COVID-19 Business Support and Advice

Update 28 February 2021

As of 6am Sunday 28th February, Auckland moved to Level 3

Alert Level 3 | Unite against COVID-19

The rest of New Zealand to Level 2

Alert Level 2 | Unite against COVID-19
☑ Regional borders will be the same as the earlier lockdown this month.
☑ The Wage Subsidy Scheme has been triggered – nationwide, there will be info available from tomorrow on government websites.
☑ Businesses can receive both wage subsidy and the resurgence payment.
☑ Those businesses who had MBIE passes for cross regional travel will have these reactivated- ie they don’t need to reapply.
☑ Businesses without MBIE paperwork allowing cross regional travel for work purposes will need to apply –…/businesses-can-register-for…/
Before registering for business travel documents you will need to apply for Realme – here is what you need to do
A reminder to keep using your Covid App and blue tooth tracker.
We will update in regards our events and upcoming activities in the next 24 hours. Please email us on if you have any queries,…/businesses-can-register-for…/


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
Rebecca Varley – Sales manager and business mentor coordinator – 021 206 1003

Upcoming Events

Lunch Box Sessions #8: Crisis Management

March 5, 2021
Join us at The Orchard for our latest in our lunchbox #8 – Crisis Management With Steve Macmillan – Public Affairs Manager at Northpower for over 10 years. Steve has fronted media on a number of issues over this time,…

Chamber AGM

March 10, 2021
NOTICE OF AGM The 118th Annual General Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Northland Inc will be held on: Date:  Wednesday, March 10 March 2021 Time: start  5:00pm to 5.30pm followed by a Business After 5, with Chamber…

Meet the Chamber family BA5

March 10, 2021
Come along Wednesday 10th March at 5.30pm to The Orchard and meet the Chamber family, our staff, board plus our national & regional partners. Details to follow……  

International Womens’ Day Event

March 12, 2021
NorthChamber and are partnering to celebrate International Womens’ Day, and the amazing people who support and create opportunities through training, education, employment and advocacy for our wāhine in Taitokerau. We would be delighted if you would join us on…

Chamber Chats March 18

March 18, 2021
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 opportunity…

Inspired by Business

March 18, 2021
The Orchard Business and Event Hub encourages our entrepreneur community to connect, collaborate, network and build relationships with other business professionals. We are hosting an ‘Inspired by Business’ event on the 18th March between 5.15 pm- 6.30 pm. Two inspiring…

Whangarei – ASB Business After 5

March 24, 2021
Join ASB to hear CEO and managing director Vittoria Shortt, on the economic outlook around Covid. Please register below

Whangarei Business After 5 – I Have A Dream Charitable Trust – Postponed until 14 April

April 14, 2021
Come along, meet the team and find out more about the important work that I Have A Dream are doing here in Whangarei and understand why their organisation took out the Top Energy Best Not for Profit Organisation Award at…

Whangarei Business After 5 – Semenoff Stadium

April 28, 2021
Semenoff Stadium is host to numerous events including local and international sporting fixtures, concerts, music festivals, and various community and corporate events. The centrally located venue is versatile and user friendly, has onsite caterers and plenty of free parking. Our…

Business After 5 – Makana Confections Kerikeri Postponed until 2 June

June 2, 2021
Please register below