COVID-19 Business Support & Recovery
Business Resources and Information
A complete list of resources to assist businesses to understand what assistance is available to them as a result of COVID-19 is available at COVID-19 Business Resources and Information.
Council Support for Businesses
Council Business Development and Relationship Manager, Peggy Veen, is available to provide support to businesses including assistance to get questions answered for businesses regarding government assistance available to them.
Businesses and community groups can contact Peggy by phone on 0278075305 or by email
Links to local and Government departments and services with information who may be able to assist businesses are provided at the bottom of this page:
- Whanganui and Partners are an Economic Development agency and have dedicated Business Growth advisors for the Ruapehu District.
- Waituhi are a Ruapehu based organisation servicing small to medium sized businesses in our district.
- Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) are the Manawatu based Economic Development Agency who are hosting online webinars, business support and advisory service.
Working with COVID-19 restrictions
MBIE has established a call centre to specifically support COVID-19 queries on 0800 424 946 or alternatively emailed at: [email protected]
For more information on operating safely in workplaces, further guidance is available at: https://www.business.govt.nz/covid-19
Wage subsidy and other financial support
COVID-19 Welfare Support 0800 51 23 37 8am-8pm daily
For more info see Financial Support for Businesses on the COVID19.govt.nz website