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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
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
Finance and Performance Committee
Finance and Performance Committee
Finance and Performance Committee 23 July 2019 Compensation funding for the loss of open space in Upper Harbour.   Read More
Get ready for upcoming privacy law changes
Get ready for upcoming privacy law changes
Changes to the Privacy Act are coming. If you collect, store or use personal information about your employees and/or customers, here’s what you need to know.   Read More
Local Elections
Local Elections
Voting in the local elections runs from 20 September until 12 October (polling day). Business North Harbour contacted all the candidates standing for the Albany ward and Upper Harbour Local Board.   Read More
North Shore Commercial Property Group
North Shore Commercial Property Group
Business North Harbour thanks Scope Strata Management for kindly sponsoring this event.   Read More
Free Fitness Check for your Business
Free Fitness Check for your Business
North Harbour business people can get a quick fitness check for their business with a free, online tool.   Read More
Wellness Works Workshop
Wellness Works Workshop
As Business North Harbour's GM, Kevin O'Leary, said during his introduction to this event, "Staff are our biggest asset. Without them, we're nothing."   Read More
Communicate with Confidence
Communicate with Confidence
This was Laurie's third event for Business North Harbour, and his engaging presentation style ensured that his 115+ audience were entertained and informed.   Read More
Introducing Kevin O'Leary
Introducing Kevin O'Leary
"I’m delighted to have been appointed into the General Manager position at Business North Harbour and welcome the opportunity to support our business community."   Read More
Join the 'refillution' at Auckland Council Libraries, Pools and Leisure Centres.
Join the 'refillution' at Auckland Council Libraries, Pools and Leisure Centres.
Auckland Council is proud to join the ‘refillution’ with selected libraries and all pools and leisure centres registering as official ‘RefillNZ Stations’.   Read More
Constellation Bus Bridge Works Commencement
Constellation Bus Bridge Works Commencement
NZTA are scheduled to commence construction of the Constellation Bus Bridge, Wednesday 31 July.   Read More
The Business Expo is back
The Business Expo is back
The Expo gives businesses across North Harbour a unique opportunity to showcase their products and services to other local businesses and members of the public.   Read More
Prepare for the future of going to work
Prepare for the future of going to work
What is the future workplace going to look like? When and how are employees going to travel to work and what will they be doing there?   Read More
NZ's first plant for 100% recycled plastic
NZ's first plant for 100% recycled plastic
Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced a significant investment in New Zealand’s first 100% recycled plastic food packaging range.   Read More
Introducing our new General Manager
Introducing our new General Manager
Business North Harbour has the pleasure of announcing the appointment of Kevin O’Leary as its new General Manager. Kevin comes to us from Harbour Sport.   Read More
What do you want from your local park?
What do you want from your local park?
Upper Harbour Local Board is preparing a local parks management plan to support good decisions to be made about how parks are used and protected. Business North Harbour is supporting this work and wants to understand how you use Upper Harbour’s parks an   Read More
Constellation Drive busway bridge works
Constellation Drive busway bridge works
As part of the Northern Corridor Improvements project, works are underway to construct a new busway and busway bridge over Constellation Drive connecting Constellation Station with Albany Station.   Read More
Plastic shopping bags to be phased out
Plastic shopping bags to be phased out
Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage has confirmed that single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out in New Zealand from 1 July 2019.   Read More
Record attendance at June's Women in Business event
Record attendance at June's Women in Business event
Paula Bennett overcame the weather (with fog causing delays and at Auckland and Wellington airports) to entertain, inspire and challenge her audience.   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
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