We continue to work alongside the Wairoa wellness network to ensure information and resources are reaching the people here in the rohe during these times. It’s important to be responsive and ensure the ongoing resilience and sustainability of all businesses and jobs, including Māori businesses.

Through Tātau Tātau o Te Wairoa Trust and Wairoa District Council, we are aiming to take a proactive approach to supporting businesses by undertaking a stocktake with local businesses, identifying short and medium-term needs and future business development opportunities.

We have engaged JMP Consulting to contact businesses in the Wairoa district over the next four weeks to understand:

  1. Current operating position, including type of business, industry, number of employees, service delivery approach (face to face, online etc) and the like
  2. Short-medium term needs and issues, including plans for employees and business income
  3. Business recovery needs post-COVID-19
  4. Other information as required.

This project will help to ensure that the right business supports are put in place for your business and across the District as we work through this difficult time. We want as many of our businesses as possible to be resilient and sustainable over the coming months and years. 

We are currently pulling together a contact list of businesses in Wairoa and if we have your details, we will be in touch to seek your participation. If you would like to be involved, please provide your contact details to Jody Hamilton at JMP Consulting (email jody@jmpconsulting.co.nz or call 021 919 779) and one of the team will be in touch with you to set up a time to either video or phone call.  

Please note that participation is voluntary and by the agreement of business owners. All information will be confidential and the individual business reviews will not be shared wider than the project team unless express permission is given by the business owners.

Stay safe whānau and look after each other.