EVENTS GUIDE June – July 2019

CUT! COSTUME AND THE CINEMA Now Until 21 July Waikato Museum, Hamilton Waikato Museum is the exclusive New Zealand venue for this dazzling exhibition showcasing five centuries of fashion and style, as worn by some of Hollywood’s biggest names Toured by Exhibits Development Group out of Minneapolis, featuring 43 costumes from 25 films starring the […]

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Bold Ideas For The Future Of Cambridge

Cambridge residents are being urged to share their preferences about the future of the public spaces in Cambridge. In October 2018, Waipa District Council asked people to be bold and share their ideas about what was needed to help the town continue to support and attract visitors and businesses. More than 1,500 ideas poured in […]

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Cash Flow Quickeners

Cash flow is often called ‘the lifeblood of a business’, and for several good reasons. But the flow of cash into most businesses is uneven and there can be times when a constrained cash flow creates serious problems, even if the long-term situation is positive. There are, however, ways to improve the cash flow of […]

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NZ Advertising Spend Results

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) this month reported that advertising revenue across all main media in NZ was 2.633 billion dollars for the 12 months ended 31 December 2018. The 2017 total was 2.561 billion dollars. The turnover includes data from: • Addressed Mail • Cinema • Interactive Media • Magazines • Newspapers • Outdoor […]

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Hamilton’s Newest Bridge

Hamilton’s next new Waikato River bridge is progressing with Councillors getting the first glimpse of the bridge’s form. At a briefing Hamilton City Council staff tabled four structural form options for the new bridge which will be south of the Hamilton Gardens, and be an essential gateway for Peacocke Hamilton’s next major growth area. The […]

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Biz Humor

• A very successful businessman went to visit his new son-in-law. He said to him, “I love my daughter, and now I welcome you into the family. To show you how much we care for you, I’m making you a 50-50 partner in my business. All you have to do is go to the factory […]

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Hamilton to Auckland Corridor Plan

At my inaugural Grow Waikato event last month, the key discussion topic was the Hamilton to Auckland Corridor Plan. This extensive piece of work maps future development between Cambridge/Te Awamutuin the south and Pukekohe in the north. This corridor is the busiest in New Zealand, and has potential to be a key economic growth area […]

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NOVOTEL TAINUI Celebrates 20th

On Tuesday May 7th 2019, Novotel Tainui Hamilton celebrated its 20th anniversary with a cocktail party in the hotel. It was great to have a variety of guests attending the function, ranging from tribal leaders from Tainui Group Holdings, to the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr. Jim Bolger, MP Mr. Jamie Strange to […]

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Special Housing Area Application

The final Special Housing Area (SHA)application in Hamilton, a site on Quentin Dr near Hamilton Lake, has been recommended to Government by Hamilton City Council. The application, by Quentin Residential Ltd (QRL), is an extension to an existing SHA application by the company previously recommended to Government and brings the total number of homes proposed […]

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The Secret Of Success

A secret of success in the business world requires a positive mindset, says Hamilton Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (NLP) Master Tricia Meister. Tricia is an expert in helping business people reach peak performance by using simple and achievable processes she has been practising and evolving for more than 25 years. “In this competitive environment it is more […]

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Welcome to Turning Tables

A professional approach to HOSPITALITY TRAINING and COACHING Do you lack the time but not the inclination to do staff training in your business? Have plenty of ideas and systems to utilise but not the hours in the day to get them across to key members of your team? TURNING TABLES IS A HOSPITALITY FOCUSED […]

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Waikato Chamber Of Commerce Update

2019 WESTPAC WAIKATO BUSINESS AWARDS ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN Westpac Waikato Chamber of Commerce Business Awards are now open for entries. The Awards night is to be held on November 15th at Claudelands Event Centre. Enter via: www.waikatochamber.co.nz/business-awards The categories are: • Business Growth and Strategy • CEO • Community Contribution • Emerging Leader • […]

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Real Estate Update

MEDIAN HOUSE PRICES across New Zealand increased by 6.4% in April to a record equal $585,000, up from $550,000 in April 2018. Median price increases for New Zealand excluding Auckland were even stronger, increasing by 7.6% to a record $495,000 up from $460,000 in April last year, according to the latest data from the Real […]

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Kudos Science Award Nominations Now Open

It’s time to be recognised for your contribution to science in the Waikato. Our award categories acknowledge and highlight the different sectors and people who continue to lead the Waikato and New Zealand in ground breaking science achievements. This year we’re pleased to announce the introduction of new award category; ICT, and a refreshed Agricultural […]

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Opinion: Future Rates Increases Aligned to CPI

Hamilton City Council has been ‘rating people into poverty’and it must stop. Hamiltonians need greater certainty over the level of rates increases the Council is prepared to impose. Rates increases at the level of this year’s increase, dip too far into the pockets of people with limited financial resources. The people who can least afford […]

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Waikato University Opens New Tauranga Campus

The new $60 million campus development, led by the University of Waikato on behalf of the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Partnership, enhances the range of qualifications and study options available to students in the Bay of Plenty. The campus development has been made possible through the support and drive of the region, especially the key […]

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Creating Safer Workplaces Together

…Our Philosophy WorkCare NZ is here to help employers and employees create a safe working environment by identifying and managing risk created by drugs and alcohol. We do drug and alcohol testing as well as education in the workplace because we care about the community and believe everyone has the right to go to work […]

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City of the Future Dinner

New Zealand Red Cross presents a fundraising dinner in Hamilton for business professionals. Hear how you can future-proof your business in an unpredictable ever-changing environment, including preparing for disasters. Research shows, having a resilient community means that during times of disaster, people are able to recover more quickly, and start contributing again to the local […]

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Council Want More Submissions For District Plan

Waikato District Council wants ‘further submissions’ on nearly 1,000 submissions that it received following notification of the Proposed Waikato District Plan (Stage 1) in July last year. Waikato District Council Chief Executive Gavin Ion [pictured] says, “This is an important milestone on our progress towards finalising a new District Plan that brings together the old […]

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Hamilton West Town Belt Masterplan

Feedback has opened on a draft masterplan for an extensive open spacein Hamilton. The West Town Belt is an expansive 54ha network of: • parks • gullies • sports facilities (including Seddon Park and FMG Stadium Waikato) • and community facilitieson the edge of Hamilton’s central city. Originally serving as a boundary between the historic […]

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EMA Says CGT Decision Is Good News For SMEs

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) says it is relieved that the government has decided not to proceed with a Capital Gains Tax because of the detrimental effect it would have had on the productivity and growth of small to medium-sized businesses. “It wasn’t something that was going to meet the objectives of reducing over-investment […]

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Open the door to a Māori worldview

Learn about the traditions, values and customs of Māori culture with He Papa Tikanga. You’ll get an insight into a Māori worldview and explore howyou can apply these concepts into your home, workplace and community. He Papa Tikanga: New Zealand Certificate in Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) Level 3 Enrolling monthly 0800 355 553 | twoa.ac.nz  

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Opening The Book To Another World

About 15 years ago, Te Awamutu farmer Bruce Graham ran out of things to read and wound up picking up a book about M ̄aori history. It changed his life. He kept reading and became increasingly interested in the M ̄aori view of the world. “Maybe I always felt a little bit guilty that I […]

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The Sir Richard Hadlee Interview

It is with great pleasure Biz Waikato interviewed the greatest cricket player of all time: Sir Richard Hadlee. Sir Donald Bradman, Dad’s advice, underarm bowl, bowling over 100,000 cricket balls, which cricketer has the greatest sense of humour, golf, hip and knee replacements, Charlie Chaplin, his motto in life, the ‘Forty-Niners’, Rob Muldoon; it’s all […]

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New Wintec Council Appointments

Two Waikato regional leaders SIMON LOCKWOOD and VICKY MCLENNAN have been appointed to the Wintec Council. Their appointments are for a three-year term, dependent on future sector reforms. Wintec chair Barry Harris says: “We welcome the appointments of Simon and Vicky, both of whom are well known leaders and influencers in the Waikato region. They […]

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Reina Daji Wins Māori Leadership Scholarship

Reina Daji, Wintec’s Library Customer Service Assistant, has just been named as the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Hare Puke M ̄aori Leadership Scholarship. Reina, who is of Ng¯a Puhi and Ng¯ati T¯uwharetoa descent, was chosen for her passion for improving the services she provides for students in the library, and boldly introducing te reo […]

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Waikato Artist Wins Fieldays No.8 Wire Art Award

Hamilton artist Gaye Jurisich has taken out top honours in the 2019 Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Award with her captivating piece labelled Snare. The Fieldays No.8 Wire National Art Awards are hosted and coordinated by Waikato Museum, partnered by Farmlands cooperative and supported by the New Zealand National Fieldays Society. Judge Linda Tyler praised […]

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Top Water Sciences Student Wins Prize

Waikato Regional Council has recognised the University of Waikato’s top water sciences student. The water sciences prize, established in 1990 by Sir Ross Jansen with the University of Waikato Earth Sciences Department, was presented to fourth year environmental engineering student, EMILY SOPERS. “I am so excited for a rewarding and challenging career in environmental engineering, […]

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Karen Scott Is The New CEO Of Enrich+

Karen has worked for Enrich+ for the past two years, initially as the People and Projects Manager, then latterly as the Executive Leader Services. Karen brings experience of managing mental health services, as well as having worked for government agencies in injury prevention and development and research related positions with ACC and Police. Karen replaces […]

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dynamo Achieves Google Cloud Premier Partner Status

Hamilton-based Dynamo6 is the latest New Zealand based IT services company to reach the level of Google Cloud Premier Partner. The premier partner level recognises Dynamo6’s expertise in leveraging Google Cloud’s services in: • cloud enablement • user experience • data services • mobile • and web-based technology solutions. This new status comes just over […]

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Hamilton CBD Update

April had some fantastic activation highlights including the inaugural Feast Waikato with the CBD playing host to high demand sold out events and the CBD’s first Pavement Pop-up market day which created a fun retail vibe for the city. The Brave Hearts container exhibition in Garden Place has now come to end but was enjoyed […]

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Hamilton To Host International Smart City Leaders

Three key players from Australasia’s Smart City network will share their insights in Hamilton. Hamilton City Council and Hamilton Central Business Association are presenting the Smart Cities Lunch as part of TECHWEEK19 Waikato. The smart city initiative is being embraced by local authorities around the world to improve: liveability encourage innovation and solve problems identified […]

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Securing The Best Talent For Your Business

Hiring the right people in the current employment market is challenging as the demand for quality candidates soars. Advertising, sitting back and waiting for applications is not enough. To attract the right people regardless of whether they are actively job hunting, you need to effectively communicate your employer brand. Partnering with a recruitment specialist makes […]

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Shaun Cosgrave

A name synonymous with Real Estate, Shaun’s drive, enthusiasm, attention to detail and his total belief in Harcourts has earned him great respect and admiration from his clients as well as fellow colleagues in the Real Estate Industry locally, nationally and internationally. Shaun is a highly-motivated person who gains personal satisfaction from assisting his clients […]

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Crown Relocations

Crown Relocations are an international & domestic relocation company, specialising in moving furniture, storage, office moving, movers insurance, long distance moving and shipping household effects worldwide. We will even relocate your pets and motor vehicles! The Crown Relocations network spans 7 continents and over 54 countries, making us the largest privately owned moving company in […]

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Freelance Graphic Designer

Experienced Freelance Graphic Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the graphic design industry. Skilled in graphic design, page layout, editing, image manipulation, print and design. Strong arts and design professional with a Diploma of Graphic Design from Media Design School. I have been working as a Graphic Designer now for 14 years since […]

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Strategies Direct Ltd

Our clients range in size from large corporates to family-owned businesses. Some are for-profi t and some are not-for-profi t. The one thing they have in common is an understanding that they must prepare for tomorrow if their organisation is to sustain its current success. Strategies Direct principal, Jenni Murphy-Scanlon, has over 20 years industry […]

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Customers Are Only Human

By Philip Wicks As businesses of all sizes increase their uptake of technology and use equipment to save money and take over functions previously provided by people, they’re also running the risk of alienating their customers. Extensive ‘telephone trees’ intended to direct callers into the most appropriate channel to handle their enquiry require customers to […]

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Fair Pay Agreements No Guarantee Of Productivity And Jobs

The total concept of Fair Pay Agreements proposed by Government makes no economic sense, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA). The EMA’s chief executive Brett O’Riley [pictured] says, “We will be analysing and actively responding to consultation on the recommendations for Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs) that were announced today, on behalf of our members […]

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Business Expo Cancelled

Event organisers Jigsaw Solutions Group have announced that the Business Expo, due to be held at Trustpower Baypark Arena on 6th March, has been cancelled. In an emailed announcing Sharon Giblett and Barry Brown of Jigsaw Solutions Group stated “We have been very passionate and focused on creating a large scale, high quality B2B expo […]

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Waikato Business Woman Partners With Te Waipounamu WhānauCentred Business To Support Māori And Pacific Island Tāne (Men)

RISE2025, the global coaching and leadership programme for Indigenous women, will now support Indigenous men. Three years on, Rise2025 Founder Rachel Petero (Waikato-Tainui) is partnering with Lee (Ng ti Rarua, Ng ti Toarangatira, Ng ti Maniapoto) and Cazna Luke (Ng i Tahu, Te Rarawa) Directors of Mokowhiti Ltd a Te Waipounamu based wh nau owned […]

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EVENTS GUIDE 2019

VALENTINE’S DAY THURSDAY, 14 FEBRUARY CHIEFS V HIGHLANDERS FRIDAY, 15 FEBRUARY FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton www.fmgstadiumwaikato.co.nz/events NATIONAL NOT FOR PROFIT SECTOR CONFERENCE 19 & 20 FEBRUARY Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel, Auckland Be inspired and learn the secrets to succeeding in a world that offers more challenges and opportunities than we can imagine. Ordinary people who […]

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Anti-Competitive Behaviour By Powerful Businesses Under The Spotlight

Commerce & Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi has announced the start of public consultation on measures to strengthen the law protecting consumers and small business from anti-competitive behaviour by powerful firms. “New Zealand has a high proportion of markets that are dominated by powerful firms, so it’s important we have effective laws that prevent them […]

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New Addition To The HSB Government Relations Team

HSB Government Relations welcomes Celine Kao, the newest addition to their Waikato based team. A recent communications graduate from the University of Waikato, Celine brings a strong public relations skill set and solid business acumen to one of New Zealand’s fastest-growing government relations firm. In the Engagement Consultant role, Celine will maintain positive relationships with […]

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First ever New Zealand Director of Wellbeing appointed at St Peter’s, Cambridge.

Dr. Michael Brown Director of Well-being Dr. Michael Brown has been appointed as New Zealand’s first ever Director of Well-being as part of a ground breaking well-being programme introduced this year at St Peter’s, Cambridge. Focusing on building student-led initiatives which support wellbeing, as well as guiding and counselling students and staff, Michael is improving […]

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Proposed Immigration Visa Changes Heading In The Right Direction To Support Tourism

Proposed changes to temporary work visas and better workforce planning should assist employers and regions facing staff shortages, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. The Government announced it is consulting on a new framework for employer-assisted temporary work visas to ensure access to overseas staff is better matched to where there are genuine skill shortages. TIA Chief […]

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EVENTS GUIDE

MATAMATA CHRISTMAS PARADE SATURDAY 1 DECEMBER, 11am CAMBRIDGE CHRISTMAS PARADE SUNDAY 2 DECEMBER, 2-3pm Main Street Victoria Street, Cambridge WOMEN ON BOARDS NETWORKING EVENT TUESDAY 4 DECEMBER, 5.30-7pm Deloitte, 24 Anzac Parade, Hamilton Non Member: $35. Member: $30 www.governancenz.org THE GREAT NZ SANTA RUN/WALK WEDNESDAY 5 DECEMBER, 6.30pm Hamilton City Hawks Clubrooms, Grantham Street, Hamilton […]

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Stronglite Staging

We are a genuine Kiwi company designing and manufacturing world class staging and event equipment right here in New Zealand. We produce a range of portable, modular equipment that has been specifically designed for durability, ease of handling, safety and versatility. Professional, stylish products guaranteed to enhance any venue or event. Ideal for: schools, universities, […]

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