Porirua Small Business Information and Support Hub

We want to ensure our small businesses get the help and support that they need.

Porirua Business Hub

We value the diverse range of businesses we have operating in Porirua City, all of which play a vital role in our economy.

On this page we’ve provided you with links to Government support, information and resources, as well as where you can find helpful local advice and support.

👉 Our Business Response Team is here for small businesses needing help or support. Simply email your phone number to [email protected] and one of our advisors will be in touch within 48 hours.

Porirua City Council 

Our Economic Development Business Response Team is here for small businesses requiring support, either with an idea or how to expand an offering across the city. needing help or support. Simply email your questions to [email protected] and we’ll be in touch within one to three days. If you have a question about rates, consents or other council services please call our customer services team on (04) 237 5089 or email [email protected].

Love Local – Porirua

We know our local businesses need support now more than ever. That’s why we’re encouraging people to buy local and connecting them to our amazing businesses. Join our Love Local - Porirua Facebook Group and engage with people who want to support local businesses, Sign up to the new Love Local Business Directory and let people know how you’re open for business.

Support for Pacific businesses and sole traders

For practical business assistance and support with personalised attention for Pacific organisations and sole traders, email [email protected] and we can assist you.

Porirua Chamber of Commerce

Join the Porirua Chamber of Commerce and network with like-minded businesses across the city. Even if you aren’t a member you can now access the Chamber’s wide range of resources. Read more about the Chamber by visiting here  poriruachamber.co.nz


Get access to online webinars, business advice and support resources. Visit the WellingtonNZ website. For a personal introduction to the WellingtonNZ business team, email [email protected] and we’ll look after you.

Business Mentors NZ

If you’re looking for guidance and support in your business, getting advice and discussing your challenges with a Business Mentor could be just what you need.

Our Business Mentoring Programme provides 12 months of confidential one-on-one advice for owners of small and medium-sized businesses that are currently trading and who want to grow or need help to solve specific business challenges.

Volunteer business mentors with experience and empathy for small business offer guidance, act as a sounding board, challenge your thinking and provide you with an independent and fresh perspective.

If your business is currently trading, employs fewer than 25 full-time staff, and is your main source of personal income, then you are eligible for this service. The cost for using this service is a registration fee of $295+GST. Find more information on the general mentoring programme here: www.businessmentors.org.nz/For-Businesses/Business-mentoring.aspx

Start-up Mentoring Programme

If you have a start-up business idea and want to discuss it with someone who can offer an unbiased, honest, outside perspective then the start-up mentoring programme is worth looking at.

The start-up mentoring programme is up to six-months and you are matched with a Mentor who can challenge your idea and give feedback to help you make informed decisions moving forward.

The cost for the start-up mentoring programme is a registration fee of $295+GST. Find more information or register for the start-up mentoring programme here: www.businessmentors.org.nz/For-Start-ups/Start-up-business.aspx

If you would like to learn more about this service or register for a Business Mentor, you can do so at www.businessmentors.org.nz. A member of our team will be in touch with you to discuss your application in greater detail and you can expect to be matched with a mentor within one month.

Commercial leases and mortgages

For information about changes to help commercial tenants and landlords go to justice.govt.nz


Connecting New Zealanders to employment, education and training. connected.govt.nz

Managing recruitment, employee training or redundancies

Work and Income can help with a range of services for employers from recruiting new staff to helping with redundancies - see workandincome.govt.nz/employers

Small business loan scheme and tax relief

Read about tax relief and the Government’s interest-free loan scheme for small businesses impacted by Covid-19. Check out ird.govt.nz/covid-19

Support for whenua businesses

Te Puni Kōkiri provides information to help you with your whenua-related business as well as access to general support for you and your whānau.