Past Events: 2021

St John Mental Health First Aid

St John Mental Health First Aid

14 October 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 […]

BNZ Biz Bites – How to Build a Smarter Better Business

BNZ Biz Bites – How to Build a Smarter Better Business

6 October 2021

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.

Using Body Language as a De-escalation Technique

Using Body Language as a De-escalation Technique

5 October 2021

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 Support Summit

Fiordland Business Support Summit

27 September 2021

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.

Building Capability – Building Your Business Plan

Building Capability – Building Your Business Plan

21 September 2021

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 […]

Stress and Zoom Fatigue

Stress and Zoom Fatigue

2 September 2021

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. […]

A Panel Discussion for Leadership Academy Alumni

A Panel Discussion for Leadership Academy Alumni

11 August 2021

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 […]

Intellectual Property Management workshop

Intellectual Property Management workshop

5 August 2021

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 […]

BNZ Biz Bites – Empolyment Law Update

BNZ Biz Bites – Empolyment Law Update

4 August 2021

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 […]

Immigration 101

Immigration 101

3 August 2021

Thanks to Carolyn Moffat & Lavinia Askin, Copeland Ashcroft Law for facilitating an Immigration 101 workshop for Southland Chamber members today. If you have any immigration questions you can give Copeland Ashcroft Law a call on 03 211 0153.

FBA – Annual General Meeting

FBA – Annual General Meeting

27 July 2021

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 […]

Leadership Academy Graduation – Lumsden

Leadership Academy Graduation – Lumsden

20 July 2021

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 […]

Building Capability – Health & Safety Obligations including Mental Health

Building Capability – Health & Safety Obligations including Mental Health

20 July 2021

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 […]

Eastern Southland – BNZ Biz Bites

Eastern Southland – BNZ Biz Bites

13 July 2021

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.

FBA – Breakfast with Richard Roberts

FBA – Breakfast with Richard Roberts

7 July 2021

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 […]

BNZ Biz Bites – Onno Mulder

BNZ Biz Bites – Onno Mulder

7 July 2021

BNZ Biz Bites today. Many thanks to Onno Mulder, CE for S.I.T. Onno shared his journey on his leadership to date, and gave us some incites into what the future may bring for S.I.T.

Member Briefing with Hon Dr Megan Woods

Member Briefing with Hon Dr Megan Woods

2 July 2021

This morning our members heard from the Hon Dr Megan Woods. The Minister updated our members on what the government is currently doing through her role as Minister of Research, Science & Innovation.

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 12

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 12

2 July 2021

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 […]

YES – The Pitch

YES – The Pitch

18 June 2021

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 […]

Briefing with Hon Scott Simpson

Briefing with Hon Scott Simpson

16 June 2021

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 […]

Welcome to our New Members

Welcome to our New Members

15 June 2021

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 […]

Southland Business Excellence Awards – Launch Evening 2021

Southland Business Excellence Awards – Launch Evening 2021

11 June 2021

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 […]

BA5 – Hawthorndale Care Village

BA5 – Hawthorndale Care Village

3 June 2021

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 […]

BNZ Biz BITES – Understanding Stress & Burnout

BNZ Biz BITES – Understanding Stress & Burnout

2 June 2021

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: […]

YES – The Pitch

YES – The Pitch

28 May 2021

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 […]

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