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Ōtautahi Christchurch Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. Guidance for businesses of how they can continue to operate safely can be found here.

Ōtautahi Christchurch Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

In response to the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ōtautahi Christchurch Socio-Economic Recovery Plan is being developed in partnership with ChristchurchNZ, Christchurch City Council elected members, mana whenua, local communities, central government and the business sector.

The plan will span three horizons – Respond, Recover and Reposition. Under each time horizon there are priority workstreams and projects.

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Economic Recovery Actions

A comprehensive plan is being developed to support residents, businesses and communities to respond and recover from the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, with a view to repositioning Ōtautahi Christchurch for a stronger future and creating intergenerational wellbeing.

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Key Immediate Support Measures

Some of the key immediate business support measures are outlined below. 
This page will be regularly updated as more support comes online. 

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Regional Business Partners Network

In partnership with Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise North Canterbury and South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce, ChristchurchNZ is also providing COVID-19 response services via the Regional Business Partner (RBP) Network.

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COVID-19 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 some tools & resources that will assist businesses during this time.

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Canterbury Economic Activity Index

The Canterbury Economic Activity Index measures regional economic activity.

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Business Mentors NZ

ChristchurchNZ is the Canterbury agency for Business Mentors NZ offering customised mentoring support.

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COVID-19: Support for Jobseekers & Impacted Workers

COVID-19 has impacted everyone, and many of us need to reconsider our work and career. Support is available to help you and your whanau make a change. Here are some useful resources - whether you are looking for work or to upskill or retrain into a new area.

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COVID-19 Economic Recovery Articles

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
James Brickland - ChristchurchNZ Trade Partnerships Executive
International Education enquiries regarding COVID-19
Stefi Porter - ChristchurchNZ International Education Partnerships Coordinator
Screen enquiries regarding COVID-19
Bree Loverich - Screen CanterburyNZ Manager