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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Business Capability Luncheon – Mental Health & Well being

Business Lunches

Well known Psychologist Nigel Latta will speak on topic of mental health and how to create resilience in your workplace during periods of change, growth and innovation.

Full luncheon will be served.

MORE TO FOLLOW...

 

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.

 

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:

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.

 

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.
Xero Workshop
Member Event Post
Payday Filing is coming soon....

If you're an Employer, from April 2019 onwards it'll be mandatory to file payroll information EVERY pay cycle, due within 2 days of paying your employees.

This is going to be a headache if you're not using Payroll Software.

So, if you've been thinking of making the switch to Xero Payroll, now is a good time.

April will be here before you know it!

With payroll and accounting as one in Xero, it’s easy to process your payroll, pay superannuation and send payslips to your employees. And with your payroll information seamlessly updated into the general ledger, there’s no need for manual data entry.

Book our Xero Payroll Workshop now, learn more and take that admin headache away!
Organised by:
Accountability Net
Date:
12 February 2019
Time:
09:30 - 11:00
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632
Price:
$25 per person
Xero Workshop
Member Event Post
Thinking of using Xero for your business? Or using Xero but need to learn more?

Come & learn... we'll show you how easy it is to use Xero & save time!

Join our workshop and discover the basics of Xero for your business.

We will look at:-

Using the Xero Dashboard and its best features

How to make your transaction processing easier

The best tips & tricks to keep on top of your debtors & creditors

Handy extra features to keep all your financials in one place

Who should attend? If you are looking to start using Xero, or have recently set your own Xero subscription up and want to become more confident in getting the most out of the software then this workshop is for you. Seats are limited so book your place now!

Special offer... join us for this workshop to access a special package offer for Xero conversion & training with our Xero Certified expert.
Organised by:
Accountability Net
Date:
04 December 2018
Time:
09:30 - 11:00
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632
Price:
$23 per person
Motivating Your People
Business Capability Workshop
We are delighted that Laurie Sharp - ASB's Head of Coaching and Development is back by popular demand.

You may think that the end of November is a strange time to be holding a workshop on motivating your people. We often need help to keep the focus for the last few weeks of the year, but the real value will be to get you thinking about how you will drive the team in 2019.

Laurie Sharp is an engaging presenter and he has promised that this workshop will provide real tools which you can use to:
• First get people to believe
• Find out what motivates your team
• Close the gap between your top and bottom performers
• Apply lessons from professional sport in business

We forward to seeing you and your guests at this event.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
22 November 2018
Time:
07:00 - 09:30
Venue:
Level 1, South Lounge, 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 plus GST to attend. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60 + GST per guest.
Transport Planning as Freedom Planning
Member Event Post
What if we planned public transport with a goal of personal freedom? Join us at Auckland Conversations as we explore this idea with Jarrett Walker, one of the original designers of Auckland's new bus network.
The challenge of public transit today is not just having good ideas but being able to explain them. It's crucial to integrate the task of planning with the tasks of explanation and of creating leading innovative processes that engage and empower the public. The goal is managing behaviour change in a positive way – changing the way people travel and the positive outcomes that can produce for Auckland.
Jarrett Walker, a popular speaker and author of the popular book Human Transit, is one of the field’s great explainers. His worldwide transit consulting practice is all about helping communities see their options, and think about their goals, so that they make great decisions for themselves.
We aim to start a conversation here about how transit works, what choices it presents, and how we can use it to create a better Auckland with some real-life examples of change that’s about to reshape the way we use the CBD and beyond.

For more use this link: https://conversations.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events/transport-planning-freedom-planning?utm_source=Auckland%20Conversations%20invite&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Transport%20Planning%20as%20Freedom%20Planning%2022%20November%202018&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fconversations.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz%2Fevents%2Ftransport-planning-freedom-planning
Date:
22 November 2018
Time:
17:00 - 19:00
Venue:
Grand Millennium, Auckland City Centre
Price:
FREE
Cathy Pope - The accidental Jeweller
Women in Business
We are delighted that Cathy Pope is our speaker for the final Women in Business event in 2018.

She has a fascinating story and she is happy to share how her business has developed, the lessons learnt along the way and what the future holds. Here is a short introduction the Cathy Pope Jewellery – a taster of what you will hear on the 8 November.

Classically inspired with a modern simplicity, each piece features striking gemstones, from balancing amethyst to energizing carnelian. Hailing from exotic locations like Pakistan, Brazil and Africa, each gemstone has its own story to tell. Cathy’s jewellery is ideal for the woman who cares if her jewellery is made ethically and isn’t interested in following the crowd and wearing mass produced labels.

With a successful design career, from costume design for TV, film and theatre to bespoke wedding dresses, Cathy Pope is quickly gaining a reputation in the New Zealand fashion scene for producing distinctive, timeless gemstone jewellery with stand-out style. When she’s not designing and creating her sought-after gemstone jewellery, Cathy is travelling to India to work with the artisans and gemstone cutters who help bring her designs to life.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
08 November 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.
Xero Workshop
Member Event Post
Thinking of using Xero for your business? Or using Xero but need to learn more?

Come & learn... we'll show you how easy it is to use Xero & save time!

Join our workshop and discover the basics of Xero for your business.

We will look at:-

Using the Xero Dashboard and its best features

How to make your transaction processing easier

The best tips & tricks to keep on top of your debtors & creditors

Handy extra features to keep all your financials in one place

Who should attend? If you are looking to start using Xero, or have recently set your own Xero subscription up and want to become more confident in getting the most out of the software then this workshop is for you. Seats are limited so book your place now!

Special offer... join us for this workshop to access a special package offer for Xero conversion & training with our Xero Certified expert.
Organised by:
Accountability Net
Date:
06 November 2018
Time:
09:30 - 11:00
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632
Price:
$23 per person

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.