Economic Development

​​​​​​​Economic Development Webinars

Covid19 Series

In response to the Covid19 lockdown, we partnered with local organisations to offer free online events to support local businesses. This webinar series was created to help businesses adjust to a new normal and maybe rethink a new future with new opportunities. These live webinars allow people to ask questions to a range of local experts on the topics of business continuity, cash flow, raising capital, Kiwisaver, investments, governance, HR, digital marketing, wage subsidies, bookkeeping, software, working from home and mental wellbeing.  

The webinars will be available on-demand for people who missed them for a limited time. For up-to-date advice, we encourage you to contact the presenters directly. 

Past events:

Free Webinar: MSD is Here to Help​

Date: Monday, 4 May 2020
Time: 10am until 11am

​​Marie Ward from MSD is here to help anyone who has lost their jobs during Covid-19 restrictions. Tackled from a few different perspectives, this insight into receiving support and assistance from MSD should be beneficial for all. Covering corporate workers, newcomers and migrant workers.

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lvpv0nWhQhiCxJCxJJ2mxQ

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions to the host during the live webinar or to pose their questions in advance to economicdevelopment@adc.govt.nz​

This session will be recorded and available at a later date at this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhB5yHcCvXtL7wPROlbw6RdtapDvCwuoy ​

Maximum 100 attendees.​​

Free Webinar: How to Support Migrant Workers During Covid-19​ Restrictions


Date: Wednesday, 6 May 2020
Time: 10am until 11am​​​

Tony McNeill from Immigration New Zealand is on board to share information and advice for migrant workers and their employers. They will discuss work visas in relation to their expiry and extensions. Options for employers who face the reality of terminating a migrant worker contract. What options, if any, exist for migrant workers and employers to transfer to another business and/or industry.

REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS WEBINAR: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cnB09Y45TQOCwQmXy6VTTw

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions to the host during the live webinar or to pose their questions in advance to economicdevelopment@adc.govt.nz​

This session will be recorded and available at a later date at this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhB5yHcCvXtL7wPROlbw6RdtapDvCwuoy

Maximum 100 attendees.

Free Webinar: ​Mental Wellbeing Q&A Session with ‘Lives Worth Living​ - Completed

Date: Thursday, 16 April 2020
Time: 10am until 11am

Join us in the first of our free webinar series from the Economic Development team with Welcoming Communities. In this webinar, Connie Quigley and Paul (Pup) Chamberlain from Lives Worth Living, Safer Mid Canterbury, share proven tools and strategies anyone can implement straight away to support healthy mental well-being​.

Free Webinar: Stay At Home And Get Online​ - Completed


Date: Monday, 20 April 2020
Time: 10am until 11am

Kim gives us a light-hearted and entertaining way of looking at our ‘new normal’ working from home during the Covid19 lockdown. She also shares ways that online software can help us to run a business no matter where we are. Tune in to find out which software options available to local businesses, Kim recommends, particularly for bookkeeping and payroll. 

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions to the host during the live webinar or to pose their questions in advance to economicdevelopment@adc.govt.nz

This session will be recorded and available at a later date at this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhB5yHcCvXtL7wPROlbw6RdtapDvCwuoy ​

Maximum 100 attendees.

Free Webinar: Cashflow, Continuity and Kiwisaver​ - Completed

Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Time: 10am until 11am

Kirsty Naish from Sidekick Chartered Accountants joins us to cover business continuity planning, and cash flow during uncertain times. Kirsty is open to answering your questions on those topics including the wage subsidy. Kirsty will be joined by Michelle Parkin from Forsyth Barr is to provide a brief market update and answer your questions about Kiwisaver and more.
Attendees are encouraged to ask questions to the host during the live webinar or to pose their questions in advance to economicdevelopment@adc.govt.nz 

REGISTER IN ADVANCE HERE: https://zoom.us/j/95303427216?pwd=YytYU2JBNVFZdk9WK05FenRhQmtkZz09​

This session will be recorded and available at a later date at this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhB5yHcCvXtL7wPROlbw6RdtapDvCwuoy ​

Maximum 100 attendees.

​Michelle Parkin, AFA:
Michelle Parkin is an Authorised Financial Adviser with Forsyth Barr Limited in Ashburton and can be contacted on (03) 307 9541, michelle.parkin@forsythbarr.co.nz or for further details about Michelle visit https://www.forsythbarr.co.nz/contact/meet-the-team/michelle-parkin.
This presentation is general in nature and should not be regarded as personalised investment advice. Disclosure Statements for Forsyth Barr Authorised Financial Advisers are available on request and free of charge. The Summer KiwiSaver Scheme is managed by Forsyth Barr Investment Management Ltd. You can obtain the Scheme’s product disclosure statement and further information about the Scheme on the Summer website: www.summer.co.nz, or by calling 0800 11 55 66. Forsyth Barr Investment Management Ltd is a licenced manager of registered schemes and part of the Forsyth Barr group of companies.


Free Webinar: Employment and Health & Safety Law Updates​ - Completed

Date: Friday, 24 April 2020

Time: 10am until 11am​​

Join Jane Argyle-Reed from Argyle Welsh Finnigan and Jane Fowles from Compliance Partners who will share an overview of employment matters relating to COVID from restructures to amending pay and all the good faith that goes in between. We will also cover some tips for flexible working arrangements, as well as an update on legislative changes in the first half of 2020 such as minimum wage. 

We will also cover off some key points about what Level 3 looks like in relation to keeping our people safe and healthy as we manoeuvre a return to work. 

REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS WEBINAR:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Zhn9q7FpQjuAzL9Ux4kK_A​

Attendees are encouraged to pose their questions in advance to economicdevelopment@adc.govt.nz Or to ask questions to the host during the live webinar.

This session will be recorded and available at a later date at this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhB5yHcCvXtL7wPROlbw6RdtapDvCwuoy ​

Maximum 100 attendees

Free Webinar: Thriving And Surviving In Governance And Raising Capital​ - Completed

Date: Tuesday, 28 April 2020
Time: 10am until 11am​​

Leandra Fitzgibbon and Nathan Mills from Genesis Private Equity are on board to share their practical advice and insights for Directors, covering crisis management, business continuity. They’ll also discuss changes to insolvency laws intended to support companies and their directors manage the impact of COVID-19. Learn also about capital raising post COVID-19: what will investors be looking for? And what about the private equity approach? 

REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS WEBINAR:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nO5qmTmtRQ2pX1FMTHDjiw ​

Attendees are encouraged to ask questions to the host during the live webinar or to pose their questions in advance to economicdevelopment@adc.govt.nz

This session will be recorded and available at a later date at this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhB5yHcCvXtL7wPROlbw6RdtapDvCwuoy ​

Maximum 100 attendees.

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