The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is available for employers, including those self-employed, to help pay their employees who need to self-isolate and can’t work from home.

For more information, please click here.


28 August 2020

Episode Two: Dealing with Stress as a Business Leader

Wellbeing Helpline

26 August 2020

Dealing with stress as a business leader: Q&A with Michael Barnett and Dr Hinemoa Elder

Wellbeing Helpline

25 August 2020

Helplines and Mental Health Services

18 August 2020

The wage subsidy bar is too high - AM Show

17 August 2020

The wage subsidy bar is too high

Unnecessary delays at port and border checkpoints are causing disruption

Looser arrangements for subsidy access

Auckland Police Checkpoints

Level 3 Boundary

16 August 2020

Stop picking winners and losers

14 August 2020

Michael Barnett on Wage Subsidy Extension

Employment Information

Business Resilience - Government Support

Government's open and shut rules for business unfair

Business should be allowed to stay open

Businesses closed unnecessarily

13 August 2020

Businesses and Lockdown: Media Release

12 August 2020

Media release - Change the things we can

Tell us the plan, NZ Herald 

Michael Barnett discusses Alert Level 3 on RNZ

16 June 2020

Wage Subsidy Extension

15 May 2020

Auckland Business Chamber and 3PM Free Contact Tracing Register

1 May 2020

Keep it coming so small and medium businesses can rebuild

28 April 2020

Epidemic Response Committee, NZ Parliament: Auckland Business Chamber Response

17 April 2020

Business Activity at Level Three

Cashflow Support for Business

Auckland Council Review Rates Rise

8 April 2020

Survey shows 30% of businesses won’t survive. Chamber calls for more help.

1 April 2020

Cyber Security Advice During COVID-19

31 March 2020

Impact of business rental costs needs fine-tuning in the Government’s support package

Inland Revenue guidance for businesses and tax agents

26 March 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus and the power of 'we'

24 March 2020 

Further Government Support Announced

Coronavirus: Auckland's Chamber scrambles to support business owners in turmoil

List of Essential Services

23 March 2020

PM Jacinda Ardern and Finance Minister Grant Robertson COVID-19 Update 

21 March 2020

PM Jacinda Arden COVID-19 Update

17 March 2020

This afternoon, the Government has stepped up and indicated their willingness to work with those businesses who are affected by COVID-19.

You can now seek assistance in way of a wage subsidy or leave payment. Find out more HERE

9 March 2020 

The recent outbreak of COVID-19, or more commonly referred to as coronavirus, has hit some businesses hard and could have a long-term negative impact on their wellbeing.

The Government has a number of their agencies who may be able to assist business and we appreciate that if you are having difficulty you may not know which Government department you should contact for support.

Talk to us and we will offer advice as to who may be best to support you. The support you need may include:

  • Cash flow support (perhaps bank assistance)
  • Tax relief
  • Managing employee numbers (full time to part)
  • Employee assistance
  • Exporter support
  • Tourism operator assistance
  • Other

We have relationships with Government and can assist you to get the help that you may require for your business. So please don’t hesitate to register your interest with us, by completing the form above or by contacting us below.

Need business assistance or a mentor?

Call 0800 543 543 

Wage Subsidy Assistance

For information on the extension, see HERE

Find out more HERE

  • Employers apply HERE
  • Self-employed workers apply HERE
  • Large companies with 100 employees or more, apply HERE

Watch this video HERE from the Chamber

If you have further questions on the application process or have been rejected in your application, you can contact us for advice on 0800 543 543

Export Documentation Service

These resources will assist in accessing information and support you while navigating the pandemic: 

Business information:

Health Information: