Past Events

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 […]

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 […]

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