Local businesses and the people who work for them are the bedrock of our community and we support them to flourish.

BUSINESS SUPPORT


LOCAL BUSINESS SUPPORT

Economic Development Working Group

The Stronger Waitaki Economic Development Working Group meets regularly with a focus on economic development, business and community support.

To join our next meeting, email our administrator.

Meantime, please find links to all kinds of business support on this page.

Oamaru Business Collective

The Oamaru Business Collective is your local business association offering local support, networking, advocacy and promotions.

Business South

(formerly Otago Chamber of Commerce and Otago and Southland Employers Association)

The Otago Chamber of Commerce is merging with the Otago Southland Employers Association and will become a single entity called Business South from October 1st 2021.

Waitaki District Council

Your local Council is willing and able to help you thrive.


NATIONAL BUSINESS SUPPORT

Business.govt.nz

Financial support for businesses all on one page at this link.

Latest news

Connected.govt.nz

Connected brings together information from a range of different government departments with a focus on business support, finding staff, finding a job, training and retraining as well as Covid related advice.

Work and Income

Link to all the information on the Covid -19 Wage Subsidy, August 2021.

Covid-19 GOVT

Government Covid 19 Information including up to date rules and requirements as well as links to additional support.


INDUSTRY SPECIFIC SUPPORT (thanks to MPI)

Dairy NZ

How to manage and support your team on farm during Covid-19.

Federated Farmers

Policy Factsheets re Covid-19 & Covid-19 Updates

Beef & Lamb NZ

Covid-19 information for farmers.

Pork NZ

Industry Information for farmers on Covid-19.

Horticulture NZ

The latest information about operating during Covid-19, newsletter signups and more.

Deer Industry NZ

Information for managing under Covid-19 and different alert levels.

Meat Industry Association

MIA Protocols to Manage Covid-19 Risks

Rural Support Trust

A national umbrella for local support.

If you have a curly question that cannot be answered by the above sites, contact Animal Welfare at MPI.


MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING SUPPORT

Here's a living list of resources for people to access mental health and wellbeing support. If you know of additional resources or find that any of these links don't work, email us.

Email us to add to or amend this list.

Mental health and wellbeing support