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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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Call For Nominations – Business South Inc. Board 2022/2023

An exciting opportunity to represent business in Otago and Southland

Nominations are now open for three places on the Board of Business South Incorporated.

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Go Global 2022

The Exporters’ Conference

Go Global is your opportunity to hear from industry leaders, receive global market insights and stay connected with some of the best in the game. The focus this year is on new export business models, whether New Zealand should focus on collectives, and how new approaches to technology, investment and change can help New Zealand exporters grow their business. 

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Plastic Phase Out: Guidance for Sellers and Manufacturers on Products Now Banned

Plastic is one of our greatest environmental challenges. It regularly ends up as waste in our landfills, our moana and whenua. Difficult to recycle packaging and products can interfere with our recycling systems and are often used only once before being disposed.

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Expert advice a phone call away

AdviceLine is a free and exclusive member-only service offering unlimited calls to support you with all of your business, legal and human resources queries and concerns.



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Member to member discounts

Business South members can access a range of discounts and savings thanks to special offers from their fellow members.

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Advocating for immigration changes

At a time of record high employment, and a shortage of employees in most sectors and most regions of New Zealand, immigration is needed at all levels to meet skill shortages that are constraining economic growth.


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New Business Payment Practices disclosure regime

The Government will introduce a new Business Payment Practices disclosure regime. We asked our Senior Solicitor, Ronda Tokona, to explain what this means for business.

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Celebrating the best of Waitaki business

Congratulations to all the wonderful category winners, runners-up and nominees at the recent Waitaki Business Awards, where we celebrated the many achievements of businesses across the district. 

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Advice for Business Award entrants

We’ve got three pieces of advice and encouragement for anyone looking to submit entries for The Grand Business South Awards 2022.

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Sustainability at Business South

Business South has committed to a Toitū Envirocare Carbon Zero Certification process to achieve our target of being carbon zero by 30 June 2023, and carbon positive by the end of 2024.

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Waste Minimisation Funding Available

The Dunedin City Council offers Waste Minimisation Innovation and Development (Commercial) Grants for businesses who are working on waste minimisation!

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Regional Business Case Study: 222 Photographic Studios

It’s no secret that the events market has been one of the hardest hit during covid times. Constant booking, postponement/cancellations for two years and counting.