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  


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!

Fair Pay Agreements - information and support

BusinessNZ will not be the default negotiator for Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs) but will provide assistance to employers who are required to negotiate an FPA with unions. As part of the network, Business South will provide resources to help employers.


Resource Management Act reforms

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


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.


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.




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.


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?

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. 

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.


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.