WellingtonNZ COVID-19 Response FAQs

Here's how WellingtonNZ can support your business

What support is WellingtonNZ providing regional businesses?

WellingtonNZ has developed a Business Response Team to hear your challenges and connect you to expert advice and support during this time.

Talk to the Business Response Team

Can I still get in touch with my Business Growth Manager?

Yes. If you have worked with WellingtonNZ previously, we encourage you to stay connected with whoever you’ve been working prior to this, so they can offer you support.  

Does WellingtonNZ have resources I can access to help my business during this time?

WellingtonNZ is running online Building Business Resilience webinars addressing some key issues and providing specialist sessions for different effected industries and sectors. These sessions cover topics including remote working, cashflow and forecasting, leadership in crisis, mental health and wellbeing, and addresses some specific industry concerns.

Join the live streams or find recordings of all our sessions

Can WellingtonNZ help me find an accountant or other service providers to help with specific questions?

Yes. WellingtonNZ has a list of reliable, regional businesses that we can put you in touch with to provide expert advice and support. Get in touch with your Business Growth Manager, or the Business Response Team for more information.   

What is the Love Local – Wellington campaign, and can I be a part of it?

The Love Local campaign is about helping Wellingtonians right across the region continuing to come together as a community, even when we’re unable to do that physically. We’re creating content to encourage people to buy from local essential businesses and support other initiatives that showcase the Wellington spirit. To be a part of the campaign, join our Love Local Facebook group and share your business or story. If you would like to feature in WellingtonNZ content, reach out to us at [email protected]

Is there any extra support for Māori business?

Yes. The government has announced an extra $1million in funding to carry out a needs assessment for Māori business, which will shape how the government supports this sector. A further $470,000 has been giving to Te Arawhiti to engage and work with iwi on their COVID-19 pandemic response plan. 

See more at tpk.govt.nz

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