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.

Grow North: Powering World Leading Innovation

Member Event Post

The North Shore is the second highest region in NZ for number of tech businesses. Find out the why, the who and the how.

There is a well-established, organic collection of innovative, ICT based businesses located on the North Shore who are innovating, disrupting and revolutionising on a local and global scale, and it's these businesses that have lead to the development the Grow North Innovation District.

Learn why the North Shore is being tipped as the silicon valley of NZ by hearing from the businesses who are leading the charge, from early start ups right through to the well established. There will also be an amazing array of innovation on display allowing attendees to physically interact with the tech and innovation that is powering the Grow North Innovation District.

Event 1 - Early stage startups - 12:30 to 1:30

Rob Hanks: Curiat - https://www.curiat.co.nz

Carol Brown: Roleworks - https://www.roleworks.com

David Smith: Flowbox

+ Q&A panel discussion

Event 2 – Businesses that are accelerating - 1:30 to 2:15

Jesse Baker: FaceMe - https://www.faceme.com

Peter Dickinson - GreenTree International - https://www.myob.com/au/enterprise/software-systems/greentree-erp

+ Q&A panel discussion

Event 3 - Business that are well established - 2:30 to 3:15

Phil Nunn: Snapcomms - https://www.snapcomms.com

Jarred Clayton: E Road - http://www.eroad.co.nz

Dan Harrell: Invenco - http://www.invenco.com

+ Q&A panel discussion

Event 4 - Unfiltered Live Interview - 3:30 to 4:30

Rawdon Christie interviewing Tim Norton from 90 Seconds

http://90seconds.tv
https://unfiltered.tv/#/

Followed by Networking drinks in the B:HIVE B:AR

 

Date:

24 May 2018

Time:

12:00 - 18:00

Venue:

B:HIVE AKA THE BUSINESS HIVE - SMALES FARM, 72 TAHAROTO ROAD, TAKAPUNA, AUCKLAND
Price:
FREE

 

Employment Seminar Series

Member Event Post

RSVP: Please email chantelle@monsellierlaw.com

Topic 1: as above

Topic 2: Holiday Leave - The Basics scheduled fro 27 June 2018. Please book via calendar.

 

Organised by:

Monsellier Law Limited

Date:

13 June 2018

Time:

16:30 - 18:30

Venue:

Regus, Building 4, Level 3, 61 Constellation Drive
Price:
$10 plus GST per person (Complimentary for Gold members)

Minister Phil Twyford's update on Transport and Infrastructure

Business Lunches

Do you run a business or own a commercial property in the North Harbour district?
How do you feel about the Government’s plans for Transport and Infrastructure?
Are you confident about how proposals for Development and Investment could impact your commercial interests?

The Minister will present information about the future of Transport and Infrastructure in Auckland, and specifically the North Shore.

The regional fuel levy, any-time congestion, the light railway link, the continued development of Albany and Long Bay - how do you feel about these issues?

Take this opportunity to find out more detail and voice your concerns to the man behind many of the crucial decisions.

This is not the usual format of our usual sit down lunch events - following the Minister's presentation we will have a light networking lunch. This will give you an opportunity to speak to your fellow business peers.

 

Date:

15 June 2018

Time:

11:45 - 12:30

Venue:

Finish Line Room, AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members. Additional Members and Associate Members and/or guests will be charged $60 plus GST to attend - limited to 120 seats

 

Hon. Phil Twyford on Local Development and Investments

NSCP Group

Do you run a business or own a commercial property in the North Harbour district?
How do you feel about the Government’s plans for Transport and Infrastructure?
Are you confident about how proposals for Development and Investment could impact your commercial interests?

The Minister will attend a round-table discussion, hosted by The North Shore Commercial Property Group. He will be updating attendees about the future of Development and Investment in Auckland, and especially on the North Shore.

Property owners, tenants, property managers, valuers, lenders, compliance officers - this is your chance to ask questions and learn first-hand how you could be affected and when.

 

Date:

15 June 2018

Time:

11:00 - 11:30

Venue:

Commonwealth Room, AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale
Price:
Free

 

Kirsten Taylor - Managing Growth

Women in Business

Kirsten Taylor Managing Director and founder of highly successful Kiwi company SleepDrops is New Zealand’s leading naturopathic sleep specialist. She is also no stranger to managing growth. Having started SleepDrops with no seed funding or capital every dollar made has been reinvested but making a product range that caters to a massive demand of nearly half our population has been a roller coaster ride.

Kirsten’s range of sleep and stress remedies has taken the NZ Market by storm, becoming the number one selling sleep range in pharmacies as well as growing the entire sleep industry by 20% in just one year. SleepDrops was awarded the winner of the ‘Best Emerging Business’ category and finalist of “Excellence in Innovation” at the recent Westpac awards. Her flagship product SleepDrops for Adults won ‘Best New Product’ at the 2014 Health2000 Supplier Awards. It is the energy, passion and vision Kirsten brings to the company which has led to its rapid expansion over the past four years, seeing extensive growth in New Zealand and in overseas markets including Hong Kong, Singapore and the US.

Kirsten juggles this growing start up with her thirst for business excellence, strategy, planning and balancing her life with her partner and a blended family which includes 2 teenage boys!

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

21 June 2018

Time:

10:30 - 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 plus GST to attend.

 

Employment Seminar Series

Member Event Post

RSVP: Please email chantelle@monsellierlaw.com to book

Topic 2: as above

Topic 1: The Year Ahead - scheduled for 13 June, please book via calendar.

 

Organised by:

Monsellier Law Limited

Date:

27 June 2018

Time:

16:30 - 18:30

Venue:

Regus, Building 4, Level 3, 61 Constellation Drive
Price:
$10 plus GST per person (Complimentary for Gold members)
British High Commissioner to New Zealand
Business After Five
Would you like an update on post-BREXIT?

Do you import or export to the UK?

British High Commissioner to New Zealand, Laura Clarke, will present followed by a networking session at the North Shore Golf Club.

Drinks and nibbles provided.
Date:
17 May 2018
Time:
17:00 - 19:00
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 plus GST to attend.
Marketing Masterclass
Business Capability Workshop
Vesna Nixon is Kiwibank’s Head of Marketing Campaigns, based in the banks’ Wellington head office. She’s responsible for running all the advertising for Kiwibank’s many products and services both above, and below, the line. With over 20 years’ marketing experience in the financial services industry there really isn’t an area of marketing she hasn’t covered off. Kiwibank currently has a marketing team of over 20 people, running all aspects of direct, digital, in-store, external partnerships and above the line communications across Kiwibank’s Personal, Business Banking, Wealth and Insurance divisions. Kiwibank is now 16 years old (and Vesna has been there for 13 of these years), and in that time it has grown to over 1 million customers.

1. Knowing what you stand for, point of difference etc
2. Being consistent e.g. write down your brand tone and beliefs, and stick to them (until you change them!)
3. Different types of (low cost) promotion
4. Social media profile building
5. Email / outbound targeted stuff
6. Upcoming marketing trends

RSVP quickly as spaces are limited to 90 people. Light refreshments will be served.

The first session from 10am-12pm has SOLD OUT! We have now added another session from 1pm-3pm. Please book to ensure you secure a seat at this event.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
10 May 2018
Time:
13:00 - 15:00
Venue:
AUT Millennium, The Finish Line, 17 Antares Place, Mairangi Bay
Price:
One representative of commercial property or business owners/manager (member) within the North Harbour BID free. Additional BID member attendees: $40 + GST members. Non BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60 + GST per guest.
Art Exhibition by Robin Midgley
Member Event Post
Robin has always had a close affinity with the New Zealand landscape. Introduced to fishing and boating at the age of four he has a particular passion for painting landscapes containing a water theme.

Robin started painting in 1992 at the age of 34, after a fall from a roof left him a paraplegic. In what has been an amazing life journey, the former sheet metal worker recognised his need for a redefinition of his skills. After completing six months of oil painting lessons, Robin revalued his own abilities and style to express his talents.

Subsequent to winning several competitions he has now become a full time artist and is finding favour among realist collectors in Australia, Canada, England, Germany and New Zealand. Robin’s paintings are sought after by collectors and investors. Hanging in public and private collections locally internationally, representing a solid investment.

Admired by many people who have travelled to the locations painted as about as life like and authentic as possible, often exclaiming “I feel as though I could walk into the painting”.

Robin paints from his studio at Satsumo, full appreciation for his work is only fulfilled when you experience them personally - pop along or make an appointment for a viewing.
Organised by:
Satsumo Limited
Date:
10 May 2018
Time:
16:00 - 20:00
Venue:
10/215 Rosedale Road, Albany
Price:
FREE
The 'First to Respond' Workshop
St John
Date:
09 May 2018
Time:
14:00 - 16:00
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
$30 plus GST for one representative per member from every business/property in the Business Improvement District. Non-members pay $50 plus GST per person to attend.
How to achieve your IDEAL BUSINESS
Member Event Post
Did you think that by now, you would be seeing greater reward for all the effort you’ve invested into your business?

Business Owners we talk to are experts in their field and they have a good business. But they get sucked into the day to day operations of their business and, as a result, many of their plans for growth, plans for making more money or for spending less time at work go out the window.

For many business owners, the reality of running their own business is no better than the grind of having a job, and sadly, quite often, they're making less money!

Business Owners we talk to tell us:

They’re either on the tools, looking after staff, dealing with customers or doing invoicing and other administrative tasks - all of which take their focus away from building their Ideal Business.
They’re stressed and finding it hard going
They’re awake at night worrying about cashflow, staffing issues or customer issues.
It’s taking a lot longer than they thought it would, to build their Ideal Business
But it doesn’t have to be that way.

We know that money is made or lost in 3 key areas, and we want to share with you the 9 key projects to focus on to make the biggest difference to your business right now!

Kick off the new Financial Year with clarity - join us for this 2 hour workshop on How to Achieve Your Ideal Business!

You'll discover

The current future of your business
The 3 critical areas that money is made or lost in business
The 9 projects to focus on to achieve your ideal business
You'll get a workbook & walk out with clarity on what to do!

Our previous workshops have sold out, so secure your ticket now!
Organised by:
Value Builders
Date:
12 April 2018
Time:
09:30 - 11:30
Venue:
B:HIVE Building (Ground Floor, Lollapalooza Room), 74 Taharoto Rd, Smales Farm
Price:
$29.95
Vic Crone on Innovation
Business Lunches
Vic came on board as Chief Executive with Callaghan Innovation in March 2017. She has significant executive and governance experience in technology and innovation. She brings a strong customer focus, and a track record of leading and implementing strategy, and building organisational culture. Vic was previously the Managing Director of Xero, NZ and New Markets, following executive roles at Chorus and Telecom New Zealand. She has been an Independent Director on the Boards of a number of companies and organisations in the technology sector, including RedShield, Figure.NZ, Creative HQ and the Hi-Tech Trust.

We have asked Vic to speak about Research and Development (R&D) in NZ. The latest NZ R&D report states that Business Expenditure on Research and Development (BERN) has reached the highest its ever been in NZ. Businesses are realising the importance of R&D when producing products, services and overall innovation. R&D is vital for the economy to prosper, and Vic is an expert in this field as Chief Executive of Callaghan Innovation. She will also detail the latest opportunities and grants available to businesses as provided by the NZ Government and its agencies.
Date:
11 April 2018
Time:
12:00 - 14:00
Venue:
QBE Stadium, Level 3 Lounge
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members. Additional guests within the area cost $55 + GST. Guests outside the area cost $65 + GST. Tables of 8 are available at $350 + GST.
CEO FORUM: Cyber security – it’s not just about compliance
CEO Forum
By taking care of cyber security – making sure the integrity of your company, customer and supplier data is secure, your business can develop new ways of communicating with their clients and suppliers, create new global markets confident in your international compliance. With a strong and secure data platform, you can use technology as a real enabler to business growth.

In 2017, cyber-crime cost the global economy US$3 trillion... and New Zealand is not immune. From over 100 ransomware attacks a day to phishing emails and fraudulent online activities, New Zealand business's reputations and finances have been seriously affected over the past year.
As it becomes clear that cyber-crime is no longer an IT issue, but something that boards and executives need to prepare and plan for, New Zealand businesses are grappling with how to approach and deal with these new risks.

Come and join Peter Bailey, General Manager of Aura Information Security for light refreshments and find out about global and local cyber security trends, how these are affecting New Zealand businesses, and most importantly, what your business should be doing to prepare for and prevent attacks.

This will be an opportunity to hear from an expert in the field, as well as ask any questions you might have about cyber security. Please feel free to invite your technology manager with you if you think this would be of value to your business.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
20 March 2018
Time:
16:00 - 18:00
Venue:
AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place. The Finish Line Room.
Price:
FREE
Have your say: Auckland Council 10-year plan and budget for Auckland (2018-28)
Public Meetings
Auckland Council really values the feedback they receive from the North Harbour area, and so to help you understand the 10- year plan and what this means for you, we will have two senior managers from Auckland Council attending. Andrew Duncan, Manager Financial Policy and Richard Hughes, Principal Specialist Auckland Plan Implementation & Monitoring will present an overview of the draft budget, and then facilitate the Q&A session.

This budget is a very important document, as it forms the basis of how the council will fund and deliver projects over the next 10 years. It outlines their wish list in terms of income streams and investment priorities, so it’s important that North Harbour receives a fair "cut of the pie". From past experience, if a project isn’t listed in the 10-year plan, it becomes very difficult to bring forward this investment at a later date. For example: if we need improvements to local roads and intersections, investment in sporting facilities within the area, expansion of public transport facilities – routes and Park & Rides – then NOW is the time to have our say. There are key infrastructure projects such as the second Waitemata Harbour crossing and light-rail to North Shore that currently aren’t featured in the Auckland 10-year plan and budget plan, so if these are important to you, then please attend this event.

Here are a few topics covered in the 10-year plan and budget:

• Transport – introducing a regional fuel tax to pay for improvements to our transport system
• Environment – cleaning up our harbours and streams and paying for it
• Environment – protecting our endangered species (such as kauri) and paying for it
• Rates – our approach to the average general rates increase
• Rates – changes to the way we rate online accommodation providers (e.g. properties let out on online services such as Airbnb)
• Disestablishing Auckland Council Investments Ltd
• Local priorities – what the priorities are in your area

Following this workshop, Business North Harbour will prepare a formal submission incorporating your views as part of our response to the 10-year plan and budget. The overall plan is released today, 28th February 2018. It is available for download www.akhaveyoursay.nz

There is no cost to attend this workshop, however please RSVP for catering purposes. Please make some time to attend this interactive session.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
15 March 2018
Time:
12:00 - 13:15
Venue:
AUT Millennium, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale
Price:
FREE
Hannah McQueen
Women in Business
Join us on the 13th March 2018 for a lovely high-tea. Hannah McQueen, Finance Guru and Entrepreneur will be our guest speaker.


About:
Hannah McQueen is one of NZ’s leading experts on personal finance and is considered an authority on the subject of ‘taking control of your finances’. She is the author of the best-selling book – “Kill your Mortgage and Sort your Retirement”. She is the founder and director of enableMe - Financial Personal Trainers, a Chartered Accountant, a Master of Taxation Studies, TV Personality and Mum of two.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
13 March 2018
Time:
10:30 - 12:00
Venue:
North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby, Albany
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend.
Rosedale Bus Station Drop-in Session
Public Meetings
Proposed Rosedale Road Bus Station
On 8th December 2017, Hon. Phil Twyford, Transport Minister, released the plans for a proposed new bus station to be located on Rosedale Road, currently where the Turners car site is located.

The station is expected to cater to a minimum of 4,000 commuters per day. The plan is to include local bus stops on Rosedale Road, drop off and pick up areas, and some parking spaces for operational and mobility access car parks (which will be located off Arrenway Drive). When Rosedale Bus Station is completed there will be further service changes which will re-route and improve public transport services to the new station. The construction is due to start in 2019, with completion in 2021.

This project may impact on your investment, either by providing a transport option for the business’s staff and /or creating more congestion in the area.

You are invited to a drop-in information session at which Auckland Transport and NZTA will be present to answer all your questions. Contact sarah@businessnh.org.nz should you have any questions.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
08 March 2018
Time:
12:00 - 14:00
Venue:
Centurion Property Management, 5 Triton Drive, Rosedale
Price:
FREE

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 2017

Business North Harbour is excited to announce that we are supporting these awards through sponsorship of the Excellence in Strategy and Planning 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.  The Strategy and Planning category resonates well with Business North Harbour – both as a sponsor and organisation.

Effective strategic planning puts a framework in place for business owners to control and measure their outputs, attract funding and secure new client relationships.  We know there are many examples of Excellence in Strategy and Planning north of the bridge and we want to encourage these businesses to enter.

View the full list of finalists

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.