Friday 10 September 2021

Today Government injected $430m into the NZ economy to assist businesses in meeting the cost of overheads during lockdown.

There is also the prospect of two further payments so long as the conditions that trigger the resurgent support payment still apply. A prospect of a total of more than $1b.

Arun Chaudhari, CEO, Taranaki Chamber of Commerce, said he was delighted with the outcome. “We were hearing stories of desperation from business; Chambers of Commerce across New Zealand led a petition to Government for additional business support. That petition received close to 60,000 supporters.

We had a positive hearing from Minister Robertson and Minister Nash and are delighted with the result.”

Chaudhari said, “The Chamber worked alongside other business organisations with our petition.” We want to thank all the organisations that signed this petition, as they have brought additional relief to those businesses who are hurting the most.

Staying positive, getting vaccinated and continuing to follow Alert Level requirements will eventually help us overcome the challenges of this pandemic.”

For more information, please contact:
Taranaki Chamber of Commerce
42 Egmont St, New Plymouth
Ph: 06 7599740