Local and national business support for those affected by COVID-19


Whanganui and Partners  

Whanganui & Partners is the economic development agency for Whanganui. We work to deliver a thriving and resilient economy to our district. 


Please visit the Whanganui and Partners website for information for business during the COVID-19 response.  


Support for businesses in Ruapehu District  

Ruapehu District Council’s Business Development and Relationship Manager, Peggy Veen, is available to provide support to businesses including assistance to get questions answered for businesses regarding government assistance available to them. Businesses and community groups can contact Peggy by phone on 0278075305 or by email at 


Waituhi is a Ruapehu based organisation servicing small to medium sized businesses in our district. 


Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is the Manawatu based Economic Development Agency who are hosting online webinars, business support and advisory service. 


Government information for businesses  

For information about workplace operations at alert levels, government support for businesses, tax and ACC, employment, travel and visas, health and safety, landlords and tenants, mental health and wellbeing and working from home, please go here


Covid-19 Leave Support Scheme – Work and Income


The Leave Support Scheme is available to employers, including self-employed people, to help pay their employees who must self-isolate because of Covid and can't work at home during that period.


Workplace wellbeing 

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