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Christchurch Economic Recovery Package

Regional Business Partners Network

Regional Business Partners Network

The Government has allocated additional funding to the Regional Business Partner Network to support New Zealand businesses and service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund available through the RBP Network was limited and had been targeted at businesses seeking initial advice during Alert Levels 4-3. The current level of demand has met the allocation available.

There are still resources available through the network to help your business, including:

  • RBP Growth Advisors in your region who can help you navigate to find the right support
  • Free webinars tailored to specific business needs
  • Business Mentoring Support via Business Mentors New Zealand

Other support available for businesses include:

COVID-19 Business Helpline for specific advice and access to Government business support

  • North Island – 0800 500 362
  • South Island – 0800 505 096

Export-specific information and support relating to COVID-19 from NZTE

COVID-19 information for businesses, the government's central resource for COVID-19 business information.

The COVID-19 Business Advisory Funding will provide support in areas such as HR, health and wellbeing, business continuity, cashflow and finance management, strategy and digital capability.

For COVID-19 related enquiries

ChristchurchNZ Contacts

Media enquiries regarding COVID-19
Keith Lynch - Media Enquiries
Business enquiries regarding COVID-19
ChristchurchNZ Business Team
Tourism Business enquiries regarding COVID-19
Julia Hunt - ChristchurchNZ Trade Partnerships Manager
International Education enquiries regarding COVID-19
Stefi Porter - ChristchurchNZ International Education Partnerships Coordinator