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Welcome to our latest Chamber newsletter

It has been a busy month here at the Chamber and we're in disbelief that October has come and gone! 

A lot has happened since the last newsletter. We facilitated a very successful Impact Hub Co-Design workshop, held two digital boost training sessions, had our AGM and hosted a BA5 wine tasting with Merchants Liquor.

We're delighted about the attendance levels at our recent events and appreciate your continued support of the Chamber. 

At our recent AGM, it was announced that Shane Walsh has formally accepted the role as CEO of the Te Awamutu Business Chamber. You can check out the press release here

The Te Awamutu Business Chamber is well on its way to ‘Being Great Again’.
We urge you to continue to play your part, support the Chamber by coming to our events and if you know any businesses that are not members, encourage them to join. Te Awamutu deserves a great business chamber!

In this update

  • Update from our AGM
  • Photos from our recent events
  • Upcoming chamber events 
  • Useful information
  • CadetMax Waikato - Te Awamutu Cadets 
We’re always keen on seeking feedback from our local business partners on what the Chamber can provide. If you’ve got any ideas, we’d love to hear from you – email

Thank you for your continued support of the Te Awamutu Business Chamber. 

Chamber Team


Update from our AGM

Here's a summary from our AGM that was held on Thursday 19 October 2022

Shane Walsh - CEO of Chamber

Seven months ago Shane Walsh was nominated as Interim CEO when Kerrianne Krelle took maternity leave. It was announced at the AGM he's accepted the role of CEO. Read his AGM report by clicking here.

Aaron Karam - new board member

Aaron's a qualified hairdresser and salon manager at Team Seven Hairdressing. Hairdressing has been a great way to get knowledge from his clients that are from different parts of  the community. Aaron has previous committee experience in the NZ Association of Hairdressers. He looks forward to building on the strengths we have as a town.

Rachel Cooper - new board member

Rachel is a solicitor at Gallie Miles Lawyers and works in relationship property and litigation. Prior to her career in law, Rachel and her husband ran their own business for ten years. She understands the challenges of running a business and this knowledge will serve her well as board member.


Photos from our recent events

Check out our events page at
Te Awamutu Business Chamber CEO Shane Walsh welcoming the group to the Impact Hub Co-Design Session.
BA5 Liquor Merchants wine tasting evening at Churchills.


Upcoming Chamber Events

Check out our events below and on our website - there's something for everyone!

BA5 ClubWaipa 

Wednesday 9 November @ 5pm
Come and join us for a BA5 at ClubWaipa. Check out this fantastic facility, meet some of the team and who knows, you may even join! To register click here.

Ladies Long Lunch

Friday 11 November @ 12pm
A perfect time to catch up with friends and to enjoy the company of other like-minded women. Hurry tickets are limited so buy now!

Black Friday Blow Out Street Party

Friday 25 November @ 5.30pm
The new midnight madness! A great night out and something for everyone! For more info about this event click here


Useful information

Keep up to date with the latest news and support our local business community

2023 Waipa Networks Business Awards

Entries are now open, to register check out

Aotearoa New Zealand Plastic Phase-Out: Info sessions

Online info sessions are now available for retailers, hospitality, suppliers & community organisations that are impacted by this phase-out. 

Noel Leeming Friends & Family offer

Noel Leeming have a Friends & Family offer valid from 7 to 20 November. Download the discount voucher and present in store to receive the Chamber savings. Share the offer with your employees so they can pass on to their family and friends too!

Tradie's Mixer - 3 Nov @ 5.30pm

Come on down to the free info evening at the Te Awamutu Workingman’s Club. Refreshments will be provided and presentation around succession planning, asset protection, employment and immigration advice. For more info check out the flyer.

Ladies Business - 23 Nov @ 5pm

Enjoy a ladies business night at the Peach & Porker with refreshments and special guest speaker. For more information check out the flyer.

Kihikihi Community Walk @ 2pm

Join the children at Kihikihi school in the community walk against violence. This will be followed by a free BBQ afterwards. For more info check out the flyer.

Te Awamutu Cadets - available now!

If you have a job vacancy suitable for a career starter we might have the person for you! We've got cadets that have experience in the following areas:
  • Automotive
  • Trades
  • Retail
  • Customer service
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Administration
  • Reception
  • Logistics
  • Operations
  • Security
  • Labour

How does Cadetmax Work?
  • Young people are interviewed and selected to attend CadetMax.
  • They attend a rigorous work readiness Induction programme to develop confidence, understand workplace norms and behaviours, career advice and a job search toolkit.
  • Chamber screen and match these young people into full time (30 hours +) job opportunities.
  • Young person and employer receive mentoring support from us for the first six months in employment, we work together to ensure success.
For more information about the cadets check out the information flyer or email Hilary McCabe -

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors 

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