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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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Accelerate your business with the healthcheck

At Business South, we understand the challenges you face and have developed a handy tool to help you gauge your business's health and identify areas for growth.

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Meet Heidi Renata - Host for the AI Summit

Heidi Renata is the Co-founder and CEO of INNOV8HQ, has received various accolades throughout her career, including one of Vodafone's Top Business Leaders, the Otago Daily Times Business Leader of the Year in 2022 and Programme of the Year in 2023 for her Mana Rangatahi Programme.

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Treasury Seminar - Productivity in a Changing World

This seminar looked at the positive and negative influences on productivity growth, looking at evidence from around the world

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Bath Street Upgrade

Construction work has begun on the Bath Street Pipe Upgrade project. Read the latest. 

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Cross-party consensus has been achieved on climate adaptation

New Zealand’s political leaders have reached a notable consensus on climate adaptation, spearheaded by the Minister of Climate Change. This cross-party agreement is set to significantly influence how Aotearoa New Zealand prepares for and respond to climate change.

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Central Otago Business Community Unites Under Business South Central Otago (BSCO)

The Central Otago business community now has a unified voice and a dedicated platform for growth and support with the establishment of Business South Central Otago (BSCO).

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

How would you describe the performance of your management team? Have you ever considered what might be preventing you from achieving the results you are after?

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Discussions with Hon. Andrew Bayly, Minister for Manufacturing and Small Business

Hon. Andrew Bayly, Minister of Manufacturing and Small Business joined us for a morning session with small business owners and spoke at the SOREC summit. 

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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.

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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! 

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March 2024 Quarterly Southern Business Survey

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

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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?