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Cash and Other Support: COVID-19 Summary for Small Businesses

Got staff?  Wage subsidy applications close 1 September 2020 at 11.59 pm. Find out more Low-interest loans from the government Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme   What it is: Low-interest one-off...

Employers can now apply for the Apprenticeship Boost

The Apprenticeship Boost application system is now live and will run for 20 months. Under this scheme, an employer of an apprentice in their first...

Government Announces Allocation of Three Waters Funds for Councils

The Government has today set out the regional allocations of the $761 million Three Waters stimulus and reform funding for councils announced by Prime...

New Fees for Entry Requests, Offshore Temporary Visa Applications Suspended

New Fees From 10 August, INZ will introduce fees for other entry requests: $380 for employers or other organisations seeking entry for “other critical workers”; and $45...

Olympic pool at Hawke’s Bay Aquatic Centre

An Olympic-sized pool will be the centrepiece of a regional aquatic centre in Hawke’s Bay which has won government support through a new infrastructure...

Equal Pay Amendment Bill Passes with Unanimous Support

New Zealanders working in female-dominated professions will have a clearer pathway for pay equity with the passing of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill at...

Law changes for overseas investment in Kiwi businesses

When: From 16 June 2020 What: Changes have been made to rules that impact New Zealand businesses looking for overseas investment. The changes include: a new requirement to...

Trademarks just got Cheaper

When: From 13 February 2020. What: The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has made changes to fees for trademarks and patents. Trademark application fees...

Paid Parental Leave is Changing

When: 1 July 2020 What: Paid parental leave will increase from 22 to 26 weeks. You are already required to provide job-protected parental leave to eligible employees...