Take shelter if you need to
13 Feb 2023

Take shelter if you need to


In this newsletter:

  • Take shelter if you need to

  • Auckland Construction Tendering and Pricing workshop – book now

  • Health check for Pacific Business owners

  • Upcoming Procurement Workshops

Take shelter if you need to

The entire North Island and upper South Island is now under heavy rain and/or strong wind warnings and watches as Cyclone Gabrielle hits New Zealand, with the most serious red rain warnings for Auckland, Northland, Coromandel, Waikato, and Gisborne.

Get ready information on preparing yourself, your family, and your business for an emergency is available in multiple languages:

For people who need shelter from Cyclone Gabrielle, many Civil Defence Centres and Shelters are now open. Find the nearest to your location here.

What to bring: Warm clothes, medications, items for children and babies, like formula, nappies and toys, and photo identification (if you have it) in your bag. Play it safe. Don’t take any chances.

If you are bringing a pet:

  • Dogs – must be on a leash and should be muzzled. You may be asked to keep your dog in your car.

  • Cats – must be in a carrier.  

Auckland Construction Tendering and Pricing workshop – book now

PBT’s next workshop, Construction Tendering and Pricing, will be held this week in person at our Penrose office on Thursday 16 February.

This workshop shares how to price tenders and demonstrate good practice. Developed in collaboration with our work with large suppliers, contractors and businesses who are seeking Pasifika businesses to fulfill contracts, this workshop shares the very latest knowledge and expertise on tender pricing and best practice.

This workshop supports businesses owners with:

  • Pricing for construction – basic concepts

  • Building up the price

  • How price is evaluated

  • Essential resources will be made available to participants including pricing templates and quoting guidelines.

Invest 2 hours of your time and take advantage of this learning opportunity.

When: Thursday 16 February

4:00PM – 7:00PM

Where: PBT Office

Level 2, 45 O’Rorke Road, Penrose, Auck

Book Now

Health check for Pacific Business owners

Free health and wellness checks now are available for Pacific business owners in Auckland.

These health checks are comprehensive and include the following: Blood tests, full physical check, lifestyle and mental health check-up, full report.

Thanks to Pacific Medical Assist Ltd (PMAL), working in partnership with Te Whatu Ora and the Ministry for Pacific Peoples, who are making these free comprehensive health checks for Pacific business owners.

Find out more and apply here.

Upcoming Workshop Schedule

Register now for our Procurement focused workshops and book in now.

AUCKLAND | Environmental and Sustainability Management

Thursday, 23 February 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM Every business in New Zealand needs to be aware environmental management and sustainability. Join this workshop which outlines what the key risks and opportunities are, and how to successfully manage them in your business.

AUCKLAND | Employment Rights and Obligations

Thursday, 2 March 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Suitable for business owners who have employees or are looking to employ people, this workshop is designed for those who want a better understanding of employee rights and your obligations as an employer in New Zealand.

AUCKLAND | Health and Safety

Thursday, 9 March 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM This workshop introduces key health and safety concepts and obligations as a small to medium business owner you need to know.

Be safe, stay warm and take care.


Fast-track your business growth and success with the right support behind you.

About the Author


PBT Team


PBT News team bringing you the latest news in the PBT community


Fast-track your business growth and success with the right support behind you.