EVENTS GUIDE

PRESS GO WORKPLACE STRESS WEDNESDAY 3 OCTOBER Workshop Overview: To reduce the impact of stress in the workplace. The primary goal of stress management is wellness. This workshop is designed to give the participant the tools required to recognise and respond to workplace stress. Duration: 3 hours, $80 p/p excl GST. To book contact: Catherine@pressgo.co.nz, […]

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Politic Press

By Jamie Strange, Labour list MP [abridged] I have five goals that will contribute towards ensuring our region continues to grow and thrive. 1. PASSENGER RAIL Local Councils are supportive of a passenger rail service between Hamilton and Auckland. NZTA have included funding in their National Land Transport Plan. I anticipate a further announcement after […]

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Latest Marketing Insights From The USA: PRINT MEDIA ADVERTISING TRIPLES AD CAMPAIGN EFFECTIVENESS – And, Digital Banner Ads Take A Last Breath

According to a study by Benchmarking for Newsworks, one that covered 500 econometric models, PRINT ADS SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A MARKETING CAMPAIGN. In fact, the study revealed that advertising with newspapers triples ad campaign effectiveness. Here are some more powerful findings from the study: • Newspapers double the effectiveness of TV ADS and […]

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Hamilton CBD Update

An active month for CBD sales and leasing transactions. Notably we are seeing numerous tenants looking to move back into the CBD. • A local investor has purchased 58 Bryce Street and will likely redevelop it – this is the first time in over 50 years that this property has changed hands. • A national […]

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Waikato Business Awards Finalists

The Westpac Waikato Business Awards finalists have been announced. The category winners and the announcement of the Westpac Supreme Business of the Year will be announced at the Awards Gala Dinner, on November 2nd at Claudelands. Tickets are on sale by contacting the Waikato Chamber of Commerce directly at help@waikatochamber.co.nz or 07 839 5895. The […]

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What Is Float Therapy?

Floating effortlessly in a Pod filled with Epsoms salts, blocking out all external distractions, creating an environment to help your aches and pains fade, stress melt away and leave you feeling recharged and renewed. Float therapy involves floating in 30cm of body temperature water in an enclosed float pod. When you lay in a float […]

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Business Disappointed With ERA Bill

Submitted by the Employers and Manufacturers Association The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) is bitterly disappointed with the lack of heed paid to concerns business has raised in relation to the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. None of the key elements that business wanted removed have been amended, nor changed in any significant manner in the […]

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Fibre For Huntly

Ultrafast Fibre (UFF) is now underway in Huntly to bring highspeed fibre broadband to the town. The work is part of the UFB Extension, which is the next phase of the Government’s Ultra- Fast Broadband programme and will result in 27 more towns and locations being built by UFF and having access to high-speed broadband […]

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Corporate Challenge Events Lead Team Building In Hamilton

Team building is all about understanding, appreciating, maximising and developing the people you work with. Corporate Challenge Events is one of New Zealand’s leading and largest team building providers with local facilitators ready to deliver events in Hamilton. Operating in New Zealand since 2008, Corporate Challenge Events provides organisations and groups of all sizes with […]

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Did You Know That

From the 4th April 2016 to the 1st June 2018 the government organisation WorksafeNZ have enacted; • 312 prosecutions • 10623 enforcements. • Carried out over 7000 assessments on businesses That’s just over 2 years… In December 2017, NBR reported “Health and Safety Fines Average $155,000”. In August 2018 the High Court released its decision […]

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White Camellia Awards

The New Zealand Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Committee announced the winners of the White Camellia awards at Government House in Auckland. “The White Camellia awards celebrate organisational commitment to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a UN Women and UN Global Compact initiative which encourages gender equality in the workplace,” says NZ WEPs Committee Chair, Vicky […]

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7 Wāhine Toa Win Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships

Seven young w¯ahine passionate about the taiao (environment), p ¯utaiao (sciences) and Te ao Ma¯ ori have received scholarships at a special ceremony in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton). This year’s Kiingitanga Day, hosted by the University of Waikato, saw some outstanding students take away Waikato-Tainui and Waikato Regional Council Dame Te Atairangikaahu Scholarships m¯o te tau 2018. […]

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WDC Commemorates Suffrage 125

Waikato District Council joined other groups and organisations around the country in commemorating 125 years since women succeeded in obtaining the vote. A special breakfast was held at Council which was followed by presentations from guest speakers: • Tipa Mahuta (Waikato Regional Council deputy chair), • Parekawhia McLean (chair of Waikato-Tainui’s parliament Te Whakakitenga o […]

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New Zealand Tourism Awards Winners

With annual global turnover of $426 million, multinational recreational vehicle business Tourism Holdings Ltd (THL) has won the tourism industry’s highest accolade, the Air New Zealand Supreme Tourism Award. The winners of the New Zealand Tourism Awards were announced at a gala dinner in Christchurch, attended by more than 400 industry leaders and supporters. THL […]

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Shelly Davies New Book

By Mandy Smiler, ShellyDavies.com SHELLY DAVIES is well known, New Zealand wide for her passion for plain language, her rockstar writing trainings, her cultural advice and her passionate support for women in business and in life. With a rockin brand, weird photos, and 2 generations of offspring, ShellyDavies.com. has been teaching business people how to […]

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Submissions Closing Soon

There has been a lot of interest in Waikato District Council’s PROPOSED WAIKATO DISTRICT PLAN and the public are reminded that submissions close soon. The Proposed Waikato District Plan (Stage 1) establishes the guidelines for future growth and development, including rules for protecting the district’s environment and heritage. Submissions close at 5pm on Tuesday, 9 […]

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New Ngaruawahia Police Station

By Inspector Andrew Mortimore, Area Commander Waikato West After 60 years Ngaruawahia is getting a new police station and construction is underway. Demolition of the old station has begun in preparation for the new station to be constructed on the same site on the corner of Jesmond and Market Streets. During the demolition and construction […]

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Fair Work Agreements

The Coalition Government are pushing ahead with their plans to introduce Fair Work Agreements into New Zealand workplaces, with the announcement that it is their intention to have at least two of these agreements in place during their first political term. So, what is a Fair Work Agreement and how will their existence change the […]

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Regional Theatre Update

The Waikato Regional Theatre, a project led by Momentum Waikato, will receive $6.4M from the Hamilton City Council-controlled Vibrant Hamilton Trust, (VHT). The Council received the update from the Trust at its monthly Council meeting. The grant follows a resolution by the Council in December 2017 as part of the draft 10-Year Plan, which recommended […]

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Local Electricians

Glenview Electrical Services Ltd was established in 1993, and is fully Hamilton-owned and operated. We currently have 20 permanent staff who are Site Safe registered. Our staff continually undertake training in order to keep up to date with OSH practices, and monthly meetings are also undertaken by staff and management to reinforce safe and current […]

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The Kudos Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

Finalists in Hamilton and Waikato’s prestigious regional science excellence awards “The Kudos Awards” have been announced. The Kudos Awards recognise and celebrate the region’s scientists, their innovative research and ground-breaking discoveries. Winners in eight science categories will be announced at the black tie gala dinner on Thursday 27th September. Hosted by local favourite Te Radar […]

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The Anton Pires Real Estate Report

With 49% of Hamilton’s July sales in the entry-level price points below $500,000, it’s easy to see why the Median Sale Price levelled off. The median sale price for Hamilton residential property dipped to $530,000 from June’s record breaking $567,000 The number of properties available for sale at the time of reporting is 656 compared […]

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Take A Day Out Of The Offi ce To Share In The Fun Of The Annual Red Cross Raceday

By Vicky Haden-Jones, Community Fundraising Coordinator, Waikato Region, NZ Red Cross Friday 5 October, 11.30am-5.30pm, Te Rapa Racecourse, Ken Browne Dr Investing in your community and non-profit organisations is great for your business, helping grow a strong and resilient community which will, in turn, support your business. Your staff be more engaged and feel positive […]

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Te Hūmeka

By Kim Hill Te Hu¯meka is a Ma¯ori business ecosystem in the Waikato offering regular kanohi te kanohi hui to promote economic prosperity through ¯awhi, kotahitanga, man¯akitanga, kaitiakitanga and aroha. As well as powering up and advocating for Ma¯ ori business success in the Waikato, Te Hu¯meka also networks nationally and internationally. We welcome everyone […]

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Wintec Strengthens Ties With Thailand

Thailand aims to raise its English teaching standards to a global level and Wintec is there delivering training programmes to help them achieve this with the support of Education New Zealand. With more than 6,000 students studying Wintec courses offshore, international business development director GIRISH NAIR [pictured] says Wintec has the relevant experience to support […]

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Looking For Better Investment Returns?

Simon Angelo (pictured) began investing in shares while he was still in high school in Taranaki. His company, Vistafolio, provides managed investment accounts for eligible and wholesale investors alongside family trust services to help build and protect your family’s wealth. What is a managed investment account? It is where the investor opens a brokerage account […]

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Button Lunch By Rave Build

By Jenni Scarlet, Research Nurse & Secretary, Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust The yellow button logo of the Waikato Breast Cancer Research Trust (WBCRT) reflects the many women we meet, who through their breast cancer journey “hold” their families/ whanau together. The vision of the WBCRT is to “gain knowledge and save lives” through evidence […]

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Hamilton’s Age Friendly Plan

Hamilton’s Age Friendly Plan WAS formally launched on 31 August at a special event at Wintec’s Gallagher Hub. The Hamilton Age Friendly Plan was produced by a working group led by Dame Peggy Koopman- Boyden [pictured] , a noted academic and expert who specialises in gerontology. Dame Peggy and Hamilton Mayor Andrew King spoke at […]

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New Trans-Pacific Data Cable Launch Improves Resilience And Competition

Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran has welcomed the commercial launch of the new trans-Pacific Hawaiki cable that improves and enhances New Zealand’s international connectivity. The construction of the fibre optic deepsea Hawaiki cable system took 27 months and now links New Zealand, Australia, part of the Pacific and the United States. It’s […]

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Unwanted Visitors

Rural properties are fast becoming the main target for criminals – especially when the majority of farms have their own fuel tank to service their on-farm vehicles. Roger Bull, Managing Director of Smartway Security Services said “With the even higher prices of fuel now there has been a spike in the number of Rural Properties […]

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Tuned To The Future

Phil Grey is the general manager of Hamilton radio station Free FM 89.0, project leader of a nationwide collaborative project called Access Internet Radio, and a broadcaster and podcaster. ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ claim the headlines, still, 40 years after the song’s original release*. Fact is, social media and SVOD [streaming video on demand] […]

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THE POWER OF ONE

I’ve always loved the idea of pressing one button to produce a perfectly formed book. I first saw this wondrous concept in action about 10 years ago, however the technology back then had quality and reliability issues; it also only worked for a limited range of stocks. But I didn’t give up on this ‘one […]

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Love Your Business… Set It Free

About You Marketing is summarised by its name: it is a business that focuses on YOU. I’m KYM STRINGER, an independent marketing consultant with a passion for business development, assisting business owners to work smarter to reach more customers with the right marketing message. Providing a fresh perspective on business growth, I look at all […]

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The Innovative Heart Of Hospitality

From cooking equipment, bakery, clean up, and a huge range of glassware, food service, and kitchenware items, Burns & Ferrall are the true one stop shop for hospitality, food service and bakery operators. PRODUCTS Household Kitchen, Bathroom & Laundry Bakery Equipment Commercial Kitchen Equipment Kitchenware House Washroom Systems Chemicals In New Zealand and the Pacific […]

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EVENTS GUIDE

PRESS GO WORKPLACE STRESS WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER & WEDNESDAY 3 OCTOBER To reduce the impact of stress in the workplace. The primary goal of stress management is wellness. This workshop is designed to give the participant the tools required to recognise and respond to workplace stress. Duration 3 hours, $80 p/p excl GST. Key Learning […]

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We’re Redefi ning Creativity

Flashpoint is a Graphic Design and Marketing business based in Hamilton with plenty of attitude! Flashpoint offers professional graphic design and smart print solutions to help keep your business at the cutting edge. Flashpoint serves businesses large and small, not only locally here in the mighty Waikato – but also around New Zealand. They work […]

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The Drug Detection Agency – About Us

The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA) is Australasia’s complete solution provider for all workplace drug policy, education and testing needs. Our end-to-end services provide our clients with a level of comfort in relation to creating a safer workplace together. TDDA started in 2005, and was conceived in order to supply a specialised service to companies that […]

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It’s All About The People

Regardless of what type of business you are in, your people are your most valuable asset. To be successful and sustainable you must create value and experiences that attract and inspire exceptional people to do and be their best. It’s as simple and as difficult as that! Traditional models of HR have evolved. It’s no […]

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Automatic Tax Refunds

750,000 automatic tax refunds for wage and salary earners next year – the biggest tax change in 20 years. Inland Revenue (IR) expects that next year, about 750,000 tax refunds will be automatically generated for wage and salary earners who don’t usually apply to get their tax back. Speaking to the Finance and Expenditure Select […]

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Combatting Global Tax Evasion

The New Zealand government has joined more than 100 other countries in a global initiative to combat tax evasion. It’s called the Automatic Exchange of Information – or AEOI. This international collaboration will make it even harder for people who are trying to evade paying tax by hiding money or investments overseas. New Zealand tax […]

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The Essence of Wellbeing

Phillippa Bourke is a Certified HeartMath® Trainer. Although HeartMath is not so wellknown in New Zealand, its work and wellbeing programmes are now in over 50 countries. HeartMath was founded in California in 1991 and has been leading research in the field of heart-mind alignment for many years now. Its work has benefitted both individuals […]

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Draft Regional Public Transport Plan An “Aspirational Plan”

Waikato Regional Council adopted the Draft Waikato Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-28 (RPTP) at a special meeting on Tuesday, 21 August. “It’s truly an aspirational plan,” said Regional Public Transport Plan Development Subcommittee chairman Russ Rimmington [pictured]. “Hamilton has some of the worst congestion in the country and it is growing exponentially. We don’t want […]

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Council Approves Appointment Of Maaori Representatives To Committees

Hamilton City Council has approved a proposal to appoint five Maaori representatives to four of the Council’s committees. Mayor Andrew King says he is confident the proposal provides both a practical and meaningful opportunity for Maaori to contribute to the Council’s decisionmaking. “We have great relationships already with our Maaori stakeholders and I’m looking forward […]

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Change Needed For Mums

A report highlighting the barriers some single mothers face returning to work and navigating the benefit system shows the need for the Government welfare overhaul that has already begun, Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter says. The Ministry of Women has released their report “Something’s got to change”, based on interviews with 40 low-income mothers. […]

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The Employer File

Tired of spending too much time sorting out Employee issues? Domestic Violence Leave – Coming to a business near you! On 25 July 2018 Parliament voted on the Domestic Violence Protection Bill, with only National and ACT opposing the Bill. The passing of this Bill will impose various obligations on Employers, effective as of 1 […]

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