Past Events

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 […]

The Basics of Governance

The Basics of Governance

12 May 2021

Big thank you to Michelle Henderson from Red Rabbit & Co who gave great insights into The Basics of Governance as part of our Building Capability Series. Awesome learnings and lots to think about.

Admin Professionals’ Day Celebrations

Admin Professionals’ Day Celebrations

7 May 2021

A great afternoon to celebrate 2021 Administrative Professionals’ Day. Thank you to the very entertaining guest speaker Liam Malone for sharing his inspirational story, and to the amazing MC, Nick Jeffrey. The Southland Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor this event to recognise the fabulous work Admin Professionals make for business and the community. Special thanks […]

BNZ Biz Bites – Trade and Export Presentation

BNZ Biz Bites – Trade and Export Presentation

5 May 2021

This month, members were invited to an information session about how to manage your working capital cycle and mitigate repayment risk. We had a panel of 3 speakers – BNZ’s Trade Credit Solutions and Working Capital Specialist – David Kirk, NCI Trade Credit Solutions Allan Mabey and New Zealand Export Credit, Phil Quinn. Thanks to […]

Breakfast Update – Air NZ Board

Breakfast Update – Air NZ Board

30 April 2021

It was great to host the Board of Air New Zealand in Southland! Air New Zealand board members chairman Dame Therese Walsh, deputy chairman Janice Dawson, Robert Jager, Dean Bracewell, Jonathan Mason, Laurissa Cooney, and Linda Jenkinson were in Invercargill today for a breakfast with Southland Chamber of Commerce members. Dame Therese Walsh, said domestic […]

BA5 – Invercargill City Council

BA5 – Invercargill City Council

23 April 2021

Last night our members attended the Invercargill City Council (ICC) BA5. Thank you to Councillors’ Ian Pottinger and Alex Crackett presenting on the projects planned in the 2021-2031 Long Term Plan. Don’t forget to have your say through the submission process.

Invercargill Central – Hard Hat Tour

Invercargill Central – Hard Hat Tour

22 April 2021

Wow what exciting times ahead for our city centre. Thanks to Amy from Invercargill Central for organising the first of our Hard Hat Tours! Look out for the next one. Our inner city is starting to take shape.

FBA – Welcome to our New Members

FBA – 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, […]

BNZ Biz Bites – A Positive Approach to Change

BNZ Biz Bites – A Positive Approach to Change

14 April 2021

Thank you to Richard Kyte for speaking at today’s BNZ Biz Bites session. Richard leads Thriving Southland, an organisation set up by like-minded individuals to focus on a positive approach to some of the biggest changes in a generation that will affect both rural businesses their support businesses and communities. Thriving Southland are currently engaged […]

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 […]

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