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.
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.
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.
A government free resource with over 300 short “how to” videos on getting your company digital ready.
Key Legal Issues for Charities
Find out what key legal issues Charities in NZ should be focused on amidst these unprecedented times.
Leases and COVID-19: How will this impact?
Read how the Deed of Lease, clause 27.5 “No Access in Emergency” might apply.
A video (below) explaining about COVID-19 and commercial leases.
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
- BDO FAQ
- Guidelines on the definition of essential services . If you are unsure if your business is considered essential, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 22 66 57 (9 am to 5 pm).
Applying for the Government Wage Subsidy for COVID-19
- A guide for employers on applying for the Government Wage Subsidy.
- COVID-19: Paying your employees - key points on employers obligations to their employees and the Government Wage Subsidy.
- If you are unsure if your business is considered essential, email email@example.com or call 0800 22 66 57 (9 am to 5 pm).
We'll be adding more resources to this page as the COVID-19 situation continues. Please re-visit this page for more information.