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COVID-19 Business Support

Tools & Resources

Business Tools & Resources

ChristchurchNZ is committed to supporting Canterbury based businesses throughout this period.  Our Business Growth team can provide tailored advice to businesses regarding the situation. We've captured below tools & resources that will assist businesses during this time.

General and Tech

Webinars and Online Courses

Regional Business Partners (RBP) are delivering a range of free webinars via ChristchurchNZ’s RBP partners Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce. Webinars are available live and on-demand to support businesses navigating the impact of COVID-19.

Find the MBIE webinars and events that are best fit for your business.

Ernst & Young will discuss the latest developments on the Government’s response including the recent tax reform, what transitioning to lower alert levels means for business, privacy and commercial law considerations and much more. Join their New Zealand in recovery – planning for business post COVID-19 webinar on 24 April.

ChristchurchNZ Webinars

ChristchurchNZ hosted a webinar on 20 April 2020 about the COVID-19 visitor economy recovery plan and the support services available to tourism businesses. View recording of the webinar and download the presentations from ChristchurchNZ here and Prof. D Simmons here.

Please also view the Mackenzie COVID-19 visitor economy recovery plan webinar here and presentation here from ​21 April 2020.

The ChristchurchNZ Convention Bureau held a webinar for business partners on 1 May 2020 covering the action plan and support going forward for business in the COVID-19 environment. View a recording of the webinar and download the presentation.

Web Tools

Google tools for helping businesses through COVID-19. 

Get help creating a website

Radio

PlainsFM 96.9 - Messaging and short programmes about how to keep well and safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, in English and other languages.

Legal Advice

Key Legal Issues for Charities

Find out what key legal issues Charities in NZ should be focused on amidst these unprecedented times. 

COVID-19: Key Legal Issues for Business

Key things should businesses in NZ be focused on during this time.

Download the Parry Field Lawyers Covid-19 Legal Handbook.

Leases and COVID-19: How will this impact?

Buying or Selling a House?

Information for if you are buying or selling a house in April.

Commercial Leases

A video (below) explaining about COVID-19 and commercial leases.

Force Majeure

A video (below) explaining about Force Majeure in contracts and what those clauses are used for (to suspend performance of obligations). Read more about Force Majeure

Governance

Charity sector response to COVID-19

A video (below) recorded Friday 27 March 2020 covering off the charity sector response to COVID-19

What Companies and Directors should be doing to respond

Advice on how companies and directors should be responding to COVID-19

 

 

Clarification on Government Assistance

Informative websites

A Video Guide for Wage Subsidy Applications

Link to the video is here, presented by EMA, one of New Zealand's largest business associations.

 

Applying for the Government Wage Subsidy for COVID-19

More Resources

We'll be adding more resources to this page as the COVID-19 situation continues.  Please re-visit this page for more information.