Waikato Inc: Novmeber 5

22:33, Nov 04 2012

The Waikato Chamber of Commerce is endorsing Hamilton City Council's draft economic development agenda. Chamber chief executive Sandra Perry he said the new plan will herald a return to core functions and support the ease of business in the city. Perry spent more than 12 years leading the city's former economic development agency. She said the agenda, signed off by council this week, is positive for businesses in Hamilton, with a focus on the regional economy encouraging for the Waikato. It's reassuring to see the council has recognised the city's economic success is interdependent on the whole region's economic well-being.''

Local business people may look to benefit from a KPMG organised financial awareness seminar in Hamilton on Tuesday 13 November.  The seminar aims to demystify a number of new standardsdealing with consolidation and joint ventures becoming effective in 2013 together with a proposed new legislative framework. Other topics covered with include an update on the future changes in the financial reporting legislation in New Zealand and recent tax developments and IRD activity.    The session will be held at 2pm at the Claudelands Events Centre and is a complimentary seminar that qualifies for two New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants' Continuing Professional Development hours. To register or for further information contact kmmorley@kpmg.co.nz

Winners of this year's Element Group Scholarship Programme will be announced at a reception to be held on Wednesday November 7.  The awards, which will be presented by Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker, provide opportunities for aspiring business leaders and entrepreneurs to strengthen their connection to Waikato business. Second and third year students of Waikato University's  Bachelor of Management Studies or Business Analysis were invited to apply.  The Element Group Scholarship Award winner will be partnered with a Waikato business in the winner's area of interest for a paid internship for up to 12 weeks.  Four Scholarship Award finalists will be provided the opportunity to be partnered alongside a successful Waikato business leader as a 'Leader for The Day'.

The Waikato branch of the NZ Shareholders Association had more than 70 people attend a seminar presented by Fletcher Building investor relations manager Philip King.
King spoke on Fletcher Building, the country's biggest listed company, and the abundance of work coming from government initiatives like hospital and roading projects and the Christchurch rebuild.  The next association meeting is set to take place on November 27 with fund manager Simon Botherway as guest speaker.  For details contact John Davies at cjdavies@xtra.co.nz.

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