Past Events: 2021
Yesterday we co hosted the first of our three 2021 workshops for the St John Mental Health First Aid.This workshop is a must do! particularly in these trying times, it is certainly more important now than ever to understand how our Mental Health is – in your workplace, home or community.During the session you are […]
It was great to be able to host our BNZ Biz Bites again this month. Thank you to Sarah Valli and John Schol from Malloch McClean who shared their knowledge around building a smarter, better business. Thank you to all attended on this beautiful sunny lunchtime.
We are all presented at times with unpredictable, aggressive, or inappropriate people. Stephanie Holloway designed a training session to help those working, or leading in customer environments or facing the general public to help them feel more prepared the next time it happens by teaching them the following conflict resolution and de-escalation techniques: Recognising the […]
Fiordland Business Association and Southland Business Chamber hosted a 5-Day Business Support Summit to support businesses in the region. Over the 5-days 18 different sessions will be held covering lots of business topics including marketing, financial, business planning, employment law, we’ll-being, immigration, legal, teamwork and more.
It was great to be back out and about today, hosting our first Covid-19 Alert Level 2 workshop. Thank you to Jesse Hall for sharing his knowledge. A very informative session for businesses as we all navigate our way through a challenging environment and look for opportunities to adapt and grow our businesses. Thank you […]
Stephanie Holloway provided an exclusive opportunity for Southland Business Chamber members to join her for a 30 minute Zoom where she provided some simple tips for us on Spotting the signs of stress in body language in your colleagues How to be a great communicator even under challenging circumstances Zoom fatigue – lessening the impact. […]
Thank you to our fabulous local leaders – Grant Butler (Butler & Associates), Helen Young (South Port NZ Ltd), Nigel Finnerty (Invercargill Airport), Reece McDonald (Ricoh Southland) and MC – Sheree Carey (CEO Southland Chamber) for sharing your leadership journey, experiences, and thoughts at tonight’s Southland Leadership Academy Alumni Panel Discussion. It was excellent catching […]
Was excellent to host Jane Pairman in Invercargill to present an Intellectual Property Management – What you need to know workshop. Jane established Pairman I.P. after nearly 19 years experience in the intellectual property area. She saw a need to apply her understanding and experience of science research to assist clients in obtaining the maximum […]
Thank you to Janet Copeland from Copeland Ashcroft Law for presenting at today’s BNZ Biz Bites. Janet covered upcoming workplace law updates including Employment law changes on the horizon, including fair pay agreements, sick leave increase and minimum entitlements Immigration and compulsory accreditation changes Privacy Act 2020 – update on key issues COVID-19 vaccination and […]
The Fiordland Business Association’s inaugural Annual General Meeting was held on Tuesday, 27 July in Te Anau. Nathan Benfell (Shakespeare House) was elected Chair, and the FBA Committee appointed Christine Wallace (Milford Sound Lodge & Fiordland Outdoors Co.) Deputy Chair. The committee positions were contested by ten candidates. Inaugural committee members appointed include– Bronnie Chamberlain […]
Congratulations to the Lumsden Leadership Academy Intake who graduated tonight Alicia McLean, Route 6 Café & Bar Clare Ngakai, Kowhai Farming Ltd Dale Kington, Northern Southland College Fleur Worker, The Regions Immigration Law Geraldo Miranda, Flying Kiwis (Newcomers Leadership Scholarship) Natasha Mangels, Oreti Community Board Hilary Kelso, Mountain Bike Trails Noortje Hamers, Hamers Dairies Ltd […]
A full house at today’s Building Capability Series – Health & Safety Obligations including Mental Health workshop designed and facilitated by Naoimh McAllister, Copeland Ashcroft Law. Naoimh is a Partner in Queenstown and part of Copeland Ashcroft Law’s national team. She has practiced in litigation for over 10 years overseas and in New Zealand and […]
Thanks to Rebekah Dawson from Progress People for delivering another great presentation to our Eastern Southland members, Gore BNZ Biz Bites. Understanding Stress & Burnout – How can you help others develop an awareness and gain what they need to enhance their personal wellbeing – both at work and at home.
It was an absolute pleasure to welcome members and guests to Fiordland Business Association (FBA) first members’ event in Te Anau. A very big thank you to Richard Roberts of Dunedin Airport who travelled through to Fiordland and shared his experience. We always enjoy Richard’s passion, story-telling, and we were able to takeaway some great […]
Congratulations to our Southland Leadership Academy Alumni who graduated today – Jordan Saville, FANZ Private Wealth– Clare Officer, Offrey Farms Ltd– Steve Mitchell, Rugby Southland– Erin Morgan, Southern Lakes English College– Lincoln Harrison, Westpac NZ– Peter Zotov, South Port NZ– Chris Fox, Invercargill Airport– Meggy Bartlett-McBride, Southland Multicultural Trust– Gareth Lyness, Blue River Dairy– Craig […]
Another impressive day, this time at the Cromwell YES Business Pitches with Mt Aspiring College, Wakatipu High School, Cromwell College and Dustan High School. More awesome students, ideas and presentations. Congratulations to everyone who pitched their businesses. A huge thank you to our judges: Nick Fifield Amanda Cushen Ben Chapman John Quinn A big shout […]
Thank you to Hon Scott Simpson, who presented to our members at a public Meeting today. Scott is National’s Workplace Relations Spokesman on Labour’s Fair Pay Agreements. Recently, employers have had to cope with minimum wage increases – even if they were not employing staff on the lowest rate, the flow on effect impacts their […]
It was our privilege to welcome the following new members to our New Member Mixer this morning: Kim Barker, Kim Barker Strengths Coaching Amy Hibbs, Invercargill Central Ltd Harry James & Debbie Wills, Forsyth Barr Shaun Kerr & Jason Feely, Sign Solutions Ltd Roy McDonald, TBI Health and Grant Harris, Segard Masurel Also thank you […]
Launch night was held for the 2021 Southland Business Excellence Awards at the elegant Civic Theatre – Invercargill Drawing room, setting the scene for the October 15th Awards evening. Thanks to Paul Harrington from McCallums Group, the winners of the 2019 Southland Times Consumer Sector Award, for sharing their journey of what it meant being […]
Members and guests learnt about a new model of community-based aged and dementia care that could redefine how we care for the elderly in the South at tonight’s BA5 at the Handle Bar. The Hawthorndale Care Village project is a not for profit based on the model of Dutch care village, De Hogeweyk. This concept […]
On behalf of our members, thank you to Rebekah Dawson of Progress People for presenting an excellent session on Understanding Stress & Burnout at today’s BNZ Biz Bites. In New Zealand one fifth of people are already at burnout, and another one fifth are very close to burnout. Rebekah’s tips to help build resilience include: […]
An impressive day at the Invercargill Lion Foundation Young Enterprise (YES) Business Pitches. Awesome ideas and presentations, congratulations to everyone who pitched their business today. A huge thank you to our judges: Kirsten Hoyle, South Port NZ Tanya Hope, Findex New Zealand Chami Abeysinghe, Southern Institute of Technology Rachel Lock, VetSouth Fran Hesp, COIN South A big shout out […]