Update on the New Zealand Governments COVID-19 support – 14 September 2021

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Wage Subsidy – Round 3 Yesterday it was announced that there will be a third round of wage subsidy.  This will apply for revenue drops of 40% or more for the period 14 September to 27 September but only if…

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COVID-19 Second round of Resurgence Support Payments announced – 13 September 2021

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Finally, the New Zealand Government has announced a second round of Resurgence Support Payments (“RSP”).   To qualify a business will need to have suffered a 30% turnover drop for a 7-day period beginning 8 September compared to a typical 7-day…

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COVID-19 Shift to Level 2 in New Zealand / Delta – 7 September 2021

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We welcome the shift back to something resembling normality with the country (outside of Auckland) shifting back to Level 2 at midnight tonight.  This time round Level 2 comes with a lot more restrictions including greater distancing, smaller gathering sizes…

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COVID19 Wage Subsidy update – 3 September 2021

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First round of Wage Subsidy ended prematurely The first round of the Wage Subsidy in August 2021 closed prematurely.  It was supposed to close at midnight last night but closed sometime around 8pm.  Hopefully, not too many businesses will be…

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Wage Subsidy August 2021 #1 close off

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Note that applications for the first round close 11:59 pm this Thursday the 2nd of September.  A second round starts 9:00 am Friday.  A business that did not meet the turnover eligibility for the first round can apply for the…

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Alert Level 3 – Extensions to Government Assistance – August 31, 2021

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As you will no doubt be aware, all of the country except Auckland and Northland shifts to Level 3 at midnight tonight.  At this stage, Level 3 is pencilled in to last one week. Level 3 is still very much…

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COVID-19 – Managing wellbeing during Level 4 Lockdown

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Amidst all the challenges created by COVID-19, it is more important than ever for business owners and their staff to stop and recognise the importance of wellbeing during the current Alert Level 4 Lockdown in New Zealand. COVID-19 has had…

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COVID-19 – Mandatory sign-in is coming and a reminder of Alert Levels for New Zealand

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This time around, the Government response to this lockdown has been far more settled, well at least so far.  We are not seeing rules being introduced or changing by the hour as we did in late March and early April…

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Government Assistance Update – August 23, 2021

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Since our last Blog, the Level 4 lockdown for areas outside of Auckland has been extended until the end of this week and Auckland has been extended until Tuesday next week.  The Alert Levels for areas outside of Auckland will…

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COVID-19 Brief update – 19 August 2021

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Cabinet meets tomorrow to discuss the current Alert Level settings. While we wait on an update on Alert Levels, we suggest you consider the following (where applicable/relevant):  Start planning for the possibility of Level 3 trading. If you turn your mind back…

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