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  


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.