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Welcome to our latest Chamber newsletter

No matter where you are in business, the Te Awamutu Business Chamber can support you as you grow.

We've got a diverse mix of businesses that are part of the Chamber family and these include; sole traders, community groups and businesses that range in size - small, medium and large!

Your membership fee is based on the categores above - so it is affordable for everyone and the benefits of joining are endless! For more info about becoming a member check out our website.

When you join the Chamber, you'll have access to our great package of membership benefits including training, workshops, networking, advocacy and member discounts. Your membership also extends to your employees!

We're also focused on supporting local and advocating locally and nationally in the interests of our members and the issues that matter to you.

If you already have a membership, are you making the most of it? Get registered to one of our events - we'd love to see you and your colleagues at the next one!

In this update

  • New Chamber Initiative launched
  • Photos from our recent events
  • Chamber Member offer - Regent Theatre advertising
  • Pink Shirt Day - 19 May 2023
  • Support Local Te Awamutu website 
  • Up coming Chamber events
  • Useful information
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

New Chamber Initiative launched

We're excited to announce that our new member system (called Hello Club) was launched last week.

You'll be able to access this on your phone or computer, and you can enjoy all the benefits the Chamber has to offer.

On the 1 May and 8 May we sent out an email to our members with easy instructions on how to set up your account. These notifications were sent to the email addresses we have on file for you.

If you haven't seen this email, contact Fran, Chamber Administrator and she will get it sorted for you.

With this fantastic initiative you will be able to:
1.    Install the app on your phone for easy access.
2.    Renew and pay for your membership via credit card or online.
3.    View past transactions and download invoices and receipts.
4.    Make contact with the Chamber.
5.    Register to our events

Photos from our recent events

  • Thurs 27 April - BA5 with Findex and Fonterra
  • Wed 1 May - Digital Boost Reunion
Check out our Chamber events page
BA5 with Findex and Fonterra
Shane Walsh, Chamber CEO welcomes Chamber Members and thanks Jarrod Godfrey (Findex) for sponsoring the event.
Photo left: Jarrod Godfrey (Findex) welcoming Chamber Members and Fonterra Te Awamutu guest speakers Russell Muir (Operations Manager) and Caitlyn Poole (Environmental Manager).
Digital Boost Reunion
Paul Watkins (Learning Links) presents to the group “6 low-cost digital actions you MUST do to grow."

Chamber Member offer - Regent Theatre advertising

Everyone loves the flicks! Why not advertise your business on the big screen and reap the rewards!

The team at The Regent Theatre are offering a fantastic deal for our Chamber Members - get in quick, limited spots available! 

Substantial 40% discount for Chamber Members!

For more info about this exclusive Chamber Member offer check out the advert below or email

Pink Shirt Day - Friday 19 May

On Friday 19 May, Aotearoa will become a sea of PINK as schools, workplaces and communities join the Pink Shirt Day movement.  

Every year, one in five workers in Aotearoa report being bullied in the workplace. Learn how your workplace can join the movement to spread aroha and kindness and end bullying. 

Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora! Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!

Here are a few to help you bring Pink Shirt Day to life:
  • Order free resources including posters, compliment cards, bunting, cupcake toppers.
  • Download the workplace toolkit - full of inspiration and activities to help your workplace celebrate the Pink Shirt Day kaupapa and keep it going all year round.
  • Decorate your workplace in a sea of pink, have a pink morning tea or lunch, present all of your clients for the day with a pink treat.
  • Review your workplace policies and guidelines on bullying in the workplace.
  • You might like to promote the official Pink Shirt Day t-shirt to your workplace. It will be available in selected Cotton On stores and online from late April and 100% of net proceeds go to the Mental Health Foundation. 
  • As well as taking part in Pink Shirt Day activities, we’d love you to consider adding a fundraising element to support this head to the Pink Shirt Day fundraising page

Support Local Te Awamutu website

List your business for FREE today! Support Local Te Awamutu is a business-to-consumer focused directory website promoting the best of Te Awamutu.

FREE for the first 6 months, then $50 per year for non-Chamber members and FREE for Chamber Members as part of your membership. 

Support Local Te Awamutu

Support Local Te Awamutu is an initiative of Te Awamutu Business Chamber. For more information about joining the site, read our flyer. Check out the website


Upcoming Chamber events

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

Link Lunch with Angela Roberts

Wednesday 24 May @ 12pm
Join us for a Link Lunch with Angela Roberts - List MP based in Taranaki King Country. She will be presenting the 2023 Budget. Register here.

Link Lunch with Barbara Kuriger

Friday 9 June @ 12pm
Join us for a Link Lunch with Barbara Kuriger MP for Taranaki-King Country. She will be speaking about her conservation spokespersons role and appointment on the Environment Select Committee. Register here.

BA5 with RedKitchen HQ

Thursday 29 June @ 5pm
Join us for a BA5 with RedKitchen HQ. The team make amazing meals that get shipped all around New Zealand! Take a tour and find out what goes on behind the scenes in an industrial kitchen! Register here.

BA5 with Noel Leeming

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday 10 August @ 5pm
Save the date for our BA5 with Noel Leeming. Did you know your Chamber membership entitles you to some amazing savings? 

Link Lunch with Soda Inc

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday 13 Sept @ 12pm
Save the date for our Link Lunch with Soda Inc - connecting businesses of all sizes, industries and stages to the right advice, support, resources and funding, to accelerate business growth and drive innovation.


Useful information

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

Te Waka Business Sentiment Survey 2023

Te Waka's first Business Sentiment Survey of 2023 is open for responses. Help Te Waka to advocate on behalf of businesses in the Waikato region by sharing your thoughts and experiences of doing business here. You can complete survey by clicking here.

Digital Trade Review - online public hui 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade is conducting a review of NZ’s engagement in digital trade and our international policy settings affecting digital trade, including as reflected in our free trade deals. For more info about the hui or to register click here.

FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP - Governance in small organisations

17 May, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
18 May, 10am to 12noon
For more info or to register click here 

Fieldays 2023 - tickets on sale NOW!

The Fieldays is back to its normal seasonal slot and tickets are now on sale. Fieldays run from Wednesday 14 to Saturday 17 June. For more info about this years event, or to purchase tickets click here.

Pink Shirt Day - Friday 19 May

Every year, one in five workers in Aotearoa report being bullied in the workplace. Learn how your workplace can join the movement. Get your workplace involved by checking out

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors 

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