Tools and Resources

Use the links below to explore online resources and tools to support you and your business. Gain valuable tips, use videos, templates and online workshops to guide you through the different aspects of business development.

For further information on the business support services that are available for South Canterbury businesses please contact the Chamber of Commerce.

FREE HR, Health and Safety and Business advice for members. Phone the Chamber 03 687 2733.

Tools and advice from across government to save you time and help make your business a success.

Callaghan Innovation
MBIE organization that helps businesses succeed through technology and Research and Development.  Access to experts, Innovation skills, collaboration and R&D grants

Charity Services
Supporting Charities for a stronger New Zealand.  Registrar of charities, applying for registration and standards.

Climate Action Toolbox
Take action to measure and reduce carbon emissions from your business.

COVID-19: Information for Businesses

Export New Zealand
ExportNZ is a division of BusinessNZ. Through our nationwide network we can provide the knowledge, information, contacts, training, support and services to help you grow your export business.

Food Safety
The Food Act 2014 takes a common-sense approach to food safety. Find out what this means for your business.

The South Island hub of the New Zealand Food Innovation Network (FOODSOUTH) is focused on business development for food and beverage companies. 

Immigration NZ
Your guide to living and working in New Zealand. This NZ Government website is packed with useful, reliable information. Please also contact SC Chamber of Commerce, an introduction to an INZ Relationship Manager may be available.

Inland Revenue Tools for Business
Tax and compliance issues to consider/ implement when starting or changing your business. How to manage your taxes on line.

MBIE Open data and information
Access the latest open datasets released by MBIE. Find out more about New Zealand’s Open Government Information and Data Programme to accelerate the release of public information and data for re-use and search the full catalogue of New Zealand Government open data


A - Z Guides - Free for Chamber Members

A-Z Guide Abandonment
A-Z Guide Absenteeism
A-Z Guide Application for Employment
A-Z Guide Attachment Orders
A-Z Guide Bargaining
A-Z Guide Bereavement Leave
A-Z Guide Breaks
A-Z Guide Casual Employees
A-Z Guide Child Support Deductions
A-Z Guide Communications During Bargaining
A-Z Guide Confidentiality
A-Z Guide Criminal Record (Clean Slate) Act
A-Z Guide Diversity
A-Z Guide Drug Testing
A-Z Guide Easter Sunday
A-Z Guide Electronic Transactions
A-Z Guide Employee Protection Provision
A-Z Guide Employment Relations Education Leave
A-Z Guide Entertainment Expenses
A-Z Guide Equal Pay Act
A-Z Guide Family Violence
A-Z Guide Flexible Working Arrangements
A-Z Guide Gifts
A-Z Guide Harassment Identification and Bullying
A-Z Guide Hazard Identification and Management
A-Z Guide Holidays Act
A-Z Guide House rules and employee handbook
A-Z Guide Human Rights
A-Z Guide Illegal File Sharing
A-Z Guide Incapacity
A-Z Guide Lawful and Reasonable Instruction
A-Z Guide PAYE
A-Z Guide Pre-Employment checks
A-Z Guide Private Health and Safety Prosecutions
A-Z Guide Public Holidays
A-Z Guide Qualifications
A-Z Guide Records
A-Z Guide Restructuring and Redundancy
A-Z Guide Sick Leave
A-Z Guide Trial and Probation Period
A_Z Guide Triangular Employment
A-Z Guide Union Rights
A_Z Guide Vicarious Liability
A_Z Guide Volunteers Employment Protection Act
A-Z Guide Worksafe NZ
Please identify the Guides you require

Request A - Z Guides


New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
NZTE - Export from NZ, Buy from NZ, Invest in NZ.  Also refer Regional Business Partner Network, Callaghan Innovation and Business Mentors NZ.

NZBN (New Zealand Business Number)
The NZBN is a globally unique identifier for your business, making doing business faster and easier.

NZ Navigator
An online self-assessment to help identify your organisation's strengths and weaknesses.

NZ Story - New Zealand Story Business Toolkit
Join over 20k kiwi businesses using the New Zealand Story resources to help them promote their business nationally and offshore.

Search the NZ database of TradeMarks, Company names, Domain Names and more.

Regional Business Partner Network
MBIE Regional Business Partner network is made up of 14 regional organisations that provide information and advice to New Zealand businesses looking to grow and innovate. If you are a business seeking advice and support to help you innovate or grow, get in touch with your local Regional Business Partner (SC Chamber of Commerce) and have a conversation about where to next.  Co-funding can also be available.

Statistics New Zealand
Statistics New Zealand's purpose is to empower decisions by adding value to New Zealand's most important data.

The Companies Office
The government agency responsible for administering robust business registers for corporate entities, securities over personal property, capital markets and financial products.

Tourism MBIE Tourism research and data

MBIE undertakes tourism projections and produces a range of useful tourism data tools and publications including Tourism Dash Board, international visitor information and monthly regional estimates.

Training Directory
View current training workshops offered by SC Chamber of Commerce


Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)
The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all New Zealand residents and visitors to New Zealand 

Employment New Zealand
The go-to for everything employment related from starting to ending the imployment process including hours of work, employment contracts, holiday pay and resolving problems

Work and Income
Ministry of Social Development. Work and Income provides employment services and financial assistance throughout New Zealand.

Worksafe NZ
Health and Safety in the workplace across all industries and sectors. Compliance with new legislation.