COVID-19 Business Support and Advice

Update 24 January 2022

Covid-19 Omicron resources

Newly released Covid-19 Omicron Help Guide – quick view one pager for support in Northland help and resources in the four key areas of support: health, wellbeing, economy, and Iwi and communities.

Traffic Light Framework

New Zealand moved to Red at 11:59pm on 23 January, after 9 cases in the Nelson/Marlborough region were confirmed as the Omicron variant.

Click here for this handy one page Traffic Light System summary 

Businesses and workplaces at red, what you need to know.

Businesses and workplaces at orange, what you need to know.

Understand Worksafe’s guide to what work requires a vaccinated employee

Managing Covid-19 ( Omicron variant) in your business, including contingency planning and modifying employment agreements Managing the impact of COVID-19 cases at your business —

Latest updates and guidelines here – Current Alert Level | Unite against COVID-19 (

Chamber events while in Red will be hosted using the Covid-19 Traffic Light Framework. Please check with the specific event on our calendar to find out more detail. Where possible we will have an online contingency plan for events so that we can still host speakers and connect with our wider business community. A reminder too that The Orchard Business and Events Hub requires evidence of a vaccine passport to enter.

Access guidelines here – Events and public facilities at Red | Unite against COVID-19 (


Who Are We?

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Northland (Inc) (NorthChamber) is a non-political, non-profit organisation which represents the full spectrum of business interests, both small and large, in Northland – retailing, service, manufacturing exporters, importers and other organisations … >> FIND OUT MORE

Business Hours & General Contact Info

Phone us Mon-Fri 9-4.30pm on 09 438 4771

NorthChamber Team Contacts:
As with most organisations our staff are working a mix of office hours and remote hours but can be contacted as follows.

Steve Smith – CEO – 027 444 1010 –
Janette Dobbs – Office manager/EA – 021 441 026 –
Niamh O Neill – Assistant office manager – 027 544 9967 –
Paulette Scrooby – Community relationship manager – 021 212 6903 –
Fiona Cox – Membership & engagement support – 027 625 61619 –

Upcoming Events

Whangārei Business After 5 – Hātea Art Precinct

February 9, 2022
Hātea Art Precinct Invites you to our BA5 in February Join us to learn about New Zealand’s most exciting new cultural destination, featuring the iconic Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery, opening 20 February 2022. The building has an…

ChamberChats February 2021 edition

February 24, 2022
Our small networking group ChamberChats is an opportunity to catch up with local business people in an informal setting complete with home-baked scones and a cuppa tea or coffee. Open to members and non-members, these networking sessions offer opportunities to…

Chamber AGM

March 9, 2022
NOTICE OF AGM The 119th Annual General Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Northland Inc will be held on: Date:  Wednesday, March 9 March 2022 Time: start  5:00pm to 5.30pm followed by a Business After 5, with Chamber…