Our Purpose

Business North Harbour (BNH) exists to:

  • Empower economic prosperity and growth
  • Provide an advocacy voice for members’ concerns
  • Facilitate networking for business development
  • Provide access to key stakeholders and decision makers who may affect investment

In other words, BNH is here to champion North Harbour as a great place to live, work and recreate, and to support the business owners, employees and property owners in the area.

Advocacy

BNH advocates as strongly as possible for members whenever the opportunity arises to achieve positive outcomes.
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Formal Submissions

BNH focuses on proposals that could support or restrict local businesses’ growth and economic development, and/or affect the cost of business. These typically concern transport networks and infrastructure investment.
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Social Responsibility

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

BNH advocates as strongly as possible for members whenever the opportunity arises to achieve positive outcomes.

Through formal representation to local and central government and their agencies, BNH aims to ensure that planning and investment reflect the needs of the area’s business owners and commercial property owners.

Members are encouraged to share their priorities, questions or concerns with the BNH team at any time, and especially via the annual member survey which covers such important topics as transport, crime prevention, and business challenges.

BNH focuses on proposals that could support or restrict local businesses’ growth and economic development, and/or affect the cost of business. These typically concern transport networks and infrastructure investment.

BNH provides summaries of key issues so that members can understand the potential impacts of a proposal on their operational or financial interests.

Although BNH is one of the larger BIDs (Business Improvement Districts), our team recognises that collaboration with other key stakeholders (including the local board and economic development agencies) is crucial to reinforce our members’ collective voice.

Get involved: Make your voice heard!
Look out for submission deadline reminders in BNH’s e-newsletters, social media and FYI magazine. Come along to the public meetings. Arrange a one-to-one consultation if you’re directly affected by a new proposal.

Formal Submissions

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.