Coronavirus COVID-19 - Advisory Funding

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COVID-19 Advisory Funding 

Following on from our previous article Free Business Owner Support on 30 March 2020, the Regional Business Partner (RBP) network now has provided additional government funding available to support enterprises through COVID-19. 

Auld Brewer Mazengarb & McEwen is a registered provider for the RBP network and so can offer a unique one-on-one opportunity for clients of our firm to access this additional funding and support to guide and assist them during COVID-19, including:

Commercial, governance and property advice in relation to impacts of COVID-19:

  • Business sales and purchases
  • Business structuring - choice of business vehicle, establishing and modifying business structures
  • Corporate governance
  • Commercial contracts
  • Finance and banking
  • Māori land and governance law
  • Property law, including leasing of commercial property and conveyancing
  • Leasing issue associated with COVID-19
  • Rural law
  • Statutory compliance
  • Technology
  • Trusts

HR and employment support to employers on the HR impacts of COVID-19:

  • Impact of being an essential service
  • Impacts of the lock down
  • Wage subsidy and leave payment applications
  • Casual employees
  • Leave and other pay issues
  • Potential workforce changes including employees who refuse to work
  • Remote working
  • Wellbeing of staff and effective leadership throughout
  • Recruitment
  • Disciplinary matters
  • Health and Safety at Work advice
  • Review of policies (pandemic or business continuity or similar)
  • Any other HR issues arising from the Covid-19 pandemic


If you would like to apply to work with us, get in touch with one of Venture Taranaki's Enterprise Advisors by email at and copy us ( your email.

We look forward to contributing our legal expertise and advice to business owners during this challenging time.

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