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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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Abalro Nominated for YES Alumni Awards - Voting Open

Dunedin Young Enterprise Scheme 2021 finals winners, Abalro have been nominated for the Young Enterprise Scheme's Alumni Awards.

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Preens Partner with ECCA to Continue to Reduce Emissions

Preens have been monitoring their carbon footprint for 10 years and has been benchmarking themselves within the Apparelmaster network. After working closely with local company Ahikā Consulting, they have put a carbon reduction plan in place.

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New HR Advisory Service Exclusively Available to Members

Business South have announced their newest Accredited Service Delivery (ASD) partner Logan HR – a local team of professional Human Resource Consultants, who offer a pragmatic and commercial approach to their advice ensuring it is clear, concise and solutions-based.

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Young Enterprise Scheme Student Fuelling Teenagers’ Lifestyles … and Learning

Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) student, Olivia Edmonds is embarking on an exciting entrepreneurial journey as she prepares to take her business to market.

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Applications to Initiate Bargaining for an FPA

Ten applications to initiate bargaining for a Fair Pay agreement have been lodged to date.

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Quarterly Southern Business Survey Results: May 2023

The results for our Quarterly Southern Business Confidence Survey (May 2023) reveal business expectations of the strength of the Southern economy continue to improve, however increased cost pressures, labour market constraints and compliance requirements remain as barriers to growth and productivity for businesses.

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Memorandum of Cooperation with CCOIC Signed

Business South has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), Qingdao Chamber.

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We're Toitū Net Carbonzero Organisation Certified

We are delighted to share we’re now a Toitū net carbonzero certified organisation. 

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2023 Budget Update

We share the key aspects from the 2023 budget announcements.

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Mike Collins' Business Update

Mike Collins was part of the Dunedin City Council’s Annual Plan submission process, where he provided a voice for Dunedin’s businesses. You can watch Mike’s business update video to hear about the key messages he delivered to Council.


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Quarterly Southern Business Survey Results: February 2023

Strengths and challenges identified in first Quarterly Southern Business Survey for 2023.

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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.