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The Otago Southland Employers’ Association is a member-based organisation that provides a range of support services spanning vital business areas and a voice for business in the south at a national level. 

We have been supporting sustainable business growth across the southern region for 128 years. 

Today our team of professionals offers quality advice and tailored packages to members in areas such as employment law, health & safety, human resources and business training and professional development. 

Find out about membership benefits or view our 2019 Training Calendar.

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Training & Events

Latest Event - Otago Employers Association

Building on Health & Safety Representative Training - Stage 2

This programme will build on the skills and knowledge developed in health and safety representative...

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Telephone Etiquette - NEW!

Outside the realm of texting and emails, many people still use the telephone as a...

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Payroll, Holidays Act, and Leave Entitlements

Learn how to deal with annual holidays, public holidays, and sick and bereavement leave.

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Foundations of Sales and Selling Skills - NEW!

This course will outline the process of turning someone into a buyer as this can...

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Case Studies
Local Stories

Winning formula

Blue River Dairy's reach and product range is now much larger, as it's enjoying astronomical growth

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Bringing the fresh taste of New Zealand seafood to the world

While overseas Roger Belton first had an idea that led to what is now a seafood business

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Beloved Gibbston cheese company taps into tasty trend

An artisan cheese company has been taking advantage of a new trend to help its business grow

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We’ve supported Otago and Southland business since 1890 and are proud to be part of the region’s history of business innovation. Here’s how we continue to support sustainable business in the south.

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Tailored Advice

Our experts can help with all aspects of employment law and health & safety compliance.

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Training & Development

Our extensive range of training offerings is delivered in the main centres or at your workplace.

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Policy & Advocacy

We represent the interests of business in the south and link our members with national advocacy bodies.

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Business Mentoring

Providing a helping hand by matching specialist expertise with the needs of businesses across the region.

Regional Business Partnership:

We are part of the Regional Business Partnership for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise to provide capability development vouchers, Callaghan Innovation to administer research and development grants, and Business Mentoring to support business innovation.  

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