Ecstatic Dance

Gentle Flow Yoga

Sustainable Backyards

Inachord Chorus

Beginners Macrame Wall Hanging

Beginner Create a Blog Workshops

Scrap All Day Getaway Weekend – May 2019

Body + Soul Fitness

Metal Embossing

Fun with Filo Pastry

Salsa Dance Classes

Make an Upholstered Footstool from a Crate Workshop

Cafe Scientifique Dates for 2019

Releasing the Inner Artist

Colourful Collage with Emma Prill

Sizzling Encaustic Hot Wax Painting Workshop

Inklings Art – Learn to Draw Robots

Speak Kiwi English

Making Your Money Go Further

Free Introduction to Business Seminar

Investor Education Workshop

Kizomba Classes

Travel Writing Workshop

Hand Tied Floral Arrangements with The Hawkers Wall – Garden and Art Festival Series

Part of the Garden and Art Festival Series

Flower Crowns With The Hawkers Wall – Garden and Art Festival Series

Part of the Garden & Art Festival Series

Embossed Copper Filigree (Cut-Out) Artwork Workshop

 Take home your completed, handcrafted copper canvas

Making a Metal Embossed Notebook Cover

Completed Handicrafted Notebook to Take Home

Workready Skills – Free Course

Boost Your Employment Potential

Free Cloth Nappy Workshop

Getting started !

Tauranga Literacy Council

Learn to Draw Animals

New Classes with Inklings Art !

Mindful Spanish Classes

Communication beyond language.

Feb-March 2019 Training @ the Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Events
Click on the event title for more information and to register

Skills to Boost your Performance in 2019
Tue 19 Feb 9:00am
½ day workshop on creating more efficiency, influence and effectiveness – Charlie Dalton, Zest.

Supercharge Your Business in 2019
Wed 20 Feb – 8:30am
½ day hosted workshop with Mike Green to get your business on course for the future it deserves.

Benefits of being a Sustainable Business in 2019
Thu 21 Feb – 12:00pm
An hour lunch workshop to understand the benefits of sustainability- Joy Moir & Rob Siveter, SBS.

Creating Cultures that Engage & Retain Millennials & Gen Z
Fri 22 Feb 9:00am
Practical applications to engage younger employees – Andrea Shaw, Dale Carnegie.

Sales Skills in Business: How to Maximise Client Value
Tue 28 Feb 9:00am
Full day workshop on how to meet your clients needs – Michael Shaw, Dale Carnegie.

Finance for Non-Financial Staff
Fri 1 Mar 9:00am
A full day workshop for those on a new career path to management – Charlie Dalton, Zest

Upskilling staff – Practical ways to train others
Tue 5 Mar 9:00am
½ day workshop on how to deliver training effectively
– Charlie Dalton, Zest.

Self-Made – Discover Your Purpose, Create Your future
Fri 8 Mar  5:00pm
A unique weekend workshop enabling you to experience personal growth – Shane McConigly, CreateLeap.

Dealing with Difficult People
Thur 14 Mar 9:00am
½ day workshop to help you stay in control in challenging situations with Charlie Dalton, Zest.

Leading Effective Teams   
Fri 15 Mar 9:00am
A full day leadership skills workshop facilitated by Claire Russell, Thinkplus.

Getting it Right with Trial Periods and Employment Agreements

Wed 20 Mar – 8:30am
A 90 min need-to-know workshop around employing staff with Kate Ashcroft, Copeland Ashcroft Law.

Presenting with Confidence
Thu 21 Mar – 9:00am
½ day workshop with Carly Shorter, Realm Consulting on how to deliver presentations that create impact.

Everyone is welcome to attend Chamber events. Chamber members get priority and special pricing.Some of our training events may be eligible for partial funding. For more information and to find out how the Chamber can support your business call our Bizhelp line on 0800 249 482 or email

Artery Print Club

Calling all print artists

Prenatal Yoga with Nic in Bethlehem

For women at least 14 weeks pregnant

Gut Health Workshop to Improve Your Wellbeing

The journey to improved wellbeing starts with good gut health

Learn to Draw the Face

Enter a Beginner – Exit a Winner

Ikebana Tauranga Group

New members welcome

Make & Create Upholstery for Beginners

Mollies Make and Create Workshop

Uncensored Clay

Hand build a ceramic piece

Tauranga Film Society

For film buffs wanting a break from the mainstream

Loneliness – the Hot Topic -and how we can help …..

Community Education – Is one of the benefits of ‘community education classes’ helping overcome loneliness and isolation?

One of the discussion points Let’s Learn’s Committee members had with MP Jan Tinetti recently, dwelt on the undervalued benefit of night classes and day courses in helping people meet others in their community, and overcoming loneliness and isolation. The courses aren’t just for you to learn a skill or hobby, but they meet a deep and meaningful need for social interaction and connection.

Loneliness appears to be a hot topic – and people getting involved in some form of Community Education could be one solution. While social media works for some, there are others who need real contact, verbal communication and interaction and to feel part of a group. Courses and classes give people the opportunity to gather with a common focus, and while undertaking that journey, they get their social needs met too.

While some people dismiss the idea and value of such courses, they are unknowingly disregarding the powerful side effects that social interaction in a safe and nurturing place can offer.

So next time you hear someone say they are lonely, or feel isolated, maybe you could suggest a local community education course, club or hobby group.. and emphasise the social interaction and contribution they could enjoy by attending.

Looking for something to be a part of? go to

Sustainable Living Workshops

For a healthy you and a healthy environment

Guided Oil Painting Workshop with NEMESH

Find your own unique style.

Free Financial Capability Workshops

with the Tauranga Budget Advisory Service

Ninja Knits

Join our projects on the go…

Italian Cooking Classes

Bringing the flavours and atmosphere of Italy to your home

Young at Art Studio Classes

Mandarin for Business and Travel

Experience Chinese Culture & Language

Starting a Social Enterprise

Taking the first steps

SheEO Information Evening

A Platform for Women

Stage Right Theatre Trust

Tauranga Theatre Company

Desmond Free Programme for Diabetes

Real life skills for managing diabetes

Qigong Classes

Come alive, feel refreshed, de-clutter mentally

Butlers Circus Warehouse

The circus you don’t have to run away to join

West Coast Swing Dancing

First class is free

CareerFit – Free Course

Prepare for an Active Career

Stress Management, Burnout Prevention & Mindulness Workshop

Learn effective strategies…

Boat Safety Workshops

for Safer Boating Week and beyond

Embroidery & Sewing Classes

@ Robyn’s Cottage

New Kiwi Career Success 3-day Course

Practical Help for Kiwi Migrants

Train to Become an ESOL Tutor

Work with new migrants/refugees in our Community

Adult Sewing Classes

Plus Patchwork, Overlocking and Machine Embroidery

Blue Penguin Research

A talk by Professor John Cockrem about his work with korora, little blue penguins

Tour de France on a Plate

Hands on Cooking Classes with Chef Stephen

F.A.B. Parents

Free support group

Tauranga Worm Workshop

Composting with Worms is a Win-Win for Everyone

“Greenwood in Spring” Weekend Encampment

Learn techniques & ways to use unseasoned wood

Re-Fashioned Rugs

Grandma’s rag mats have nothing on these…

Free Mandarin Classes

at Greerton Library