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Update: Tuesday 26 July 2022.

If you missed our Business Bites Breakfast online session this morning, you can catch it all here. Well worth a listen if you're in the business of employing staff.

New or existing business owners can learn more about dealing with common employment issues from a legal expert when LoveHauraki presents their Business Bites Online meeting on Tuesday 26 July from 7.15am – 8:30am via Zoom.

HR Matters and Mishaps 

The event, called HR Matters and Mishaps, heralds the return of Business Bites breakfast talks, hosted by LoveHauraki, a Hauraki District Council initiative. Local businesses are invited to register for this free online event at (and as it's online first thing in the morning, you don't even need to get out of your pajamas). 

This online Business Bites Breakfast is held via Zoom. Access will be delivered on Monday 24 July to registered attendees. It will a valuable session for anyone currently employing or thinking of employing staff, particularly in this tight labour market.

Introducing our guest expert

We’re lucky to have as our guest expert, Michelle Urquhart, a Tompkins Wake Associate and specialist in Employment and Immigration Law.

Business Bites guest speaker Michelle Urquhart

Employment and Immigration Law expert, Michelle Urquhart

Michelle will be answering questions on general HR issues and common employer situations that can be hard to navigate. To be sure to get the most out of the session, attendees can email their questions in advance to

For Michelle, getting the employment relationship right starts at the very beginning of the hiring process.

“Prospective employees can be picky about who they work for at the moment.  Employers need to be on top of their game to have the best chance of attracting the right people.  Preparation is the best approach, so I’ll be talking about that during this event”, she said.

Professional background

Michelle is an Associate of the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand and an appointed member of the Mediation Panel. She acts as a mediator in a wide range of HR, civil and commercial disputes and is also a guest lecturer and assessor at Te Piringa Law Faculty of Waikato University.

Register with for future events

Michelle is the first of the high calibre experts on offer to our business community from LoveHauraki this year, and we know that what she has to share will be invaluable. Don't miss it - register now.

The Business Bites breakfast sessions are also an opportunity to hear from others facing the same challenges, support each other, and share ideas.

LoveHauraki was formed in March 2020 to support businesses through Covid and has continued to be the public face of business support provided by Hauraki District Council. You can sign up for updates and direct event invites to business events by registering at

Business Bites Online poster confirming date and time of event

Business Bites Online poster