We’re Here For You

It’s been a tough time for Aotearoa and we’re thinking of all of the communities who have been impacted by the severe weather in 2023.

On this page you’ll find what we’re doing to support you, what some other organisations are doing, as well as simply listening to what it is that we can help you with, or what you can help others with.

EXNZ Help & Resources

Message from our CEO, Richard Beddie

Our team is in constant contact with facilities to continue to listen to you, and if you do want one-on-one help anytime, just reach out. We want to make sure that you are supported, and everyone’s story is different. Even though you might be undergoing a similar experience to others, your particular challenge is going to be unique – whether it’s because of your members, your clients, or just the personal journey you’re going through, we want to make sure that we’re there for you.

Hawkes Bay Region Visit

On Tuesday the 28th of February, we visited the Hawkes Bay Region to listen and learn how we can best coordinate support. While we were there, we visited many of those affected in our community and came away with many actionable outcomes, which we will update here in the coming days/weeks.

Connecting on Zoom

On Thursday the 2nd of March at 11am, we held a zoom call to connect so we could listen, share, support each other, and discuss next steps so we can rebuild and move forward together.

We recorded the session for those that would like to watch it later, which you can view below, as well as access up-to-date information  on our response and external organisations (including Government). There are also some tips that were discussed on dealing with members and staff during this time.

External Help & Resources

Latest news – Government grants for recovery support now open (updated 8 March 2023)

You can apply for a grant of up to $40,000.

The grants are to help you:

  • Keep operating and position you for a successful recovery
  • Maintain cashflow

You must meet some criteria, including being in one of the seven regions, and how you have been affected.

Click here for more details and where to apply

Immediate support – Civil Defence Payment

Eligibility: If you’ve been affected by a natural disaster (e.g. cyclone or flooding) and don’t have insurance to cover your costs, you may be able to get a Civil Defence Payment. Some of you may have lost income or can’t work because either you can’t get to work, your workplace is closed, or you need to stay with your family or whānau. If this sounds like you, then you may be able to apply. Click here for more details and to apply

Government support – What we know so far (historic)

Support package: The government has announced a business support package of $50 million, which has up to $40,000 per business. These support packages will be coordinated by local business organisations of which the government has announced. Click here to read the announcement
Eligibility: You can apply if you are self-employed, a sole trader, or an employer – no matter how many people you employ, providing you meet the criteria. If you meet all criteria, you can apply in early March. Click here for more details

As more details continue to be released, we will list it here.

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