Welcome to the very first edition of the WB&DA Online Wrap. 
With the new look format we hope that you will find this an easier and more enjoyable read.
This will run bi-weekly keeping businesses up to date on promotions, new Council bylaw changes and news relevant to you all.  We will also try and feature a local business each edition and promote new services in our town.

If you have questions about any of the below articles or have updates to share with the community, please don't hesitate to contact us on 09 235 6231 or email
Happy Trading,

The Waiuku Business & Development team  (WB&DA)

The Goodness Grocer's new premises
I hope many of you have had the opportunity to pop in and view the new premises of The Goodness Grocer.  Through this move Stephanie has managed to increase her stock, giving more choice and variety to her customers. She has huge plans for her new look store by getting rid of much of the plastic packaging and promoting people to bring and fill their own containers and getting more into the bulk bin space.  She is also stocking and promoting local businesses organic products.  Stephanie will be a feature in the next Waiuku Wrap.  Definitely a story to watch out for. 
Congratulations Stephanie and the team.  We wish you well.

Bowen Street Development
We have had many enquiries about the works happening in Bowen Street.
There have been rumours floating around about a new supermarket, retirement village etc. However the truth is that the site is simply being cleared and tidied at this stage. The owner will then be having discussions with developers before any decisions are made. We will let you know when we hear any updates.
8 Employment Laws toughen up.
Effective as of May 2019 there have been 8 legislative changes that all employees need to be aware of

Part 1. Minimum wage increase
Part 2. Rest & meal breaks
Part 3. Limited 90-day trial periods Part 4. Domestic violence leave
Part 5. Collective agreement & collective bargaining
Part 6. More union powers
Part 7. Remedies
Part 8. Vulnerable workers
To learn about these changes please follow the link

Free learning opportunity
Winning Windows win customers 
Thursday 4th July, 5.30pm
Paula Schultz from Canopius Limited in Papakura is absolutely amazing at window displays and design and has a real flare for detail.  She believes your shop window display is key to a successful retail business and attracting people through your door.
She has kindly offered to come down and give us some cost effective tips to make our window displays pop.
Gary Pyes 100% has kindly offered to use their premises for the evening so I really hope you will come down and grab some tips.
Starts at 5.30pm until 7.00pm.  See you there!
New Rules for Hazard Waste
New rules for the safe handling and storage of toxic and corrosive chemicals, under the Health and Safety at Work Act, came into effect from 1 June 2019.

These changes apply to about 150,000 New Zealand businesses like factories, printers, agricultural businesses, collision repairers and food processing plants.

New 105 Non-urgent Police line
You may be aware, NZ Police have introduced a new phone number to call, 105 for non-urgent reporting of crimes or incidents that have previously occurred and immediate attendance is not required. For eg; damage to a vehicle or premises or a concerning incident which took place a few hours earlier or the previous day. 
However if there is any criminal activity happening at the time or you or anyone are in any danger, we must stress that you call the 111 emergency line immediately and explain the severity or details.
Freedom Camping Bylaw Deferred 

A decision on Auckland Council’s Freedom Camping bylaw has been deferred.

Chair of the Hearings Panel, Linda Cooper, supported by Mayor Phil Goff, has announced the decision to delay the Hearings Panel recommendations report.

“We have had a community group signal it's intent for potential legal action against the proposed bylaw,” Chair Cooper says.

“The Hearings Panel is using this time to get advice and complete our recommendations, before we report to the Governing Body.”

“We have heard the concerns raised by the community on this issue and I want the issue deferred until Council has got it right,” says Mayor Goff.

Public consultation on the proposed Freedom Camping bylaw ran from 3 December to 18 February 2019 and public deliberations were held on 4 April, 29 May and 31 May 2019.

Upcoming Events & Activities in Waiuku
Window Dressing Evening

Date: 4th July 2019, 5.30pm
Location: Gary Pyes 100%
More Information:
Public Meeting- Police Rural Review
Date: 25th July 2019, 7.30pm
Location: St. Andrews Centre
More Information:

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