NZ Chambers of Commerce Northland and Northland Inc. make up Northlands Regional Business Partner. Each partner works with local businesses in their region to give advice, support and is the central access point for all funding and support by central and local government to help them grow their businesses.

Upcoming events

Small Business Survival Guide – Rest, Recreation and Reflection (Business Mentors New Zealand)

As humans, we invest a considerable amount of physical, financial and emotional collateral into our business. If any of these three personal investments are not properly maintained, then the other two will be negatively impacted.  Whether we are struggling to sustain our business or succeeding, we will still have our share of challenges and stress, so taking care of ourselves is paramount.
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Owner Manager Programme – For Business Owners. (icehouse)

The programme in a nut-shell? Real skills. Development. New opportunities. A challenge. Refreshed perspective. Significant changes. Better results.
All three Owner Manager Programmes in 2019 were sold out.  Book now for 2020.  Learn more
This programme is registered for Capability Development Funding available through the Regional Business Partner Network (capped at $5,000 per annum).
Click here to connect to your local Regional Business Partner for more information.


What is the Regional Business Partner Network?

The Regional Business Partners (RBP) programme was established in 2010. It is a network of 14 regionally based entities – delivery agents or regional partners – that offer support to firms to undertake management capability improvement and research and development (R&D). The programme supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Capability Development

The Capability Voucher Funding helps business owners to access business training and coaching services, by providing them with up to a 50% subsidy towards the registered service cost.

You must first meet with one of our RBP Growth Advisors to discuss your business. The Growth Advisor will seek to understand opportunities for growth and help identify any barriers to this. The Growth Advisor will then work with you to put together an action plan.

Where there is a management capability need identified that could be addressed by undertaking training, the Growth Advisor may issue a Capability Voucher to the business.

To register your interest click here

NZTE Capability Development Vouchers

Callaghan Innovation activates innovation and helps businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand.

We partner with ambitious businesses of all sizes, providing a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of growth.

Our people – including more than 200 of New Zealand’s leading scientists and engineers – empower innovators by connecting people, opportunities and networks, and providing tailored technical solutions, skills and capability development programmes, and grants co-funding.

We also enhance the operation of New Zealand’s innovation ecosystem, working closely with government partners, Crown Research Institutes, and other organisations that help increase business investment in R&D and innovation.

We operate across New Zealand from five urban offices and a regional partner network in a further 12 locations.  For more info

Business Mentoring New Zealand

Business Mentoring Programme

Business Mentors New Zealand is an independent not-for-profit organisation founded in 1991 by business people, for business people. Our organisation and its heavily subsidised service is made possible by support from New Zealand Business and Government Agencies.  Our national network of agencies is closely aligned with the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Regional Business Partnership Programme.

Business Mentors New Zealand is committed to helping small business owners, startup entrepreneurs and social enterprise decision-makers succeed.  Our mentoring service introduces small business owners and social enterprise executive officers to skilled Business Mentors who will assist them to advance their business capability, capacity and sustainability by sharing their knowledge and experience.

A small one-off registration fee of $295 + GST provides up to 12-months access to a Business Mentor. For more information or to register for a mentor visit

To access any of the above services and to register your interest click here