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The world is ever-changing.

Keep up-to-date with the latest business news, industry developments, successes, submissions and media releases.

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Resource Management Act reforms

Proposed new legislation to replace the Resource Management Act has been given its first reading in Parliament.


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Business Payment Practices disclosure scheme update

The Government is seeking public submissions as it confirms the details around its new Business Payment Practices disclosure regime.


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Securing success through adversity

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the owners of the luxurious historical Pen-y-bryn Lodge in Oamaru adopted a range of strategies that ensured their business would continue to thrive.




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Sharing sustainability successes

Some forward-thinking local organisations are sharing the innovative contributions their businesses are making to improve both their competitive advantage and the global environmental crisis.


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Become a Food Rescue Champion

Are you a business owner or operator that has regular good quality surplus food currently going to landfill or to animal farms?

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Fair Pay Agreements legislation passes

The amended Fair Pay Agreements Bill was passed into legislation last night, despite significant concerns around its impacts on both employers and employees. 

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Finalists announced for The Grand Business South Awards 2022

The premier event celebrating the best and brightest business achievements in the southern region is set to take place next month, after what has been a challenging couple of years for business.


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Introducing our new Innovation Navigator

We are delighted to welcome Daniel Healy as our Innovation Navigator, a new role supporting innovation in Otago through our new Regional Business Partner contract with MBIE and Callaghan Innovation.

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Join the Otago Central Rail Trail Network


The Otago Central Rail Trail Business Network supports the growth and development of businesses positioned along the Otago Central Rail Trail between Middlemarch and Clyde – and it's encouraging more prospective members to join and strengthen the collective even further.


Interested in hosting a BA5?

Business South enjoys hosting Business After Five (BA5) events in partnership with our members in Dunedin, Central Otago and Waitaki - and we're looking for more hosts for 2023!

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Apprentices available now!

For Trades has a steady stream of apprentices looking for work across all of the traditional trades, as well as other areas such as cheffing, retail and horticulture. 

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2022 Annual Report

Our 2022 Report was received and adopted at the inaugural Business South Annual General Meeting.