Information update from the NZ Trucking Association

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 9, 2020

The New Zealand Trucking Association has shared some updates regarding the trucking industry and Covid-19.

Government introduces further measures to support businesses

The Government will be introducing legislation to make changes to the Companies Act to help companies facing insolvency due to Covid-19 to remain viable and keep New Zealanders in jobs. 

The temporary changes include:

  • Giving directors of companies facing significant liquidity problems because of Covid-19 a ‘safe harbour‘ from insolvency duties under the Companies Act;

  • enabling businesses affected by Covid-19 to place existing debts into hibernation until they are able to start trading normally again;

  • allowing the use of electronic signatures where necessary due to Covid-19 restrictions;

  • giving the Registrar of Companies the power to temporarily extend deadlines imposed on companies, incorporated societies, charitable trusts and other entities under legislation; and

  • giving temporary relief for entities that are unable to comply with requirements in their constitutions or rules because of Covid-19.

 CLICK HERE to read the full article.

 Online support videos, Chamber of Commerce

These online seminars which have been specifically designed to support business through the impact of Covid-19. These free webinars bring together updates from leading experts to help clarify and make sense of some of the most pressing topics that are affecting businesses over this unprecedented time. 

Topics include:

  • Managing cashflow and accounting.

  • Supporting staff.

  • What NZ employers need to know.

  • Seeking alternative arrangements with staff for continued employment.

 CLICK HERE to visit the webpage.

 Updated list of toilets

CLICK HERE for an updated list of North and South Island toilet facilities open to date.

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