Making the most of your membership.

Membership to Business Whanganui provides you with a variety of benefits, including networking opportunities, advocacy, access to information and learning, and discounts for your business and your people.

It’s an excellent way to connect with other businesspeople, to promote and grow your business, save money, and have your voice heard.

Here are some tips to help you make the most of your Business Whanganui membership:

Attend Events

We regularly hold networking events, information and learning sessions, and various other happenings designed to bring together business owners and professionals. We offer a mixture of subjects and times, and there is sure to be something to fit your interests and schedule. Attend as many events as possible to meet other members, learn about their businesses, make connections and build relationships.


Volunteering is a great way to get involved and showcase your expertise. Offer to leading a learning session, speak at an event, host a BA5, serve on a committee, or help plan an event or activity.

ACCESS Member Benefits

Both locally, and through the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce network, we offer member benefits such as discounts, access to business resources, and exclusive networking opportunities. Be sure to take advantage of these benefits to maximise your membership.

Current discount offers:

  • Fuel: 10 cents off the pump price on every fuel grade at any Z, Caltex and Challenge, every day of the week.
  • Office Products: OfficeMax discounted office products. Savings vary by product (average member saving 14% p.a.).
  • Mobile & Broadband: 2 Degrees mobile and broadband offers – updated quarterly.
  • Electronics & Appliances: Save on electronics and appliances at Noel Leeming stores nationwide (all staff).

Grow Your Business

We regularly host educational and informational sessions on topics relevant to business in our community. Attend these sessions to gain new knowledge and learn about new trends, technologies, and best practices. Help you, your people, and your business to grow and thrive.

let your voice be heard

Advance Business Whanganui. We advocate on behalf of the local business community on issues that affect business, e.g., tax, regulations, and infrastructure. Support our advocacy efforts and ensure your voice is heard on issues that affect your business.

Promote Your Business

Don’t be shy about promoting your business to other Business Whanganui members. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards to events and be ready to share your elevator pitch. You can also talk to us about promoting offers and discounts through our Member-to-Member e-comms.

BE Informed

Keep up to date with the latest news and events by reading our regular e-comms, following us on social media, and attending gatherings and events.

Become a SPONSOR

We keep our membership fees low to give every business in Whanganui the chance to join us. This can only be achieved with the support of organisations and individuals that share our commitment to supporting and advancing the Whanganui business community. We have opportunities for Key Regional Partners and event supporters and sponsors. Consider taking advantage of these opportunities to support our community and increase your visibility within our region.


The key to making the most of your Business Whanganui membership is to get involved and stay engaged. By attending events, getting involved in special interest groups, accessing resources and information, attending learning sessions, participating in advocacy, and volunteering, you can maximise the benefits of your membership and help your business thrive.