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Further measures to support businesses

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government will be introducing legislation to make changes to the Companies Act to help companies facing insolvency due to COVID-19 to remain viable and keep New Zealanders in jobs. Read more »

Free Web Series To Help Businesses Get Through

Press Release – EMA

The EMA in partnership with ATEED and the Regional Business Partner Network has this week launched a free web series to help all businesses get through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The combination of videos and live webinars this week featured … Read more »

QBE Announces Measures To Support SME Customers Impacted By Covid-19

Press Release – QBE

QBE Insurance (QBE) today announced measures to support small and medium business (SME) customers in Australia and New Zealand impacted by COVID-19. The announcement follows industry-wide discussion and regulatory approval for the initiatives from Read more »

Govt’s COVID plan, economic strength recognised

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Governments plan to cushion the blow of COVID-19 by supporting incomes, jobs and businesses, and position the economy to recover has been backed by another international report. Read more »

New Zealanders rely on internet and phones to stay connected

Press Release – Vodafone

Were continuing to see significant increases in calls and data on the Vodafone networks as we head into the second weekend of level 4 lockdown. Read more »

Call To Bring Forward Cyclist Passing Gap Following Death

Press Release – NZ School Speeds

Just after midday a cyclist was killed on a straight road on a clear day, after being hit by a van in North Canterbury. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds is asking for the mandatory cyclist/vulnerable road user passing gap, which is in consultation, … Read more »

Consult Recruitment Acquire IT Recruitment Agency Halo Consulting

Press Release – Consult Recruitment

Recruitment firm Consult Recruitment are delighted to announce they have successfully acquired Halo Consulting effective 31 March 2020. This transaction puts the combined organisation as the most significant player in the New Zealand professional recruitment Read more »

Mitre 10 Launched Essential Goods Offering Online

Press Release – Mitre 10

Mitre 10 (New Zealand) Ltd launches its online home delivery service for essential goods this morning: https://www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/essentials . The curated range available online is a core offering fitting the governments definition of essential … Read more »

80 Percent Of NZ Trainers And Exercise Facilities Operating Online

Press Release – Make Lemonade

Eighty 80 percent of trainers and exercise facilities in New Zealand are now operating online during the coronavirus lockdown, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie estimates. Some clubs have comprehensive systems such as Les Mills and CityFitness … Read more »

The Effect Of The Covid-19 Regulations On Landlords

Press Release – NZPIF

The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) has just organised the first of a series of surveys of rental property owners and property managers to see how they are being affected by the Covid-19 lock down. There were 621 respondents in this first survey. … Read more »

Central NZ Business Confidence Plummets Amid COVID-19 Shutdown

Press Release – Business Central

Business confidence has plummeted to record lows, according to a survey by the Wellington Regional Chambers of Commerce and Business Central. “This is not unexpected given the current COVID-19 situation. Overall, central New Zealand business expectations … Read more »

Lyttelton Port Workers Resist Introduction Of Casual Workers During COVID19 Crisis

Press Release – Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Workers at the Port of Lyttelton are resisting the introduction of casual cargo handlers due to concerns about COVID19. RMTU South Island Organizer John Kerr says there is concern about a Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) proposal to “bring in … Read more »