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.

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

 

ONE DAY SALE

One Day Sale

BARGAIN, BARGAIN, BARGAIN 24th NOV 2018!

The biggest shopping bonanza in Auckland is happening again this year!

SHOPPERS ARE YOU READY???
The biggest shopping bonanza in Auckland is happening again this year!

The Shopper’s Guide will be YOUR ‘bible’ on the day. On our website we have a list of ALL participating businesses - be sure to visit our website regularly as we are adding new listings every day!

www.businessnh.org.nz/onedaysale2018

Visit our Facebook page for a chance to WIN! www.facebook.com/events/486710755173230/

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

24 November 2018

Time:

08:30 - 16:00

Venue:

North Harbour Business District

 

Mental Health First Aid Workshop

St John

RESCHEDULED FROM 14TH NOV 18 TO 11 FEB 2019

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:

11 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.

 

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
The Ins and Outs of the Unit Titles Act
NSCP Group
Please join Steve Plummer - Scope Strata Management and Fiona Faithfull – McVeagh Fleming, who will take us through some of the key practical and legal aspects of the UTA that as commercial property owners or tenants you need to be aware of.

This will be an interactive session, with lots of time for Q&A. To ensure the content of this workshop is relevant to you, please feel free to submit your questions when you RSVP and we will forward to the presenters.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Limited to thirty people so act quickly to secure your place.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
30 October 2018
Time:
12:00 - 14:00
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
Free for 1 representative of Business North Harbour Members and Associate Members. Guests of members will be charged $40 plus GST to attend.
Harbour Sport Golf Tournament 2018
Member Event Post
Don’t miss tee off at Pupuke Golf Club! A great Dress Up, Team Building event in Ambrose format with a BBQ and post-event nibbles provided!

Grab your boss, round up your colleagues and support your community!

Teams of 4 @ $100 per person… if you’re keen but don’t have a team, no problem, we’ll sort out some mates for the day!

Register now and then you can get down to the really serious business … What costume to wear?

11.30am – Check In
12.15pm – Player briefing
12.30pm – Tee off – ShoShotgunart
5.30pm – Prizegiving, Auction, drinks and nibbles

** Should you prefer to be invoiced, please contact Sarah Harrison to arrange registration and payment for your team: 022 592 7790 or email sarahh@harboursport.co.nz
Organised by:
Harbour Sport Trust
Date:
18 October 2018
Time:
12:30 - 18:00
Venue:
Pupuke Golf Club
Price:
$100 per person
AGM
AGM
As managers of the North Harbour Business Improvement District (NHBID), the AGM will provide Business North Harbour's Chair, Peter Lamberton and General Manager, Janine Brinsdon the opportunity to report the core member services and programmes outcomes outcomes achieved over the past twelve months. Plus they will seek approval from members present as to the direction of these programmes and services in the coming 36 months.

Financial performance for the year ending 30 June 2018 will be presented, and reviewed, with the 2018/19 and Draft 2019/20 budgets presented for approval. The Annual Report, 30 June 2018 and Business Plan 2018-2021 will be available from the 1 October. If you would like a printed copy, please email janine@businessnh.org.nz.

There are two special resolutions which need to be ratified at the AGM, relating to compliance with the Auckland Council Business Improvement District (BID) 2016 Policy and proposed honorarium payments.

Nominations for the Business North Harbour Executive Committee membership will be called for, and accepted through a voting process. If you wish to put forward your nomination for membership of the Executive Committee, please complete the form below, or contact Janine Brinsdon for more information.

To be eligible to vote at the AGM, you will need to make sure your organisation has completed the FULL membership form. Please complete and return to admin@businessnh.org.nz

Please RSVP now to attend the 2018 AGM by emailing janine@businessnh.org.nz.

If you are unable to attend, and want your apology noted, please email janine@businessnh.org.nz stating the physical address of the property within the NHBID, your trading name and contact details.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
16 October 2018
Time:
16:00 - 17:00
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
FREE
Artificial Intelligence as a practical tool for business growth
Business Capability Workshop
Artificial intelligence is here. It’s now in the real world, used by businesses of all shapes and sizes, all around the globe - and it is squarely on the agenda of both technology and business executives in New Zealand.

Unlike the AI we see in the movies and pop culture, the capability of this technology is being realised not through replacing humans, but from augmenting human intelligence and helping business professionals across a diverse range of industries perform their jobs more efficiently, more accurately and with greater insight.

AI platforms like IBM Watson understand the world in the way humans do – through senses, learning, and experience. They learn at scale, gaining knowledge over time, reasoning with purpose and interacting with humans in a natural way.

In this session IBM will explore the opportunities AI represents and also present practical options on how to leverage AI in an organisation to not only disrupt their market but to improve their bottom line. The session will conclude with example use cases and a set of recommendations on how to get started on the AI journey.

Isuru “Issy” Fernando is our guest speaker at this Business Capability Workshop. You will learn how AI is a practical technology, within reach, that can really drive business profits.

Isuru Fernando is the Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Leader for IBM New Zealand. Globally, Isuru has extensive experience working with leading organisations on technology and economic disruption. He is a recognised thought leader at IBM, is part of IBM's Global Top Talent, and sits on the Worldwide panel for Product Futures.

Isuru holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Auckland where he spent his time pushing the boundaries of theory and practice. He is a published author, has co-founded a start-up that went onto a successful acquisition, is a board member of the Association of Information Professionals Asia Pacific Chapter, and a member of the Embedded Systems and Robotics research group at the University of Auckland.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
27 September 2018
Time:
12:00 - 14:00
Venue:
Level 1, Main 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.
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:
18 September 2018
Time:
09:30 - 11:00
Venue:
12 Parkway Dr, Rosedale (Business North Harbour Offices)
Price:
FREE
Andrew Barnes speak on "The 4 Day Week Initiative"
Member Event Post
When BNZBA member Andrew Barnes embarked on the trial of a 4 Day Work Week with his 240 staff at Perpetual Guardian he could not have anticipated the global attention and coverage it would receive. Whilst there had been a number of other attempts to apply a modified working week, this was the first one to continue to pay employees for a 5 day week but only require them to work for 4 days.

The trial took place in March and April and as part of the trial the University of Auckland and AUT were invited to provide objective analysis of the impact of the trial on the employees. The results of the trial and the Universities' reports were announced in July and immediately the project attracted global attention. The trial has featured extensively in the UK media including in The Telegraph and The Guardian. In addition it has featured on CNN and was a top trending item in The New York Times.

If you are wondering if this concept could work in your business then this event is a great opportunity to hear from the man who devised the trial and the Universities involved, and to get your questions answered about how it was implemented, the outcomes achieved and the implications for the work environment going forward.

Registration from 10.00 a.m., event from 10.30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Date:
14 September 2018
Time:
10:30 - 12:00
Venue:
Level 3, Decima Glenn Room, Sir Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland Business School, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland 1010
Price:
$35 incl. GST Our members receive member rates
Effective communication across a wide & diverse group
Business After Five
Stay ahead of the game and learn the latest and greatest in meeting room technology, whether you need to create better collaboration with remote staff or you have suppliers/clients stretched out across the globe.

The legendary ex-All Black captain Wayne “Buck” Shelford will be presenting his view of effective communication across a wide and diverse team and how technology helps that human interaction, even when it may be separated by large distances.
Leading Solutions, which is an Albany based company founded in 2006 led by Sheri Whitmill, are excited with the launch of an elegant range of meeting room hardware for use with new user-friendly Apps for video conferencing, such as “Zoom”.

These innovative meeting room solutions have inspired this exciting event, where we are fortunate to have an infamous & local North Habour leader in team communication, Buck Shelford, give his view about the need to embrace technology to improve communication across teams and groups of people in diverse locations… as well as give a few humorous anecdotes of when communication goes wrong! Come & Join Buck for an evening of drinks & canapes, plus learn about this exciting trend for innovative meeting rooms.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
13 September 2018
Time:
17:00 - 19:00
Venue:
North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, Albany
Price:
FREE
Sean Ellison - RICS, Senior Economist
NSCP Group
NZ Commercial Property Market: a global and local perspective

In an increasingly connected world, it is important to look at the performance of commercial property markets within both a regional and global perspective.
At this breakfast presentation, hear from Sean Ellison RICS Senior Economist Asia-Pacific who will provide insights on the NZ commercial property market in an international context, including its appeal to international investors and exposure to foreign risks.

Sean Ellison: RICS Senior Economist, Asia-Pacific
Responsible for the RICS Economics team’s research into the Asia Pacific property sector, identifying market risks to the sector and analysing economic events and their effects on real estate. Sean manages the RICS regional surveys and proprietary data, including the Global Commercial Property Monitor, a market-leading report on commercial property occupier and investor sentiment from property professionals worldwide. In addition to contributing economic insights, market intelligence and analyses to RICS business strategy, his work also contributes to RICS advisory capacity to international policy organisations.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
29 August 2018
Time:
07:30 - 09:00
Venue:
North Shore Golf Club, 51 Appleby Road, 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.

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.