Chamber Events/Training / Courses

Biz Workshops

We’re always looking for new ways to connect our members with experts in their field, providing opportunities for members and their teams to grow and learn. What better way to learn than regular, short seminars held at lunchtime to enable people to attend during work hours.

No cost for Chamber Members.  Non Members welcome $30 p/p.

RSVP essential for these sessions due to limited numbers. Please email to reserve your spot.

Hour+ long presentation with Q+A at the end. Bring a bite to eat and learn while you lunch.

September – Office Vision  and Worksite Eye Safety

Good vision at work is often over-looked. But it’s important to consider, not just for eye health but also for productivity.

Join us Wednesday 26 September to find out how you can improve yours & your employees productivity, as well as ensuring your workplace is promoting good eye health and is compliant with Health & Safety standards.

Presenter: Dr JP du Plessis, Safety Eyewear Agent for OCULA


Session 1: OFFICE VISION (12-12.45pm)

  • How focusing on your people’s vision and eye health can increase productivity
  • How to help your team set themselves up for great office ergonomics and general eye health
  • Computer vision syndrome and digital eye strain – what it is, how it happens, who is affected and how to prevent it
  • How the blue light from computer screens contributes to eye problems

Session 2: WORKSITE EYE SAFETY (1-1.45pm)

  • The ins & outs on protecting your people’s eyes on site
  • An update on your obligations for safety eyewear and eye-related first aid
  • Proper vision and safety eyewear on site – it’s importance
  • Driving and vision at work – how eyes can be a safety hazard

Two sessions – come along to one, or both

RSVP essential to


Venue: St John Rooms Wanaka
Weds 26 September, 12-2pm

Biz Workshops Upcoming

October – St Johns Rooms

Maximising Microsoft 365 for Small Business – with Focus Technology

Weds 10 Oct -12-2pm

Embracing the Chinese market for all businesses – with Alibaba

Tues 23 Oct – 12.15-1.45pm

St Johns Rooms

Christchurch Airport’s South programme is delighted to invite you to a special workshop exploring e-commerce and tourism opportunities through the Alibaba Group e-commerce ecosystem.

Today, more than 617 million mobile monthly active users connect through Alibaba’s China retail marketplaces, with New Zealand being among the most popular countries for products on the Tmall and Tmall Global platforms. In the year ending June 2018, almost 450,000 visitors from China travelled to New Zealand with many using the Alipay and Fliggy super apps to book travel arrangements and purchase products and services during their visits.

What are the opportunities for Wanaka based brands and exporters and how can these companies take advantage of the booming e-commerce market to drive exports and connect with new markets? How can Wanaka tourism operators and attractions utilise Alipay to drive footfall from Chinese visitors?

Join us for this interactive seminar so that you can position your business in front of the China Market in time for this Summer.

Mental Health in the Workplace – with Community Networks and WellSouth — Date TBC


Securing a better online presence – Google Business – with Lake Wanaka Tourism — Date TBC

Wanaka Ambassador

Next Date – TBC

Wanaka Ambassador is all about stories that you can connect with and share.  Stories of the early Maori history, the early European settlers, the development of the ski fields and the growth of tourism. You will learn legends of the lake and the stunning mountains, the rich history of Ruby Island, and the early pioneers of tourism which now adds to Wanaka’s place as the gateway to the beautiful Mt Aspiring National Park.

Click here to enquire.