Useful Links for Business

June 3, 2020




Check out this list of useful links for businesses to help you find information during Covid-19..

Check back soon as we will update regularly.

  • Inland Revenue has released the following message for businesses.
    “If your business is unable to pay its taxes on time due to the impact of COVID-19, we understand, you don’t need to contact us right now. Get in touch with us when you can, and we’ll write-off any penalties and interest.”


  • Covid 19 Employer Support and Tax changes – 
    COVID-19 employer support


    Urgent tax measures for economic recovery


  • Continuity Business Plan
    A business continuity plan will help you create systems of prevention and recovery to help deal with threats such as Covid-19. Click on the link below to use this guide provided by Tauranga Chamber of Commerce to enable ongoing operations during times of disaster recovery. Download our free template here. 


  • Leave entitlements 

    Not sure what you can and cant do? Make sure you check out the Employer support page from Work and Income for everything you need to know.



  • Ministry for Social Development
    MSD are the sole agency responsible for paying the wage subsidy and all superannuation and job seeker benefits.
    – For general enquiries call 0800 559 009
    – To contact the Ministry with wage subsidy queries, the number is 0800 40 80 40.
    – If you are a superannuitant and require extra financial assistance at this difficult time, please call MSD on 0800 552 002.


  • Legal issues around employment contracts and Covid-19
    Contact your local Community Law centre for advice with employment contracts. In the Tauranga area it’s Baywide Community Law.  
    Here and here are some questions and answers on the subject of jobs at this time.
    To access the wage subsidy employers must sign this declaration.


  • Online Grocery Shopping
    Nationwide list of grocery and meal delivery companies open throughout Covid-19 lockdown.


  • Ministry of Health Covid-19 Resources
    Healthline 0800 358 5453
    Bay of Plenty DHB updates and information.


  • Mental Health Helpline
    Call or text 1737 any time of the day or night.


  • Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Hotline for the vulnerable
    For Bay of Plenty people struggling to get food, groceries, medication or other household goods and services. It is not intended to replace other support numbers. This free phone number is manned 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week. 0800 884 222.


  • We Care  is for people living on their own or caring for others during the pandemic and offers a helping hand and a listening ear during the current Level 4 lockdown period, and will provide practical supports once New Zealand returns to alert Levels 2 and 3.


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Advice for New Zealanders overseas.


    If you need to digitise your contact tracing processes for ease and efficiency, there's some great free options out there, including the Government's recently released NZ COVID Tracer. Check out some options below, including a couple from our members, and ditch the paper trail.

    •  NZ COVID tracer:

    •  Contact tracing with SwipedOn:

    •  C-Trace, from Oxygen I.T:



















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