The Hawke's Bay Chamber of Commerce can assist you and your business with any support you may require during this difficult time.  Please don’t hesitate to phone us on 06 8765938, email or by filling out the contact form below.




This payment will be available to any business or organisation in New Zealand that experiences at least a 30% drop in revenue or a 30% decline in capital-raising ability over a 7-day period, due to a COVID-19 alert level increase of level 2 or higher.

This will be open to applications from 8am on Tuesday 24 August 2021 and will be available until one month after a nationwide return to Alert Level 1





This payment provides a two-week lump sum payment of either $585.80 per week for full-time workers or $350 per week for part-time workers who must self-isolate and cannot work from home.

The rates increase to either $600 per week for full-time workers or $359 per week for part-time workers from Tuesday 24 August 2021.




This payment provides a one-off (once per 30 days) payment of $350 for workers who must miss work due to a COVID-19 test and cannot work from home. The rate increases to $359 from Tuesday 24 August 2021





This scheme supports small to medium businesses and organisations struggling with a loss of actual revenue due to COVID-19.

Applications are open until 31 December 2023




Mask enforcement - has been one of the most common questions – everyone must now legally must wear a face covering, as a customer or an employee involving customer contact, at a business or service operating at Alert Level 4. When it comes to asking customers to wear a mask, the guidance is that businesses should encourage and require mask-wearing, but a business is not be required to enforce a customer to comply with this legal requirement.

A reminder of measures to apply in each Alert level

What is an Essential Business?

Financial assistance will be updated shortly and we will bring you information as soon as it comes to hand.

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