Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Ruapehu Chamber of Commerce workshop well supported

Ruapehu Chamber of Commerce workshop well supported.

A workshop on the benefits of establishing a Ruapehu Chamber of Commerce is attracting support from a wide variety of business enterprises.

The workshop is on Thursday 7 December at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Ruapehu Business Development Manager Peggy Veen said that there had been a lot of interest and support for the idea of a Ruapehu Chamber of Commerce from a wide variety of businesses.

“Any Ruapehu business interested in attending the workshop, or who would like to know more, should give me a call on 027 807 5305,” she said.

“Although any Ruapehu business is welcome to attend we would especially like to encourage businesses that employ five or more staff to take part in the workshop.”

“All of the larger businesses that Council has spoken with on the Chamber of Commerce concept are excited about the prospect.”

“While smaller businesses can undoubtedly benefit from being part of a Chamber of Commerce we need our larger enterprises to be on-board to give weight to the collective voice that a district wide, representative organisation can deliver.”

Ms. Veen said that Council has been very fortunate in being able to arrange for Michael Barnett, Chief Executive of the Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to attend the workshop and lend his expertise and experience.

“Being able to utilize the knowledge and experience of Mr. Barnett on how Chambers of Commerce can support and encourage sustainable, profitable business growth will be of great benefit to anything that is established locally.”

“The 7 December workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss what a Ruapehu Chamber could deliver for our business community and sector interests, and what sort of arrangements would best suit our needs.”

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On What Triggered The Carnage In Gaza

At last count, 195 Palestinians have reportedly died in the latest round of violence, 55 of them children. Roughly ten times that number have been wounded, and thousands made homeless. On the Israeli side, 8 people have died from rockets fired from Gaza. The imbalance in casualties reflects the vast gap in weaponry between the two sides. The Israelis are carrying out air strikes with impunity on densely populated civilian neighbourhoods... More>>


Budget 2021: Boosts Carbon Neutral Government Commitment

· Budget 2021 delivers $67.4 million to support the transition to a carbon neutral public sector by 2025 · State Sector Decarbonisation Fund receives significant boost to support more schools, hospitals and other government organisations to replace ... More>>

Government: To Rev Up Reductions In Transport Emissions

The Government is calling for feedback on a range of potential policies to eliminate emissions in the transport sector. Transport Minister Michael Wood today released Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te iwi - Transport Emissions: Pathways to ... More>>

KiwiSaver: Default Provider Scheme Improvements Slash Fees, Boosts Savings

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders will be significantly better off in retirement following changes to the default KiwiSaver scheme, Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister David Clark said today. More>>


Child Poverty: Reports Highlight Need For Ongoing Action

The Government has released the first Annual Report for the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy and the second Child Poverty Related Indicators (CPRI) Report, both of which highlight improvements in the lives of children as a result of actions of the Government, ... More>>


PM: Statement On The Speaker And Annual Review Debate

“The serious issue of alleged sexual assault and harassment at Parliament was poorly managed and inappropriately politicised last night. The tone of the debate did not reflect well on Parliament as a whole,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. ... More>>

Parliament: Mallard Fails To Give Taxpayers A Straight Answer

Trevor Mallard has confirmed he is unfit to be Parliament’s Speaker by failing to answer several important questions relating to the false rape accusation saga that cost taxpayers more than $330,000, Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bishop says. ... More>>

Local Government: Independent Review To Explore Future

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says an independent review of local government will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders in the communities they serve long into the future. More>>





InfoPages News Channels