Business helpline and resources

A free helpline is available for all New Zealand businesses.

Business helpline

A free helpline service is available for all New Zealand businesses. It can offer you:

  • specific advice and access to Government business support
  • advice on what Alert Level 1 means for your business
  • HR and general business advice and access to online resources and webinars
  • connections to business advisory services.

To find out more call 0800 500 362 for North Island, or 0800 50 50 96 for South Island.

Māori business support

For specialist business advice for Maori business owners and employers call 0800 4 POUTAMA (0800 476 882)

Te Arawhiti can help iwi to connect with funding and services to help Māori recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.


New Zealand Trade and Enterprise support

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) runs the Regional Business Partners Network (RBP) to support New Zealand businesses and service providers. The network offers:

  • RBP Growth Advisors in your region who can help you navigate to find the right support
  • free webinars tailored to specific business needs
  • business mentoring support via Business Mentors New Zealand.

NZTE also offers export-specific information relating to COVID-19 (external link)

NZTE's COVID-19 Business Advisory Funding provides support in areas such as HR, health and wellbeing, business continuity, cashflow and finance management, strategy and digital capability.

NZTE information on Regional Business Partner Network and other business support (external link)

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