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COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Useful links


Useful links for workplace guidance on novel coronavirus


World Coronavirus MAP with Up-to-date Stats

World Health Organisation (WHO)

Updated COVID-19 information from the WHO can be found here:

·        WHO Novel-coronavirus-2019

·        WHO situation reports

·        WHO disease outbreak news

·        WHO recommendations for international traffic in relation to COVID-19 outbreak


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


CDC Novel-coronavirus-2019


New Zealand

New Zealand Government

More information about the impact of COVID-19 on health, travel, education and business and community issues is available on the New Zealand Government Website:

·       Mortgage holiday and business support scheme announced 24 March 2020

·       Help Package announced 17 March 2020

·        How to assess health and safety risks

·        Identify risks

·        Emergency plan

·        Look after your staff

·        Provide supplies

·        Build relationships

·        Create contingency plans

·        Plan for your farm or lifestyle block


·        In an emergency


Get Ready

·        Get your household ready

·        Get your work ready

·        Get your school ready

·        Get your marae ready

Get prepared

·        Advice for people with special requirements

·        Stay informed

·        Resources

·        Get involved

Ministry of Health guidance

Minimising the spread of coronavirus by keeping employees safe and well at work.


·        Coronavirus up-to-date guidance 

·        Workplace pandemic influenza guidance 

·        Workplace infectious disease prevention 

·        Coronavirus questions and answers 

·        Coronavirus self-isolation guidance 

·        Coronavirus advice for travellers 

·        Protect yourself against coronavirus poster [PDF 1.8MB] 

·        Protect yourself against coronavirus poster – simplified Chinese [PDF 1.3MB] 

·        Healthline


Worksafe NZ


Employees and employers should check their obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. For further information about workplace safety obligations in relation to coronavirus, see WorkSafe’s website:


Workplace preparedness for coronavirus 


Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)


·        MBIE Coronavirus

·        Workplace response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

·        Information for Small Business

·        Employment during and after disasters

·        Information for Landlords and Tenants

·        Information on Health and Safety

·        More information


More information


Bell Gully

Wage subsidies, leave changes and tax relief feature in governments COVID-19 package

John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Coronavirus Resource Center


Harvard Business Review

·Coronavirus Could Force Teams to Work Remotely

                         by Heidi K. Gardner and Ivan Matviak


·Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis

    by Martin Reeves; Nikolaus Lang; and Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak


·Prepare Your Supply Chain for Coronavirus

                   by  James B. Rice, Jr.


·What’s Your Company’s Emergency Remote-Work Plan?

                  by Cali Williams Yost

Business Tools


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New Zealand Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations

Effective 1 April 2016

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015

Health and Safety Regulations 2016

Health and Safety Guides and Guidelines

WorkSafe New Zealand

WorkSafe NZ


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Advertising Standards Authority Inc.
Agribusiness Association New Zealand
Auckland University of Technology - Business Faculty
Australian and New Zealand Association of Business Incubators
BIZinfo - National Business Information Service
Business NZ
Business Incubators NZ Ltd
Information about the services provided to new businesses to enable them to succeed
Centre for Development Studies at the University of Auckland
Chambers of Commerce:
Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Australian - New Zealand - American Chamber of Commerce
Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce Tauranga Region Inc
Marlborough Chamber of Commerce
Nelson Regional Chamber of Commerce
Otago Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Southland Chamber of Commerce
Wanganui Chamber Commerce
Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce
Commerce Commission of New Zealand
Consumer Affairs Kidsite
Consumer Online - Consumers' Institute of New Zealand
DATEX New Zealand Business Information
Share market data, and subscriber access to other information
DecisionMaker New Zealand
Access to a number of financial and insurance resources
Direct Selling Association of New Zealand
Discover New Zealand Web Services
Provides currency and distance calculator
Dorchester Pacific Limited
Economic Development Association of New Zealand
National body that promotes economic development, business growth and export opportunities in New Zealand. Links to regional member organisations
E-commerce - a Global Challenge
Provides links to all available government information on electronic commerce. Includes ECAT, the Electronic Commerce Action Team and Network. Reports available
Electricity Complaints Commission
Enterprise Franklin
A commerical company offering permission-based email marketing. Information about email marketing and its rationale is provided.
News from the financial sector, access to some parts by subscription only
Information on managed funds.
Global Register
Information on companies, share prices, securities, unit trusts
Good Returns
Provides news, views and statistical data on investment advice and financial planning, markets, life insurance, taxation, technology and banking. Intended for financial planners, investment advisers, and other professionals selling investment and risk products
Government Supply Brokerage Corporation
Information for home businesses
The Independent
A business weekly - "New Zealand's journal of political, economic and business affairs"
Independent Review of the Operation of Monetary Policy
Industrial Supplies Office
Industry New Zealand
Inland Revenue Department - including Tax Information Bulletin
Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand
Institute of Directors - New Zealand company directors' association
Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (formerly the Patent Office)
KPMG Models
Annual report model disclosures for assistance with preparing or auditing annual reports and financial statements.
Labour Market Policy Group (Department of Labour)
Financial services. Provides planning information
Lincoln University - Commerce Division
Market Research Society of New Zealand
Massey University - College of Business
Ministerial Panel on Business Compliance Costs
Ministry of Consumer Affairs
Ministry of Economic Development
National Business Review Online
New Zealand Association for Migration and Investment
New Zealand Business Roundtable
New Zealand Commerce and Economics Teachers Association
New Zealand Companies Office
Access to the NZ Companies Office database, National Insolvency database, Motor Vehicle Securities Register, Trade Marks database and an Information Library of related documents is provided.
New Zealand e-Commerce Summit
New Zealand Futures Trust
New Zealand Government e-Commerce Website
New Zealand Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation Inc. (ISCR)
New Zealand Investment Center
Sharemarket prices, interest rates, company information, etc.
New Zealand Investment Journal
New Zealand Securities Commission
New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZSE)
Overseas Investment Commission (OIC)
Pacific Business Trust
Personal Property Securities Register
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is a government register which stores personal and company insolvency information - bankruptcies and liquidations. The database stores registration information - companies, trademarks, industrial and provident societies, charitable trusts, overseas companies registered in New Zealand and security interests registered on motor vehicles.
Plant Variety Rights Office
Regional Economic Development Agencies
Canterbury Development Corporation
The Canterbury Development Corporation Ltd (CDC) is the economic development and employment services arm of the Christchurch City Council which promotes and facilitates economic growth within the region.
Enterprise Franklin
Enterprise Horowhenua
Horowhenua's economic development agency, dedicated to enhancing the business environment for existing businesses, and to attract new business into the district
Enterprise North Shore
An independent charitable trust, Enterprise North Shore's mission is to proactively encourage business and economic growth and employment growth in the region
Gisborne New Zealand
Website of the Gisborne Economic Development Unit. Aims to increase employment, income and investment in the district through the encouragement and promotion of the district's economy. Includes reports and other publications
Venture Taranaki
Taranaki's Regional Development Agency. A trust providing information to support business in Taranaki. Some reports available on the website.
Vision Manawatu
Aims to aimed create more jobs, more investment, more pride for the Manawatu. Reports available
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency
The WREDA promotes Wellington as a desirable business location, as well as providing advice and assisting the expansion of local businesses
Whanganui Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO)
Provides a co-ordinated approach to economic development in the Wanganui District
Regional Development Conference
Contains keynote speeches and workshop presentations from the 2001 Regional Development Conference in Rotorua.
Securities Commission
Serious Fraud Office
Share Info
Provides information on equity investment topics.
Tax Review 2001
Tourism New Zealand
UBD On-Line Directory 
University Consulting Group
The University of Otago Consulting Group co-ordinates and manages the University's applied research activities
University of Auckland - School of Business
University of Canterbury - Accounting, Finance & Information Systems Department
University of Otago - Division of Commerce
University of Waikato - Management School
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Commerce and Administration
The Voice of Northland Enterprise
Yellow Pages
Telecom's business directory