Following the major earthquake that struck the North Canterbury region on November 14, 2016, Enterprise North Canterbury has compiled the following information aimed at informing and assisting local businesses during this difficult time. Check back regularly for updates, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more.

Key Contacts

There are several organisations offering support post-quake.  If you are a business that has been affected by the quakes and cannot find the support you require please contact us in the first instance and we will point you in the right direction.

For a breakdown of financial assistance and support packages available, take a look at this support document from the New Zealand Government >>

Or read on for specific contact information:

Financial and Business Help


Tel:  0800 473 566
If you are concerned about missing filing dates (GST, PAYE) and other tax issues affected by the quakes, get in touch with the IRD, they are taking a flexible and realistic approach.


The Business Mentoring Programme provides 12 months of confidential one-on-one advice for owners of small and medium-sized businesses that are currently trading and who want to grow or need help to solve specific business challenges.

Volunteer business mentors with experience and empathy for small business offer guidance, act as a sounding board, challenge your thinking and provide you with an independent and fresh perspective.


The Business Recovery Grant Programme (BRGP) is for businesses who require financial assistance.  The BGRP is for the businesses most in need, helping them until State Highway One (SH1) reopens. 
An Independent Panel governs the BRGP and is separate from the Kaikoura, Hurunui or Marlborough District Councils. Only the Programme Administrator and the Grants Assessors handle your application and supporting information.  

Key Advice

Key Business Considerations

Cashflow is Key

Communication with Staff


Michele Wilson cropIf your business has been affected by the earthquakes and you cannot find the support you require or don't know where to start, please contact Michele Wilson at Enterprise North Canterbury. Michele can discuss your needs with you and point you in the right direction.

Email Michele:
Phone Michele: 027 266 6421