Porirua Business Information and Support Hub

We know that businesses are facing very real challenges because of Covid-19, and we want to make sure you get the help and support that you 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 bizhelp@poriruacity.govt.nz and we’ll be in touch within one to three days.

Ask for business advice online

A support site for small businesses to ask questions and get help from a whole range of business advisors - www.manaaki.io

Commercial leases and mortgages

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

Free support to sell online

Is your business not online? Swiftly can help you sell your stuff on the internet in three easy steps, for free! 

Insolvency relief

For more information about insolvency relief for businesses affected by Covid-19, see companiesoffice.govt.nz

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 operating during Covid-19.

Managing health and safety

The emergence of Covid-19 has created work health and safety risks that need to be carefully managed. WorkSafe offers comprehensive advice and guidance for businesses and workers.

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

Porirua Chamber of Commerce

Even if you aren’t a member you can now access the Chamber’s wide range of resources including the Government’s Capability Voucher Funding. This provides access to business training and coaching services with up to 50% subsidy towards the registered service cost. poriruachamber.co.nz

Porirua City Council 

Our Business Response Team is here for small businesses needing help or support. Simply email your phone number to bizhelp@poriruacity.govt.nz 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 enquiries@poriruacity.govt.nz.

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 Pasifika businesses and sole traders

Pacific Business Trust offers practical business assistance and support with personalised attention for Pasifika organisations and sole traders. 

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. See tpk.govt.nz/en/covid19-support-for-whenua-businesses

Wage subsidy scheme

Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for the Governments wage subsidy scheme at employment.govt.nz/wage-subsidy  


Get access to online webinars, business advice and support resources. The WellingtonNZ team can also help you access the Government’s Capability Voucher Funding which helps business owners to access business training and coaching services, by providing them with up to 50% subsidy towards the registered service cost.