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.

Health and Safety – how does this effect you?

Business Capability Workshop

Business North Harbour is delighted to host Justin Michaels from Worksafe NZ and his team, plus Claire McCool – McVeagh Fleming for this workshop. This is the chance for you to hear from these experts, the most up to date information as to how the Health and Safety Act effects you and your employees. Make sure you are current with your practices to avoid costly accidents.

Both Justin and Claire will present an overview. Then we will break into two groups – one for those businesses operating within the commercial/office environment, and the second for those businesses within the manufacturing and industrial sectors. This way you can elect which sector best represents your activities so that the tailored content is relevant to your needs.

You will go away from this workshop with practical advice and the confidence that you are up to date. You will be able to put these lessons into action straight away to protect you and your staff. It will be two hours well spent. See you there!

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

15 February 2018

Time:

08:00 - 10:00

Venue:

Albany Community Hub, 575 Albany Highway, Albany 0632. On site parking available
Price:
Free for two representatives from commercial property and business owners, within the North Harbour BID. Bring along your H&S representative! Additional member guests $30 + GST per person.

The best leaders don't shout

Business Capability Workshop

We are excited to announce, Bruce Cotterhill as our guest speaker for this very important workshop.

We'll kick start 2018 with this 90 minute session which will help you engage your people, manage millennials, and get things done!

Five-time CEO Bruce Cotterill shares the lessons he learned fixing broken businesses and rebuilding shattered teams. It’s a jargon free, enlightened pathway to improving management performance that will help everyone from CEOs to team leaders to build better workplaces, more engaged teams and happier customers.

Bruce’s sessions are jam packed with simple useful tips woven into light hearted true stories to help you focus on the things you can control; put the “7 Principles of Profit” to work in your business; and improve clarity, communication and consistency.

Don’t just talk about it, or shout about it … become a better leader.

About the Speaker
Bruce Cotterill took on his first leadership role at the age of just 17. He went on to build a career that he describes as a “vertical learning curve”. In a CEO career dominated by change and transformation, he has led Australian real estate group Colliers in both New Zealand and Australia, Kerry Packer’s ACP Magazines, and iconic Kiwi sportswear company Canterbury International. In 2008, he took charge of Yellow Pages Group to lead that business through a period of dramatic change, including the restructure of the Company’s $1.8 billion of debt. He is now a professional director with a portfolio comprising six Boards, is a highly regarded advisor to business leaders, and is one of Australasia’s leading conference keynote speakers.

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

28 February 2018

Time:

07:00 - 09:00

Venue:

QBE Stadium, South Lounge, Stadium Drive (GATE H)
Price:
One representative per commercial property or business owner (members) within the North Harbour BID. Additional BID member guests: $50 + GST members, $60 + GST non-members.

The Auckland Economy – how is it tracking?

Public Meetings

Business North Harbour are delighted to host David Norman, Auckland Council’s Chief Economist, as our guest speaker at this luncheon. David will provide us with an overview of Auckland’s economy, highlighting what’s working, and what’s not. David is an engaging speaker so don’t come along thinking it will be a dry presentation with lots of pie charts.

The timing of David’s presentation is particularly important as on the 28 February 2018, the Mayor Phil Goff, will release the ten year plan and budget for Auckland. We will make available copies of this document for your review in which Auckland Council will detail their infrastructure investment strategy for 2018-28, along with other business, lifestyle and community driven investment. Business North Harbour will provide a formal submission on council’s plans, so we look forward to gathering your thoughts over the four week consultation period.

There will be a maximum on 90 guests, so please RSVP quickly.

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

06 March 2018

Time:

12:00 - 14:00

Price:
One representative per commercial property or business owner within the North Harbour BID. Additional guests: $50 + GST members, $60 + GST non-members. Table of eight $350 + GST. Please note there will be a cash bar available.

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.
Doing it for SHORE: Showcasing Local Success
Business After Five
Come and have a drink and nibbles, and make the most of the opportunity to network with like-minded business professionals.

It's that time of the year, to wind down and celebrate your successes. This networking event even includes a 'speed networking session'. This is the final networking meeting for 2017 hosted by Business North Harbour and Massey University.

Invite your staff, your colleagues and your team to enjoy a night of speakers and plan for the 2018 year by building your connections now!

Break-out sessions include: ‘Fostering and Innovation District’, ‘Empowering your Organisation’ and ‘Retail trends: Future of Brick and Mortar’.

The perfect way to end off a busy and successful year.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
30 November 2017
Time:
17:00 - 19:00
Venue:
Massey University, Massey Business School
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members. Additional guests are charged at $40 plus GST per person. Drinks an
Retail Security Workshop
Business Workshops
Protect Against SHOPLIFTING

Does your business sell to the public from a retail or outlet shop?

Then this training has been designed for you.

Learn practical steps to protect your business by managing the risks and keeping your business and staff safe.

This is a FREE workshop offered by Business North Harbour in association with Armourguard and the local Police support.

If you would like to book yourself and/or your team to attend this workshop, please contact us on 09 968 2222 or email david@businessnh.org.nz

A light breakfast, tea and coffee will be available
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
28 November 2017
Time:
07:15 - 08:15
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
FREE
One Day Sale
One Day Sale
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
25 November 2017
Time:
17:00 - 19:00
Building Extraordinary Business Teams
Member Event Post
EVER THOUGHT HOW GREAT IT WOULD BE TO HAVE HELP, BUT DID NOT KNOW WHERE TO START?

Most Business Owners Hire to Fight Fires - And get more fires!
How a strategic approach to your human resources could transform your business!

There are two critical questions you must ask, and answer when you get committed to taking your business HR to the next level.
Who do I need on the bus?
Where do they sit on the bus?

By stopping for a moment and taking the time to get a sound strategic plan in place for your Human Resources you can completely change your business for the better.

In this mini-workshop, you get to stand back and choose the future of your business. Many small business owners started out (and often never stopped) wearing "many hats" in the business, and even when they grew the owner failed to accurately create a clear plan for how the company would operate after the "many hats" phase.

At the Business Wellness Institute, we very pragmatic in our approach, and like to get it "done now" What will you get?
- How to identify your businesses needs
- How to create a clear picture of the position that will best serve your business
- How to build an internal HR monitoring system that ensures the strategy is followed.

Don't miss out on this opportunity! Spaces are limited.
Organised by:
Business Growth Stratagem
Date:
23 November 2017
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
FREE
Basic Life Support Workshop
St John
Spaces are limited to only 20 people. The course will be repeated if demand exceeds available places.

This course teaches you essential life-saving skills.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that is used when someone's heart has stopped. Some medical conditions, such as a severe heart attack, can cause the heart to stop. Other causes include drowning, electric shock, poisoning, overdose and serious injury. For CPR to be successful, it needs to be started as soon as possible after a person's heart stops.

This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn CPR; it also covers management of choking, bleeding and shock and helps your workplace to meet health and safety standards. This course includes assessment and leads to an NZQA unit standard.

This 4¼ hour course is a mixture of theory and practice. On completion, you will:

Know when and how to apply CPR for an adult, child and baby
know what to do if someone is choking
Manage serious bleeding until medical help arrives
Gain NZQA unit standard 6402 (or by special arrangement 26551). The NZQA unit 6402 can earn you a certificate towards Health and Safety.
Content covered in the workshop:

Scene safety
Calling an ambulance
CPR
Choking
Bleeding
Priority will be given to members first, before accepting RSVP’s from outside of the Business Improvement District.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
16 November 2017
Time:
12:00 - 16:45
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
$50 plus GST per representative, from every business/property in the Business Improvement District. . Non-members pay $80 plus GST per person to attend
Building Extraordinary Business Teams
Member Event Post
EVER THOUGHT HOW GREAT IT WOULD BE TO HAVE HELP, BUT DID NOT KNOW WHERE TO START?

Most Business Owners Hire to Fight Fires - And get more fires!
How a strategic approach to your human resources could transform your business!

There are two critical questions you must ask, and answer when you get committed to taking your business HR to the next level.
Who do I need on the bus?
Where do they sit on the bus?

By stopping for a moment and taking the time to get a sound strategic plan in place for your Human Resources you can completely change your business for the better.

In this mini-workshop, you get to stand back and choose the future of your business. Many small business owners started out (and often never stopped) wearing "many hats" in the business, and even when they grew the owner failed to accurately create a clear plan for how the company would operate after the "many hats" phase.

At the Business Wellness Institute, we very pragmatic in our approach, and like to get it "done now" What will you get?
- How to identify your businesses needs
- How to create a clear picture of the position that will best serve your business
- How to build an internal HR monitoring system that ensures the strategy is followed.

Don't miss out on this opportunity! Spaces are limited.
Organised by:
Business Growth Stratagem
Date:
15 November 2017
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
FREE
CEO Forum - Campbell Mitchell
Business Workshops
Business North Harbour is delighted to invite you to our second CEO Forum, 15 November 2017, 12 midday – 1pm.

Over a boardroom lunch, we will have a 15-20 minute presentation from Campbell Mitchell regarding From Risk to Reward – a study that Suncorp has conducted to explore New Zealand businesses’ attitudes to risk, what’s holding them back or helping them succeed, and how they feel about growth.

He’ll share some insights from the research and what we can learn about taking business risks, and discuss how Auckland’s attitudes to risk differ from the rest of New Zealand. Following on from Campbell’s presentation will be the chance for those present to share their experiences of managing risk within their business, and what drives the reward element of their business. This will be conducted under Chatham House Rules. ​

Campbell Mitchell - Executive General Manager Customer Experience, Suncorp New Zealand

Campbell has a wealth of experience in customer insights, digital marketing and brand strategy, retention and managing a mix of direct and intermediated customers.

Prior to joining Suncorp, Campbell was the Chief Marketing Office at Fairfax Media where he was responsible for all business to consumer revenue and strategy.
New to the insurance industry Campbell has held senior roles in marketing, sales and digital on both sides of the Tasman and started his career as a journalist in New Zealand.


Suncorp New Zealand* is part of Suncorp, a leading general insurance, banking, life insurance and superannuation business with brands in Australia and New Zealand. Suncorp Group has approximately 13,500 employees and relationships with around nine million customers. Suncorp Group is a Top 20 ASX-listed company with A$96 billion in assets.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
15 November 2017
Time:
12:00 - 13:30
Venue:
AUT Millennium, Common Wealth Room, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale
Price:
FREE
Clients on Demand - 1 day LIVE Workshop
Member Event Post
Clients On Demand with The Online Business Accelerator

The Online Business Accelerator (OBA) from Takapuna is running a 1-day live workshop to help local businesses create a reliable sales funnel that generates regular quality leads and clients ahead of 2018.

Jonathan and Jeremy have over 20-years of digital marketing expertise between them and will be sharing the very latest web tactics, lead generation tools and sales strategies that can be implemented immediately within your own business.

Representatives of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members are entitled to a ‘super early bird’ ticket for just $97 (normally $297) giving your business access to;

• The workshop’s 4 live content sessions (Find out more here)
• Rare networking opportunities within your field
• Swipe booklet packed with useful marketing activities and step-by-step web strategies
• All day refreshments including morning/afternoon tea and lunch PLUS a wine + nibbles invitation to network and ask questions at the end
• All day free parking
• And a ‘double your money’ event guarantee (Learn more)

On top of the $200 discount, members will also receive free lifetime access to one of their lead generation marketing tools. This particular software converts cold traffic from your Facebook page, website, sales pages etc. and is currently selling for $450USD p/year.

If you’re looking to specifically increase your revenue and free up more of your business then we can highly recommend this 1-day marketing experience for your business.

Please email jonathan@obanz.org.nz with any specific event questions.
Organised by:
Online Business Accelerator Ltd
Date:
14 November 2017
Time:
08:45 - 16:30
Venue:
Quality Hotel, Parnell, Auckland
Price:
$97 for representatives of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members (normally $297). Guests of members will be charged $197 (incl GST) to attend.
The 'First to Respond' Workshop
St John
Spaces are limited to only 20 people. The course will be repeated if demand exceeds available places.

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; The St John Ambulance is on its way.

Would you know what to do next?

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 this two-hour workshop to up-skill staff. In two hours, your staff will be shown how to deal with the five most common situations that are likely to encounter in their workplace environment; it could be a cardiac arrest, a falling injury, or even 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

Content covered in the workshop:

* Adult CPR, (including a demonstration on an AED defibrillator unit)
* Managing an unconscious patient (who does not require CPR),
* Best positioning, airway management, environment such as warmth
* Managing a conscious patient, (who is feeling faint, having difficulty breathing, etc)
* Dealing with strains, fractures or broken bones due to a slip or fall
* Dealing with life threatening bleeding

Priority will be given to members first, before accepting RSVP’s from outside of the Business Improvement District.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour & St John
Date:
09 November 2017
Time:
12:00 - 02:00
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.
Building Extraordinary Business Teams
Member Event Post
EVER THOUGHT HOW GREAT IT WOULD BE TO HAVE HELP, BUT DID NOT KNOW WHERE TO START?

Most Business Owners Hire to Fight Fires - And get more fires!
How a strategic approach to your human resources could transform your business!

There are two critical questions you must ask, and answer when you get committed to taking your business HR to the next level.
Who do I need on the bus?
Where do they sit on the bus?

By stopping for a moment and taking the time to get a sound strategic plan in place for your Human Resources you can completely change your business for the better.

In this mini-workshop, you get to stand back and choose the future of your business. Many small business owners started out (and often never stopped) wearing "many hats" in the business, and even when they grew the owner failed to accurately create a clear plan for how the company would operate after the "many hats" phase.

At the Business Wellness Institute, we very pragmatic in our approach, and like to get it "done now" What will you get?
- How to identify your businesses needs
- How to create a clear picture of the position that will best serve your business
- How to build an internal HR monitoring system that ensures the strategy is followed.

Don't miss out on this opportunity! Spaces are limited.
Organised by:
Business Growth Stratagem
Date:
02 November 2017
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway 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.