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28 Oct 2021

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Get ready for 2022! Upskill with PBT’s online business courses in November

PBT is offering free online courses in November, covering accounting and tax, health and safety, business finance, risk management, storytelling and social enterprise.

Our community and workshop events bring together Pacific businesses and provide an opportunity to network, collaborate and engage with others. Open to the Pacific community; join us and other like-minded businesses for ideas, inspiration, celebration, culture and connection.

Please visit to find out more and to register.

Reminder! Covid-19 Wage Subsidy #5 applications close today, Thursday 28 October

A timely reminder that applications for the Covid-19 Wage Subsidy round five (known as Wage Subsidy August 2021 #5), close today - Thursday 28 October at 11.59pm. To apply click HERE!

Our team at Pacific Business Trust, in partnership with MSD and IRD, can help step you through the application process for these payments, and answer any questions you may have.

The service we provide is available to all Pacific businesses, self-employed and sole traders and it’s free of charge. We are here to help in any way we can to make this process easier for you.

For more information from Work and Income New Zealand on how to apply, please visit here

Please feel free to call us on 0800 287 7526 or email

Find out if you’re eligible for a free business mentor through Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ)

Small business owners in Auckland are doing it tough, while others – who can operate safely at Alert Level 3 – are busier than ever.

You might be eligible for a free business mentor with Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ). BMNZ provides up to 12 months of training and support for small business owners who want to grow, solve business challenges, and build their skills.

Spaces are limited, but there are still spots available in these local board areas, Papakura, Henderson-Massey, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa, Ōtara-Papaptoetoe and Puketāpapa.

Who is this for?

  • You're a small business owner with three or fewer employees

  • You have been running your small business for 12 months or more

  • This is your first time working with a business mentor

  • You're able to commit time to the mentoring relationship for 12 months

If you think this sounds like you, please register your interest today.

WE Accounting Summit

On 03-04 November, our valued partners WE Accounting are holding their Transformational Leadership Summit. The WE Summit is a two-day virtual conference designed to help business owners enhance their transformational leadership style to make a bigger impact on their teams, their communities and the world.

WE want to awaken vision and give business owners insights and tools to help them move forward and achieve real results. The transformational leader within business leaders will emerge so they can better serve our communities.

The WE Summit will showcase two exciting keynote speakers, Samoa’s Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa and FIFA Women's CEO Sarai Bareman, as well as many other inspirational speakers over the two days.

Earlybird tickets are now on sale and start at only NZ$90+fees. To learn more or register for this fantastic event, click here.

Employer News

Employment New Zealand covers the latest relevant employer and employee news and information – some of the key topics are included below and if you would like to learn more from Employment New Zealand, please visit

10 important facts every business and their employees should know about the COVID-19 Delta variant and the workplace.

Unsure of your employment obligations during COVID-19? Here are 10 essential facts that employers and employees should know about their employment rights and responsibilities in the current COVID-19 Delta variant workplace environment. Click here to read this article.

Protecting your business and community

A higher number of vaccinated workers means protecting your employees, your customers and your business. You can help your employees get vaccinated by making work time available for vaccinations. has some posters, videos and flyers you can share with your staff to get them on board. Click here to find out more.

Looking after mental wellbeing during COVID-19

During COVID-19 it’s important to look after the mental wellbeing of yourself and your workers. has helpful resources for businesses, including a wellbeing policy builder tool to help you build a positive and productive workplace. Click here to find out more.

Please remember that our PBT team is here to support and guide you and your business in any way we can. If you have any questions at all or require some help from us, please feel free to get in touch on 0800 287 7526 or email


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