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.

Employment Update by EMA

Business Capability Workshop

Alan McDonald, General Manager Advocacy for the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) will update us on the ER Amendment Bill before Government.

EMA has some concerns regarding the extent and direction of the Bill and he will share the reasons for their position.

Alan will also provide any available updates on Fair Pay Awards, Triangular Bill, Holidays Act and Contractors as Employees.

This will be valuable for businesses across all sectors and sizes, so we look forward to welcoming you at this workshop


Alan McDonald is the General Manager, Advocacy for the EMA. The EMA is the largest business membership organisation in New Zealand covering the area from Taupo to Kaitaia. Its 4000 plus members employ more than 320,000 staff – about 25% of the national workforce – across 8,500 business locations in the region. Alan has an extensive background in Corporate Affairs and Government Relations and manages campaigns and the advocacy team for the EMA. He leads the Government Relations and submissions teams for the EMA and also oversees the operations of ExportNZ in the upper North Island. The current major areas of focus for the EMA and the advocacy team are proposed multiple legislative changes in employment relations, reform of the resource management system and provision of the infrastructure critical for the success of business. Health and safety, training, education and immigration policy and trading conditions are other key areas of interest to the EMA.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

24 July 2018

Time:

07:30 - 08:45

Venue:

North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60 + GST per guest.

 

How to Network

Business Capability Workshop

Do you want to make the most of networking opportunities?
Do you want to maximize your chances of meeting new clients?
Do you know HOW TO NETWORK effectively?

Laurie Sharp, Head of Coaching and Development at ASB Bank, is our guest facilitator for this interactive and informative workshop.

Invest 90 minutes of your time at this workshop and walk away with effective strategies to network confidently.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

26 July 2018

Time:

17:00 - 18:30

Venue:

North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60 + GST per guest.

 

The Ultimate Cyber-Security Event for SMEs

Member Event Post

Cyber crime costs New Zeland businesses in excess of $500m a year.

Many small to medium-sized enterprises are unclear abut the ways in which they're vulnerable, and mistankenly think they're not a viable targert.

Mi-IT together with market leaders in the field of cyber security, are hosting an event where you will learn how to prevent a cyber-attack and how to recover quickly with minimum disruption to your business.

Topics will include:

Security in the Cloud - How safe are you?
Counter defence against different types of cyber attacks
Cyber criminals depend on human error - implementing and maintaining security protocal in your work environment
The importance of how you manage and test your backups
Panel of experts:

Fortinet on Perimiter Security - Swapneil Diwaan
Sophos on Anti-virus - Leon Friend
Storage Craft on Back-ups - Karl Tomson
Mi-IT on end user support - Sean Johnson
A highly informative, interactive event not to be missed!!

Buffet Breakfast and Prize Draw is included
Early bird special one free invite per company

FAQs

Who should attend this event?
In today’s connected world, cyber-security has become everybody’s business. You should attend if you want to understand how to best protect your business in cyber space.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions for the panel?
Please email your questions to events@miit.co.nz and they will be answered at the event.

This event is brought to you by: Miit, Fortinet, Sophos and StorageCraft

 

Organised by:

Miit Limited

Date:

27 July 2018

Time:

07:00 - 08:30

Venue:

North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road
Price:
FREE. Bring a guest and only pay $25

 

Allison Mooney - The People Interpreter

Women in Business

Title: Pressing the Right Buttons both at work and home.

"Every day the roads are filled with different people heading in different directions with different goals in mind, yet all of us drive smoothly along with few mishaps because we all understand some common laws: we stop at stop signs and red lights, we go on green, and we try to follow the speed limit. However in our relationships, both in the home and workplace, we seem to have a few more bumps. We wish we could straighten out all those other people – those very same people who want to straighten us out! Regardless of one’s upbringing, genetics or circumstances the key is respecting and understanding our differences."
You'll understand how to engage with the detailed structure person that won’t move until all the ducks are in line, when you are a “big picture” person that has no interest in the small details.
Or with your ‘significant other ‘that takes ages to make up his/her mind when you want things actioned “NOW!”
Or that child who is more focussed on her/his social activity than applying her/him- self to their school work.

Allie will give you a simple but powerful tool to help us get into the shoes of others, (see things from their world view) and give them what they need.
Ron Willingham says. “People are more apt to relate to you if they perceive that you view their world as they view it” She will show us how.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

21 August 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.

 

Sean Ellison - RICS, Senior Economist

NSCP Group

More details coming soon...

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

29 August 2018

Time:

07:30 - 09:00

Venue:

North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany

Sarah Pearce - Trust and Reputation in a Digital Age

Women in Business

Speaker, author and social strategist, Sarah Pearce, helps people and businesses be seen, heard and profitable. The recipient of many national and international awards throughout her career, Sarah is now sought after by many organisations for her unique blend of knowledge in business and digital reputation.

In her conference presentation: ‘Trust and Reputation in a Digital Age’ Sarah challenges the business community on their commitment to being relevant, visible and safe in a rapidly changing, super-connected online world.

Social media is both a positive and dangerous force: it has given everyone a voice. What people say about you and your organisation online has become one of the most important reflections of your integrity, reliability and skill.

Sarah teaches the 5 steps to building a powerful online presence that will outshine your competition. She provides tips, tools and tactics on how to develop trust, cultivate valuable relationships, protect your precious reputation and attract more business to your business.

 

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.

ONE DAY SALE

One Day Sale

More details to follow....

Block out the date in your diary! We will send out registration forms in August.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

24 November 2018

Time:

08:30 - 16:00

Venue:

North Harbour Business District
Employment Seminar Series
Member Event Post
RSVP: Please email chantelle@monsellierlaw.com to book

Topic 2: : Holiday Leave - The Basics

The confusion surrounding holiday leave and pay is an understandable bugbear for any employer. If these following questions sound familiar, come and join us for this lesson in ‘understanding the basics.’ - How is leave accrued and calculated? -What if I haven’t worked for 12 months? -What happens on a “closedown”? -Do I pay extra for employees working on a public Holiday?

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)
Cybercrime Defence Talk
Member Event Post
Join us at the Merchant Bar lounge for drinks, nibbles and an informative talk on how to protect your business from cybercrime. An overview of IT security best practices will give you useful guidelines on personal device safety, business continuity planning, cyber insurance and more. The presentation will also exhibit real-world examples of the latest scams, tips on how to identify them and advice on what to do if you suspect you've been targeted.

In the wake of increasingly sophisticated threats, it's important to stay regularly informed on what steps you can take to keep safe.
Further details for this event are posted on the Eventbrite page.
Organised by:
Cube ICT
Date:
21 June 2018
Time:
16:00 - 17:00
Venue:
The Merchant Bar & Kitchen, 219 Don Mckinnon Drive, Auckland
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.
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
SOLD OUT!


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
Employment Seminar Series
Member Event Post
RSVP: Please email chantelle@monsellierlaw.com

Topic 1 : The Year Ahead!

As the Employment Relations Amendment Bill works its way through Parliament, what should employers be doing to gear themselves up for the changes? Do employers really need to fear the ‘big wins’ for workers? If you want to know more, this workshop gives you the low-down on what’s coming up.

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)
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
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

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.