COVID-19 Business Support and Advice

Update 25 January 2021

Confirmed COVID-19 case n Northland – 30 sites have been visited and identified on the Covid-19 website click here
As of today Alert Levels remain at 1 for all of New Zealand
Please note NZIST visit to Whangarei over the next 2 days has been postponed


Who Are We?

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Northland (Inc) (NorthChamber) is a non-political, non-profit organisation which represents the full spectrum of business interests, both small and large, in Northland – retailing, service, manufacturing exporters, importers and other organisations … >> FIND OUT MORE

Business Hours & General Contact Info

Phone us Mon-Fri 9-5pm on 09 438 4771.

Over the Christmas break calls will be monitored, for export documents and extremely urgent matters, lweave a message if not answered or email

For anything urgent during this time our staff cell numbers are listed below.

NorthChamber Team Contacts:
As with most organisations at Level 1 our staff are working a mix of office hours and remote hours but can be contacted as follows.


Steve Smith – CEO – 027 444 1010
Janette Dobbs – Office manager – 021 441 026
Niamh O Neill – Assistant office manager – 027 544 9967
Paulette Scrooby – Community relationship manager – 021 212 6903
Rebecca Varley – Sales manager and business mentor coordinator – 021 206 1003

Upcoming Events

Lunchbox Series #8: Cashfow made easy with KGA Accounting

February 5, 2021
Join us at The Orchard for our latest in our lunchbox #8 – Cashflow made easy KGA Accounting will present ABOUT LUNCH BOX SESSIONS: The Lunch Box Sessions are quick-smart; (40 – 60mins) and hosted during your lunch break. ‘bite-sized’…

Information, Communication & Technology with Vodafone and Friends

February 10, 2021
Join Vodafone & Friends for Insights into Information, Communication & Technology Our special guests include: Jason Paris – Vodafone, Chief Executive Officer Darren Mason – Northpower Fibre, Chief Executive Dr Maggie Buxton – AwhiWorld, Cross-Disciplinary Creative Practitioner, Producer, Facilitator, Educator,…

Business Capability Session #3 Pitching ideas and presentations

February 16, 2021
Pitching Ideas and Presentations, presented by Frank Aldridge of the Integral Group The third in the series of workshops is aimed at growing skills in the local business sector, particularly useful for those interested in working on projects with local…

ChamberChats – Thursday 18 February

February 18, 2021
We’d love you join us from 10am -11am @ The Orchard. ChamberChats are a chance to catch up in a smaller group setting, grab a coffee and some homemade scones! Open to all local businesses.

‘Inspired by Business’

February 18, 2021
The Orchard Business and Event Hub encourages our entrepreneur community to connect, collaborate, network and build relationships with other business professionals. We are hosting an ‘Inspired by Business’ event on the 28th of January between 5.15 pm- 6.30 pm. Two…

Business Capability Session #4 Joint Ventures

February 24, 2021
Joint Ventures, presented by Frank Aldridge of the Integral Group The fourth in the series of workshops is aimed at growing skills in the local business sector, particularly useful for those interested in working on projects with local government. When…

Whangarei Business After 5 – I Have A Dream Charitable Trust

February 24, 2021
Come along, meet the team and find out more about the important work that I Have A Dream are doing here in Whangarei and understand why their organisation took out the Top Energy Best Not for Profit Organisation Award at…

Chamber AGM and Business Benefits BA5 with National Alliance Partners

March 10, 2021
NOTICE OF AGM The 118th Annual General Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Northland Inc will be held on: Date:  Wednesday, March 10 March 2021 Time: start  5:00pm to 5.30pm followed by a Chamber Benefits Business After 5,…