Did you know there is a new Privacy Act for New Zealand coming into effect 1 December 2020?
To assist organisations get familiar with the new Privacy Act, StopLookGo Privacy have created a free online tool called P20BOT (pronounced pee-2-zero-bot).
The tool assists organisations understand the upcoming changes in the Privacy Act and produces customised preparedness reports, based on the answers provided.
From workloads to wellbeing, the COVID-19 pandemic poses many challenges. Learn to spot when your stress levels are rising and pick up wellbeing tips. Your health and happiness – and your business – will benefit. Read more
A guide on wellbeing at work for workplace leaders can be found at the following link. Covid-19 Workplaces Resource
The COVID-19 Business Helpline is a free business support and employment advice service, provided ensure all businesses across New Zealand receive business advice and support through COVID-19. Free Phone: 0800 500 362
All businesses will be required to display government generated QR code posters at all premises from 12pm Wednesday 19 August while under Alert levels 2 and 3. Find out how to get your QR code poster and what to do if you have multiple sites.
Click here to create an official QR code poster for your business
The Whanganui Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been hard at work over the past few years, building our value to businesses and increasing our membership. Thanks for your support! If you haven’t joined us yet but you want to become a member you can sign up here.
Our enthusiastic Board and Chief Executive are developing great opportunities for local businesses to connect with each other and to tell their own and each other’s stories. This includes networking sessions such a Business After 5 pm events (BA5s), our monthly Breakfast of Champions, Manufacturing Centre of Excellence Tours, Whanganui Women in Business sessions, and special lunchtime speakers.
We also provide a wide variety of business training sessions throughout the year and we advocate on behalf of business to local and central government. For example, our submission to the council’s 2018 plan saw commercial rates for the animal control activity decrease from around 30% to less than 10%. This is a small win but money businesses save on services that dont apply to them is money they can invest in their businesses and in Whanganui. We think that is important. If you have an issue that you would like us to help with, please get in touch.
Whanganui is currently in an exciting growth phase and so are we at the Chamber. Our networking events are warm and inclusive and have attendees from a wide cvariety of businesses, including professional services, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, education and the creative sector. Getting such a mix of different sectors in the room together not only provides local businesses with access to potential customers and suppliers but also encourages innovation through idea sharing and new perspectives. It can be hard to attend an event for the first time – even the most successful ceos can get sweaty palmed at the thought of it – but the research says you should do it and we can promise you a fun event.
So, please feel free to join us at an event soon and get in touch if you are feeling a little nervous about it – we take special care of newcomers and our wonderful members are there because they want to meet you too! Check us out on Facebook and Instagram (@whanganuichamber) for news about what’s coming up next.