Past Events

NZAS – Partnering with our Community

NZAS – Partnering with our Community

19 November 2021

The Southland Business Chamber hosted NZAS BA5 event lasted night at TW Events & Incentives where Rio Tinto will launch their upcoming tender pipeline.With over $35 million spend announced for 2022. Tender invitations are being sought including, but are not limited to, transport, building & construction, maintenance and catering. #supportlocalSouthland Business Chamber#building#construction#catering#cleaningservice#transport

Westpac Smarts. Tony Laker

Westpac Smarts. Tony Laker

16 November 2021

WOW! What an inspirational inaugural Westpac Smarts event, with guest speaker Tony Laker. Tony’s presentation was entitled “How the Hell did that Happen”? which he described as a no-nonsense, common-sense, good fun, roller-coaster ride of adventure, controversy, intrigue, some good ideas, with a little bit of sex and travel.  We found out the secrets to the House […]

COVID19 Employment Updates

COVID19 Employment Updates

15 November 2021

Thank you to Janet Copeland from Copeland Ashcroft for her brief on the latest COVID19 employment updates. This information session focused on: Handling mandated vaccination Health and Safety risk assessments How to shape workplace strategy regarding vaccination, and Workplace policies for the Delta environment. Very helpful and informative session.

Leadership Academy Graduation – Gore

Leadership Academy Graduation – Gore

12 November 2021

Congratulations to our first Eastern Southland Leadership Academy Alumni who graduated today Alan Thomas, Aon New Zealand Craig Tutem, Blue Sky Meats (NZ) Ltd Delwyn Soper, Gore Health Ltd Garth Devereux, Westpac (Gore) Gurmeet Kaur, AdvanceQuip – Southland Newcomers Scholarship Hilary Copland, Bannerman Cruickshank Pryde Jessica Fraser, Aquila Sustainable Farming Joel Philpot, Daiken Southland Ltd […]

Member Briefing – David Seymour, MP & Leader of ACT

Member Briefing – David Seymour, MP & Leader of ACT

4 November 2021

Member of Parliament for Epsom, and Leader of ACT, David Seymour spoke on the issues affecting New Zealanders. Thank you to David and his office for taking the time to visit Southland. “Business is not dirty word and Entrepreneurship should be celebrated”.

BNZ Biz Bites – Electric Vehicles 101

BNZ Biz Bites – Electric Vehicles 101

3 November 2021

BNZ Biz Bites today – Electric Vehicle 101, was an interesting look into what our future in the transport industry will look like. Michelle Findlater from GWD Toyota Invercargill explained the benefits and basic differences between: ICE (Internal Combustion engine), HEV (Hybrids), PHEV (Plug in Hybrids), EV (Electric Vehicles), and FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles). […]

Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Regional Final & 2021 Awards

Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Regional Final & 2021 Awards

2 November 2021

Today we celebrated the achievements of our talented Young Enterprise Trust (YES) students. This year YES students from James Hargest College, Southland Girls’ High School, Southland Boys’ High School, Aparima College, Verdon College, Wakatipu High School and Mt Aspiring College were provided with the ultimate learning experience as they started a new business during a […]

St John First Aid Mental Health

St John First Aid Mental Health

2 November 2021

Today we wish to make a special thanks to our Sponsors for providing a St John Invercargill 1st Aid Mental Health Workshop to our Not for Profit members. Principle sponsor PowerNet, Venue sponsor Ascot Park Hotel and Southland Business Chamber for the catering.This is a worthwhile day for you or or staff to take time […]

St John Mental First Aid exclusive for Not for Profits

St John Mental First Aid exclusive for Not for Profits

2 November 2021

Sponsored by PowerNet Ltd this St John Mental Health First Aid Course was offered FREE to Southland not for profit organisations and charities.  St John Mental Health First Aid course helps you identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health issues in work colleagues, friends and family members. We would also like to give thanks to the […]

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 14

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 14

29 October 2021

Congratulations to our newest Leadership Academy Alumni Jaeun (Alice) Lee, Habitat for Humanity / Newcomers Leadership Scholarship Rupert Mitchell, Blue River Dairy LP Leon Hartnett, IHC NZ Grant Harris, Segard Masurel Nicolette Bottger, South Port NZ Ltd John Douglas, Southland District Council Geoff Carter, Southland Home Ventilation Debbie Smith, Prime Range Meats Fernanda Cristina, H&J […]

New Member Mixer

New Member Mixer

27 October 2021

It was awesome to welcome some of our new members to our New Member Mixer this morning at the Tuatara Invercargill including Holly Flannery, C H Faul and Company Ltd Raelene Jenkins, Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home & Glenbrae Gardens Rest Home Geraldo Miranda Youthline Southland Claire Spencer, Elite Edge Consulting Ltd Matthew Hancock, happyplankton Gurmeet […]

Wellbeing Webinar

Wellbeing Webinar

27 October 2021

Last night we hosted our monthly Wellbeing Webinar – Boost team productivity through head health. A big thank you to Helen Tufui from The Headache Clinic for her tips on how to prevent and manage tension headaches and migraines, and advice on how to set up your at home work station.

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, and is certainly more important now than ever to understand how our mental health is – in your workplace, home or community. During the session […]

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 […]

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