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2017 Roadshow of government support for businesses

A series of government events, hosted by Small Business Minister Jacqui Dean, to be held around New Zealand, is giving business owners and managers the chance to talk directly to the agencies they deal with on a day-to-day basis.

10 regional events — Taking Care of Business: Government Supporting Your Business.

March to July 2017, starting in Kaikōura.

27 March: Memorial Hall, 32 Esplanade, Kaikōura. 12.00pm-2.00pm
29 March: Marlborough Convention Centre, 42a Alfred Street, Blenheim. 4:00pm-6:00pm
31 March: Pipitea Marae, 55 Thorndon Quay, Wellington. 12.00pm-2.00pm
26 April: The Gate Hotel, 6 Barry Ave , Cromwell.  7:30am-9:30am
27 April: Ōāmaru Opera House, 94 Thames St, Ōāmaru.  7:30am-9:30am
18 May: The Trust Arena, 65-67 Central Park Dr, Henderson, Auckland. 7.30am-9.30am
19 May: Pioneer Room, Whanganui War Memorial Centre, Watt St, Queen's Park, Whanganui. 12pm-2pm
13 June: Te Ahu, Corner of Mathews Avenue and South Road (SH1), Kaitaia 12pm-2pm 
14 June: Mataatua Marae, 105 Muriwai Drive, Whakatane. 12pm-2pm
15 June: Guineas 3, Ellerslie Convention Centre, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera, Auckland. 5pm-7pm

Register to attend one of these 'Taking Care of Business' events (external link)

More details, including specific dates and venues will be released shortly.

Whether it is through compliance, tax, surveys or trade and innovation, businesses spend a significant amount of time working with government agencies.

The aim of 'Taking Care of Business' is to make it easier and more efficient for business owners to deal with government so they can focus on making their business a success.

At these events, experts from different agencies will outline government support available for businesses, discuss new legislation and how to comply, and answer any questions business owners might have.

Online services include:


Regional Business Partners — specialist advisors in your area who can help with:

  • business advice
  • management training
  • research and development funding.

Law changes — including recent changes to:

  • Health and safety legislation
  • Making tax simpler

Some information may be provided on cyber security, Te Puni Kōkiri’s Māori Business Facilitation Service, and immigration.

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