Take advantage of the range of support available
27 Jun 2022

Take advantage of the range of support available


In this newsletter:

  • Meet our Pacific businesses owners

  • Your feedback on the Wage Subsidy is important

  • Tomorrow - Accounting and Tax Part 2 Workshop 

  • Activate Business Community

  • Greater Wellington Business Growth & Support Virtual Conference


Meet our Pacific businesses owners

From tasty treats to the important work on literacy, meet three of our Pacific businesses who recently were interviewed by our friends at 531pi. 

Mamas Donuts – North Shore

The McCarthys have run Mamas Donuts North Shore since 2006. Mamas Donut is a family run business that offers delicious spherical doughs of savoury goodness. With a great number of different flavours and toppings to suit every taste bud, Mama’s Donuts is very popular for those wanting something homemade, delicious, and fresh on the daily. Head along to their Facebook page to see their latest creations here

Level Up Literacy

Matilda Koria is the educator and director of Level Up Literacy. Using her extensive background in the education sector, Matilda created an education programme born from her desire to support and aid vulnerable communities and equip both Pasifika and non-Pasifika with literacy, numeracy, and life skills in a safe environment. Adults can improve their reading, writing, speaking, math, and computer skills. For more information visit the Level Up Literacy hereVenus Grazing

Venus Tamapeau is the owner of Auckland-based Venus Grazing a food business that offers table-scaped buffets of artfully arranged foods to satisfy your tastebuds and fill tummies. Venus Grazing provides a variety of foods, themes and flavours catered to their customer’s choice. Quality fresh seasonal produce and homemade goodness made with love. Get in touch via Instagram

Your feedback on the Wage Subsidy is important

We encourage all our Pacific business owners to make time and share their experiences with the Wage Subsidy.  

This is your opportunity to have your say on what you found easy or difficult, and all information you provide is confidential and anonymous.

It will only take a few minutes so jump online now and let your experience with the Wage Subsidy count, click here.

Tomorrow - Accounting and Tax – Part 2

Our Accounting and Tax Part 2 workshop starts at 4pm tomorrow and you’re welcome to join us online.

Even if you missed Part 1 still come along, the topics covered answer areas that as a business owner you face every day.

You can also ask any questions about your business along the way.

  • Recap of Accounting and Tax Part 1

  • Business expenses

  • How to pay yourself and the impact on your tax

  • Tax rates and tax returns

  • COVID-19 financial support

When: Tuesday 28 June 2022 4:00pm – 6:00pm Where Online via Zoom We hope you can make it. 

Activate Business Community

The Activate Tāmaki Makaurau Business community is overflowing with exclusive, free tools and resources that you can access right now. This includes guides, checklists, handbooks, e-learning, e-books, and practical webinars to support your business.

Tune into the upcoming free online events provided by our Activate Tāmaki Makaurau programme partners, which are aimed at moving your business forward. It’s free to register.

Here are two webinars on this week:

Google Analytics 4 and the effective use of data and analytics for your business Tuesday 28 June from 2pm – 3pm 

During this event, you will learn:

  • The importance of data and how to use it

  • More about the 'data roadmap' to understand how you can start planning 

  • Specific applications of a new tool like GA4

Hear from guest speakers – Sparkline’s Graeme Douglas, Senior Digital Consultant, and Charmaine Galias, Sparkline’s Lead Integrator and GA4 Specialist, who will illustrate the architecture of a data roadmap and walk us through key GA4 elements and applications.

Register Here

Business Continuity Management (BCM) webinar series art #3. Business Continuity Planning (BCP) for Recovery Thursday 30 June from 2pm – 3.30pm 

Learn how to identify and plan for the recovery of your critical business and support functions, using a smart and efficient process, and how to get comfort that your BCPs will work.

Don’t worry if you miss an event, all recordings are available here in the Business Activate Community resources section.

 Register Here

Greater Wellington Business Growth & Support Virtual Conference 

This week, Connected.govt.nz and DigitalBoost.co.nz are holding a three-day conference 28-30 June for the wider Wellington and Wairarapa Regions. It’s all online and free to attend.

This is a great way to connect in with support services and business networks available and learn the opportunities available to your business. 

Join us as PBT presents on Day One, 28 June, 4pm, register here.

Other organisations and agencies that will host webinars are: Connected.govt.nz, The Networkers, Amotai, WellingtonNZ, Wellington Chamber of Commerce, Ministry of Social Development, NZ Trade & Enterprise, Business Wairarapa, Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, Inland Revenue, Employment NZ, Business.govt.nz and Digital Boost.

Check out the schedule to find out more, click here


Fast-track your business growth and success with the right support behind you.

About the Author


PBT Team


PBT News team bringing you the latest news in the PBT community


Fast-track your business growth and success with the right support behind you.