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APRIL 2022

ISSUE: #04

Kia Orana ki to tatou au kōpu tangata o te Enterprising Families.  

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter break and were able to enjoy time away with your loved ones. This month we experienced a bit of needed change with the likes of our New Zealand borders reopening to international travellers as well as a shift from red to orange traffic light setting. For many, it can be a bit nerve racking and somewhat unfamiliar having to adjust to changed restrictions, but on the bright side it’s reassuring to know that we are moving towards more normality in our lives post Covid-19.  

This month’s edition will touch base on business support and opportunities available for you and your business. Whether you are looking to upskill or are in need of funding/grants for your business, this edition will have you covered. We will also share information on what life in orange traffic light setting means for you and your business and how to best utilise the resources available to you.  

We also wanted to inform you of the upcoming events/markets that are happening in the Mangere Region that you and your family can attend and participate in.  

Don’t forget to like and follow our social pages on Facebook and Instagram to keep to date with Enterprising Families’ notices. 

Meitaki ma’ata e kia manuia. 

Business Support Services available for you. 

What does orange light mean for your business? 

The traffic light settings allow businesses to open and operate with flexibility while protecting our hospitals and health system. The framework will continue to protect New Zealanders, while also providing more certainty and new opportunities. It minimises the impact through three settings – green, orange, and red. The requirements apply by activity. If your business carries out a number of different activities, you will need to consider how best to meet the requirements for each one. For example, a mall may have a food court (food and beverage rules apply), general retail (retail rules), and hairdressers (close proximity rules apply). If your business carries out several different activities that can't be separated, you will need to operate under the more stringent rules.  

It is recommended you use the COVID-19 Resource Toolkit as it has all the resources and signage needed which you can easily download and use depending on what level of the COVID-19 Protection Framework your business is in. You can view this tool here.   

The generic rules for your business, operating under orange are: 

  • There are no capacity limits for indoor or outdoor settings 

  • Face masks are still required for staff and customers in many indoor settings 

We know that majority of our Enterprising Families are in the food and beverage sector as well as often selling at events and/or gatherings the relevant guidelines are as follows: 

Food and Beverage  


Operating at Orange 

Bars, cafes, community club hospitality (club bars), nightclubs, restaurants and other food and beverage services 

  • You can operate without capacity limits. 

  • For indoor unseated events over 500 people, it is recommended you have a capacity limit based on 1 metre distancing. 

  • Customer-facing workers must wear a medical-grade face mask indoors unless the worker is exempt or is performing/presenting and maintains 2 metre distancing. 

  • There are no face mask requirements for customers indoors or outdoors. 

Venues (or defined spaces) hired for exclusive use where food and drink is provided for consumption 

  • You can operate without capacity limits. 

  • For indoor, unseated events over 500 people, it is recommended you have a capacity limit based on 1 metre distancing. 

  • Customer-facing workers must wear a medical-grade face mask indoors unless the worker is exempt or is performing/presenting and maintains 2 metre distancing. 

  • There are no face mask requirements for customers indoors or outdoors. 

Events and Gatherings.  


Operating at Orange 

Outdoor community gatherings (such as a public street parade, community fairs, and concerts in the park) 

  • An outdoor community gathering may occur without capacity limits. 

Other voluntary or not-for-profit sporting, recreational, social, or cultural activities including community club activities (for example, sports, bridge, scouts, and yachting clubs) 

  • You can operate without capacity limits. 

  • For indoor, unseated events over 500 people, it is recommended you have a capacity limit based on 1 metre distancing. 

  • Outdoor gatherings may operate without capacity limits. 

  • Facemasks are encouraged for customers indoors. 

  • Customer-facing workers must wear a medical-grade face mask (unless the worker is exempt). 

For more information you can visit the website here.  

Business Information and upcoming workshops/seminars 

End of year tax workshop provided by Pacific Business Trust: The tax year is from 1 April to 31 March. The aim is that you pay the right amount of tax at the right time so that you don’t overpay during the year or have a bill to pay at the end of the tax year.  

There are two things you need to know about end of year tax 2022: 

1. The end of year tax process is automatic. 

  • Refunds are automatic. 

  • From May 28 to June 4 IRD will send you one of the following: 

2. An income tax assessment telling you if you have paid the right amount of tax, have a refund or tax to pay. 

  • A request for you to provide or confirm information about your income. 

  • End of year tax returns are expected to be paid from mid-May to the end of July. 

To view more information you can visit the IRD website here.  

Business Mentoring workshop with Activate Tamaki Makaurau: Activate Tamaki Makaurau Workshops: For instant access to free tools, resources, and events you can join the Activate Tamaki Makaurau Business Community today. They offer a variety of workshops from cash flow management, improving your online presence and advice on managing contracts and staff. Their upcoming workshops and seminars involve advice around improving sales and implementing strategies that enable organisational growth. These are set to take place online via zoom. 

  1. Sales Leadership Workshop: Friday May 6th from 11am to 12:30pm.  

  1. Sales: How to improve your sales: Friday May 13th from 11am to 12pm.  

If you are interested in knowing more about the Activate Tamaki Makaurau community and their workshops for Pacific Businesses, you can register here.  If you require assistance with signing up to Activate Tamaki Makaurau, you can contact us via email: or  

Upcoming Events

Local Kids Markets at Mangere Town Centre: This month, I AM Mangere Collective is hosting another market for our children and mapu to showcase their goods and services. The purpose of this Local Kids Market is to give our mapu the opportunity to share with their community their creations and to give them a platform to have experience with selling their products/services to the wider community.  

The market is set to be held on Saturday 30th April from 11am – 2pm at the Mangere Town Centre Library courtyard. We encourage you all to come on down this Saturday to check it out.  We have children of three eFAMILIES participating and we know they would appreciate your support.   

Vaccination Drive for children at the Mangere Town Centre: In collaboration with Alliance Health Plus, Bader Drive Health, Cook Island Health Advisory Group and CIDANZ, a Vaccination Drive has been organised for our children and mapu to receive their Boosters. All are welcomed, both walk-ins and drive through. Health Packs will also be given out on the day and there will be an opportunity to receive a $50 food or petrol voucher for those who get vaccinated on the day. The event is set to take place at the Mangere Town Center (Orly Avenue entrance) from 9am to 5pm.  

Polynesian Night markets: Polynesian Night Market are back. Head along for the best of Pacific food, products, home wares, arts, crafts, and entertainment. The vibe is magical and perfect for a Friday evening adventure. Starting next week, the market will be held every Friday at the Manukau Tennis Centre, inside the Manukau Sports Bowl from 6pm – 10pm with exception of 29 April which will be held at Mangere Arts Centre.  Come and have fun, enjoy the food, and support our Pacific vendors. 


Volunteering opportunity for Moana Pacific May games: If you are interested in volunteering and assisting the team that supports the Moana Pacific May games, you can contact Laura Nadason via email to register and to find out more information:

Te Puni Kōkiri’s Cadetships programme: Te Puni Kōkiri Cadetships supports Māori to achieve their potential in the workplace, and contribute to thriving, innovative and resilient businesses. It works by providing funding for employers to design, develop and implement tailored training and development programmes for Māori staff (who can be newly employed, or existing staff members), that will improve their skills, employability, and earnings, and provide opportunities for them to move into leadership roles. Ideally, Cadetships programmes encompass elements of tikanga to support cadets to increase their confidence and mana. What it offers:  

For employers 

Te Puni Kōkiri Cadetships: 

  • provides up to $10,000 per cadet for training and development 

  • invests in the future of the business economy 

  • encourages growth in a range of industries both national and regional 

  • contributes to thriving, innovative and resilient businesses, while increasing diversity and links to Māori communities. 

For cadets 

Te Puni Kōkiri Cadetships: 

  • provides cadets with an opportunity for progression into the next stage of their career 

  • develops Māori leadership and career progression 

  • provides employer-led pastoral care throughout 

  • helps to improve well-being and thriving whānau. 

For more information you can visit the Te Puni Kōkiri website here.  

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