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Supporting Businesses and Employees that have been affected by COVID-19.

COVID-19 Lockdown caused the economy to shut down. Businesses have closed; jobs and income has been lost.

This page provides a portal of support and services available to businesses and employees and news on upcoming events and initiatives that will stimulate future employment opportunities and the economy.

EBOP Events and Initiatives

Regional events and initiatives across Mataatua will listed on this page as they are announced.


Because the economy came to a halt during lockdown, some business will take a while to recover or possibly not survive at all. This will mean a loss of employment for whānau.

The following Toi EDA Report analyses the Labour Market as of October 2020:

EBOP Labour Market Intelligence Report October 2020
EBOP Labour Market October 2020

Moreover, the following Infometrics Data summarises the upcoming environment for Māori.

Covid-19 Maori info
Lockdown Implications for Māori Employment.


Are you aged between 16-24 years old?Do you want to plan and build you career pathway? The Tū Māia Rangatahi Hub is now open and taking appointments.

Enrol at Rangatahi Hub


Are you aged between 25-55 years old? Do you want a career in the Health sector? The Health and Medical Academy is now open and taking applications.

Enrol at Health & Medical Academy


Wage Subsidy Scheme

The scheme supports employers to ensure employees receive a wage during lockdown.

Apply for Wage Subsidy

Leave Support Scheme

Support is available for employers to pay their employees who can't work.
Apply for Leave Support Scheme

COVID-19 Financial Support Tool

Help is available if you're experiencing financial distress for both businesses and employees.

Financial Support Tool


Have you been made redundant? There are a number of ways you can get support.

Redundancy Support

Living Expenses

If you are struggling with living expenses, support is available, even if you're still working.

Apply for Living Expenses Support

Apply for TPOOM Essential Care Pack

Māori Economy

The Māori economy is worth $50b. Here are the latest trends and insights:

Maori economy trends
Māori Economy: Trends & Insights.

Regional Entities

Eastern Bay Chamber of Commerce

TOI Economic Development Agency

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