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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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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. 

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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.


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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.

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Join the Otago Central Rail Trail Network


The Otago Central Rail Trail Business Network supports the growth and development of businesses positioned along the Otago Central Rail Trail between Middlemarch and Clyde – and it's encouraging more prospective members to join and strengthen the collective even further.


Interested in hosting a BA5?

Business South enjoys hosting Business After Five (BA5) events in partnership with our members in Dunedin, Central Otago and Waitaki - and we're looking for more hosts for 2023!

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Apprentices available now!

For Trades has a steady stream of apprentices looking for work across all of the traditional trades, as well as other areas such as cheffing, retail and horticulture. 

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2022 Annual Report

Our 2022 Report was received and adopted at the inaugural Business South Annual General Meeting.

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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.