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We realise there is a lot of information about changes created by the current situation, and that it can be hard to find the right information for you. Our team has been working with our global partners to collate a list of resources for our community. This will be updated as new tools become available.

New Zealand resources

International resources

Businesses resources

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented challenges for businesses all over the world. Kea is here to support our community and help businesses adapt. Our Kea Connect service pairs businesses with industry experts from our global community of over half a million Kiwis. The service is free and has helped businesses grow for over ten years. Contact us to kick start this process for your business. 

Below is a list of other organisations offering assistance and advice to businesses:

  • Unite for Recovery - New Zealand Government resources for businesses.
  • The Kiwi Business Boost - Events, business information and COVID-19 support tailored to your needs. 
  • The Icehouse: Leadership During Change - Resources and advice for business owners to help adapt, develop resilience, and find new opportunities.
  • Callaghan Innovation - New Zealand's innovation agency - Business support , information about the R&D Loan Scheme and other funding opportunities for business innovators. 
  • Katabolt - News, resources, and webinars for New Zealand exporters.
  • Information for New Zealand exporters and businesses during COVID-19 - NZTE - A resource for New Zealand exporters to help them mitigate the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
  • Xero Business continuity hub and Behind Small Business Resources - Xero has collated a list of resources aimed at helping businesses form continuity plans and adapt to the new normal.
  • Business Implications of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - A library of resources developed by KPMG New Zealand, covering business resilience, cyber safety and IT resilience during a crisis, dynamic risk assessment and more. 
  • Manaaki - An emergency business advisory forum for SMEs.
  • Go With Tourism -  In response to COVID-19, Go with Tourism has shifting focus from building New Zealand’s tourism workforce to supporting our tourism workforce. They have launched a free service to support tourism industry workers and businesses affected by COVID-19, through redeployment, guidance, advice, and educational pathways.
  • COVID-19 from a legal perspective - DLA Piper has developed a resource centre to help businesses navigate challenges and answer legal queries arising from the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Mental Health NZ - A library of tools, tips, and resources as well as information on helplines and support.

The team at Kea is working from home and fully operational. If you need some guidance, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

How you can help

The COVID-19 pandemic will have a massive effect on New Zealand’s most vulnerable. We understand not everyone is in a position to help, however, if you want to give back during this time, here are a few ways you can donate.

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