Essential Websites is the New Zealand government business website.

The information and tools on this site are designed specifically for small and medium-sized businesses, and the people who advise and support them. provides free access to a wide range of resources. It acts as a gateway to government and private sector business information, news and services.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is the Government’s primary business-facing agency.

Unite against Covid-19 details all the Covid-19 updates, alert levels, vaccines, business support, and more.

You can also visit the Southland Business Chamber online news and resources for links to the many other useful Covid-19 websites.

Business Mentors New Zealand, founded in 1991, is the only independent national business mentoring service provider to the small business sector in New Zealand. The service matches experienced businesspeople, the Mentors, with small business owners.

The New Zealand Story business toolkit website contains free professional quality resources created to help New Zealand businesses communicate their unique value to the world.

The World Class New Zealand Network, Kiwis helping Kiwis grow internationally. For local businesses considering new international markets, the difference between success and failure could be speaking to influential Kiwis who have succeeded in similar markets.

Wellplace is the Health Promotion Agency’s website where workplaces can find workplace examples, practical tools, ideas and resources on ways to take action on wellbeing topics..

Good4Work is a free online workplace wellbeing tool. It is for small-medium sized workplaces, and any business getting started with workplace wellbeing. It is designed to be used by anyone who understands their workplace’s environment, structure and practices, and can make a difference..

Climate Change Toolbox

Take action to reduce carbon emissions from your business.

Sustainable Business Network (SBN)

SBN is a social enterprise. Their role is to transform leading ideas into action in New Zealand.  

Government Agencies