CONNECT. COMMUNICATE. COLLABORATE.

Events

There is something for everyone. We design the delivery of our programmes on our core initiative to create Connections, to encourage Communication and to open the door for Collaboration amongst our members.

We also offer members the ability to promote their events such as workshops or seminars on the calendar shown below.

WABA - Westpac Business Awards - How to Enter Workshop

Business Workshops

Business North Harbour are proud to support the Westpac Auckland Business Awards.

There is a “How to Enter Workshop” being hosted at Business North Harbour on Tuesday 4 June.
This event is for Business North Harbour members only (this includes businesses within the North Harbour BID and associate members). If you are unsure, please email admin@businessnh.org.nz for more information.

Entering the awards is easy and you’ll be provided with feedback from our judges.

The Westpac Auckland Business Awards are delivered annually by Auckland Business Chamber in partnership with Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED).

The high profile awards celebrate innovation and creativity in the business sector and have been a highlight of Auckland’s business calendar for over 10 years. As well as offering recognition for your organisation, the awards provide the opportunity to benchmark and gain expert advice on how you can continue to grow.

If your business is located in the greater Auckland region and you want a platform to showcase your success, this is the awards for you. From small businesses to large organisations the Westpac Auckland Business Awards offers you the chance to gain recognition, along with media coverage, networking opportunities and chance to showcase your business to potential investors.

Submit your entry before the end of the month to go into the draw to win a $500 Prezzy Card!
www.aucklandbusinessawards.co.nz

 

Date:

04 June 2019

Time:

08:30 - 11:00

Venue:

Business North Harbour offices, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale 0632
Price:
Free

 

***FULL*** Paula Bennett - Women in Business

Women in Business

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THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED, PLEASE EMAIL admin@businessnh.org.nz TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST.

We are delighted to announce that Paula Bennett is to speak at our next Women in Business event.

Paula Bennett is the MP for Upper Harbour and has served in Parliament since 2005. Paula has held many high portfolios in her time including Deputy Prime-Minister and now serves at National’s Deputy Leader and is the Spokesperson for Social Services and Social Investment, Drug Reform and Women.

Our thanks to Eclipse Recruitment who are the Women in Business event sponsor.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

13 June 2019

Time:

10:00 - 12:00

Venue:

North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members. Guests of members will be charged $40+gst.

Mental Health First Aid Workshop

St John

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THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING A MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID WORKSHOP IN THE FUTURE PLEASE EMAIL admin@businessnh.org.nz. THANK YOU.

Mental Health First Aid
Learn how to identify, understand and respond to
signs of mental health issues in work colleagues, friends and family members.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Using a variety of best practice learning methods, including
discussions, videos and scenario work, this course is ideal for
anyone wanting to help recognise mental distress and what they
can do to help.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Those who are responsible for staff or interact with the public
• Anyone who wants to improve their knowledge around mental
health and wellbeing.

COURSE OUTCOMES
By the end of the course participants should be able to:
• Identify the early signs of mental distress
• Have an understanding of the relationship between mental health
and unwellness
• Identify when a person may be experiencing a mental health crisis
• Identify strategies for managing a mental health crisis safely
• Know and be able to use the St John Listen to your HEAD™
action plan
• Identify agencies who can help and/or know how to get
immediate assistance if necessary
• Understand debrief strategies for self-care including reflective practice.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

19 June 2019

Time:

13:00 - 17:00

Venue:

Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
$75 plus GST for members. Non-members pay $85 plus GST per person to attend.

 

Mental Health First Aid Workshop

St John

Mental Health First Aid
Learn how to identify, understand and respond to
signs of mental health issues in work colleagues, friends and family members.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Using a variety of best practice learning methods, including
discussions, videos and scenario work, this course is ideal for
anyone wanting to help recognise mental distress and what they
can do to help.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Those who are responsible for staff or interact with the public
• Anyone who wants to improve their knowledge around mental
health and wellbeing.

COURSE OUTCOMES
By the end of the course participants should be able to:
• Identify the early signs of mental distress
• Have an understanding of the relationship between mental health
and unwellness
• Identify when a person may be experiencing a mental health crisis
• Identify strategies for managing a mental health crisis safely
• Know and be able to use the St John Listen to your HEAD™
action plan
• Identify agencies who can help and/or know how to get
immediate assistance if necessary
• Understand debrief strategies for self-care including reflective practice.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

01 August 2019

Time:

13:00 - 17:00

Venue:

Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
$75 plus GST for members. Non-members pay $85 plus GST per person to attend.

 

Communicate with Confidence

Business Capability Workshop

It is with great pleasure we announce a return of one of our favourite speakers - Laurie Sharp. He is joining us to talk about communication. Following is a little more about Laurie and what this Business Capability workshop will cover:

Starting in banking 40 years ago, my current role is Head of Coaching and Development at ASB.

My prime focus is on people development, leadership and professional (emotional/soft) skills. These range but are not limited to coaching and leadership, presentation and communication, negotiating, networking, changing business trends and business development.

I conduct seminars and workshops, 70% of which are to external clients, prospects or professionals as part of a programme of deepening relationships and increasing business development opportunities. The other part of my role is focussed on the development of our own people at ASB.

I work with a wide variety of clients such as The New Zealand Law Society, BDO, Deloitte, KPMG, Crowe Horwath, Coca Cola, Chambers of Commerce, and Mitre 10.

My wife Kathie and I have been married, for 41 years, and are kept busy with three adult children and six grandchildren.

Communicate with confidence…and be memorable

Will your audience remember what you said in a meeting or presentation? How many people take the action you were hoping for? We all communicate, but often our message doesn’t hit the mark. In this session we share six simple keys to effective communication that will give you confidence, and help you deliver a memorable message.

› Preparation is critical (presenting well is a differentiator in today’s business world)
› How to structure your presentation
› The power of body language and using your voice
› Visual impact (keeping audience interest)

Book early to avoid missing out.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

13 August 2019

Time:

12:00 - 14:00

Venue:

QBE Stadium, Stadium Drive, Albany
Price:
Free for one representative of Business North Harbour members and Associate members. Guests of members will be charged $40+gst to attend. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60+gst per guest.

 

Family Fun Day
Member Event Post
Family Fun Day

Stalls, Bouncy Castles, Games, Food trucks and more.
Date:
19 May 2019
Time:
10:30 - 03:00
Venue:
Albany Community Hub
Business Capability Luncheon – Mental Health & Wellbeing
Business Lunches
As part of our Health and Wellbeing Series, we are proud to bring well known Psychologist, author and TV presenter Nigel Latta to our next event as a guest speaker.

Nigel will discuss mental health and wellbeing in detail and specifically how to help create resilience in your workplace during periods of change, growth and innovation.

This event will sell out fast, so we encourage you to book now to avoid missing out! Full luncheon will be served.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
08 May 2019
Time:
12:00 - 14:00
Venue:
QBE Lounge, QBE Stadium, Stadium Dr, Albany, Auckland 0632
Price:
Free for one representative of Business North Harbour and Associate members. Guests of members will be charged $60+gst. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $80+gst per guest. $420+gst for a table of 8 (members), $640+gst non members table.
Big Issues in Business
Member Event Post
Massey Business School experts take the latest research and examine how it can help you solve the big issues your business faces. Our experts and guest speakers share their experience and knowledge in an series of free events where you can join the discussion around the topical issues we’re confronted with in business today.

The Government is committed to putting people’s wellbeing at the heart of its policies, including reporting against a wider set of wellbeing indicators. The broader set of indicators aim to show a more rounded measure of success, recognising that a country’s prosperity needs to be shared in order to allow for growth and social mobility, but also to maximise the innovative potential of the economy. Currently we don’t have a measure for shared prosperity, or a consensus on what this actually means. Hear the latest research from Massey Business School on a Shared Prosperity Index – identifying the dimensions that form the basis of how a society fairly shares its prosperity, and how reducing barriers to opportunity can be a key factor in enhancing economic growth.

There will be a 30-minute networking opportunity with light refreshments at the beginning of each event.
Organised by:
Massey University
Date:
01 May 2019
Time:
17:30 - 19:00
Venue:
Massey Business School Building 10, Room 2.15 Massey University, Gate 1, Lucas Creek Cres, Albany
Hady Wenham - Women in Business
Women in Business
We are delighted that Hady Wenham is our speaker for the first Women in Business event of 2019.

Hady Wenham is the founder of Forme Spa & Wellbeing. She has built the business from a single location 17 years ago, into New Zealand’s largest day spa group with 10 spas in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. During this time she’s learned how to scale a business, the importance of procedures, living by the numbers, and has grown it into a successful business that looks after tens of thousands of customers each year.

In addition to Forme Spa & Wellbeing, sister company Spa Solutions imports the prestigious brands of Bioelements and Deborah Lippmann from America, Babor from Germany, Synergie from Australia.

Hady has a background in marketing and advertising prior to commencing the business, so the power of branding has been a key part of the success story and as a result, Forme Spa is a highly recognised and trusted brand in the industry.

Hady has also juggled setting up her business with raising two kids, one who was only 2 years old at the start of the business and the other was born a year later, both teenagers now. Never one to sit quietly, there are many new developments on the horizon and planned for the future for Hady and her business.

Join us at the first Women in Business event of 2019 and receive a special gift from Forme Spa on the day!

Our thanks to Eclipse Recruitment who are the Women in Business event sponsor.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
04 April 2019
Time:
10:00 - 12:00
Venue:
North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members. Guests of members will be charged $40+gst.
First on the Scene Workshop
St John
First on the Scene Workshop
A customer or one of your staff needs urgent medical assistance. You are the first and possibly the only person there to respond. You’ve rung 111, and the St John Ambulance is on its way.

WHAT YOU DO IN THE NEXT 4–12 MINUTES
BEFORE THE ST JOHN AMBULANCE ARRIVES
COULD SAVE THAT PERSON'S LIFE.
St John has designed a two-hour workshop to up-skill staff. In two hours, your staff will be shown how to deal with the five most common situations they are likely to encounter in their
workplace environment; it could be a cardiac arrest, a falling injury, or a person cut and badly bleeding. The aim of this workshop is to up-skill staff to compliment, or assist, your fully trained first aiders.

COURSE CONTENT
• Adult CPR (including a demonstration on an AED defibrillator unit)
• Managing an unconscious patient (who does not require CPR)
• Best positioning, airway management, and environment assessment
• Managing a conscious patient, (who is feeling faint or having difficulty breathing)
• Dealing with strains, fractures or broken bones due to a slip or fall
• Dealing with life threatening bleeding
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
03 April 2019
Time:
14:00 - 16:00
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
$30 plus GST for members. Non-members pay $40 plus GST per person to attend.
Business Capability Breakfast – Physical Health & Wellbeing
Business Breakfasts
Grant Schofield is Professor of Public Health, and Director of the Human Potential Centre at AUT Millennium.
He will be talking about Physical Health and Wellbeing and covering the topic 'Brain rules on leading a healthy life.'

His research and teaching interests range from understanding and improving lifestyle behaviours such as sleep, nutrition, and physical activity, to wellbeing epidemiology and human performance. He maintains a "multi fluency across psychology, physiology, public health, epidemiology, and human performance.

Professor Schofield takes a "think outside the box" approach to his work in tackling the big health problems of our times. He is known for "challenging current beliefs" in his field. His current project base and large group of talented postgraduate thesis students show an exciting range of these challenges.

Join us to understand and learn more about your physical health and wellbeing from a leading industry expert.

Breakfast will be served at the event.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
28 March 2019
Time:
07:00 - 09:00
Venue:
North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany, Auckland 0632
Price:
Free for one representative of Business North Harbour and Associate members. Guests of members will be charged $40+gst. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60+gst per guest. $280+gst for a table for 8 (members), $480+gst non members table.
Business Capability Luncheon - Leadership
Business Lunches
Our first Business Capability Luncheon of 2019 is with world renowned Gilbert Enoka, All Blacks Manager - Leadership.

Gilbert Enoka has a long history of success as a mental skills coach with New Zealand’s corporate and sporting elite. He is internationally renowned for his 16-year history with the All Blacks, first as their mental skills coach and now as manager. He has been with the All Blacks for over 200 tests and during that time the team has won back-to-back Rugby World Cups, one Laureus Award (for the best team in the world), 13 Bledisloe Cups, three Grand Slams, seven Tri Nations and four Rugby Championships.

Gilbert is a sought after speaker, giving insight into the psychology behind individual and team success in world-level sport and how this can be applied to any walk of life. He has been invited to be keynote speaker throughout the world at over 100 events, talking about leadership, performing under pressure, mental management, strategic planning, effective business management and building thriving cultures.

Full luncheon will be served.

Book early, as this event will sell out fast!
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
15 March 2019
Time:
12:00 - 14:00
Venue:
QBE Lounge, QBE Stadium, Stadium Dr, Albany, Auckland 0632
Price:
Free for one representative of Business North Harbour members and Associate members. Guests of members will be charged $60 plus GST to attend. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $80 + GST per guest. $400 + GST for a table for 8.
Harness Technology and Scale your Business
Member Event Post
Technology drives everything in modern business. To work efficiently and grow your business ahead of the competition, the right technology is undisputedly essential.

However technology can be complex and confusing, and without expertise it is all too easy to spend in areas that are not core to your company’s growth trajectory. Many companies overlook this and underestimate what they need to do to manage their technology. This ends up consuming time and money which could be better spent elsewhere.

This interactive workshop is designed for business owners who know they need to improve their technology use but want to do it in a context of business growth strategy. Informative and non-technical, together we will explore tips and tricks for small business owners to get the most out of their business technology both now and in the future.

By joining this community workshop event you will:

* Know what you need to do to plan your technology for the business you want to grow
* Identify hidden areas where you can reduce unnecessary expense on technology
* Determine your plan to protect your most critical digital assets
* Receive an expert template to build your own technology policy
Organised by:
Satsumo Limited
Date:
28 February 2019
Time:
18:00 - 20:00
Venue:
Satsumo Albany Unit 10, 215 Rosedale Road Auckland 0632
Price:
Free
Mental Health First Aid Workshop
St John
THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULL, HOWEVER, PLEASE STILL REGISTER YOUR INTEREST AND WE WILL ADVISE IF A SPACE BECOMES AVAILABLE. WE WILL BOOK ANOTHER WORKSHOP IN THE NEAR FUTURE IF ENOUGH INTEREST IS SHOWN.

Mental Health First Aid
Learn how to identify, understand and respond to
signs of mental health issues in work colleagues, friends and family members.

WHAT TO EXPECT
Using a variety of best practice learning methods, including
discussions, videos and scenario work, this course is ideal for
anyone wanting to help recognise mental distress and what they
can do to help.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
• Those who are responsible for staff or interact with the public
• Anyone who wants to improve their knowledge around mental
health and wellbeing.

COURSE OUTCOMES
By the end of the course participants should be able to:
• Identify the early signs of mental distress
• Have an understanding of the relationship between mental health
and unwellness
• Identify when a person may be experiencing a mental health crisis
• Identify strategies for managing a mental health crisis safely
• Know and be able to use the St John Listen to your HEAD™
action plan
• Identify agencies who can help and/or know how to get
immediate assistance if necessary
• Understand debrief strategies for self-care including reflective practice.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
26 February 2019
Time:
13:00 - 17:00
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
$75 plus GST for members. Non-members pay $85 plus GST per person to attend.
Business Capability Luncheon – Creating a Work Life Balance
Business Lunches
Looking to improve staff morale and performance in your workplace? Find out how to develop and implement a health and wellbeing strategy for your organisation.

Andrew Barnes, Founder of Perpetual Guardian, is at the forefront of this change and has rolled out a four day week model where his employees are being paid for five.  What Andrew, and Perpetual Guardian’s Head of People & Capability Christine Brotherton, witnessed in the company was not only an increase in productivity but also improved staff engagement. 

Andrew and Christine will discuss the working model, how it applied in the Perpetual Guardian business and how they believe it can work across other businesses throughout New Zealand and around the world.

This initiative has seen huge success both locally and globally through empowering employees, reduced stress levels, higher productivity, increased team engagement and work life balance improved significantly.

To learn more on this topic and how it can have a positive impact on you and your organisation sign up today.

Full luncheon will be served.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
25 February 2019
Time:
12:00 - 14:00
Venue:
North Lounge, QBE Stadium, Stadium Dr, Albany, Auckland 0632
Price:
Free for one representative of Business North Harbour and Associate members. Guests of members will be charged $50+gst. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60+gst per guest. $350+gst for a table for 8 (members), $480+gst non members table.

Business Programmes

Our Business Capability Programmes are designed to meet the diverse needs of our members. Business North Harbour will aim to:

  • Provide a consolidated guide to current training options and providers.
  • Provide workshops and/or seminars based on needs identified by members.
  • Connect members with the appropriate expertise to deliver training specific to their business.

To date we have facilitated successful programmes focused on: Sales and Marketing; People Management; Organisational Development; Financial Management; and Processes and Procedures

The value of these programmes are transferred to our members’ businesses as a way to add core training, knowledge and competency amongst their teams. 

Boost your business with the Westpac Auckland Business Awards North 2018

Business North Harbour is excited to announce that we are supporting these awards through sponsorship of the Excellence in Employer Category

We are encouraging business owners to leverage value for their organisation through the additional profile and practical consultancy available throughout the entry and judging process.

Make the most of the chance to work on your business – and not just in it.  

Effective people management can really give businesses the edge in a competitive market.   We know there are many examples of excellence north of the bridge and we want to encourage these businesses to enter.

Special Interest Groups

'One Size Fits All' does not apply to business. Recognising this, Business North Harbour offers specialist workshops and tailored information for a growing number of industry and special interest groups across our business district.  For example, we have offered workshops for those wishing to develop export or import markets, and those with an interest in commercial property investment.

These workshops or mini conferences will be promoted on our Events Calendar.