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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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2023 Budget Update

We share the key aspects from the 2023 budget announcements.

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Mike Collins' Business Update

Mike Collins was part of the Dunedin City Council’s Annual Plan submission process, where he provided a voice for Dunedin’s businesses. You can watch Mike’s business update video to hear about the key messages he delivered to Council.


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Quarterly Southern Business Survey Results: February 2023

Strengths and challenges identified in first Quarterly Southern Business Survey for 2023.

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Dunedin Golf Tournament: Scores and Prizes

A great Day was had on Friday, 24 February at our Annual Dunedin Golf Tournament, held at the Balmacewen Golf Course. 

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Innovation funding available now

Have an innovative idea that could turbo-charge your business? Callaghan Innovation may be able to help with its New to Research and Development Grant. 

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Tourism funding support for Queenstown

A total of 985 Queenstown businesses benefitted from more than $23 million in funding from the Tourism Communities: Support, Recovery and Re-set Plan.


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Introducing our new Business Navigator in Central

We are delighted to introduce our new Business Navigator serving the Central Otago area – Emily Miazga.

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New partnership with Waitaki District Council

Business South has partnered with the Waitaki District Council to support the delivery of key elements of the District’s Uplifting Waitaki: Hāpaitia te Waitaki Economic Development Strategy. 

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One Good Kiwi Initiative - Vote for YES!

Exciting!! … The Young Enterprise Trust has been chosen as one of this month’s One Good Kiwi charities. This means they could win a share of $100,000 to help support the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES).


Tiaki Bees benefits from Management Capability Funding

Support from the Management Capability Fund enabled Wānaka beekeeping company and hive hire service, Tiaki Bees, to invest in skill development and grow its business.

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Incorporated Societies Act Seminars

If you are on the Board/Committee of an incorporated society, or work for one, this seminar is for you. The new Incorporated Societies Act 2022 brings significant changes affecting all incorporated societies - including many clubs, residents' associations and community organisations.

Resource Management Act Webinar February 2023

Resource Management Reform

What does the Government's reform of the Resource Management Act (RMA) mean for our members and small businesses?

The Government is currently calling for submissions to the Environment Committee on the National and Built Environment (NBE) Bill and Spatial Planning (SP). We invite you to this webinar presented by Maree Baker-Galloway – Partner, Anderson Lloyd who specialises in environmental and planning law, specifically the Resource Management Act 1991, Conservation Act 1987 and related legislation.