Year: 2021

COVID-19 Alert Level update

COVID-19 Alert Level update

28 February 2021

Auckland is at Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand is now at Alert Level 2. These Alert Levels came into effect from 6am on Sunday 28 February and will be in place for the next 7 days. Details of what it means to be at Alert Level 2 can be found here. Businesses […]

High school students turned young entrepreneurs

High school students turned young entrepreneurs

26 February 2021

Over 4000 New Zealand high school students are expected to launch their own business whilst taking part in The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) this year. Locally, we have around 135 students from Southland Girls’ High School, Aparima College, James Hargest College, Southland Boys’ High School, Mt Aspiring College and Wakatipu High School participating […]

Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy

25 February 2021

New Intakes of the Southland Leadership Academy have been announced. This inspirational programme ignites relationship building with like-minded people, fosters inspiration to take your leadership career to the next level and provides outstanding opportunities to learn from prominent Southland-Otago leaders. Available dates and locations include: INVERCARGILLFridays, 14 May – 2 July 2021, 9am – 11amFridays, […]

We’re on Instagram!

We’re on Instagram!

21 February 2021

Go to Instagram and give our page a follow @southlandchamberofcommerce to keep up to date with all things Southland Chamber.

2021 Annual General Meeting

2021 Annual General Meeting

19 February 2021

Notice is given of the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Southland Chamber of Commerce will be held 12.30pm, Thursday 1st April 2021. The AGM will be held at the Kelvin Hotel, Level 6, Invercargill. Nomination positions available: Two (2) Board members. Download the nomination form here. The nomination form must be completed and forwarded […]

A Shop Local Campaign

A Shop Local Campaign

10 February 2021

Remember that old slogan: ‘Southland, we’ve got what it takes’. They might have been on to something there. Arguably, it rings true today when we think about the strength of mind needed to commit to the massive redevelopment of our inner city, and the all-important shop local message. The year has started with a string […]

Covid-19 Vaccine Guideline for Employment

Covid-19 Vaccine Guideline for Employment

5 February 2021

The first shipment of the Pfizer vaccine is due to reach New Zealand by April and will be available to border staff and essential health workers in the first instance. Current indications are that at least 70 per cent of the population will need to be vaccinated in order to achieve herd immunity. We’ve  put […]

The government has announced new COVID-19 support for businesses.

The government has announced new COVID-19 support for businesses.

5 February 2021

Short-Term Absence Payment (Available from mid-February) Resurgence Support Payment (Available from late-February) Wages Subsidy Scheme (for Alert Level 3 or above) Full information on these new initiatives can be found here

Tiwai aluminium smelter to stay open until end of 2024

Tiwai aluminium smelter to stay open until end of 2024

14 January 2021

Southland Chamber of Commerce president Neil McAra said the smelter extension was very good news which would bring certainty to smelter staff and the wider business community for the next four years. But it was important the Southland leaders now refined their plan for the longer term prospects for the region. “That work should continue on.” In the long term Southland wants to use the power generated from the Manapouri power station, currently used by the Tiwai plant, to create employment, he said.

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