At the centre of our business support eco-system is the Regional Business Partner (RBP) Network.

It’s a programme funded by the Aotearoa New Zealand Government and delivered by our Growth Advisors here at Northland Inc for the Taitokerau Northland region.

Sessions with a Growth Advisor are free for Taitokerau Northland pāhiki.

Regional Business Partner Network

How it works

  1. Register your business online via the RBP website 
  2. You then contact us (use the contact button above) and we’ll set up a Discovery Session with a Growth Advisor
  3. Your meeting can take place in The Orchard where we are based, online or at one of venues we regularly travel to around the region
  4. After your Discovery Session, your Growth Advisor will come back to you with an action plan. This can include any mix of things – and will depend on what's most relevant to you. It can range from simple things, such as introducing you to a useful new contact, through to helping you into some key management training or even facilitating your new R&D project.

Your Growth Advisor will be your main contact person and your new business champion! They will check in regularly to see how you're going. And they're always just a phone call away if you need them.


One of the options your Growth Advisor can explore with you is whether your pāhiki qualifies for funding to develop your business skills from the Management Capability Fund.

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

Before committing to a course of action you will have the opportunity to meet with the training providers directly. Your Growth Advisor will help you weigh up your options and will follow up with you to ensure you are getting the help you need to grow your business.

Regional Business Partner Network