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North Canterbury Business Connecting Students to Literacy Program During Lockdown

A North Canterbury educational resource provider is aiming to provide a free login to its literacy development program to every school-aged child in New Zealand during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Learning Staircase, based in Rangiora, designs and retails top quality educational resources and software for learners of all ages including adults and learners with specific learning disabilities. Their StepsWeb online program lets learners improve their literacy, vocabulary, comprehension and verbal reasoning via research-based tools, games ...

North Canterbury Jobs Could be Saved by Changes to Subsidy Scheme

Changes to the Government’s Wage Subsidy Scheme announced today may save some jobs in the face of the COVID-19 lockdown. The Government has today made modifications to the scheme including: Businesses accessing the scheme must still undertake best endeavours to pay employees 80% of their pre-COVID income. Where that is not possible – in particular where a business has no activity whatsoever due to the shutdown and workers are not working any hours – they must ...

Funded Advice and Support Available to Eligible North Canterbury Businesses

Eligible North Canterbury businesses will be able to access up to $5,000 to put towards a range of approved support services thanks to the Regional Business Partner (RBP) COVID-19 Advisory Funding. The fund will be administered locally by Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) - the local Regional Business Partner. ENC Business Support Manager Miles Dalton says the announcement of the advisory fund is a real boost for small businesses. “Right now, businesses need all the ...