An earthquake support package is now in place via the Ministry of Social Development  for Wellington to assist businesses affected by temporary closure as a result of the Kaikoura earthquake 14th November.

There is a criteria set for eligibility on the factsheet in the below link.  Applications can be made on-line or by calling the 0800 number provided.

https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/online-services/eesp/index.html

Employees in businesses not eligible for the Earthquake Support Subsidy should call Work and Income to see if they are eligible for other forms of financial assistance by calling 0800 559 009.