Activate Tāmaki Makaurau, New Drop-in Clinic, Moana Pasifika and more...
27 Nov 2021

Activate Tāmaki Makaurau, New Drop-in Clinic, Moana Pasifika and more...


Move your Auckland Pacific business forward with Activate Tāmaki Makaurau

You may be able to access recently announced Government-funded support to help your business navigate this challenging economic environment. 

The Pacific Business Trust is a partner in Activate Tāmaki Makaurau, a programme to support our Auckland Pacific businesses to be more resilient, work through tough decisions, seize future opportunities, and adapt where necessary.

The Pacific Business Trust, in partnership with Activate Tāmaki Makaurau, can connect you with expert business advice and/or help to implement business advice, available from 1 December. 

Health and wellbeing support is available right now, as well as webinars, tools and resources to help navigate these challenging times.

Simply register your interest for this new initiative and one of our team will be in touch with you. 

Drop in Clinic on Covid Protection Framework and Vaccinations Online

Join us online on Wednesday at 5pm as we host a drop in clinic with Retail NZ to discuss the new Covid Protection Framework, employee vaccinations and the vaccine passes. This is your opportunity to ask questions and hear about the new guidance and operating environment for your retail business.  

Register in advance to attend this Zoom meeting online. Register here.

Introducing the 2022 Moana Pasifika Home Jersey

Moana Pasifika and apparel partner Dynasty have unveiled this week a stunning and special first Super Rugby jersey. When the team takes to the field they will be competing in a uniquely designed home jersey that proudly represents the combined cultures and traditions of the Pacific Islands. 

Check out the beautiful jersey reveal video which includes patron Sir Bryan Williams sharing what a special moment it will be to imagine next year when the team runs out in the new jersey. “When I see the boys run out for that first time, it’s going to be very emotional, certainly for me and many others. It’s been quite a long journey. Moana Pasifika is so important for our community because it represents our hopes and dreams for the future. To have Moana Pasifika running out and giving our people a cause for hope and able to dream is, I think, really important.” 

“The jersey is fantastic, it represents so much Pasifika life. The sail of the vaka or va’a and the malu tatau pattern. To have those patterns displayed right through the world, people are going to sit up and take notice, and that’s great because we are playing for the people. We are playing for Pasifika.”

You can show your support and buy a membership. Gold memberships start from as little as $63 for 5 Auckland game day tickets at Mt Smart, and includes a 10% discount on clothing and a free cap.

A great Christmas gift for staff, friends, family and yourself!

Check out memberships here.

In case you missed it: Food Safety Drop-in Clinic video

You can watch the drop-in clinic on food safety held this week. This is an introduction for those wanting to start a food business and covers running a home-based food business, registrations, food safety, Handling & Hygiene certificate courses and lots more. View on YouTube here.

Workshop Calendar

You are invited to join us at our free to attend workshops. 

Tuesday 30 November                   Social Enterprise Impact Online

Tuesday 30 November                   Employment Rights and Obligations  Wellington

Wednesday 1 December                 Drop-in Clinic Covid Protection Framework and Vaccinations Online

Tuesday 2 December                      Procurement Readiness  Christchurch

Thursday 9 December                    Procurement Tendering and Pricing  Christchurch

Wage Subsidy August 2021 Round #8 Open

An eighth COVID-19 Wage Subsidy August 2021 is available between 9am Friday, 26 November and 11.59pm Thursday, 9 December. 

Don’t worry if you haven’t accessed this assistance before, it’s not too late. Apply before 9 December, we’re always here to help. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact PBT via email or phone 0800 287 7526.

Enjoy your weekend.

The PBT team


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