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Te Waka- Economic Rader

From Te Waka:Te Waka, with the support of Waikato Regional Council Economists Blair Keenan and Sarah MacKay, continues to collate data to gauge what is happening in the Waikato economy. Charts in today’s Radar show some improvement and stabilisation of trends over the past few weeks. Due to COVID-19’s relatively stable nature in NZ and to account for various data sources’ schedules of releasing data, we have made the decision to move to publishing Economic Radars on a monthly basis. Report...

July 10, 2020

Feedback- From NZ Louvres

Thank you to Chamber Members New Zealand Louvres, for this wonderful testimonial to the work of the Chamber. "During the Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown, we found ourselves as a business, in a position of concern, uncertainty and facing potential devastation with some similarities to the GFC. With that experience and some incredibly valuable lessons, we understood quickly that we had to move into a position of strength and batten down the hatches so to speak. We set about planning for Business C...

July 7, 2020

Waipa District Council Procurement Policy-Media Release

Council says support local 7 July 2020 Council is actively promoting a ’contribute locally’ policy as it works to support the economic recovery of Waipā following the COVID-19 lockdown. Waipā District Council recently agreed on a procurement strategy to source and deliver all goods, works and services provided by or for the Council. It covers everything from simple and straightforwardpurchases to complex, high-risk projects. With a forecasted economic recession that is expected to last up ...

July 7, 2020

Te Waka- Economic Radar

This information is provided by Te Waka: Waikato's Economic Development Agency : https://www.tewaka.nz/...

June 19, 2020

Waipa Networks- Our Keystone Sponsor

The Cambridge Business Chamber relies on the support of our local businesses and organisations in order to continue to serve our members and the wider community. Without our members, and importantly, our sponsors, we simply couldn't continue to operate and provide our services. We are deeply grateful to Waipa Networks who have pledged to renew as our Keystone Sponsor. Waipa Networks are committed supporters of the Chamber and local business, through their sponsorship of the Cambridge Business C...

May 28, 2020

Trans-Tasman Trade - Exploring New Opportunities

Since 1983, New Zealand has had a great trading relationship with Australia, and we now have an opportunity to address that again. We believe that after the Covid-19 lockdown in our country the first borders that we will open will be Australia, and the Pacific. This will be a great opportunity for SMEs to do business with each other and take advantage of this trusted relationship. Thanks to agreements like the CER - Closer Economic Relations and SEM - Single Economic Market, we are able to suppo...

May 28, 2020

2020 Post-Budget Presentation by Hon. Louise Upston

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May 28, 2020

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Extension

Today's budget announcement brings a number of new initiatives to support businesses through the current crisis. The following information is provided by Work and Income and related to the extension to the wage subsidy scheme for qualifying businesses: A Wage Subsidy Extension payment will be available to support employers, including sole traders, who are still significantly impacted by COVID-19 after the Wage Subsidy ends.The Wage Subsidy Extension will be available from 10 June 2020 unti...

May 14, 2020

Te Waka calling for 'Ready Right Now Projects'

From Te Waka:Te Waka is progressing a sector-led approach where we focus on key sectors whichcan survive and thrive and can spearhead our recovery and drive employment and wellbeing outcomes.  We need your help to achieve this. The Waikato has sectors with strength, natural resilience and the potential to be strong engines of growth and employment.  These include agriculture, technology, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, education, logistics, distribution and construction. &nbs...

May 14, 2020

Latest Infometrics Data

Latest data from Infometrics on - Economic Impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Waipa District - Early Estimates...

May 13, 2020

Virtual Cambridge Launches

With reset and rebound strategies top of mind as we enter into a recovery phase, the Cambridge Business Chamber announces the launch of a Virtual Cambridge using our Totally Locally Cambridge brand. The concept behind the adaptation of the Totally Locally Cambridge website is to enhance the connection of people to the businesses in Cambridge that are offering virtual services during Level 2 of COVID-19 and beyond. SME's are the bedrocks of our communities, and when they thrive, they create real ...

May 11, 2020

Forsyth Barr: Equity Strategy Feedback from Business; U Rather than V

A great piece of research conducted by Chamber Touchstone Partners, Forsyth Barr....

May 8, 2020

Preparing for the New Normal

Cambridge Business Chamber members were invited to a webinar with a panel of local experts Friday 24th April. Noted mangement guru Peter Drucker once said “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence—it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” We understand that business owners are currently positioning their businesses for the future post lockdown. Our webinar and FAQ session with a panel of local experts was to assist members to prepare themselves, their team and the...

April 26, 2020

New Zealand National Fieldays Society - another fine example of innovation and adaptation.

The future of Fieldays is secure despite the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 virus. Event organisers, the New Zealand National Fieldays Society, are pioneering an entirely new experience of Fieldays that will ensure its longevity in an age of social isolation and measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Visitors will get a taste of the event via a virtual experience on digital platforms until the physical event is able to take place. Following the governmental announcement on Monday 16...

April 22, 2020

Alert Level 3 Guidelines

With thanks to the Auckland Business Chamber for the following outline of Alert Level 3 Guidelines for workplaces....

April 17, 2020

Welcoming Touchstone Sponsor - Forsyth Barr

We are very excited to announce our newest Touchstone Sponsor, Forsyth Barr and thank them for their ongoing commitment to our business community in Cambridge. Our partners, at every level, recognise the importance and value the Chamber represents and our role in supporting businesses in our region. Forsyth Barr Cambridge Forsyth Barr offers a fully accredited and professional team of investment advisers right here in Cambridge, delivering innovative financial services and investment opportuniti...

April 17, 2020

Mighty Local Campaign

We are all ‘Mighty Locals’ A ‘Mighty Local’ campaign is underway to share Waikato stories, public messages and promote local essential services to boost businesses affected by the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 national lockdown.  ‘Mighty Local’ - a collaboration between Te Waka, the Waikato regional development agency, and Hamilton & Waikato Tourism - is supported by all councils in the region.  Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate she was “1000 (one thousand) per cent” behind the e...

April 16, 2020

Waikato NxtStep Launches

Free Job-Matching Website launches for Waikato people  A free job-matching website for the Waikato region goes live today to support business owners and employees through COVID-19. The aptly named “Waikato Nxtstep” website is where Waikato businesses can list their vacancies and job seekers can list themselves. The idea came out of the Cambridge Business Chamber, in collaboration with Te Waka, Waikato's Regional Economic Development Agency, and has turned into realit...

April 14, 2020

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 ...

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