Buisness Advocacy Speaker

Business Advocacy

A stronger voice – together.

We are proud to be the voice of business in the south and to represent business interests locally, regionally and nationally.


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The Quarterly Business Surveys are a great indicator of what is happening in the region, and our team are using this information to enact positive change at a local and national government level.

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Representing you

We give you a seat at the table.

Our strength lies in our regular engagement with the Prime Minister, Ministers, MPs, Government officials and community groups.

We represent the views of the southern business community, advocating to decisionmakers at all levels and ensuring southern interests are heard throughout the policy-making process.

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Part of a Network

We are a united voice.

Business South is part of the Business New Zealand and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce networks – the two leading champions for business at a national level.

Together, we are committed to promoting local, regional and national success through free enterprise and sustainable growth, and fostering homegrown innovation for global impact.

2degrees joins as an Enterprise Partner

We are thrilled to announce that 2degrees has teamed up with Business South as an enterprise partner, bringing a great offer exclusively to our members.

Presenting the Business South Phone App

It's been a long time in the making but we are super excited to present to you the members-only phone app! 

March 2024 Quarterly Southern Business Survey

The latest findings from the Quarterly Southern Business Survey are in.

Smoking Legislation Repeal by NZ's Coalition Government in 2024

It is widely known that the new Coalition Government of National, NZ First, and the Act Party agreed to repeal New Zealand’s hallmark smokefree legislation.  The question for businesses to understand, is, how will this repeal impact on businesses?

November 2023 Quarterly Southern Business Survey

The latest findings from the Quarterly Southern Business Survey are in.

SOREC- STEM Sessions with Leonardo Helicopters

It was great to reunite with Leonardo Helicopters to deliver another nine (4 Dunedin, 3 Invercargill, Cromwell, and Queenstown) two-hour STEM sessions across eight schools in Southland and Otago.

Grand Business South Awards 2023- Recap

The Grand Business South Awards 2023 went off with a bang on Friday November 17th. Promising to be an an electrifying celebration of business innovation, resilience, and brilliance, it did not disappoint! 

3 Steps To Developing a Business Continuity Plan

A 2020 survey found that 51% of companies across the globe don’t have a business continuity plan, demonstrating just how vulnerable a large percentage of businesses are.  (Source: Economic Times)

A Business Continuity Plan is a proven method for businesses to recover from disaster by outlining the critical steps and systems needed to maintain business continuity.

Noel Leeming & Warehouse Stationary Friends and Family Sale

Noel Leeming and Warehouse Stationery's Friends and Family event is back and will run from the 30th October - 12th November 2023!

Annual Report 2023

It is with great pleasure that we present our Annual Report 2023.  As our first full 12-month cycle as Business South, there is much to reflect on and we are very proud of our achievements to date. 

Read on for the full report. 

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