COVID-19 Pandemic Support

Business & Community Information 

Let's Work Together

There is a noticable buzz through our town as businesses reopen and others prepare for reopening at Level 2.

Although we have progressed down to  Level 3 the effects of COVID-19 Lockdown continue to be  felt by all of our communities and businesses in different ways.

We're all in this together, and it's important to know that support and help  is still available for you with all the local contact details can be found in this latest edition of the  ON-TRACK Community Newsletter.







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Feilding & District Promotion understand that there is uncertainty and concern about the coming days , weeks and months due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Below are some tips and information about support and resources available to businesses and the public.



Tips for Business Continuity regarding COVID-19 Pandemic

Here is some great information supplied by the Manawatu Chamber of Commerce on where to find information and support.

1.    COVID-19 Government Support Package

Employer COVID-19 wage subsidy and leave payment information sheet
As you will all be aware by now the government have established a support package for employers.  Regional MSD have sent us through an information sheet (below) to pass on immediately to all our Employers.  Payments are available as of yesterday.

There are two payments available to support employers affected by COVID-19. Wage Subsidy and Leave Payment.

For full information on these and how to apply please click the link below.

Employer COVID-19 Payment Information


2.    COVID-19 Information for Businesses
COVID-19 is a rapidly changing situation. Our number one priority is to protect the health of our business community, alongside protecting business continuity. Therefore in the short term, many of our events taking place until mid-April have been put on hold.

The following are some useful links that may help you navigate to the answers to some of your questions regarding your business during this time.

Business.govt.nz - This link brings together government information relating to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), how it may affect your business and how you can stay up to date as new information becomes available.

Ministry of Health - This link takes you directly to the most updated information from the Ministry of Health including the latest media releases.

For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 
0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453 for international SIMS.

Latest Update from the Government
Employment.govt.nz - Workplace guidance for employers and employees

IRD - Potential Tax Relief

Tourism New Zealand


3.   Region preparing for COVID-19 Developments
The Manawatu Chamber of Commerce is working with Stakeholders from across the Region including CEDA, MDC, PNCC, MSD and MidCentral DHB to provide timely and accurate information to our communities.

We are running two Information Sessions, both free of charge for Members and Non-Members.

Information Session 1 - Working from Home
When: March 23
Time: 3.30-4.30pm
Where: Palmerston North Conference and Function Centre

The recent Government announcements about the impact Covid-19 is likely to have on business continuity is starting to hit home in New Zealand. Some organisations have already set up remote working environments for their staff and employees.
 DTSL and pcMedia Technologies Ltd (A subsidiary of DTSL) here in Palmerston North are going to demonstrate how easy it is to setup Microsoft Teams (using an existing Microsoft 365 subscription or the FREE version of Teams), and help your business deliver remote access for your employees.
Our presenter is Michael Portman from pcMedia Technologies Ltd who is an expert working with businesses and educational institutions to leverage Office 365 tools and in particular, the Microsoft Teams application.
 Having a local presence and an experienced team, implementing and providing training on Microsoft conferencing and collaboration tools, DTSL are well positioned to advise local business on how we can assist you to work remotely and ensure business continuity.
 Come along to this FREE event and see how easy it is to get set up and use the tools inside Microsoft Teams.

To RSVP Click Here

Please note:  If you are feeling unwell or are experiencing cold/flu like symptoms please do not attend.

Information Session 2 - Workplace guidance for employers and employees on
COVID-19. What you need to know.

When: March 24
Time: 1 - 2 pm
Where: Fitzherbert Rowe Lawyers - 65 Rangitikei Street - Level 7. (Venue may change)

Presenter - Alastair Hall
Ministry of Social Development in attendance

To RSVP Click Here

Please note:  If you are feeling unwell or are experiencing cold/flu like symptoms please do not attend.


 For further support or advice please contact
Wendy Carr at Feilding & District Promotion
by email: manager@feildingpromotion.co.nz; or call 06 323 3318.



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EMAIL: info@feildingpromotion.co.nz
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