Further Funding Support for Businesses

$2,500 cash support available from Westpac - Westpac's small business customers can apply for a $2,500 cash grant from the Small Business Flood Relief Fund. More information here: North Island flooding and cyclone damage - Westpac NZ

$2,000 cash support from ASB - ASB's business and personal customers can apply for a one-off- $2,000 cash payment for support. Evidence will need to be supplied of the impact that Cyclone Gabrielle has had on your operations. More information here: Extreme weather and flood relief support l ASB

Support from other banks - Other major banks, including ANZ, BNZ and Kiwibank, are offering businesses temporary drafts, zero-free loan restructuring, interest only periods on loans, payment deferrals and other support.

Unable to file or pay tax on time due to Cyclone Gabrielle? IRD may waive late payment penalties for businesses. More information here: Tax relief for emergency events (ird.govt.nz)

Regional Business Partner Network - Advice and support is also available through the Regional Business Partner Network. Their advisors can help cyclone-affected businesses. More information here: Home | Regional Business Partner Network (regionalbusinesspartners.co.nz)

The EMA (Employers & Manufacturers Association) - EMA can offer advice and guidance to affected businesses. Call: 0800 178 783 or email info@businesshelpline.co.nz