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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.
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.
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.
Introducing our new Business Navigator in Central
We are delighted to introduce our new Business Navigator serving the Central Otago area – Emily Miazga.
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.
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.
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 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.
Otago wins Young Enterprise Scheme Company of the Year
The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) finals were held in Wellington on December 6, and the 21 regional champions and wildcard winner pitched to a panel of judges.
Fair Pay Agreements come into effect
On 1 December 2022 the Fair Pay Agreements came into effect, this means eligible unions can start the process to initiate a Fair Pay Agreement by applying to the Chief Executive of MBIE for approval to begin bargaining.
Oritain Global named Supreme Grand Business of the Year
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists at this year’s The Grand Business South Awards, especially Supreme Grand Business of the Year, Oritain Global Limited!