Past Events

BNZ Biz Bites – Engage your team in preventing Illness a nd Injury

BNZ Biz Bites – Engage your team in preventing Illness a nd Injury

16 September 2020

Thanks to Bronwyn Campbell from Adaptive Health & Safety for our Biz Bites session today. Small crowd held at Coin South, which created a nice environment to engage in conversation around this topic. Bronwyn’s area of work is facilitating and coaching people to integrate health and safety systems into other areas of business management. Bronwyn […]

Building Capability – Accounting 101

Building Capability – Accounting 101

20 August 2020

Great training session with Jesse Hall, Malloch McClean sharing his knowledge around the Business 101 Cycle at our Accounting 101 Building Capability workshop. Thanks to our community funder, Community Trust South, and delivery partner Malloch McClean for supporting this initiative.

A Panel Discussion for Leadership Academy Alumni

A Panel Discussion for Leadership Academy Alumni

10 August 2020

One of the benefits of being part of the Southland Leadership Academy Alumni is being able to access intimate panel discussions, gaining knowledge from our regions incredible leaders stories. On Friday, we hosted our second Thought Leadership Panel Discussion. A huge thank you to our four guest speakers Lana Winders, Netball South and Ascot Park […]

BNZ Biz Bites – How to Own Your Day & Get More Done!

BNZ Biz Bites – How to Own Your Day & Get More Done!

5 August 2020

Do you own your day? Three steps to help you achieve this 1. Clarity 2. Structure, and 3. Discipline Kris Mac from McIntyre Dick presented to a full house today at our monthly BNZ Biz Bites session. Thanks Kris, a lot of takeaways – Own your day!

Building Capability – Restructuring and Redundancy

Building Capability – Restructuring and Redundancy

4 August 2020

This afternoon members learnt from the experience of Janet Copeland, Copeland Ashcroft Law at our Restructuring and Redundancy workshop. Thank you Janet, a fabulous session! Copeland Ashcroft Law has offices in Invercargill, Dunedin, Queenstown, Auckland, Tauranga and Hawkes Bay, servicing clients nationwide. Their team of solicitors can assist with all employment and health and safety […]

Building Capability – Innovation during Disruption

Building Capability – Innovation during Disruption

23 July 2020

Special thanks to Jeffrey Broughton and Michael Lee from Findex New Zealand for delivering a great Building Capability Series workshop: Innovation during disruption. Disruption is the new norm. Disruptive innovation explains the phenomenon by which an innovation transforms an existing market or sector by introducing simplicity, convenience, accessibility or affordability. Lots of takeaways from this […]

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 7

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 7

17 July 2020

Congratulations to our latest Southland Leadership Academy Alumni who graduated today

Building Capability – Payroll: Getting it Right

Building Capability – Payroll: Getting it Right

7 July 2020

Thank you to Kerryn Douglas PAY CHECK – Payroll Specialists for sharing her expertise at our first Building Capability Series workshop Payroll – Getting if Right. The Chamber is partnering with our members to deliver fortnightly bite-sized workshops designed to support organisational success. Special thanks to Community Trust South and all our delivery partners for […]

Lockdown – The Business Break Out!

Lockdown – The Business Break Out!

3 July 2020

What a great night at Southland Chamber of Commerce BUSINESS BREAK OUT at The Handle Bar Classic Motorcycle Mecca last night. Fantastic to welcome our members and so many of our new members.

BNZ Biz Bites – Working Remotely – Winning with Dispersed Teams

BNZ Biz Bites – Working Remotely – Winning with Dispersed Teams

1 July 2020

Great to see everyone back at our first Biz Bites, post lock down. Today we heard from the engaging Lachie Shannon from Malloch McClean. Lachie is the engagement strategist at Malloch McClean.

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 6

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 6

12 June 2020

Congratulations to our latest Southland Leadership Academy Alumni who graduated today

BNZ Biz Bites – Being Well in the Workplace

BNZ Biz Bites – Being Well in the Workplace

5 March 2020

Yesterdays BNZ Biz Bites session Alison Young, from Southern Cross Health, presented on their new BeingWell programme.

Courageous Conversations for Leadership Academy Alumni

Courageous Conversations for Leadership Academy Alumni

27 February 2020

On a beautiful Southland evening, Southland Leadership Academy Alumni were invited to come along to this session to learn how to have courageous conversations – that effect positive and permanent change.

BNZ Biz Bites – Why should we fight for the smelter?

BNZ Biz Bites – Why should we fight for the smelter?

5 February 2020

Our first BNZ Biz Bites for 2020, was a capacity crowd. Today we hosted NZAS CEO and General Manager, Stew Hamilton.

Have your say on better protections for contractors

Have your say on better protections for contractors

3 February 2020

This afternoon Nehal Davison, Principal Advisor, Labor & Immigration Policy, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment consulted with our members around law changes that are being consider which could affect contractors.

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 4

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 4

29 November 2019

Congratulations to our Southland Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy graduates today! Our new Alumni include Andie Sherlock, Royal Wolf NZ Brent Webster, EIS Group Ltd Carl Hamilton, Jennian Homes Southland Ltd Charlotte McCurdy, Todd & Co Realty Christina (Tina) McColgan, Careerforce Christine Shearer, Habitat for Humanity Invercargill Courtney Forde, Presbyterian Support Southland Daniel Alexander, Invercargill […]

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 5

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 5

20 November 2019

Congratulations to our Stewart Island Rakiura Southland Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy graduates. Our new Alumni include Bridget Carter, Predator Free Rakiura Charlotte Jenkinson, Stewart Island Four Square Cherie Hemsley, Department of Conservation Edward Small, Rakiura Charters and Water Taxi Josephine Shepard, Stewart Island Experience, Real Journeys Kirsten Hicks, Southland District Council Kylie Bakker, Stewart […]

Glass Elevator – Women Inspiring Women

Glass Elevator – Women Inspiring Women

20 November 2019

On Friday we hosted members and guests to the inaugural Southland Chamber of Commerce ‘Women Inspiring Women Conference NOT Conference’ at the impressive Bill Richardson Transport World. We had the privileged of being inspired from our five inspirational leaders – Tania Kura, Jackie Clark, Jocelyn O’Donnell, Rebecca Keoghan MNZM and international guest speaker, Karin Volo. […]

TradeQual Southland

TradeQual Southland

8 November 2019

Congratulations to all the graduates at the annual TradeQual Awards held on Friday 8 November 2019.  Presentations took place during a Gala Dinner at the Ascot Park Hotel. Gareth Dykes from FI Innovations, was not only the guest speaker, but a graduate himself. An inspirational story from Gareth and his journey to the success of […]

Westpac Southland Business Excellence Awards

Westpac Southland Business Excellence Awards

30 September 2019

Blue Sky Meats have taken home the Westpac 2019 Supreme Award along with winning the Findex Primary and Primary Services Sector Awards and were also finalists in the Invercargill City Council Construction, Trades, Manufacturing & Distribution Sector Award.

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 3

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 3

13 September 2019

Congratulations to our new Southland Leadership Academy Alumni Adam Ronald, Bonisch Consultants Brian Hopley, Rugby Southland Carla Harper, FMG Claire Hunter, VetSouth NZ David Denholm, Southern Steel Windows Ltd Fiona Adams, Habitat for Humanity Invercargill Kirsty Bell, Invercargill City Council Mike Sanford, What’s On Invers Michael Flynn, BDO Invercargill Rachael Poole, HW Richardson Group Steve […]

Export Southland – EU NZ Free Trade Agreement breakfast

Export Southland – EU NZ Free Trade Agreement breakfast

10 September 2019

This morning at Bill Richardson Transport World Export Southland hosted Ali Hamilton, Lead Adviser and John Riley, Unit Manager, Trade Policy Engagement Unit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. We heard about the latest on the EU – NZ free trade agreement and where negotiations were at. Thank you to Geoff Finnerty, Chair […]

Export Southland – Engaging the China Challenge

Export Southland – Engaging the China Challenge

31 July 2019

Thank you to Jerry Clode, The Solution Consultancy who shared his extensive experience of China markets with our members today. Definitely a lot for us to think about when trying to engage Chinese consumers, tourists, and students.

Glass Elevator – Angela Strang

Glass Elevator – Angela Strang

20 July 2019

Yesterday we enjoyed an inspirational presentation from the lovely Angela Strang from Miss Stage about her journey to financial freedom. Thank you to our sponsors BDO Invercargill, BNZ Invercargill , Southern Institute of Technology, H&J Smith Department Store, HR South. Also to Kelvin Hotel Invercargill for the venue, and to our coffee and cake sponsor […]

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 2

Leadership Academy Graduation – Intake 2

28 June 2019

Our second intake of the Southland Leadership Academy graduated today. Congratulations to our 12 new Alumni Aaron Higham, BDO Invercargill Alexis Wadworth, BNZ/Bare Hill Farming Partnership Amanda Kingi-Potiki, Hokonui Runanga Research and Development Jaime McNaught, McCallums Group Selector Uniforms Janina Bautista-Santos, Blue River Dairy LP Jason Paul, South Port NZ Ltd John Mander, Migamz Ltd […]

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