Influence & Advocacy

It is our privilege to be an independent voice
for Southland business, representing our
members on the issues that matter.


The Southland Business Chamber endeavours to proactively influence national, regional and local discussions for the benefit of local business. We have built strong relationships that ensure Southland business is part of the conversation and taken into consideration.

We are part of The New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, with thirty Chamber offices throughout New Zealand supporting 22,000 members. The affiliation with The International Chamber of Commerce provides our members with access to the largest business network in the world, representing over 40 million businesses in over 100 countries. 

Our team works collaboratively with other major business and associations to deliver collective impact for and across all our industries including:

The Chamber conducts a quarterly Southland Business Confidence Survey. Search our NEWS to view Business Confidence reports.

Our members’ feedback is vital to us and we encourage you to get in touch whether there are issues or opportunities that you would like to see us take an active involvement in.