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.

Primacc Learning Lunch

Member Event Post

Register now for one of our free learning lunches!

Does your business require better accounting, ERP and business software but not sure where to start?

Do I really need to change? What will it cost? What is involved?

Lunch, parking and resource materials all included.

Limited to 10 participants so don't hesitate. RSVP essential.

 

Organised by:

Primacc Systems Ltd

Date:

26 November 2019

Time:

12:30 - 13:15

Venue:

12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632
Price:
Free

 

ONE DAY SALE

One Day Sale

The One Day Sale is back!

Just in time for Christmas, The One Day Sale is on Saturday 30th November 2019!

Forget Black Friday, this is the biggest shopping day of the year and we are proud to host it across local businesses in North Harbour. That's right, we send shoppers directly to your door to grab pre-Christmas bargains!

Calling all retailers, wholesalers and distributors across North Harbour who would like to:

Maximise sales before Christmas
Move excess stock or end of line products
Attract new customers
Get great exposure before Christmas
Be part of the biggest shopping day of the year!

Register now and join the One Day Sale for just $189 + GST.

Your registration fee includes a listing on the shoppers guide map, advertising to over 65,000 businesses and homes in Auckland, PLUS local schools, cafes, road signage, social media and radio too! More advertising options are also available to help promote your involvement in the One Day Sale.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

30 November 2019

Time:

09:00 - 16:00

Venue:

North Harbour Business District

 

Front UP! for Hospice

Member Event Post

Bring together three of your best buds, tolerable family members or work mates and sign up for the legendary Front UP! For Hospice 2019 challenge.

Details:
Front UP! For Hospice is an ‘Amazing Race’ style event that sees qualifying teams meet on the North Shore and then race to deduce clues and complete physical and mental challenges, aiming to cross the finish line with the most points and be crowned Front UP! For Hospice champions.

Register your team of four by clicking the button below and be among the first 30 to raise $1,000 for hospice services on the North Shore to guarantee your place on the Front UP! Challenge Day start line.

There are amazing prizes on offer, not only for the winning team, but also for major challenge winners, the best dressed team and more spot prizes and raffles than you could poke a stick at.

On the off chance your team doesn’t take out one of our incredible on-the-day prizes, don’t fret. No one will be walking away empty handed with every Challenge Day competitor receiving a goodie bag valued over $250! If that’s not motivation enough to get fundraising – we don’t know what is!

For more information, please visit our Front UP! for Hospice Everyday Hero page

 

Date:

30 November 2019

Time:

10:00 - 16:00

Venue:

Smales Farm, 72 Taharoto Road, Takapuna, Auckland
Price:
$100+gst per team of 4

 

Flying without wings - Susie Barns

Women in Business

We are excited to welcome Wing Commander Susie Barns to our Women in Business on the 3rd December to talk about her successful rise within a male dominated environment in the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

From enlisting as an Administration Clerk Certificate Trainee in the RNZAF on 11 January 1993 to her current position as Chief of Staff to RNZAF Base Auckland, Wing Commander Susie Barns has had a highly distinguished career comprising almost 27 years with the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Susie’s RNZAF career has incorporated multiple domestic and overseas postings to countries including Australia, the Solomon Islands and the United Kingdom, the raising of her two children Bryahna (17) and Trae (14) along with extensive tertiary study that has seen her complete a NZ Diploma in Business Studies, Bachelor of Business Studies, Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Logistics Management and a Masters of Engineering.

As a highly experienced logistics and supply chain specialist, Susie is particularly passionate about developing others and making a positive impact on organisational culture. In addition to her primary roles, Susie was the Officer in Charge of RNZAF Netball, the NZDF Code Chair and the RNZAF representative on the NZDF Women’s Development Steering Group Committee. In 2016, Susie was the first NZDF participant on the Global Women Breakthrough Leaders Programme.

Outside of work, Susie is a fan of the outdoors and is an avid supporter of her children’s sport which often sees on her on the sidelines of her daughter’s netball court and her son’s touch rugby field.

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

03 December 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.

 

Discover Microsoft Teams

Member Event Post

Come and learn how Microsoft Teams is changing businesses around New Zealand, and how you can use it to fuel efficiency and productivity in your business.

Details:
When you have a place to create and make decisions as a team, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Teams brings everything together in a shared workspace where you can chat, meet, share files, and work with business apps.

Discover just what Teams is, how to get started using it in your organisation and learn about some of it's latest features.

Now with Calling functionality, Teams maximises the value of your Teams service by enabling external voice connectivity from within Microsoft Teams. Enabling external calling within your Microsoft Teams environment requires no investment in equipment and poses no downtime risk to your business.

 

Organised by:

IT360 Limited

Date:

04 December 2019

Time:

15:00 - 16:00

Venue:

Spark Business Hub North Shore, 15 Huron Street, Takapuna

 

Xero Workshop - Tips & Tricks

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Join us to build your current Xero knowledge and make greater use of Xero's capabilities.

Learn key tips & tricks to enhance your Xero skills.

This workshop is designed for those already using Xero, however we cover basic tips to up-skill regardless of your skill level.

The workshop will include:-

Mobile App updates

Advanced Invoicing

Tracking/Inventory

Expense Claims

Bills to email & Xero to Xero

How to get paid faster

Using your contact list effectively

Xero Payroll

We want you to get the most out of our workshops, so please let us know in advance if there is a topic you would like to cover.

Seats are limited so book now! Look forward to seeing you there!

 

Organised by:

Accountability Net

Date:

04 December 2019

Time:

09:30 - 11:30

Venue:

Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632
Price:
$25 per person

 

Public Speaking Masterclass

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Learn from one of the best, a Toastmaster’s World Champion of Public Speaking and a Certified Speaking Professional (with the Professional Speakers Association), Mr David Nottage!

This will be a dynamic and amazing opportunity for you and your team to greatly increase their Confidence and Competence when presenting on behalf of your company!

What’s Covered:
Confidence: Learn to overcome nervousness. Master your own body and mind so that you have that ‘presence’, that ‘Wow Factor’ when you stand and speak. Know the different options and techniques used by the professionals so that you never dread another presentation opportunity. Look the part and sound the part!

Story Telling: You were born to tell stories and your audience was born to hear them. Develop your Story Telling style so that you have a conversational manner when presenting and engage everyone in the room. Have them listening to your every word…

Impromptu Speaking: Have the skills and the options to quickly jump to your feet and speak on any given topic… or better still, speak about what you want to speak about when you are given any and every opportunity! Learn how the Masters did it…

Presentation Structure: Discover the 6 Fundamentals of Presentation Structure. Once you know the Structure Fundamentals then you will always have clear and easy-to-follow presentations. Write your presentations in a fraction of the time it’s taking you now. Never be guilty of ‘Death by PowerPoint’ ever again.

Handling Questions: Control your Question & Answer sessions professionally. Never be on the back foot again – and be able to handle a host of situations, even a disgruntled or hostile audience. Have that ‘presence’ and handle the questions with confidence.

Creative Thinking: Learn how to generate your material by using your own creativity. You have amazing talents with your own creative mind, but most presenters ‘freeze’ or have their minds go blank when they even try to think of what they are going to say. Not you, never again. Be creative and have the tools and the techniques to access your creativity when you need it most.

Body Language: Master your biggest asset, your Body Language. What do you do with your hands? How can you have amazing eye-contact with the audience? Make certain that your body is telling your audience what you want them to hear.

Vocal Variety: Be expressive! Make sure that your voice is engaging and never be monotone again. Learn the techniques that you can practice to help you slow down your rate of delivery, that helps you reduce those annoying ‘Ums’ and ’Errs’, that helps you to project your voice and promote your confidence.

Seated Presentations: We present more times than you realise! Every time you are seated at a meeting you have the opportunity to ‘Present’. Know how to be more powerful when you present from a seated position. Make sure that you are not interrupted as often and that you ‘own’ that table.

 

Organised by:

Torque Ltd

Date:

04 December 2019

Time:

09:00 - 16:45

Venue:

Alexandra Park, Manukau Road, Auckland 1051
Price:
From $395 + admin costs & GST

 

Xero Workshop - Tips & Tricks

Member Event Post

Join us to build your current Xero knowledge and make greater use of Xero's capabilities.

Learn key tips & tricks to enhance your Xero skills.

This workshop is designed for those already using Xero, however we cover basic tips to up-skill regardless of your skill level.

The workshop will include:-

Mobile App updates

Advanced Invoicing

Tracking/Inventory

Expense Claims

Bills to email & Xero to Xero

How to get paid faster

Using your contact list effectively

Xero Payroll

We want you to get the most out of our workshops, so please let us know in advance if there is a topic you would like to cover.

Seats are limited so book now! Look forward to seeing you there!

 

Organised by:

Accountability Net

Date:

10 December 2019

Time:

09:30 - 11:30

Venue:

Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632
Price:
$25 per person

 

Discover Microsoft Teams

Member Event Post

Come and learn how Microsoft Teams is changing businesses around New Zealand, and how you can use it to fuel efficiency and productivity in your business.

Details:
When you have a place to create and make decisions as a team, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Teams brings everything together in a shared workspace where you can chat, meet, share files, and work with business apps.

Discover just what Teams is, how to get started using it in your organisation and learn about some of it's latest features.

Now with Calling functionality, Teams maximises the value of your Teams service by enabling external voice connectivity from within Microsoft Teams. Enabling external calling within your Microsoft Teams environment requires no investment in equipment and poses no downtime risk to your business.

 

Organised by:

IT360 Limited

Date:

12 December 2019

Time:

15:00 - 16:00

Venue:

Spark Business Hub North Shore, 15 Huron Street, Takapuna

 

Primacc Learning Lunch

Member Event Post

Register now for one of our free learning lunches!

Does your business require better accounting, ERP and business software but not sure where to start?

Do I really need to change? What will it cost? What is involved?

Lunch, parking and resource materials all included.

Limited to 10 participants so don't hesitate. RSVP essential.

 

Organised by:

Primacc Systems Ltd

Date:

24 January 2020

Time:

12:30 - 13:15

Venue:

12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632
Price:
Free

 

Business Expo 2020

Expo

We are proud to bring you the Business North Harbour Expo 2020. The Expo gives businesses across North Harbour a unique opportunity to showcase their products and services to other local businesses and to members of the public.

Business North Harbour is a thriving hub with 4,500 businesses and commercial property owners with over 30,000 employees! Now in its seventh year, this is an event that consistently delivers tangible value to exhibitors and continues to grow each year.

Why Exhibit?

Create lasting impressions
Strengthen or introduce your company brand
Meet new buyers and initiate positive leads
Provide a launch pad for new products and services
Network and build new relationships to expand your database


Thursday 20th February 2020 at QBE Stadium Albany

• Standard stand $595 + gst
• Premium stand $695 + gst
• Special rates for charities and NFP's

What’s included in a standard stand?

• 1 x company name sign
• 2.4m wide x 1.8m deep
• 1 x 150 Watt spotlight
• 1 x 10amp 4 way power outlet
• Promotion of the expo to businesses and members of the public

What’s included in a premium stand?

• 1 x company name sign
• 4.8m wide x 1.8m deep
• 1 x 150 Watt spotlight
• 1 x 10amp 4 way power outlet
• Promotion of the expo to businesses and members of the public


Need help dressing your stand?

Peek Exhibition Design and Display can assist with the design and layout of your stand with items such as plants, furniture, lighting, power etc.

Register your interest as an exhibitor and take the opportunity to showcase your business with the best!

 

Organised by:

Business North Harbour

Date:

20 February 2020

Time:

09:30 - 19:00

Venue:

Main Lounge, Level 1, QBE Stadium
Price:
Standard Stand: $595 + GST / Premium Stand: $695 + GST / Visitors FREE

 

Primacc Learning Lunch

Member Event Post

Register now for one of our free learning lunches!

Does your business require better accounting, ERP and business software but not sure where to start?

Do I really need to change? What will it cost? What is involved?

Lunch, parking and resource materials all included.

Limited to 10 participants so don't hesitate. RSVP essential.

 

Organised by:

Primacc Systems Ltd

Date:

28 February 2020

Time:

12:30 - 13:15

Venue:

12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632
Price:
Free

 

Discover Microsoft Teams
Member Event Post
Come and learn how Microsoft Teams is changing businesses around New Zealand, and how you can use it to fuel efficiency and productivity in your business.

Details:
When you have a place to create and make decisions as a team, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Teams brings everything together in a shared workspace where you can chat, meet, share files, and work with business apps.

Discover just what Teams is, how to get started using it in your organisation and learn about some of it's latest features.

Now with Calling functionality, Teams maximises the value of your Teams service by enabling external voice connectivity from within Microsoft Teams. Enabling external calling within your Microsoft Teams environment requires no investment in equipment and poses no downtime risk to your business.
Organised by:
IT360 Limited
Date:
21 November 2019
Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Venue:
Spark Business Hub North Shore, 15 Huron Street, Takapuna
Evolving Cyber Risk seminar
Member Event Post
Evolving Cyber Risk

You might be surprised to learn cyber security breaches cost the New Zealand economy an estimated $250-$400m each year. Consequences of an attack can be incredibly damaging: loss of reputation, recovery costs or even worse business closure. The sad reality is that around 60% of SME’s are affected by cyber-attacks.

If you are part of the 45% of Kiwi businesses who identify as having little or no data security in place, now is the time to act! Hear from our experienced speakers, who can help you understand the risks with real life examples and case studies, and the best way to protect against them.

Our Speakers: IT Live Limited, Crombie Lockwood & Clendons Barristers & Solicitors.
Organised by:
IT Live Limited
Date:
20 November 2019
Time:
15:00 - 18:00
Venue:
Rydges Auckland
Price:
Free
Xero Workshop - Tips & Tricks
Member Event Post
Join us to build your current Xero knowledge and make greater use of Xero's capabilities.

Learn key tips & tricks to enhance your Xero skills.

This workshop is designed for those already using Xero, however we cover basic tips to up-skill regardless of your skill level.

The workshop will include:-

Mobile App updates

Advanced Invoicing

Tracking/Inventory

Expense Claims

Bills to email & Xero to Xero

How to get paid faster

Using your contact list effectively

Xero Payroll

We want you to get the most out of our workshops, so please let us know in advance if there is a topic you would like to cover.

Seats are limited so book now! Look forward to seeing you there!
Organised by:
Accountability Net
Date:
20 November 2019
Time:
09:30 - 11:30
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632
Price:
$25 per person
**** FULL **** The Serious Business of Staff Wellbeing ***** FULL *****
Business Lunches
**** Please note: this very popular event is now full, to be added to the waiting list please email admin@businessnh.org.nz *****

It is with great pleasure that we announce a luncheon with Mike King.

Mike King has for years been known as the iconic Kiwi entertainer, but that role has changed dramatically since the conception of his hugely popular radio show "The Nutters Club".

The show evolved from Mike’s own experience of mental illness and addiction and has become a huge success. The aim of the show is to ‘forever change the way people feel, think, talk and behave in relation to mental health’.

Current work: These days Mike is better known for his work as a prominent mental health educator and motivational speaker with the work he does under his charity and with his conference speaking. Mike's aim is to reverse the population trends of depression and suicide by effecting a positive social change.

Mike works with all levels within an organisation to help with mental health and safety in the workplace. His message tells of how he overcame drug and alcohol addiction, and his continued battle against depression.

It is accessible and pertinent to all staff and often helps companies identify anyone who may be struggling and in need of further assistance.

Accolades: Mike was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019 becoming an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit acknowledging his campaign for tackling mental health and suicide prevention. He was also awarded 2019 New Zealander of the Year.

A bit out the sponsors of this event - WellnessWorks - http://www.wellnessworks.co.nz/:
Healthy workplace – Healthy reputation. We deliver engaging workshops, coaching sessions, body insight analysis scanning and much more. We offer an extensive range of workshops catered to your business and needs by our experts in the field. These range and are not limited to sleep, stress, nutrition, finance, quick office workouts, team building and more. Our coaching sessions are 1:1 or in a group setting. WellnessWorks share and guide your employees through customised plans specifically tailored to them and your business needs. Our Body Insight Analysis scanning (BIA)is state-of-the-art equipment and enables us to track baseline fitness markers and steadily track the health and wellbeing of employees throughout their wellness journey. This is a tangible, scientific tool that provides accurate and detailed information, specific to each individual.
Organised by:
Business North Harbour
Date:
13 November 2019
Time:
12:00 - 14:00
Venue:
QBE Stadium
Price:
Free for one representative of Business North Harbour members and Associate members. Guests of members will be charged $40+gst to attend. Non-BID members are welcome, subject to space, at $60+gst per attendee.
Xero Workshop - Tips & Tricks
Member Event Post
Join us to build your current Xero knowledge and make greater use of Xero's capabilities.

Learn key tips & tricks to enhance your Xero skills.

This workshop is designed for those already using Xero, however we cover basic tips to up-skill regardless of your skill level.

The workshop will include:-

Mobile App updates

Advanced Invoicing

Tracking/Inventory

Expense Claims

Bills to email & Xero to Xero

How to get paid faster

Using your contact list effectively

Xero Payroll

We want you to get the most out of our workshops, so please let us know in advance if there is a topic you would like to cover.

Seats are limited so book now! Look forward to seeing you there!
Organised by:
Accountability Net
Date:
12 November 2019
Time:
09:30 - 11:30
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632
Price:
$25 per person
Discover Microsoft Teams
Member Event Post
Come and learn how Microsoft Teams is changing businesses around New Zealand, and how you can use it to fuel efficiency and productivity in your business.

Details:
When you have a place to create and make decisions as a team, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Teams brings everything together in a shared workspace where you can chat, meet, share files, and work with business apps.

Discover just what Teams is, how to get started using it in your organisation and learn about some of it's latest features.

Now with Calling functionality, Teams maximises the value of your Teams service by enabling external voice connectivity from within Microsoft Teams. Enabling external calling within your Microsoft Teams environment requires no investment in equipment and poses no downtime risk to your business.
Organised by:
IT360 Limited
Date:
07 November 2019
Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Venue:
Spark Business Hub North Shore, 15 Huron Street, Takapuna
Primacc Learning Lunch
Member Event Post
Register now for one of our free learning lunches!

Does your business require better accounting, ERP and business software but not sure where to start?

Do I really need to change? What will it cost? What is involved?

Lunch, parking and resource materials all included.

Limited to 10 participants so don't hesitate. RSVP essential.
Organised by:
Primacc Systems Ltd
Date:
25 October 2019
Time:
12:30 - 13:15
Venue:
12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632
Price:
Free
Discover Microsoft Teams
Member Event Post
Come and learn how Microsoft Teams is changing businesses around New Zealand, and how you can use it to fuel efficiency and productivity in your business.

Details:
When you have a place to create and make decisions as a team, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Teams brings everything together in a shared workspace where you can chat, meet, share files, and work with business apps.

Discover just what Teams is, how to get started using it in your organisation and learn about some of it's latest features.

Now with Calling functionality, Teams maximises the value of your Teams service by enabling external voice connectivity from within Microsoft Teams. Enabling external calling within your Microsoft Teams environment requires no investment in equipment and poses no downtime risk to your business.
Organised by:
IT360 Limited
Date:
24 October 2019
Time:
15:00 - 16:00
Venue:
Spark Business Hub North Shore, 15 Huron Street, Takapuna
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, Kevin O'Leary the opportunity to report the core member services and program 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 2019 will be presented, and reviewed, with the 2019/20 and Draft 2020/21 budgets presented for approval. The Annual Report, 30 June 2019 and Business Plan 2019-2022 will be available from the 1 October. If you would like a printed copy, please email kevin@businessnh.org.nz.

Special resolutions to be advised shortly.

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

Please RSVP now to attend the 2019 AGM by emailing kevin@businessnh.org.nz.

If you are unable to attend, and want your apology noted, please email kevin@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:
24 October 2019
Time:
16:00 - 17:00
Venue:
Business North Harbour, 12 Parkway Drive, Rosedale
Price:
FREE
Product Stewardship take back scheme workshop - Are you responsible for what you sell?
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Purchasers are demanding: “What shall I do with this at the end of its life?” New disposal rules are on the way for more and more products.

What can you do?

Find out how you can meet the challenge by setting up a voluntary product stewardship scheme, with a focus on providing your customers with an end of life solution.

Attend the Sustainable Business Network Product Stewardship event to gain practical insights and assistance in developing or expanding your own take-back scheme.

These will be led by experts such as 3R Group, Inzide Commercial, Fuji Xerox and Abilities Group
The Roadshow events will give you:
• a thorough understanding of product stewardship and the benefits to your business
• the opportunity to hear from successful businesses leveraging this approach
• tools to establish your business’ product stewardship potential, build a business case and begin the process
Date:
22 October 2019
Time:
15:00 - 18:00
Venue:
Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD
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. 

Business North Harbour is excited to announce that we are continuing our support of the awards as a main sponsor. 

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.