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My Next Move

My Next Move

My Next Move connects local high schools and businesses, showing rangatahi about the world of work so they can make the right decisions about their future. 

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From golf days and business expos to Breakfast Before 8 (BB8) and Business After 5 (BA5) events, we’re sure you’ll find something to suit your tastes.

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Business Advocacy

We are proud to be the voice of over 1,300 businesses in the south and to represent business interests in government, locally and nationally.

We are here for businesses to share your insights (what keeps you awake at night) so we can advocate for you to minimise barriers, ideally before they arise.  

By activating your voice Business South advocates your business issues with decision-makers in local and central government.  

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Membership Information

Business South membership grants you free or discounted access to a range of quality resources, supports, events and opportunities – all designed to support your success.

With more than 1,300 members throughout Otago and Southland, we work closely with a diverse range of organisations and sectors to bring specialist value to business.

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A commitment to sustainability minimises harm to communities and the natural environment – it also increases business resilience and innovation, and can give you a competitive edge.

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Pathways Hub

Attracting and retaining staff is one the biggest challenges facing businesses in our region (and across Aotearoa).

Our Pathways Hub is a one-stop-shop for the services and support you need to grow your workforce.

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Small Business

Small businesses are creative, innovative and dynamic, and are key drivers of economic growth. In fact, small enterprise is often referred to as the ‘engine room of growth’.

Did you know…

Small enterprises represent over 97% of New Zealand firms, and more than half of all Business South members.

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Medium Business

Mid-sized businesses are renowned for longevity, stability and strong growth performance, making a considerable contribution to the local, regional and national economies.

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Large Business

Large corporations are major employers and contribute significantly to local and national economies. They thrive through investing in people, innovation, assets and growth opportunities.

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Business South

Phone App

Members save an average of $700 per year through our discounts. 


The app is designed to provide a seamless experience for members to access discounts from businesses in the region.

Simply sign up using your Business South Membership number to access the discounts and check out the other features on the app:

  • Members-only resources: A range of resources exclusively available to members including reports on our talks with government / councils; Adviceline HR guides and exclusive webinar access.
  • Notifications: Opt-in to receive important updates and notifications from Business South.
  • Training and Events: stay informed about the latest training and events from Business South.

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Our People

With expertise in all areas of business, the Business South team can provide the advice and support you need to succeed.

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Youth Opportunities

Explore career opportunities and gain the experience and information you need to make decisions about your future, whether in employment or training. 

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Our Services

Representing, supporting and empowering the Southern business community.

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For Trades

Supporting young people to pursue their vocational ambitions and providing the business community with the next generation of talent.

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Business South belongs to a network of 30 Chambers of Commerce nationwide, providing a voice for business and opportunities for growth.

New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 47, Auckland 1140

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Special Events

It’s our privilege to recognise and reward southern businesses success, bringing the community together to celebrate at glittering awards ceremonies and promoting business excellence through business expos and other special events.

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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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Call for Nominations: Business South Board 2023

Call for Nominations for Business South Board 2023

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Safety In Action

Health and Safety Support

Providing a safe and healthy work environment benefits your business, increasing productivity and performance, and protecting you and your workforce.

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