone of the Chamber, where the organisation broke away from the Information Centre. “Women have been extremely i...

March 8, 2019

Assessing China's importance to regional New Zealand

Over the last month there have been a range of concerns raised about the diplomatic relationship between New Zealand and China, with the announcement that the 2019 China-New Zealand Year of Tourism launch event has been postponed and government decisions being critical of China setting a foundation for worry.The concerns around the state of the New Zealand-China relationship highlight China’s importance as New Zealand’s largest trading partner. But which parts of the New Zealand economy are ...

February 27, 2019

Fair Pay Agreements- who gets a fair deal?

Plans to develop legislation for Fair Pay Agreements are underway (Newshub). Understandably, the business community and employers have questions about what this legistalation will look like, who it will impact and how.  Chris Simpson, CEO of the Waikato Chamber, has worked hard to create a synopsis of the Working Group Report which was released at the end of January.  The Cambridge Chamber would be interested to hear your thoughts on FPAs and whether you feel they have the potential to...

February 15, 2019

Thank you!

A massive shout out to Rowing NZ who kindly donated us this impressive whiteboard #upcycling the boys from Mr Shift It popped out to Karapiro to collect and drop off to us.Admittedly getting it up the stairs was like watching an episode of friends where Ross continuously yelled pivot, pivot! Legends for getting the whiteboard up the tight stairwell. Well done!...

February 14, 2019

Waipa Networks Business Awards Appoints Ambassador

Grant Johnson of Rocketspark appointed 2019 Awards Ambassador for Waipa Networks Business. The Awards season is soon to be upon us and newly appointed Grant Johnson willbecome a familiar face for entrants and sponsors alike as he takes on his role as Awards Ambassador for 2019.The Awards Ambassador was a new role created in 2018, with Kerry Saberton from Jigsaw Professional Development, doing a fantastic job within the business community to both promote the Awards and support entrants as th...

January 18, 2019

NoC with People In Mind

We wrapped up the year with our last NoC hosted by- People In Mind at Podium Lodge. The People In Mind team put their clever hats on and came up with a great twist to end the year at our last NoC. We were hosted out at Podium Lodge. Not all our members have had theopportunity to visit Podium Lodge since opening, with that in mind we played a little game. Our members were encouraged to explore the grounds and facilities of Podium Lodge, by doing so we were hunting for 6 green stick men (made famo...

January 8, 2019

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...

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