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Contribute to valuable business data gathering

We’re encouraging more Business South members to take part in regular Business New Zealand surveys that take the pulse of New Zealand business at both regional and national levels.

The information obtained from the surveys is regularly reported and used by various groups in New Zealand, including news commentators, economists, academic institutions and Government agencies. 

The more Southern businesses that take part, the more robust, reliable and useful the data for our region.

These monthly surveys are web-based and only take about three minutes to complete.

 

Performance of Manufacturing Index (BNZ BusinessNZ PMI)

This is the timeliest and most publicly-utilised pulse of New Zealand’s manufacturing community.

The survey is specifically targeted at the manufacturing sector. It provides an early indicator of activity levels, and allows us to compare our performance with that of other countries.

Analysis is conducted on changes in production, new orders, employment, finished stocks and deliveries.

Its results are part of the JPMorgan Global PMI, which collects monthly manufacturing data from 33 countries, making up an estimated 90% of global manufacturing output. 

 

Performance of Services Index (BNZ BusinessNZ PSI)

This provides a regular and up-to-date assessment of how the New Zealand services sector is performing in. 

This survey is specifically targeted at the various elements of the services sector and provides an early indicator of activity levels, along with a way of comparing ourselves with other countries.

Analysis is conducted on the changes in activity/sales, new orders/business, employment, stocks/inventories and supplier deliveries. 

Its results are part of the JPMorgan Global PSI, which collects monthly services data from 33 countries, making up an estimated 78% of global GDP.

 

If you’d like to receive the monthly PMI or PSI surveys, please contact Ann-Marie McKay  

 

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.