We know that some of our business owners and their staff will be affected by the devastating events that took place in Christchurch on Friday, March 15. Our thoughts go out to all of those directly involved and impacted by this tragedy.

Returning to work or carrying on with life as normal after such an event can be difficult for many. Knowing how to appropriately and compassionately deal with staff and regular business operation can be a new and uncertain experience for some business owners. We have compiled a number of articles, contacts and support services that we hope may assist local business operators during this difficult time. We encourage you to make use of these resources and services as needed.


Community Support Services

  •  Victim Support            

 0800 842 846          

  •  Lifeline

 0800 543354

  •  'Need to talk' 

call/text 1737

 0800 656 656


Business Support Services


Other Support Resources