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Business after Five Functions:

BA5’s present an excellent opportunity to get together after work with other local businesses and network in a friendly informal setting over free drinks and nibbles.

BA5’s are held monthly and are hosted by a different local business each time at their premises (or a different premises if theirs is not suitable). As a new member, the functions are a great way to get to know your local community and other businesses. As a member you will be advised of all BA5’s and their locations via email. Mediaworks attend each BA5 and run business card and member draws, with the winners receiving a bottle of wine and a $500 Mediaworks advertising voucher. Further, the Mountain House also donate a $50 voucher in a business card draw.


Hosting – You may be interested in hosting a BA5, which is a great way to showcase your business and gain some worthwhile contacts.

The Stratford Business Association Secretary will take care of the invitation, advising their members of the event and RSVPs, all you need to do as a host is arrange drinks and nibbles. You will then invoice the Stratford Business Association who will reimburse you, capped at $200.

Media Partnership:

The Stratford Business Association has a Media Partnership with Mediaworks Taranaki. More FM radio station is played along Broadway on the street speakers supplied by the Stratford Business Association.

As part of the partnership, Mediaworks also work in conjunction with the association to run a Mid-year promotion to encourage and promote local shopping. A month of advertising activity is provided by Mediaworks to advocate the promotion including, 30 second ads, announcer ad-libs, weekly prize draw and the grand prize draw. Mediaworks also provide the printed collateral, text entry facilities, web and Facebook posts, as well as sourcing the main prize.



Key Events:

  • Business after Five (Monthly)
  • Whangamomona Republic Day (every second year)
  • Americarna
  • Romeo Awards (August biennially)
  • Annual AGM (October)
  • Christmas Parade (December)
  • Christmas Carols
  • Santa’s Cave (December)