Regional business partner network

COVID-19 Business Support

The Government has allocated additional funding to the Regional Business Partner Network to support New Zealand businesses and service providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund available through the RBP Network was limited and had been targeted at businesses seeking initial advice during Alert Levels 4-3. The current level of demand has met the allocation available.

There are still resources available through the network to help your business, including:

  • RBP Growth Advisors in your region who can help you navigate to find the right support

  • Free webinars tailored to specific business needs; click here to view webinars delivered to date

  • Business Mentoring Support via Business Mentors New Zealand; for more information and to register click here

Other support available for businesses include:

  • COVID-19 Business Helpline for specific advice and access to Government business support

    North Island – 0800 500 362

    South Island – 0800 505 096

  • Export-specific information and support relating to COVID-19 from NZTE

  • COVID-19 information for businesses, the government's central resource for COVID-19 business information, here

The COVID-19 Business Advisory Funding will provide support in areas such as HR, health and wellbeing, business continuity, cashflow and finance management, strategy and digital capability.

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The RBP network can connect you.

To keep you growing you need the right advice.

Our Growth Advisors take a birds-eye look at your whole business, then help you connect with the right resources and experts so you can build capability and grow. As part of a national network of people who can help, we're your first port of call when you want to grow your enterprise efficiently and effectively.

Register now

Ready to grow your business? Or think you can provide New Zealand businesses with support or training solutions? Register below.

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Register now to work with a trusted and independent Growth Advisor to move your business forward.

How does it work?

  • Once you've registered, one of our growth advisors will be in touch within 48 hours. We'll chat about your growth aspirations and any challenges you may be facing, and we'll agree to a timeline.

  • Your Growth Advisor will come back to you with an action plan and key priorities.

  • You follow the plan, connecting with the right people and information so you get the support you need to build your capabilities.

  • Your Growth Advisor will follow up as agreed, and review your progress and next steps.

Helpful resources:

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Register now if your company provides the key capabilities listed in the links below, and you'd like to be considered to provide services to New Zealand businesses.

Helpful resources:

Success stories

How Growth Advisors have helped New Zealand businesses connect and succeed.

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Additional resources

Other resources and organisations you might find useful to connect with.

Tools and advice from across government to save you time and help make your enterprise a success.

Business mentors

Business Mentors shorten the distance between your business growth goals and real, sustainable success. Register for more information and programmes.

Callaghan Innovation

Tailored R&D services, access to experts, innovation skills development programmes, and R&D grants to help your business innovate and grow faster.

Export Essentials

NZTE's Export Essentials workshops will make your journey smoother by giving you the tools and action plan you need to reach your exporting goals.


Search the Marketplace for registered trainers, based on type, location, provider or event.

New Zealand Business Number

The New Zealand Business Number is a globally unique identifier for every Kiwi business. Get yours now – it's free.

NZ Story

NZ Story offers exporting businesses a free toolkit that includes royalty free images, video content, infographics and consumer insights to help tell their New Zealand story.

Stats NZ

Use the 'Business Toolbox' to find the right information to boost your small business.

Te Puni Kōkiri

Information, advice and relationship brokering for Māori wanting to establish and grow your enterprise.

Contact your local Growth Advisor

Search and find your local Growth Advisor, or register now and we’ll contact you.

Bay of Plenty
Hawkes Bay
Manawatū Whanganui
Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman
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West Coast

RBP is a partnership between NZTE and Callaghan Innovation

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Contact the Regional Business Partner Network

To learn more about how RBP can help you, give us a call at 0800 287 467 or send us a message and one of our team will be able to assist you.