Past Events

Welcome to our New Members

Welcome to our New Members

15 April 2021

It was our pleasure to meet some of our new members at our Te Anau New Member Mixer, and hearing about their businesses: Kirsty & David Pickett, Advocate Communications Ltd Debbie Garlick, Aerofix Fiordland Limited Nigel Humphries, Anchorage Motel Apartments Tina Hardie, Blue Duck Early Learning Centre Casey Brown, Casey Brown Personal Trainer Jenny Labruyere, […]

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

1 April 2021

We formally welcomed our two new board members, Simon Owen from The Orange Sheep and Tim Brown from Southland/Otago Farm Machinery at Southland Chamber of Commerce Inc 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM), held today over lunch. A good representation from our members attended the meeting, with President Neil McAra Board chairing this. Thanks to Graham […]

Eastern Southland – Golf Day

Eastern Southland – Golf Day

26 March 2021

Friday 19 March, our Eastern Southland members enjoyed a social afternoon at the Gore Golf Club. Thanks to Julian from Craigs Investment Partners and Ewen from Focus for organising this annual event. Congratulations to: 1st Craig’s Investment Partners 2nd MLT Best Gross MLT (62) 

BA5 – Fi Innovations

BA5 – Fi Innovations

26 March 2021

A Celebration of Innovation A fabulous night at FI Innovations BA5 last night! Great turn out from our members. Some exciting news – the reveal of their state-of-the-art 3Dprinter – ProX800. Thanks to Gareth and Melissa, the fi team for making us all very proud to be part of a Southland business community, leading the […]

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 9

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 9

19 March 2021

Congratulations to our latest Southland Leadership Academy Alumni who graduated today: Chris Hughes, MPE Ltd David MacDonald, A Taste of Scotland Ltd Hamish McMurdo, Southland disAbility Enterprises  Ignacio Sande, Southland Football James Alexander, Alliance Group Ltd Jan Hibbs, Southland Help Julie Jack, Invercargill Airport Ltd Luke Templeton, Oyster Flats Trust Matt Marr, Bank of New Zealand […]

Welcome to our New Members

Welcome to our New Members

16 March 2021

It was our pleasure to meet some of our fabulous new members at our New Member Mixer, and hearing about their businesses: – Bruce Horwood, 4S Consulting Limited– Sylvie Chasteau, Black Shag Espresso and Cafe– Grant Butler, Butler and Associates– Lynley Irvine, Clare House Retirement Village – Karl McCombe, DHL Global Forwarding NZ Ltd– Andrea […]

Who Taught you That?

Who Taught you That?

10 March 2021

Steph Holloway delivered her new, short but impactful sessions – uncovering the types of pre-conditions that people inherit and bring into their lives. Steph discussed how that can affect your personality, communication style, and how it made you the person you are right now. Stephanie offered 5 simple tips to live with them, deal with […]

Eastern Southland – BNZ Biz Bites

Eastern Southland – BNZ Biz Bites

10 March 2021

Our first Eastern Southland BNZ Biz Bites was held today at The Thomas Green Restaurant & Bar in Gore. A big thank you to our hosts – MLT for the refreshments and thanks again to Angela McKenzie from Eagles Eagles & Redpath delivering to our members on the latest Employment Law updates. Fantastic turnout!

COVID19 Vaccine Guidelines for Employers

COVID19 Vaccine Guidelines for Employers

9 March 2021

Thank you to Janet Copeland from Copeland Ashcroft Law for providing our members with an informative session – what employers need to consider when planning their workplace COVID-19 vaccine rollout and policies. Click here to download a copy of Janet’s presentation (PDF).

BNZ Biz Bites – Employment Law

BNZ Biz Bites – Employment Law

3 March 2021

Employment Law updates, for our March BNZ Biz Bites. Thanks to Angela MacKenzie from Eagles Eagles & Redpath keeping us up to date on what we need to know from – Minimum Wage, Sick Leave, Immigration, Dependant Contractors, Fair Pay, Mondayisation, The Holiday Act and COVID-19. Thanks to the Kelvin Hotel Invercargill for accommodating our […]

High school students turned young entrepreneurs

High school students turned young entrepreneurs

2 March 2021

Over 130 Southland – Lakes District high school students are about to launch their own business whilst taking part in The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Trust (YES) this year. Local students represent – Southland Girls’ High School, Aparima College, James Hargest College, Southland Boys’ High School, Mount Aspiring College and Wakatipu High School. YES is […]

Curveballs, Loss & New Life

Curveballs, Loss & New Life

1 March 2021

A huge thank you to the inspirational Dr Amanda Foo-Ryland – Your Life Live It, presenting to our guests at our charity event on Friday afternoon for Ronald McDonald House – Invercargill. This was held amongst the beautiful southland setting at The Hideaway 201. Amanda’s message – live your truth. Amanda talked through her life […]

Leadership Academy Graduation – Fiordland

Leadership Academy Graduation – Fiordland

26 February 2021

It was a privilege, and a pleasure to deliver the Southland Leadership Academy in Te Anau over the past three weeks. Congratulations to our Leadership Academy Alumni who graduated today: – Johnathan Hodson, Bonisch Consultants Ltd– Madeleine Peacock, Destination Fiordland– Christine Wallace, Milford Sound Lodge– Kylie Krippner, Wings and Water Te Anau– Rebecca Daikee, Paper […]

BA5 Expo

BA5 Expo

19 February 2021

WOW what a night! Thanks to those that attended our first BA5 Expo. We heard from seven of our members showcasing their businesses. Exceptional presentations guys! Paul from Computer Concepts Limited, Lou from Coin South, Max from Mrs Tradie Limited, Gareth and Sarah from Preston Russell Law, Nick from MAXIS Projects, Dan from KIWI SKIPS […]

BNZ Biz Bites – Technology Moves Fast

BNZ Biz Bites – Technology Moves Fast

3 February 2021

Paul Cousins and the team from CCL kickstarted off our BNZ Biz Bites series for 2021 – Exciting times for our future and what technology has in store for Southland. How CCL can support your business to navigate the challenges of keeping up with all the technology changes.

Economic Outlook 2021

Economic Outlook 2021

1 February 2021

It was our privilege to welcome Brad Olsen, Senior Economist and Director at Infometrics Ltd to Invercargill today. The New Zealand economy continues to adjust to COVID-19 pandemic, even as we start a new year with greater optimism with no community transmissions, vaccines inbound, and a more resilient economy. Although the New Zealand economy has […]

Launch of BNZ Biz Bites in Eastern Southland

Launch of BNZ Biz Bites in Eastern Southland

2 December 2020

Yesterday we met with some of our Eastern Southland members at the very impressive Heartland Hotel Croydon. With a very positive response from those in attendance we are excited to offer the BNZ Biz Bites in Eastern Southland every second month, with the first session in March 2021. Keep a look out for the invitation. […]

BA5 – Southland Farm Machinery

BA5 – Southland Farm Machinery

26 November 2020

Thank you Southland Farm Machinery for hosting Southland Chamber members at your Business After 5.

A Conversation with Hon Stuart Nash

A Conversation with Hon Stuart Nash

26 November 2020

Minister of Economic & Regional Development, Forestry, Small Business and Tourism.

BNZ Biz Bites – Using Brand as a Competitive Advantage to push Growth

BNZ Biz Bites – Using Brand as a Competitive Advantage to push Growth

21 November 2020

Thanks to Simon Owen from Orange Sheep Creative, delivering out last BNZ Biz Bites Session for 2020. Using brand as a competitive advantage and how it can strengthen your growth strategy. Use this analogy when thinking of your brand…“Whatever comes to mind when you think about a business”

Building Capability – Making Time for What’s Important

Building Capability – Making Time for What’s Important

17 November 2020

At Coach Kris Mac workshop this morning, we learnt the simple steps to supercharged our productivity and the tools to use to put them into action. “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle” Thanks Kris for a great session this morning! We will make sure we have set up our […]

YES Regional Final and Awards

YES Regional Final and Awards

23 October 2020

Congratulations to all our Regional Finalists that pitched today – outstanding presentations!! The high calibre that all 10 teams showed are true examples of resilience given the challenges this year has presented. The students demonstrated their ability to be adaptable, task focused and outcome driven. Thank you to our fabulous MC, Ashleigh McIntosh – YES […]

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 8

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 8

23 October 2020

Congratulations to our latest Southland Leadership Academy Alumni who graduated today!

Building Capability – Avoid Disciplinary Disasters & Grievance Glitches

Building Capability – Avoid Disciplinary Disasters & Grievance Glitches

20 October 2020

Full house at our Building Capability workshop discussing Avoid Disciplinary Disasters & Grievance Glitches with Angela MacKenzie, Eagles Eagles & Redpath. Special thanks to our delivery partner, Eagles Eagles & Redpath, and community funder, Community Trust South, for supporting this initiative to provide local organisation’s and businesses with easy, and affordable access to bite-sized professional […]

BNZ Biz Bites – Lets Lean it

BNZ Biz Bites – Lets Lean it

7 October 2020

Thank you to Isuru Rodrigo from Front-Line Training and Consultancy, speaking at todays BNZ Biz Bites session about applying Lean Management methodologies to gain and improve your business efficiencies. Watch out for Front-Lines calendar for more opportunities to train yourself and your business.

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