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COVID-19 Business Support

Tools & Resources

Business Tools & Resources

ChristchurchNZ is committed to supporting Canterbury based businesses throughout this period.  

For up to date information on support for businesses visit the Government’s COVID-19 website.

Our Business Growth team can provide tailored advice to businesses regarding the support and advice available.

Below we've captured tools and resources that will assist businesses during this time.

Applying for the Government Resurgence Support Payment for COVID-19

The August 2021 Resurgence Support Payment is now available through IRD.

If you need further information about any government related support or advice see the Government's COVID-19 website


Webinars and Online Courses

There are a range of free digital resources and webinars available with advice tailored to the Canterbury region, including:

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

Previously Recorded 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.

Digital Enablement

Digital Boost is a free government See here with over 300 short “how to” videos on getting your company digital ready. 

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 businesses in NZ should 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 Alert Level 4.

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


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

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.