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As New Zealand moves through Alert Levels, COVID-19 continues to have an impact on kiwi businesses. We’ve pulled together a summary of the key ways the Government is supporting businesses through these times.

We’ll continue to update this information as we learn about new Government support initiatives. Please let us know if you are aware of any others.

Government support for your business 

If your business has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for Government support schemes. is the central resource for all COVID-19 business information. 

Information you’ll find there:  

  • Government support schemes for businesses 
  • Cash flow loans and support 
  • Cash flow forecaster 
  • News and updates for businesses 
  • Workplace operations at Alert Level 2 

Learn more.  


COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Extension 

On the 14th of May, the Government announced the Wage Subsidy Extension. You can apply for the subsidy extension once your employees 12 week Wage Subsidy has been paid. Specific conditions will apply, applications open from 10 June 2020. 

Learn more.  


COVID-19 Income Relief Payment 

On the 25th of May, the Government announced a new temporary payment to support kiwis who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 (including self-employment). Applications open from 8 June 2020. 

Learn more.  


Business advice from experts 

If business advice from experts would help you right now, you may want to check out a support group called Manaaki. Manaaki is a free online forum where Kiwi businesses can ask questions and receive advice from business experts and advisors. 

Learn more.  


Workplace well-being during COVID-19 

The Mental Health Foundation have put together a guide for workplace leaders and management. The guide includes information about creating a work environment where your employees feel safe, caland connected throughout COVID-19 and going forward.  

Learn more.