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Welcome to our latest Chamber newsletter

We trust you all had a great Christmas and New Year break and your batteries are recharged to take on 2023!

We would like to remind our businesses that it's not too late to enter the 2023 Waipa Networks Business Awards. Entries close on 13 February. There are a range of awards up for grabs, check out for more information.

If your having trouble completing the form, or if it feels too overwhelming - don't despair! The friendly team at the Cambridge Business Chamber can help you out! For more information check out the following advert in this newsletter.

In this update

  • Chamber member benefits
  • Ahu Ake - Waipa Community Spatial Plan
  • Waipa Networks Business Awards 
  • Support Local Te Awamutu website
  • Up coming Chamber events
  • Useful information
  • First Steps
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

Chamber member benefits

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

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

To keep up to date with all of our events, promotions and exclusive member offers, we encourage your staff to sign up to our newsletter. 

Te Awamutu Business Chamber

To find out more about the Chamber check out our website or email

Ahu Ake - Waipa Community Spatial Plan

Planning for the future of Waipā  
Waipā District Council is in the early stages of developing Ahu Ake – Waipā Community Spatial Plan which will determine what our district, towns and villages will look like in 2050. It will cover how we’ll manage growth, how we’ll move around, how we’ll care for the environment and how we’ll support our economy.  
In short, Ahu Ake is the most important plan Council will create for our district. But the plan needs you! 
Waipā District Council has some early ideas on what the future could look like, and they need your input. 

You can take a look at what they have put together so far here. 
They'd like to know: 
•    Is this the future you see for yourself and your whānau?  
•    Are there things we have missed?  
•    What is most important to you?   

Join the team on Friday 10 March for a mid-morning presentation by Waipā District Council Mayor Susan O'Regan, Council Group Manager Strategy Kirsty Downey and Senior Strategic Planner Vanessa Honore who will discuss the project in more detail, answer any questions you may have and hear your feedback on the plan. 

This is a starting point, and Council is looking forward to working with you to plan for our future.  

Ahu Ake - Waipa Community Spatial Plan Presentation

For more info about the spatial plan check out To attend the presention on Friday 10 march register here.

2023 Waipa Networks Business Awards

The Waipa Networks Business Awards close on 13 February so there is still plenty of time left to get your application in.

Whether you've been in business for 12 months or 12 years, this is the perfect time to reflect on your business - where you've been, where you are now and where you are going.

Need help completing your award entry? Contact the friendly team at the Cambridge Business Chamber. For more details check out the advert below.

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 Varntige

Wednesday 22 February @ 12.30pm
Chantelle Good, Owner of Varntige shares her wisdom on how she plans for the New Year / Financial Year. Learn from the best so you can have a successful year too! For more information or to register click here.

BA5 with The Regent

Tuesday 28 February @ 5pm
Come and join us for a BA5 at one of Te Awamutu's most iconic places. Hear about it's rich history and go on a tour behind the scenes! To register click here.

Ahu Ake - Waipa Community Spatial Plan Presentation

Friday 10 March @ 10.30am
Waipā District Council talks about Ahu Ake – Waipā Community Spatial Plan. To register click here.


Useful information

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

Walk for Hato Hone - St John

Sunday 19 March - 8.30am to 2.30pm
Come along to Lake Ngaroto and walk for a great cause! An event the whole family can be a part of! For more info email or check out the flyer.

Rosetown Lions Fundraiser

Saturday 25 February @ 3pm
Join the Rosetown Lions for an afternoon of housie at the Te Awamutu RSA. Proceeds go towards the Te Awamutu Community Health Shuttle. 

Annual Cambridge Business Chamber Golf Tournament

Friday 24 March @ 12.30pm
Treat yourself, business associates, friends or clients to a great afternoon with the Cambridge Business Chamber at the Cambridge Golf Club. It will be a fun and competitive afternoon, with plenty of networking. For more email

First Steps

We know that business owners, managers and staff experience particular pressures that can begin to affect their ability to thrive and support others.

First Steps is a space to find resources, video content, news and articles; as well as connecting you with confidential support from approved professional wellbeing providers, to help you make sense of challenging situations, reduce overwhelm and make meaningful change toward a fulfilling and balanced life.

Interested in being a First Steps wellbeing provider?

Wellbeing providers will need to complete an online application form on the First Steps website. You will be asked a series of questions including what you can offer:
  • Therapy / Counselling
  • In-person / Online courses
  • Workshops / Programmes
  • Online Tools
  • Physical Training / Nutrition
  • Coaching
For more info check out

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