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Take our member survey today
Take our member survey today
Our annual member survey is out now and we would love to hear your feedback so we can better understand your business needs, expectations and concerns.   Read More
Who are the big winners in the Wellbeing Budget?
Who are the big winners in the Wellbeing Budget?
The Wellbeing Budget provides opportunities to grow and modernise New Zealand’s economy while ensuring a just transition to a low emissions future.   Read More
Building a Productive Nation
Building a Productive Nation
The Coalition Government also wants to make sure all New Zealanders have the chance to share in the opportunities provided by the digital age.   Read More
Taking Mental Health Seriously
Taking Mental Health Seriously
Budget 2019 delivers on many of the recommendations contained in the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, He Ara Oranga.   Read More
Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill passes first stage in Parliament
Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill passes first stage in Parliament
The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament with near unanimous support.   Read More
Promoting well-being in local communities
Promoting well-being in local communities
The Minister of Local Government Hon Nanaia Mahuta is pleased to welcome legislation that confirms the role local government plays in promoting community wellbeing and gives councils more flexibility.   Read More
Making it easier to get help from Police
Making it easier to get help from Police
Police Minister Stuart Nash says calling a cop suddenly got a whole lot easier with the launch of a ground-breaking new service for non-emergency calls.   Read More
Supporting working women with pay equity
Supporting working women with pay equity
Women who aren’t paid the same as men for similar jobs will be given the tools to make a pay equity claim as the Wellbeing Budget delivers a practical solution to gender discrimination in the workplace.   Read More
Business North Harbour are looking for a General Manager.
Business North Harbour are looking for a General Manager.
The GM is expected to build on the organisation’s momentum in strategic planning, advocacy, event, marketing and services.   Read More
Landmark Climate Change Bill Goes to Parliament
Landmark Climate Change Bill Goes to Parliament
The Government is delivering landmark action on climate change – the biggest challenge facing the international community and New Zealand.   Read More
Mental Health and Wellbeing with Nigel Latta
Mental Health and Wellbeing with Nigel Latta
Nigel Latta's reputation precedes him, so it was no surprise that QBE Stadium was packed to the rafters for the lunchtime seminar on Mental Health and Wellbeing.   Read More
Capital Gains Tax is a No Go
Capital Gains Tax is a No Go
The Coalition Government will not proceed with the Tax Working Group’s recommendation for a capital gains tax, Jacinda Ardern announced today.   Read More
Eclipse Recruitment Women in Business Success!
Eclipse Recruitment Women in Business Success!
90 local business women attended our sold out high tea and networking event with guest speaker Hady Wenham Director of Forme Spa.   Read More
SeaPath walking and cycling path prepares for construction
SeaPath walking and cycling path prepares for construction
Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter says the SeaPath walking and cycling project on Auckland’s North Shore has reached a significant milestone.   Read More
Rising greenhouse gas emissions
Rising greenhouse gas emissions
New Zealand’s latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows emissions are on the rise, underscoring why the Government is taking action on climate change.   Read More
Lime scooters return to Auckland
Lime scooters return to Auckland
Lime scooters are back on Auckland streets but with tougher safety and reporting conditions imposed by Auckland Council.   Read More
Lifting the standards of rental homes
Lifting the standards of rental homes
The new healthy homes standards to make rental properties warmer and drier were today announced by Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford.   Read More
Good health equals good business
Good health equals good business
New Zealanders' perception of their health and wellbeing has fallen in the last year and remains well below the global average, research shows.   Read More
Albany introduces paid parking
Albany introduces paid parking
Auckland Transport have installed paid parking to help address the parking problem.   Read More
Exporters expand despite global challenges
Exporters expand despite global challenges
New Zealand’s exporters are signing new deals and improving the nation’s prosperity.   Read More
Improving the wellbeing of Kiwis
Improving the wellbeing of Kiwis
The Coalition Government is making solid progress on improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders.   Read More
Do Your Bit for The Environment
Do Your Bit for The Environment
We offer an Inorganic Waste Collection Service to business and property owners in the North Harbour area.   Read More
Do You Have a Work Life Balance?
Do You Have a Work Life Balance?
Looking to improve staff morale and performance? Find out how to develop and implement a health and wellbeing strategy for your organisation.   Read More
How To Make 2019 a Game Changer
How To Make 2019 a Game Changer
Mapping out the next 12 months for your business is as easy as one, two, three. Follow Fiona Clark’s three-step approach to business planning.   Read More
PM to promote trade and wellbeing at World Economic Forum
PM to promote trade and wellbeing at World Economic Forum
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be promoting free trade agreements with the UK and EU and the Government’s wellbeing agenda to global leaders next week.   Read More
ACC to help business be healthier and safer
ACC to help business be healthier and safer
A $22 million investment by ACC into workplace injury prevention grants and subsidies will make it easier for Kiwi businesses to keep workplaces healthy and safe.   Read More
Councillor floats Lime scooter tax
Councillor floats Lime scooter tax
Councillor Chris Darby, who chairs the planning committee that will be instrumental in deciding Lime's fate after March 31.   Read More
Rosedale Road has reopened
Rosedale Road has reopened
Work has been completed on a section of Rosedale Road and it reopened Monday 14th January 2019.   Read More
Good news for New Zealand exporters
Good news for New Zealand exporters
New Zealand exporters are among the first to benefit from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership which now takes effect.   Read More
Changes to remuneration thresholds for some visas
Changes to remuneration thresholds for some visas
According to Immigration New Zealand, remuneration thresholds in Skilled Migrant and Essential Skills policies will be increasing on 26 November 2018.   Read More
Minimum wage set to increase in 2019
Minimum wage set to increase in 2019
One Business Organisation is recommending that businesses plan for at least a one-third step towards the $20 goal as the minimum wage, which is an increase of about $1.16 an hour on the current rate of $16.50. Could others follow suit?   Read More
Problem definition for light rail solution still unclear
Problem definition for light rail solution still unclear
“Lingering debate over the form of rapid transit to Auckland Airport reveals a lack of clarity about the role for light and heavy rail and this issue must be resolved when the business case is released,” says Infrastructure NZ CEO Stephen Selwood.   Read More
Business disappointed with  ERA bill
Business disappointed with ERA bill
EMA is bitterly disappointed with the lack of heed paid to concerns business has raised in relation to the Employment Relations Amendment Bill.   Read More
Infrastructure NZ welcomes establishment of infrastructure entity
Infrastructure NZ welcomes establishment of infrastructure entity
“Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones’ confirmation that the Government will establish an independent infrastructure entity – an i-body – is very positive news and warmly received by industry,”   Read More
Government’s Urban Growth Agenda Warrants Bi-Partisan Support
Government’s Urban Growth Agenda Warrants Bi-Partisan Support
Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford restated the Government’s commitment to addressing housing affordability and supply challenges via the five pillars of the Urban Growth   Read More
Are you a woman in cyber security, or interested in the field?
Are you a woman in cyber security, or interested in the field?
A Connect Smart & National Security Workforce Initiative   Read More
Rosedale Bus Station Update
Rosedale Bus Station Update
Here's a brief progress update with concept images   Read More
We need your views on 54 Parkway Drive
We need your views on 54 Parkway Drive
86 apartments (65 x 1-2 bed, 19 x 3 bed), commercial (office and retail) space which could accommodate around 170-225 people and a café   Read More
How small businesses can use tech to be more productive
How small businesses can use tech to be more productive
Technology offers huge opportunities for all businesses – not just the big ones. There are many ways you can use tech to help you work smarter, not harder.   Read More
Australia & New Zealand Delegation to Ireland
Australia & New Zealand Delegation to Ireland
You, or your nominee, are invited to join an exciting delegation to Ireland to assess emerging opportunities as follows:   Read More
Business North Harbour's response to NZ Herald Article (29.5.18) 'Goff's $26b 10-year budget' article
Business North Harbour's response to NZ Herald Article (29.5.18) 'Goff's $26b 10-year budget' article
Auckland Mayor confirms reduction of business share of rates   Read More
GDPR compliance in four steps
GDPR compliance in four steps
On 25 May 2018 when new EU privacy laws will coerce global businesses with links to the continent to comply with the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR).   Read More
GOVERNMENT MOVES ON GST WELCOMED BY RETAIL NZ
GOVERNMENT MOVES ON GST WELCOMED BY RETAIL NZ
Foreign websites selling into New Zealand will have to register for GST from 1 October next year   Read More
Released Today: Draft Auckland Council Development Contributions Policy 2018
Released Today: Draft Auckland Council Development Contributions Policy 2018
URGENT: HAVE YOUR SAY! The Development Contributions Policy sets out the capital expenditure to be funded by development contributions (DCs) and how much developers will pay.   Read More
R&D tax incentive by 2019
R&D tax incentive by 2019
The Government is introducing an R&D tax incentive to help more businesses to undertake a greater amount of R&D.   Read More
AUSSIE TAX OFFICE COMING FOR KIWI RETAILERS – TIME FOR NZ GOVT ACTION
AUSSIE TAX OFFICE COMING FOR KIWI RETAILERS – TIME FOR NZ GOVT ACTION
New rules mean New Zealand online retailers need to register for Australian GST from 1 July if they sell to Aussie consumers...   Read More
Net migration will fall to around 65,000
Net migration will fall to around 65,000
A new report from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is predicting...   Read More
TIME FOR CHANGE ON SHOP TRADING HOURS LEGISLATION
TIME FOR CHANGE ON SHOP TRADING HOURS LEGISLATION
Retail NZ has written to the Minister for Workplace Relations asking for the Government to amend or repeal the Shop Trading Hours Act   Read More
Medium to long-term employment outlook: Looking ahead to 2026
Medium to long-term employment outlook: Looking ahead to 2026
47,000 more workers on average each year to 2026   Read More
Have your say: Auckland Council 10-year plan and budget for Auckland (2018-28)
Have your say: Auckland Council 10-year plan and budget for Auckland (2018-28)
The overall plan is released today, 28th February 2018.   Read More