Govt relief for Kaikoura small businesses

Ko ngā pākihi iti o Kaikoura ka whai waahi ki ngā pūtea tautoko me tā te kāwanatanga hoatu he whitu ira rima miriona tāra mō te waru wiki te roa.

Ko ngā pakihi e 20 noa ōna kaimahi, ka tāea te whiwhi pūtea āwhina motuhake nō te kawantanga.

E ai ki te Minita Paheketanga Ohaoha a Steven Joyce, “That package has been put together by Ministry of Social Development and MBIE and it’s to support businesses in the first period following the quake where there business are very significantly affected particularly by the closure of State Highway 1.”

Hei ta te Minita Whakawanake Pāpori a Anne Tolley, “There is so much unknown at the moment that we're this is really focused on making sure that people stay in work so that when the recovery becomes clearer their jobs are secure.”

Ia wiki mō ngā wiki e waru ka hoatu te kawanatanga he pūtea āwhina pēnei nā: E rima rau taara ia wiki mō ngā kaimahi tūturu. E toru rau taara ia wiki mō ngā kaimahi mohoao.

“We very conscious of the fact that that's likely not going to be sufficient but we wanna start with an eight week period and ministers will review it before Christmas hopefully when we have more information on the progress of the highway,” hei tā Joyce.

Ka tāea ngā momo pakihi katoa me ngā kaipakihi takitahi te whiwhi i taua pūtea, engari me tono tuatahi atu rātou ki o rātou kamupene inihua, ki mua i tā rātou whiwhinga o te pūtea āwhina a te kawana.

“People can also get help from Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce the two district councils Hurunui and Kaikoura and also Enterprise North Canterbury,” hei tā Tolley.

Kāore rātou i te mōhio te nui o ngā mamae ki te pukoro a ngā pakihi, heoi, ki te hiahia tētahi ki te whai whakautu, me waea atu ki tēnei nama 080 779 997.