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An open letter to the Cambridge Community

The COVID crisis is back, and this puts our community at a crossroads. Whilst we acknowledge that the elimination strategy has held New Zealand in good stead to date and we have enjoyed relatively normal lives until recently, the reality is we are going to have to learn how to live with Covid19, Delta and the new variants that will emerge. Our first and best strategy is vaccination. The Cambridge Business Chamber promotes itself in a leadership role and during lockdown has been working in the cr...

September 2, 2021

Business after Five with Podium Lodge.

This July we made our way to the beautifully designed ‘Olympic village’ inspired facilities at Podium Lodge for our Business after Five. Almost perfectly timed, this Business after Five was a wonderful opportunity for some of us to take our eyes away from the Tokyo Olympics, for but a moment, and connect with some of our Chamber Community. Located here in the Heart of Cambridge, a short drive from the Avantidrome, The Podium lodge is where ‘Good Sports Stay’, offering an accommodation ex...

August 12, 2021

Well done Accounted4

Cambridge Business Chamber is delighted to announce our first winners of the Plastic Free July Recycling station giveaway!  Congratulations and well done to Accounted4 who recently completed a bin audit with their tearoom waste bins. Accounted4 took the time to not only sort through the shared office rubbish bins but also took time to focus attention on their habits around waste management in the office.  Accounted4 have historically shown great efforts in the Waste Minimisation space....

July 28, 2021

Networking over Coffee with SaaSam Group

July's Networking over Coffee was hosted today by SaaSam group. Heather McEwan the Founder and CEO of SaaSam and her team, warmly welcomed Chamber members to their charming open plan office on Dick street here in Cambridge central. We had a wonderful turnout with a diverse spread of businesses attending. It was a prime opportunity for those who knew each other to catch up and for some new faces to network and meet some of our fabulous Chamber family.  Heather’s expertise in Business Proce...

July 15, 2021

Waikato Expressway extension to Piarere endorsed by Waka Kotahi Board

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July 9, 2021

Business after FOUR with Momentum Waikato

Momentum Waikato hosted this month’s Business after 4 [BA4]. With Momentum Waikato’s very own Generosity Ambassador, Tim Macindoe headlining the event. For those of us who had little background understanding of Momentum Waikato, this event was the place to be to gain deeper insights into this generous and independently established Community Foundation.  Tim spoke to us about some of the incredible work and local philanthropy Momentum Waikato has taken on in our region. With Momentums fo...

July 8, 2021

Networking over Coffee with Tracey Olivier

June’s Networking over coffee was hosted by Tracey Olivier who is an Organisational Health Practitioner, Strategic Intervention Coach, Facilitator, Speaker and one of our very own Chamber Board of Executives. Tracey’s passionate, authentic, and light-hearted presentation during this month’s Networking over Coffee event was aptly entitled “How to Jackass-proof your Organisation”. Where we explored the Disciplines of a Healthy Organisation and How to Identify your Ideal Team. Tracey res...

June 17, 2021

Waipa District Economy Report March' 21

Via Steve Tritt Business Development Manager WAIPA DISTRICT COUNCIL and INFOMETRICSNATIONAL ECONOMY Gloomy predictions of a 4.6 percent drop in gross domestic product, almost three time worse that 2009 in themiddle of the global financial crisis, did not eventuate. NZ’s economy shrank, but GDP held to a 1.7 fall. Instead of contracting as previously predicted, the Government now believes that the economy will get back to a pre-pandemic growth rhythm. More economic activity means the Governmen...

June 2, 2021

Growth

Land designated for industrial, commercial growth1 June 2021 Waipā District Council has designated 201 hectares of industrial land for future development to keep up with projected population growth and demand. Council’s district growth and regulatory group manager Wayne Allan said there was a steady flow of enquiries for new commercial and industrial land in Waipā. The district was ready and able to respond positively, he said. “Through the Waipā 2050 Growth Strategy, we have provision fo...

June 2, 2021

Waipā residents want more, not less

The community has spoken, councillors have listened, and the Waipā district is one step closer to adopting a plan for the next 10 years. 1,505 submissions were received on Council’s draft 2021-2031 Long Term Plan, which is Council’s most important planning tool and sets direction, projects, services and budgets for the next 10 years. 65 submitters and delegations spoke to their submissions last week. Councillors then deliberated on the big issues impacting Waipā and other concerns raised b...

June 2, 2021

Waipā to establish first ever Māori Ward

Via Waipā District Council:Waipā District Council will establish its first ever Māori ward in time for the next local body election. Council made the decision at an Extraordinary Council meeting today, following community consultation during April. Today’s meeting heard Council received 879 submissions on the establishment of a Maori ward over a four-week consultation period. Of those submissions, 84 per cent supported a Waipā Māori ward with 16 per cent against.  Of submissions f...

May 25, 2021

CSC Buying Networking over Coffee

Aprils Networking of Coffee was hosted by long time members and previous Strategic Partners CSC Buying Group.   CSC Buying Group is passionate about supporting their communities through saving businesses money and their active giving. The ultimate win win for everyone. They have been proudly Cambridge based since their inception in 2003 and despite having thousands of members nationwide, this will always be their home. Because this community is so important to them, Cambridge Chamber ...

May 13, 2021

Waipa Networks Business Awards Video

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May 13, 2021

Te Waka Business Sentiment Survey Results

Waikato businesses more optimistic about regional economy than six months ago Regional economic development agency Te Waka’s second Waikato Business Sentiment Survey shows business owners and managers are significantly more optimistic about their sector and the region’s economic performance than they were six months ago,but remain less confident n the country’s economic performance as a whole. Conducted in partnership with local authorities, chambers of commerce, regional tourism operators...

April 19, 2021

Cambridge Chamber Annual Golf Day Powered by Craig's Investment Partners

Friday 19th March saw our Cambridge Business Chamber Golf Tournament, powered by Craigs Investment Partners who have enabled our golf day to become an annual fixture in our events calendar. Teams made up of their business associates, friends & clients treated themselves to a great afternoon with Cambridge Chamber of Commerce New Zealand at the Cambridge Golf Club. Amongst the fun & frivolity, it was a competitive afternoon, with plenty of networking opportunities. With 22 tea...

March 24, 2021

Waipa District Council - Long Term Plan Consultation 2021 - 2031

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March 22, 2021

New Year: Same Issues: Economic Report by Brad Olsen

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March 5, 2021

Te Waka - Radar Report

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December 21, 2020

Third Bridge Presentation by Waipa District Council

Dawn Inglis Group Manager Service Delivery, for Waipa District Council presented a summary of the Beca report, along with an overview of the Council's current position on the proposition of a third bridge for Cambridge. In 2018, Council commissioned independent experts (Beca) to assess the need for a third traffic bridge. The Beca report* found:Based on a regional traffic model and taking town growth into account, there was no ‘short or medium term need’ for an additional bridge in Cambridge...

December 14, 2020

Beca Report

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December 10, 2020

Waipa Networks Business Awards

Save the date! Waipa Networks Business Awards 2021 dates released. The Cambridge Business Chamber announce dates for the 2021 Waipa Networks Business Awards. The Chamber will open entries officially on Monday 8th  February 2021, with the Awards Presentation scheduled for Friday 16th April; two dates that are well worth putting in your diaries now, so that you don’t miss out on a great business opportunity. Regrettably, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Awards, given the ...

December 3, 2020

Infometrics Report: Waipa District

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November 27, 2020

Hon Stuart Nash Small Business Update

Hon Stuart Nash, Minister of Economic & Regional Development, Forestry, Small Business and Tourism. Hear from the Minister on what he intends to do for small and medium businesses over the coming three years and the value he see's in the New Zealand Business Chambers as a voices for SME's. ...

November 26, 2020

Two Years in the Chair

What a journey the last two years have been. I can’t imagine another role that would catapult you headfirst into the community like this one.  If I am honest, I am not sure I could have well articulated  the role of a Chamber before I started in this job. It is incredibly diverse but one of the most satisfying roles I have had throughout my career. Highlights include the launch of the Totally Locally Cambridge, #onejobatatime and without a doubt making the difference that mattered su...

November 19, 2020

Te Waka Economic Radar- 6 November

From Te Waka:As we head rapidly towards the end of 2020, a year in which many say ‘phew’ thank goodness that is over, the latest statistics on the New Zealand economy give us a picture of the depth of the effects of COVID-19. There have been some reassuring signs of stability in recent indicators for the Waikato region. A rise in the number of people in jobs saw the unemployment rate remain steady (compared to a rise around the country), and exports continue to perform well....

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