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DOING BUSINESS IN ROTORUA

Rotorua IS a great place to invest

Rotorua IS a great place to invest

Rotorua is one of New Zealand’s most diverse economies including forestry and wood processing, tourism, geothermal, agribusiness, education, health, manufacturing and social services. Rotorua is the perfect city to invest in, offering compelling business opportunities companies won’t find elsewhere. Commercial and industrial rates are cheaper in Rotorua than the larger population cities of New Zealand. The city has experienced good GDP growth and is increasingly becoming a multicultural city. We encourage you to visit and find out how Rotorua can produce a sustainable competitive advantage for your business. Contact us for more information.

Business Mastery - Employment Essentials

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Jul 2018

Business Mastery - Employment Essentials

Join us for this employment essentials business training. This is a fast-paced session for businesses and charities on the 90 day trial period, using contractors and best practice employment agreements. Getting the distinction between employees and contractors wrong can have a significant and costly impact on a business. A determination that it is an employment relationship could result in not only personal grievances but also claims for things such as accrued holidays and PAYE not paid by the employer. GST claimed by the employer may also have to be reimbursed to IRD. Facilitated by employment gurus from Employers & Manufacturers Association this session will cover: - 90-Day Trial Period Dos & Don’ts - Deciding whether to have contractors or employees - Essential ingredients of employment agreements - Avoiding recruitment discrimination Cancellation policy: Cancellations must be received within 48 hours of the event or full payment is expected and no refunds given.

Rotorua X Connect Mayoral Update

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Jul 2018

Rotorua X Connect Mayoral Update

Steve Chadwick, Mayor of Rotorua will update us on how the district is going and the focus for the next few years. Our Connect event provides an opportunity to meet new faces, be inspired from other people’s success and expand your networks. Our event: Join us at the Regent of Rotorua, your first drink is free to share over nibbles. Rotorua is going from strength to strength. GDP growth is at 4%, well above the national average of 2.7%. Job listings are up 26% from last quarter. Come along to hear Mayor Steve Chadwick share what the Council’s plans are to keep our city thriving. Bobby from YouthHub will talk about their innovative digital platform for young people to help bridge the gap between education, training, social support and employment. Youth Hub, dubbed the “LinkedIn for youth,” is a New Zealand website which encourages young people to create CV-like profile pages to connect with prospective employers, as well as other education and training providers. Plus we will also launch Pitch Night 2018! RSVPs. This is an event not to be missed. Please RSVP online.

Winter Jazz Wednesday with Ben Wilcock

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Jul 2018

Winter Jazz Wednesday with Ben Wilcock

Live at the Baby Grand Piano at Ponsonby Rd. The Dr John of Aotearoa (AKA one of New Zealand's finest session keys players, Ben Wilcock) will do his honky tonk thang so you can finish off the working week in style. In 2003 he was the pianist in Indian Ink’s The Pickle King, which toured New Zealand and Singapore and eventually went on to win a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He spent the next five years performing in the UK as a resident pianist in jazz clubs and hotels in London, gigging with Latin bands, blues bands, recording for BBC Radio 4 and then moving back to New Zealand in 2008, where he now teaches at the NZ School of Music. Since resettling in New Zealand Ben has performed with many of New Zealand’s finest artists including Bella Kalolo, Hollie Smith, Aaradnha, Rodger Fox, Colin Hemmingsen, The Royal NZ Airforce Central Jazz Band, John Rae, Tim Hopkins, Reuben Bradley and many more. He has also played and workshopped with top international jazz acts visiting New Zealand such as Bennie Maupin. Ben has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, City of London, Origins (London), AWME, Tauranga Jazz Festival, G Taranaki, New Zealand Festival, Sounds Aotearoa, Taranaki and Nelson Arts Festivals.