About Us

Business North Harbour (BNH) is a not for profit funded through targeted rates. We are here to champion North Harbour as a great place to live, work and run a business, and to support the business owners, employees and property owners in the area. We do this by creating opportunities for people to connect, communicate and collaborate with one another.

The North Harbour Business Improvement District (BID) which Business North Harbour is responsible for, is one of the largest in New Zealand with over 4,500 business and commercial property owners who represent more than 35,000 employees.

The BNH BID operates under the Auckland Council BID Programme and aligns with the BID Policy 2022.

If you run, own or rent a business or property within the BID, you are eligible to be a member of Business North Harbour. There is no extra cost to your business as membership is already taken care of via a targeted rate. All you need to do is to register here to receive all the benefits of membership. 

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North Harbour

Here to empower economic prosperity and growth, provide an advocacy voice for members’ concerns, facilitate networking for business development and provide access to key stakeholders and decision makers who may affect investment. 

Our events programme provides members with an extensive range of networking, mentoring, wellbeing, training and educational opportunities.

Bus passengers seated photo taken from the back

We work with all council controlled agencies to develop initiatives that address access and environmental concerns, including congestion reduction. We also provide information on alternative modes of transport.

Our members are kept informed of relevant news, updates and events and are provided with useful business support resources and information.

We provide the resources and operational support to encourage business sustainability by enabling members to access food waste and inorganic waste collections along with pallet and cardboard bow swaps.

We provide an advocacy voice to local and central government for our members’ concerns on local, regional and national issues, and provide access to key stakeholders and decision makers who may affect investment.

We support our members by managing the contracted nightly security patrols of our BID area, 365 days of the year. We conduct safety, security and communications briefings with the North Shore Police.

Our online Business Directory provides free directory listings for businesses operating within our BID, and allows businesses to update and manage their listing information online.

Members can take advantage of more benefits and activities, such as Business Expo, One Day Sale, candidate employment and internship opportunities along with complimentary member hireage of the Business North Harbour training room.

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Social Responsibility

BNH is committed to helping members do their bit for the environment through ethical, sustainable business practices.

Our team aims to “walk the talk”. For example, the organisation’s car is a hybrid: a Kia Niro 1.6 LTD HEV (pictured here with general manager Kevin O’Leary and Giltrap North Shore’s Alan Yates).

Being environmentally-responsible is a great way to make a difference, and show employees, customers and other stakeholders that a company wants to help protect our area and the people who live and work here.

Sound environmental policies can have a positive impact on a business’ bottom line, which is why BNH runs programmes to make initiatives and resources accessible to its members.