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Keeping Track of Covid -19 Business Operating Guidelines Feb 21, 2022

At the Red all businesses can have staff onsite, provided those staff and the business meet the operating guidelines for their sector at Red. But if a staff member tests positive for covid-19, shows symptoms, or is a close contact then the rules state they must isolate.

For a run down on the...

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Changes to the Small Business Cashflow Scheme Feb 20, 2022

Changes have been made to the Small Business Cashflow Loans Scheme to increase the amount of funding available to eligible businesses through the introduction of a ‘top up’ loan.

The top up loan will allow those firms that have already accessed a loan to draw down an additional...

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New COVID-19 Framework and Business Support Nov 19, 2021

The Government’s announcement on the next stage in the COVID-19 response plan introduces a new framework of measures that will commence when 90% of eligible New Zealanders are fully vaccinated.

The new framework has three levels: Red, Orange and Green. Each has different levels of...

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Wage Subsidy Scheme (WSS) Aug 26, 2021

The Wage Subsidy Schemes (WSS) ensure employers can keep paying their employees, and workers continue to receive income, and stay connected to their employer, even if unable to work their normal hours.

Eligible employers and self-employed anywhere in New Zealand may apply for the WSS if they...

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Eligibility for the Resurgence Support Payment Aug 25, 2021

As we cope with another lockdown in New Zealand, the Government are updating support measures for businesses and workers.

The Resurgence Support Payment assists small businesses to cover expenses such as wages and fixed costs, when there is a move to Alert Level 2 or higher for a week or more.

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What are the rules for NZ businesses at different Alert Levels? Aug 25, 2021

Although we have been here before, it can be hard to remember the rules on operating businesses at the different alert levels.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s website has a useful guidance table for businesses at Alert levels 2, 3 and 4. Familiarise yourself with the...

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Back in Lockdown: Covid Support for Businesses Aug 22, 2021

We hope you are safe as New Zealanders deal with this latest community outbreak and lockdown measures. We know many of you will be losing income over this time and the ongoing uncertainty only adds to the stress.

We’re writing to let you know about the financial assistance that might be...

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Are you Making Time for Mindfulness? Aug 19, 2021

As business owners, we all know the pressure of being the driving force behind a business, let alone keeping a business afloat during lockdown.

It can be a stressful experience, and this can have an impact on your wellbeing.

A tired, stressed and anxious owner is not an effective owner – so...

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Covid Vaccinations and your Employees Apr 17, 2021

As the vaccination programme rolls out across New Zealand, you might be wondering what your obligations are as an employer.

Employment New Zealand has released some guidelines to help employers understand their role in the vaccination process. Below is a very brief summary of their...

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Wage Subsidy Extension and Resurgence Wage Subsidy Aug 25, 2020

Applications have closed for the initial wage subsidy.

However, if you’re still significantly affected by COVID-19, you may qualify for a Wage Subsidy Extension. Applications opened 10 June 2020 and close at 11.59pm on 1 September 2020.

A 2-week COVID-19 Resurgence Wage Subsidy is available...

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