Regional Business Partner network
Meet with the Business Growth Manager, Tara Druce, who is based in Central Otago to discuss your business challenges and link you with appropriate support mechanisms. There is no cost to this.
Tara can connect you with a Business Mentor. We have a talented pool of mentors operating in in Central Otago and we can match you with the right mentor to support you one on one.
Otago Chamber of Commerce
Come along to one of the Otago Chamber of Commerce, Covid19 response workshops that will cover the legal and HR considerations for your business as well as how to respond to changing demand or impact on supply chains. Dates for Central Otago will be confirmed later this week, stay up to date through the Chamber website;
Employee Assistance Programme Services
It is also important to look after ourselves and those around us. For many this will be a stressful and uncertain time. EAP services are available to help people who want to have a chat or who may have any concerns.
Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment – Employer obligations
A dedicated information page bringing together Government information for businesses impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) is now available.
Ministry of Social Development – WINZ
Up to 16 rapid response Ministry of Social Development teams are being established to assist with immediate needs such as helping move workers into other employment and referring those in need of further support to other government agencies. To find out what support is available from Work & Income for employers and employees, visit https://workandincome.govt.nz/eligibility/emergencies/2020/coronavirus.html