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Unite for the recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic still exists globally, even if it has been stamped out here in New Zealand. To keep COVID-19 at bay, we all need to keep practising good hygiene and following the golden rules of Alert Level 1.

Page last updated 09 June 2020

Unite against COVID-19 becomes Unite for the recovery

We've changed now that New Zealand has moved down to Alert Level 1. 

While border restrictions remain in place, other rules and constraints on our day-to-day activities are no longer a requirement. 

The COVID-19 pandemic still exists globally, even if it has been stamped out here in New Zealand. To keep COVID-19 at bay, we all need to keep practising good hygiene and following the golden rules of Alert Level 1.

As we return to life without restrictions, the impacts of COVID-19 will evolve. Our focus will need to shift from keeping ourselves safe from the virus to the economic and social recovery of New Zealand. That’s why we are changing our focus — and our name — to Unite for the recovery.

The website is a central place for information about a range of support to help New Zealand recover from the impacts of COVID-19. 

The website will continue to be updated with programmes and information about services being provided by a range of central and local government agencies. We’ll also provide details about ways you can contribute to New Zealand’s recovery.

We’ve shown that we can do this. Now let’s do it again. Let’s get Kiwis back on their feet and thriving. Unite for the recovery.

Kāpiti Coast District Council

Kāpiti Coast District Council has announced a phased approach support package to help the district withstand the economic and social challenges expected from COVID-19. The Council's focus is on the short- and long-term wellbeing of the district and this plan provides help where it is most ​needed.

These measures are a first step in what will be a multi-staged approach to social and economic recovery for our district; further work is under way to look at how we support the community and district to recover.

Find out more here

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Financial support for businesses

Various financial support schemes from central Government are available to help businesses and their employees in times of difficulty, to recover from the effects of COVID-19.

To find out more information and how to apply, please follow the links below:

WellingtonNZ funding for business support

WellingtonNZ has been allocated funding from the central government’s stimulus package for business, to connect business owners to expert advice and services.

There are other business support resources available through the Regional Business Partner Network, including Business Mentoring Support and working with a Business Growth Manager

Find out more and apply

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Building Business Resilience webinars

10AM | friday 12 june 2020

Business Continuity Planning

We'll be talking with Wellington experts about how to plan for change and uncertainty, how to track financial and non-financial indicators of your business to better understand your status and make sure you're not caught out when the market shifts. 

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Thrive Programme

THRIVE 2020 is a programme designed to equip your business with skills to change direction, grow and build.

WellingtonNZ is proud to partner with Creative HQ in a business innovation programme designed to prepare businesses to manage the impact of Covid-19 on our economy.

The Thrive Programme is a series of interactive workshops, supported with online sessions, that will equip you and your business with the skills and the practical pathway needed to rebuild, pivot, and grow your business in the face of COVID-19's impact on the economy.

Thrive is free-of-charge to businesses who meet the criteria.

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Māori Economic report – planning for a post-COVID reality

The third of three reports Te Puni Kōkiri has commissioned into the economic and business impacts of COVID-19 is now available. 

The reports examine the current and anticipated impacts of COVID-19, and the risks and opportunities ahead, for land-based sectors and the Māori economy.

Join TPK for a free webinar 

Tuesday 16 June, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

It is important to us that land owners and Māori land entities have a chance to ask, and have answered, any questions arising from reading the economic impact reports.

You can register your attendance by clicking on the following link by Friday 12 June.

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