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We are working with our strategic partners Canterbury Employers' Chambers of Commerce, ChristchurchNZ and Hospitality NZ to help our businesses cope with the rapidly changing business environment.


To ensure we are all well-informed on how the COVID-19 situation is impacting local business and to provide an evidence-based view to Government, The Chamber would greatly appreciate if you could please answer their short survey, which should take no more than five minutes. 

START SURVEYGovernments Economical Package

Just released: The Government is going to pump billions of dollars into keeping people in work and paying those who need to stay home with business tax cuts and benefit boosts.

There is also a massive wage subsidy to keep our people in work with a huge $12.1b economic response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The $5.1b wage subsidy scheme means the Government will pay employers up to $150,000 per business over the next 12 weeks to keep employees on. So any business losing serious income because of the pandemic will be able to pay fulltime workers $585 a week.

To support our region in these unprecedented times, ChristchurchNZ has launched the 'Explore your Place' campaign. 
The campaign will inspire locals to support Canterbury businesses, including cafes, bars, shops and restaurants, and to remain active and enjoy the best of their region. They appreciate this is a challenging campaign given the risk to public health. We can lever this campaign with our specific Central City flavour. 

Lastly, do not forget our CCBA Business Resource page where you can find the links and phone numbers to help you get the information that you need. CLICK HERE