Past Events

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 […]

BA5 – F45

BA5 – F45

27 May 2021

Our members enjoyed tonight’s F45 BA5 with the F45 Invercargill team. Lots of fun, laughs and possibly some sore bodies in the morning! F45 Owner, Yudi Suseno says “F45 is a community. We are here to give the best to clients and to their work outs.”

Leadership Academy Graduation – Edendale

Leadership Academy Graduation – Edendale

25 May 2021

Congratulations to the Edendale Leadership Academy Intake who graduated tonight: – Aarzoo, Mataura Valley Milk – Brooke Cameron, Noremac Ag – Bradley Rodgers, PowerNet – Cathie Cotter, Southland Rural Support Trust– Douglas Caldwell, Caldwell Contracting– Emily Butters, Fortrose Cafe– Hayden Peter, Strathallan Run Ltd – Laura Todd, Invercargill TOP 10 Holiday Park and Motels– Maria […]

Leadership Academy Alumni Speaker Event

Leadership Academy Alumni Speaker Event

21 May 2021

What a great turnout at our Leadership Academy Alumni speaker event with Richard Roberts, CEO Dunedin Airport. Richard discussed values, courageous conversations, among many other areas of leadership. The Southland Chamber is committed to our Leadership Academy Alumni, and will continue to create learning and networking opportunities for our Alumni. Thanks so much Richard for […]

Pronoun Lowdown

Pronoun Lowdown

20 May 2021

Thank you to the team at Chroma the Lgbtqia+ Initiative for Southland for presenting Pronoun Lowdown – To he, or not to she, they are the question! workshop for our members – great information and discussion. We would also like to thank Miharo Murihiku for the use of their beautiful venue. If you were unable […]

Essentials of Leadership

Essentials of Leadership

13 May 2021

The Chamber welcomed 15 local leaders to our Essentials of Leadership two-day training programme designed and facilitated by Mark Greaney. This course is designed to teach new leaders the skills they need to effectively lead their teams. The course focused on how to apply theoretical concepts to practical situations at work in line with the […]

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