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Watercare Northern Interceptor Works, 9-13 December
Watercare Northern Interceptor Works, 9-13 December
Watercare are progressing works on the Northern Interceptor Project, a new wastewater pipe that will take wastewater to the Rosedale Wastewater Treatment Plant. This work will commence on Monday 9 December and run through to Friday 13 December. These works will be carried out during the... Read More
Business North Harbour's ONE DAY SALE 2019
Business North Harbour's ONE DAY SALE 2019
Blessed with a stunning spring day, thousands of shoppers hit the roads around Albany and Rosedale to seek out some pre-Christmas bargains at our annual ONE DAY SALE. Thank you once again to all our participating retailers, wholesalers and distributors for taking part and we hope to have you... Read More
Meet Your Neighbours
Meet Your Neighbours
Meet Your Neighbours is a new initiative from Business North Harbour (BNH) encouraging business owners, employees, and property owners to get to know the people on their doorstep. For this reason, Meet Your Neighbours will roll out in different locations across the North Harbour business... Read More
Wing Commander Susie Barns, Women in Business
Wing Commander Susie Barns, Women in Business
At 2019's final Women In Business, WGCDR Susie Barns shared personal and professional aspects of her inspirational path to becoming second-in-command at RNZAF Auckland. In 1993, she joined the air force as an admin clerk certificate trainee on her 18th birthday. Since then, Susie's... Read More
Penlink Construction 'Go' Close
Penlink Construction 'Go' Close
An Auckland Business Chamber press release on 3 December 2019 has stated that there should be no question that Penlink won't feature in the Government's upcoming transport infrastructure package. Penlink is Auckland's highest ranked project with the 7km Penlink Road being consented to... Read More
SH1 Night Works Notification: Albany Busway Bridge & SH1 Between Constellation Drive & Greville Road
SH1 Night Works Notification: Albany Busway Bridge & SH1 Between Constellation Drive & Greville Road
NZTA has provided notification that they are scheduled to be working at night on two projects as follows: Albany Busway Bridge: Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th December. This work includes the installing of a working platform and the pouring of concrete.​ SH1 Northern Motorway will... Read More
Auckland Regional Household Labour Force Survey - September 2019
Auckland Regional Household Labour Force Survey - September 2019
Statistics from the collation of Stats New Zealand labour force data are available to read here. For the quarter ended September 2019, the key highlights were as follows;  The overall unemployment rate was 4.3%, the second-lowest September rate since 2008 The NEET (not in... Read More
NZ Bus service cancellations
NZ Bus service cancellations
NZ Bus drivers are striking across various days and times this week. If you are using the NZ Bus service, your journey is likely to be impacted. To view a full list of impacted services please click here.   Read More
FYI Magazine - November 2019
FYI Magazine - November 2019
Our latest edition of FYI magazine is now available to view online here.  Read More
ONE DAY SALE FLYER
ONE DAY SALE FLYER
Check out the fantastic offers from our participating ONE DAY SALE retailers, wholesalers and distributors by clicking here.                     Read More
Auckland cycle network maps
Auckland cycle network maps
With summer fast approaching, why not get out on your bike and try cycling some of Auckland's great local bike tracks. AT's Maps and ride webpage shows how the series of cycle network maps connect together and show the different types of cycle facilities to help you plan out your... Read More
New pedestrian crossing outside 31 Constellation Drive
New pedestrian crossing outside 31 Constellation Drive
Roadworks have commenced for a new pedestrian crossing outside 31 Constellation Drive. Auckland Transport have advised that this work will be completed by the 8th December. Read More
Special Report - Local Elections (Final Result) Upper Harbour Local Board
Download the 'Insight Auckland' Special Report - Local Elections - Upper Harbour Local Board results which includes the final polling results and profiles of the six successful candidates here.  Read More
The Serious Business of Staff Wellbeing with Mike King
The Serious Business of Staff Wellbeing with Mike King
Business Lunch 13 November  Mike King OMMZ   Business North Harbour's (BNH's) yearlong series of events focused on mental health and wellbeing finished in style at packed-out North Harbour Stadium.   BNH's general manager opened proceedings, mentioning... Read More
Transit lanes and Clearways FAQs
Transit lanes and Clearways FAQs
  What is a priority lane?  There are different types of priority lanes. Some are dedicated lanes that separate buses, trucks and high occupancy vehicles from single occupancy vehicles on the arterial road network. They aid in reducing congestion and speed up travel... Read More
Your power will be off temporarily
Your power will be off temporarily
A message from Vector: General maintenance is planned in the greater Auckland region. For safety reasons, this means Vector will have to turn off your power temporarily.   Read More
Assess and report businesses' climate-related financial risks
Assess and report businesses' climate-related financial risks
Consultation opens on Kiwi businesses assessing and reporting their climate-related financial risks.   Read More
Speed Limits Bylaw 2019
Speed Limits Bylaw 2019
Under the Speed Limits Bylaw 2019, 10 roads within the Business North Harbour district will be affected. Please be aware of the following roads which are mentioned in the report, with either a new speed limit, variable or one that will now be enforced   Read More
Guide to starting a business
Guide to starting a business
If you’re new to being in business or self-employed, the tips below outline what's involved, from testing your idea to registering a trade mark.   Read More
Preparing for the Christmas break
Preparing for the Christmas break
The Christmas run-up can be frantic for small business owners. It’s important to think about business basics like paying taxes and staff before you start decorating the tree.   Read More
New Zealand government intensifies efforts on Brexit readiness
New Zealand government intensifies efforts on Brexit readiness
Departments such as MFAT, MPI, NZTE and the NZ Customs Service have all been focusing on ensuring that there is the minimum disruption caused to New Zealand businesses trading with the UK.   Read More
Bridge to the Future
Bridge to the Future
"Bridge to the Future" outlines a vision and direction for the long-term future of the North Shore's business and residential community.   Read More
AGM 2019 Report
AGM 2019 Report
Business North Harbour (BNH) would like to thank the members, associate members and all interested parties who attended the 2019 Annual General Meeting of BNH Incorporated,   Read More
Introduction to holidays and leave
Introduction to holidays and leave
There are different rules for different types of leave. Understanding your obligations as an employer makes it easier to work out leave entitlements and approve leave applications.   Read More
If you're a landlord, you're in business
If you're a landlord, you're in business
Your rental property might be the result of a clever investment plan or something you just fell into. Either way, if you collect rent on a rental home there are rules you’ll need to comply with.   Read More
Host responsibility this festive season
Host responsibility this festive season
If you’re treating your staff this festive season — especially if you’re serving alcohol — here are some tips to help you be a responsible host while ensuring everyone has a great time.   Read More
Local Elections (Final Result)
Local Elections (Final Result)
Final results of the Local Elections for Upper Harbour Local Board and profiles of successful candidates.   Read More
Engaging Millennials and Gen Z
Engaging Millennials and Gen Z
AUT Millennium's CEO Mike Stanley welcomed attendees who'd braved the early morning wild spring weather. His introduction was informative and exciting; ...   Read More
Selling your business
Selling your business
When it’s time to sell your business — whether you operate it as a sole trader, partnership or company — you’ll want to get the best price you can for it.   Read More
Giving back as a business mentor
Giving back as a business mentor
If you’ve got experience in business, there are others out there who want to learn from you.   Read More
Protect your business from this common cyber scam
Protect your business from this common cyber scam
It’s easy to fall for and can go unnoticed. But if you know what to look for and put these four security measures in place, you’ll be in a good position to   Read More
Food Safety: New tools for food rules
Food Safety: New tools for food rules
New Zealand Food Safety is making it easier, faster and more affordable to meet your food business requirements.   Read More
Auckland Council Local Elections
Auckland Council Local Elections
Following the recent Auckland Council Local Elections, the preliminary results indicate that Phil Goff has been re-elected as Mayor.   Read More
Business Sustainability with James Shaw
Business Sustainability with James Shaw
"Sustainability in business could be our biggest challenge – but I believe it's also our biggest opportunity."   Read More
Auckland Northern Corridor Improvements
Auckland Northern Corridor Improvements
This project will provide better links for Northern Motorway (SH1) travellers in Auckland and improve transport options on the North Shore for freight, cars, pedestrians and cyclists.   Read More
Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2019
Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2019
Panel report on proposed new Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw 2019.   Read More
Freedom Camping Update
Freedom Camping Update
Implementing the next steps for the Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw.   Read More
Clean Car Standard and Clean Car Discount
Clean Car Standard and Clean Car Discount
Submission to the Ministry of Transport on the proposed Clean Car Standard and Clean Car Discount policies.   Read More
Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week
Following on from the recent Workplace Health and Wellbeing – Don’t Forget The Bosses article, in Mental Health Awareness Week, I would like to encourage...   Read More
After 5 Event - Massey Enterprise
After 5 Event - Massey Enterprise
Business North Harbour's general manager, Kevin O'Leary welcomed guests to the first of a new programme of events...   Read More
Business Capability Workshop
Business Capability Workshop
As Business North Harbour's general manager, Kevin O'Leary observed as he welcomed a packed venue to this lunchtime session, "Social media is simply a way of life now."   Read More
Two-month extension for fairer GST regime
Two-month extension for fairer GST regime
Offshore businesses that supply low-value goods to New Zealand have been granted a two-month extension to get systems in order for a new method to collect GST.   Read More
Success in advocacy on Water Strategy and Waste Bylaws
Success in advocacy on Water Strategy and Waste Bylaws
Auckland Council has been considering a new Water Strategy and changes to waste bylaws. Feedback from Business North Harbour has resulted in some useful amendments.   Read More
Workplace Health and Wellbeing - Don't Forget The Bosses!
Workplace Health and Wellbeing - Don't Forget The Bosses!
An important reminder from Kevin O’Leary our GM: Workplace Health continues to be a very hot topic at the moment as we all become increasingly aware of the importance of our physical and mental wellbeing.   Read More
Review of Food Safety Bylaw 2013
Review of Food Safety Bylaw 2013
Options and proposed future direction: To enable the Regulatory Committee to complete the review of the Bylaw and decide whether to propose a new bylaw, staff have prepared a findings and options report.   Read More
Council-controlled Organisations - Approval of 2019 - 2022 Statements of Intent
Council-controlled Organisations - Approval of 2019 - 2022 Statements of Intent
This report recommends that the Finance and Performance Committee approve the statements of intent for council’s substantive CCOs   Read More
Water Efficiency Strategy Implementation Update
Water Efficiency Strategy Implementation Update
Increased commercial use in Auckland: One of the main reasons why Watercare is not meeting its Water Efficiency targets is because of the increased commercial use of water in Auckland.   Read More
Submission to Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill
Submission to Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill
Since February 2018, Auckland Council has led the development of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework, with extensive cross-sector collaboration.   Read More
Future Ready Summit
Future Ready Summit
Nearly 300 Auckland employers, industry members, education providers and youth attended the ATEED-delivered Future Ready Summit on 26 June.   Read More
Bush Road parking removal and clearway
Bush Road parking removal and clearway
AT has undertaken queue length observations and conducted a parking occupancy survey.   Read More