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Halo Biz


Member since: 19 April 2011
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" : search here first & let your heart do the talking" is the new online directory where you can choose businesses according to your personal interests & values.

At least 70% of all advertising fees are given to community organisations of the advertiser’s choice which are then shown in search results. This means, eg, it’s now easier than ever to find a business supporting your kid's school, your local sports club or fav charity.

NZ invented, owned & operated, Halo™Biz is based in the Wonderful Waikato and opened its online doors in July 2011.

Halo™Biz is all about polishing local business halos so if you’re a business wanting to raise your profile, please make contact. If you’re a community organisation wanting to increase your fundraising $ we’d equally enjoy hearing from you.

For more info visit, "FOLLOW" our Tweets @HaloBizNZ and "LIKE" at, or "WATCH" us on YouTube.  

We look forward to hearing from you.

Until we chat, smiles from Julie & the team at Halo™Biz.

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Sunday, 31 December 2023
News 11:56AM
Mastering the Clock: Building Resilience through Time Management and the Power of Awe

n this episode of Vet Staff Podcast, host Julie South dives deep into the topic of resilience and its connection to time management and awe. She explains how developing good time management skills can lead to better work-life balance, decreased stress levels, and ultimately, increased resilience. South also shares the surprising ways that incorporating awe-inspiring moments into daily life can positively impact resilience and time management. She provides practical strategies for implementing ruthless time management and encourages listeners to embrace both external and internal awesome moments.


Wednesday, 22 September 2021
News 12:05PM
Petition launched to "Get 2 Vets into NZ per week"

As New Zealand's dire shortage of veterinarians continues to negatively impact both human and animal welfare, a petition has been launched urging the Government to allocate just two MIQ spaces per week so we can Get 2 Vets into NZ per week.


Tuesday, 11 May 2021
News 9:44PM
Immigration Issues Affecting the Supply of Veterinarians to be Debated in Parliament – 13 May 2021

Julie South's Get Vets parliamentary petition - to help alleviate critical veterinarian shortage in New Zealand - part of Special Immigration Debate being held in the House on 13 May 2021 at 3pm.


Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Pets 5:59PM
Parliamentary petition launched to get veterinarians into New Zealand

New Zealand is facing a dire veterinarian shortage. Hamiltonian woman, Julie South, has had enough of veterinarians returning to work immediately following cancer surgery because they can't find a locum vet to cover for them. She's launched a Parliamentary Petition and has dedicated her latest podcast to why the Government should change how they classify veterinarians. She invites the animal-owning public to support her by signing her petition.


Monday, 30 November 2020
News 11:26AM
Open Letter to Prime Minister Ardern re Immigration NZ border exemption confusion

Clarification sought on rationale used for border exemption denials for health care workers from Immigration New Zealand. Immigration New Zealand's assumptions are incorrect and lives are being lost.


Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Business 7:12PM
Small business owners work hard to ensure client perception meets reality

The discussion topic at this week’s Connected Business Network (CBN) meetings struck a chord with all CBN members vowing to make changes in their businesses.


Monday, 9 May 2016
News 6:15PM
Members of the Connected Business Network are growing their businesses in leaps and bounds

Connected Business Network Business Team meetings are a mixture of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich mastermind philosophy, coupled with accountability and finished off with inspiration.


Thursday, 17 March 2016
Business 1:37PM
LinkedIn's Waikato Networking Group changes hands

One of LinkedIn’s most engaged New Zealand Groups is changing hands five and a half years after it was formed.


Thursday, 27 August 2015
Business 7:19PM
Waikato Professional Women's Networking Lunch roaring success

WAIKATO — The Inaugural Waikato Professional Women’s Networking Luncheon held at the Waipa Workingmen’s Club on Monday 24 August was a roaring success.


Friday, 20 March 2015
Business 12:08PM
National President of New Zealand Trade and Industrial Waste Forum questions Ministry of Environment's prudence in discontinuing WasteTRACK monitoring programme


Monday, 5 May 2014
Business 9:29AM
Venus Network announces HaloBiz to manage Waikato region

New Zealand's largest business women's networking organisation The Venus Network today announced HaloBiz has been appointed to manage its Waikato region's networking groups.


Business 9:19AM
HaloBiz contracted by New Zealand's largest business women's network to manage and grow its Waikato operations

WAIKATO — HaloBiz today announced the signing of its newest client, The Venus Network, which is New Zealand's largest business women's networking group, to manage its four Waikato groups.


Thursday, 20 March 2014
News 8:54PM
Matamata-Piako District Council Waste-Water Treatment System: Part 3 - "selective adoption and implementation" will result in failure

Councils, commerce, communication breakdown and what to do when waste water and effluent discharge hit the fan


Thursday, 13 March 2014
News 6:10PM
7 factors identified in success of Matamata-Piako Waste Water Treatment System Case Study

In preparation for the upcoming New Zealand Trade & Industrial Waste Forum being held in Hamilton, 9-11 April, Forum President Geoff Young highlights the importance and necessity for councils and commerce to work together collaboratively to protect the environment whilst permitting commercial industrial enterprises to add value to local communities without incurring extra ratepayer levies.


Thursday, 6 March 2014
News 4:59PM
Matamata-Piako District Council Waste-Water Treatment System - an example worth studying

"Industries and towns can coexist to mutual benefit and advancement" New Zealand Trade & Industrial Waste Forum President, Geoff Young, says.


Friday, 20 December 2013
News 10:14AM
Sensationalist Billboards

WAIKATO — Hamiltonians driving through the Beerescourt / Te Rapa / Victoria Street intersection can't help but notice what appears to be a handmade DIY billboard slamming Waikato Regional councillors.


Friday, 28 June 2013
News 9:39AM
Local retailer has three stores in top 12 of Pandora Australasian Mystery Shopping Competition

Hamilton, New Zealand – 28 June 2013 - Precious Metals Chartwell, Alexandra Street & Te Awa The Base stores all made the cut to go through to the second round of Pandora’s annual Australasian mystery shopping competition.


Monday, 10 June 2013
Business 2:17PM
Waikato retailer wins third place in $30,000 Australasian Facebook competition

Precious Metals' Hamilton's Chartwell store manager Natalie Benge is thrilled her store’s window display won third prize in a recent $30,000 Facebook competition; she puts her winning submission down to the combined creative efforts of her entire retail team.


Monday, 20 May 2013
News 9:49AM
How absentee farm owners can protect themselves from a "dirty dairying" taint

WAIKATO — The obvious answer is to stay on top of effluent discharge in the first place says Geoff Young, environmental monitoring consultant and Managing Director of BPO Ltd, the Waikato company which specialises in providing  technical environmental monitoring information and systems both in New Zealand and overseas.


Thursday, 16 May 2013
News 2:35PM
Twitter out-performs Facebook in lead-generation for Hamilton businesswomen's fundraising event

WAIKATO — As any event manager will tell you, getting people to pay to park their bums on seats at an event is sometimes far easier said than done.


Friday, 3 May 2013
News 10:53AM
Women's-only Venus Network launches new Hamilton group

HAMILTON — With Venus Network’s Hamilton Cityside and Hamilton North groups both at capacity, Venus Waikato Regional Coordinator Jennifer Myers is getting ready to launch the city’s third group – Hamilton East.


Monday, 25 February 2013
Fashion 7:11AM
Deloittes Fast 50 & Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year visits Hamilton



Friday, 22 February 2013
Business 7:44AM
New Hamilton Leaders Appointed to Women's Venus Network



Thursday, 22 November 2012
News 11:41AM
Waikato social media fanatic looking forward to Skyping Father Christmas this year


Thursday, 2 August 2012
Business 7:23AM
World-leading leadership programme being launched in Waikato

WAIKATO —   Leaders in Hamilton and the Waikato can now hone their leadership skills with the new world-leading leadership programme being made available by 10X Hamilton Business Coaching.


Thursday, 7 June 2012
Business 9:27AM
Businesses miss crucial link in rush to use social media platforms

WAIKATO — Many businesses are rushing so fast to get "social" with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest or LinkedIn that they're ultimately setting themselves up for failure or wasting their efforts. So says HaloBiz's General Manager, Julie South.


Tuesday, 23 August 2011
News 5:48PM
Hamilton Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary wins prize

HaloBiz – the Waikato’s newest online business directory, has been described as being “socially innovative” and “the hottest online directory that makes a difference”, launched in Hamilton recently with two local fundraising competitions.


News 12:39PM
Plunket Waikato voted "Favourite Waikato Charity"

HaloBiz – the Waikato’s newest online business directory - which has been described as being “socially innovative” and “the hottest online directory that makes a difference” launched recently with two local fundraising competitions.


Monday, 1 August 2011
News 9:14AM
Would you describe HaloBiz as "Socially Innovative" or its GM a "Social Entrepreneur"?

If you were to ask this question of HaloBiz's General Manager, Julie South, she'd probably laugh at you – but she'd do it in the nicest way possible of course, because HaloBiz is all about win/win.


Thursday, 21 July 2011
News 8:01PM
HaloBiz described as "hottest online business directory" – the “search here first – let your heart do the talking “ website went live on the first of July in the central Waikato and launched with its search to give away $500 to two lucky Waikato community organisations.


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