Covid-19 support

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, many New Zealand businesses are looking for guidance. There are resources and support available through Government designed to help you. These include:

  • COVID-19 Information for Businesses. For the government's central resource for COVID-19 business information with updates about COVID-19 and guidance to help businesses click here(external link).
  • Need to go digital? The Digital Boost, digital skills training to boost your business. Check out the courses available to teach you the digital skills your business needs here(external link).
  • Haven't got your New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) yet? Find out more and get one here(external link).
  • Tourism Communities: Support, Recovery and Re-set Plan 2021. This initiative targets businesses from the five communities most affected by the loss of international tourism: Queenstown Lakes District, Southland District, Kaikōura District, Mackenzie District, and Westland District. For more details see: Tourism Communities: Support, Recovery and Re-set Plan.(external link)

The following services available previously are not currently available:

  • COVID-19 Business Advisory Funding (not currently available). The COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund was to provide access to expert advice in areas such as HR, health and wellbeing, business continuity, cashflow and finance management, strategy and digital capability.
  • The Tourism Transitions Fund (not currently available). To support tourism businesses with advice and support such as HR, health and wellbeing, business continuity and hibernation, cashflow and finance management, strategy and digital capability.


To talk to one of our RBP Growth Advisors, the first step is to register your business with us.

Register your business to get started(external link)


COVID-19 Business Helpline

The helpline is available if you have questions about government support, the wage subsidy, the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, business cashflow and tax measures, or business debt.

Or your query may be around restructuring, health and safety, business continuity and planning for the future.

  • North Island – 0800 500 362
  • South Island – 0800 505 096

Useful Resources

Tourism Community: Support, Recovery and Re-set Plan - Business Advisory Fund information for businesses

The Government has allocated up to $10 million for Business Advisory Support to enable tourism businesses to receive expert advice to continue, hibernate or cease.

Tourism Community: Support, Recovery and Re-set Plan - Business Advisory Fund information for service providers

The Government has allocated up to $10 million for Business Advisory Support to enable tourism businesses to receive expert advice to continue, hibernate or cease.

COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund information for businesses

(Not currently available)

The COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund has been provided by the Government to enable businesses to access expert advice and support.

Tourism Transition Fund information for tourism businesses

(Not currently available)

The Tourism Transition Fund has been provided by the Government to enable tourism businesses to access expert advice and support and is being administered through the RBP Network.

COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund information for service providers

(Not currently available)

Information for service providers on the Government allocation of additional funding to support businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tourism Transition Fund information for service providers

(Not currently available)

Information for service providers on the Government allocation of additional funding to support tourism businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To learn more about how the RBP Network can help you, contact us or get in touch with your local organisation.