COVID-19 MĀORI BUSINESS SUPPORT

Below you will find the resources needed to help you make important business decisions during the Covid-19 pandemic. This official information is updated regularly, so please check back often.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Below are our most frequently asked questions regarding the support you can receive for yourself and your whānau. If your question isn’t answered here, please get in touch with us.

I have just laid off my staff, where can I get help?
Agency Quicklink Phone
Employment New Zealand Workplace response coronavirus covid 19 0800 20 90 20
Employment New Zealand Leave and holiday/other types of leave 0800 20 90 20
What do I need to keep employees safe?

Here’s an article from Worksafe Mahi Haumaru Aotearoa that is a great resource for keeping employees safe during the Covid-19 crises.

Agency Quicklink Phone
Worksafe Workplace preparedness 0800 030 040

After a wealth of online information availble for keeping safe from Covid-19, we can’t stress highly enough the importance of washing your hands and PPE, PPE, PPE! However, resourcing PPE can be a problem. There are plenty of suppliers out there, so “let your fingers do the walking” and let Google be your friend in sourcing PPE required.

Agency Quicklink Phone
Worksafe Managing supply issues for PPE 0800 030 040

There is also plenty of information sheets supplied by Government for further information.

Agency Quicklink
Government Resources
How do I support my employees?

The Government Covid-19 is a wealth of information regarding support available.

Agency Quicklink
Government Business and employees/employers

Work and Income have many support practices in place and you will need to apply through their website.

Agency Quicklink Phone
Work and Income Eligibilty/emergencies Click for Work and Income contacts
Do I qualify for a wage subsidy?

There are TWO payments available to suport employers affected by Covid-19; a Wage Subsidy and the Essential Workers Leave Support. You will need to go to the Work and Income Covid-19 support page to see if you qualify, and to apply.

Agency Quicklink Phone
Work and Income Support Click for Work and Income contacts
How can we support our workers?

As a side effect of the current Covid-19 crises, we need to look after the mental well-being of our whanau and workers. There are plenty of ways to keep our energy active and mindsets positive. Here are some great links for help in that area.

Agency Quicklink Phone
Goverment Health and wellbeing
Work and Income Health and disabilty Click for Work and Income contacts
Mental Health Foundation Get help Covid 19
Ministry of Health Health and wellbeing Text 1737 anytime for a trained counsellor
Lifeline call or free text 4357 (HELP) 0800 543 354
Youthline call or free text 234 0800 376 633
Samaritans 0800 726 666

BUSINESS SUPPORT QUICK LINKS

Organisation
Website
Phone
Government

Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Ministry of Primary Industries

Ministry of Transport

NZ Trade & Enterprise

New Zealand Financial

Financial Markets Authority

NZ Stock Exchange

OMF Financial

World Trade Organisation

Retail Banks
Other Support

Ministry for the Environment

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION OR CONCERN?

If you have a question or concern that has not been addressed on this page, please get in touch and we’d be happy to help you.

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