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.


South Canterbury Image Library

South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce provides a free media quality photography to help you promote South Canterbury and the Central South Island, New Zealand.

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Business Administration & getting started
Tools and advice from across government to save you time and help make your business a success.

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

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.

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.

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

Compliance matters
Find out what government requirements apply to you, your business and your staff.

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

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

Regional Economic Activity report 
NZ interactive economic indicators.  Compare each regions economic performance and indicators

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

COVID-19: Information for Businesses

business Development & growth

Regional Business Partner Network
NZTE 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.

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

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

MBIE Sectors Dashboard
The New Zealand Sectors Dashboard is a one-stop shop for all information about New Zealand's economy by sectors. It brings together a range of economic datasets produced by MBIE and Statistics New Zealand into one easy-to-use tool. Information is presented using dynamic graphs and summary tables.


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

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

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

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 


NZTE Export from NZ
Get market research, find out about export markets and read in-depth information about preparing and growing your exports.

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 came into force on 1 March 2016. It takes a new approach to managing food safety. Find out more about the Food Act and what it means for you.

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 to help you get settled.


NZ Story - New Zealand Story Business Toolkit
Join over 5000 kiwi businesses using the New Zealand Story resources to help them promote their business offshore.

NZCN Tourism
NZ government website with Information & Resources for NZ tourism operators and industry around Chinese visitor market potential.

China Toolkit
Tourism NZ website. This toolkit is designed to inform your business about the Chinese visitor market and enable you to provide the best possible experience to our Chinese visitors.

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.