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Newsletter Update –  19th September 2020
Tekapo Community Board Updates  

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TPBA Minutes

Minutes are now available on the membership page here Thanks to the talented Hollie Woodhouse.
TPBA Business to Business Meetings - Opportunity 

If you wish to promote your business and Book in a 'Product Pitch' at our next B2B  We want to know what's new in your business, what customers love about their experience with you, and what makes you stand out to residents and other target markets in the Mackenzie.  Email us

Mackenzie Tourism Industry Association (MTIA )

Please note date change from 22nd to 23rd
The inaugural AGM for the MTIA will be held on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 at Poppies in Twizel 5.30-7.30pm, there will be an opportunity for networking, a guest speaker and the voting in of a board (two year term ) - ALL ARE WELCOME.  We are running a van from Tekapo - theres only 9 seats available so book your seat now.  A core group have been hard at work behind the scenes getting the group incorporated and bank accounts open etc.  
Jenny Koberstein and Ann-Maree Grant are heading up the membership drive.

MTIA's mission is to unite tourism businesses across the entire Mackenzie region to work together so we have strength in numbers and can advocate for members and work to get better delivery of marketing services. 
Following is an exert from our constitution so you can see what we are going to achieve;
Our Mission is Including - but not limited to:

- inclusively representing the Tourism sector of the whole Mackenzie District
- facilitating communication among businesses in the Mackenzie Tourism sector
and to coordinate and disseminate industry information and data;
- liaising with the Mackenzie District Council (MDC), any Regional Tourism
Organisation (RTO) marketing the Mackenzie District and other stakeholders and
- facilitating a collaborative and transparent approach to destination management
and the tourism promotions strategy of The Mackenzie;
- ensuring the Mackenzie tourism marketing budget and funds levied by MDC are
being spent in a way that reflects The Mackenzie operator needs / requirements,
with measurable outcomes;
- encouraging a vibrant Mackenzie tourism industry where operators are
supported, and operators are helping operators through networking and other
Look after each other

Remember that this is a still ( and will continue to be for quite some time ) a very challenging time for people in our community including business owners.    Please keep in touch with your friends, pop over for a coffee or even give them a quick phone call. Remember help is available at the following;

Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor 

Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)

Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

Healthline – 0800 611 116

Samaritans – 0800 726 666 

Add YOUR event to our calendar

This IS a ONE STOP SHOP for all things Mackenzie - check out whats already on there, arts, marathons, AGM's - please let us know your events to add to make our calendar even more awesome

To include your event, please email us with the details.  
Get in amongst it Mackenzie !

Community News


Community Development Update

Community Development Update

 Wellness Week arrived amidst snow, wind, horizontal rain with occasional sunshine! Together we have reflected on the 5 ways to wellbeing ~ connect ~ be active ~ take notice ~ keep learning ~ give ; and have realised the wonderful opportunities in our community to support our wellness. Next week is National Mental Health Awareness Week which ties in nicely. The theme is 'reimagine well being together'. You can find some fantastic resources to support mental health online

 The community development team recognise the importance of wellbeing and mental health for our communities and are looking forward to hosting Blueprint Health for a MH101 workshop in November with some of our front line community leaders. We will also be facilitating some smaller workshops and groups and look forward to an inspiring guest speaker to join us in March 2021 to share their journey and strategies for strong mental health. Feel free to contact Penny to find out more. 

 Don't forget our community clean up this Sunday 20th September from 10am - meet at the Tekapo Community Hall (promo attached to insert).

Great support for our first Arts on Tour Performance on Thursday night: From Scratch provided an entertaining evening of percussion and rhythm using all sorts of improvised 'instruments' from rocks, vacuum cleaner pipes, to marbles and bowls. We look forward to hosting more of these amazing quality arts shows in our community. Thanks to Creative Communities and Mackenzie Community Development Project for their support. 

 A warm message of aroha to you all Xx 

TPBA Membership Meetings

Committee Meetings –  13th October AGM , 10th November, 8th December, 12th January 2021

Public meetings ALL members welcome –  AGM 13th October, 17th November, 19th January 2021.

Benefits of Membership;
  • Access to our database of 220
  • Inclusion on our (Currently undergoing maintenance ) website
  • Promotion on our social media channels (Facebook with over 3300 followers and Instagram which Hollie is currently revitalising so will grow exponentially soon )
  • Placing items in the newsletter
  • Inclusion to our B2B networking Functions 
  • Access to free workshops ( we had a very helpful Instagram one last week ) 
  • Advocacy as required by businesses 

Membership is $150 per year (1 April - 31 March annually), $50 for a second business and ONLY $30 for an individual membership

Community update

We send out our e-newsletter every fortnight, so if you have any information you would like to include please email us.

Thanks from your committee,
Tekapo Promotions & Business Association

TPBA would like to thank Genesis and the Tekapo Community Board for our funding

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