RiskNZ Covid-19 Message to the Community

To all our members and New Zealand’s community of risk professionals, we hope you and your families are keeping safe and isolated from harm.

Kia ora koutou katoa,

We are all about to begin an unprecedented national Level 4 lockdown response, to control the global threat of Covid-19. The exponential spread of the virus, if uncontrolled, will increasingly disrupt and stress all our established systems that manage our health, family wellbeing, our work and the economy.

In this deeply uncertain time, all New Zealanders are being called on to play their part in managing our shared national risks.

The management team at RiskNZ will continue to work for you from our individual locations and there will naturally be some changes to how we provide events and services to you over the coming months.

At RiskNZ, our members and community are at the core of what we do each day and we will continue to work for you to bring relevant, topical and new information.

As we go into lockdown, our focus will be to switch many of our activities to a digital on-line format. This will include:

  • RiskNZ’s hugely popular Lunchtime Seminars will be delivered by webinar only. The next seminar is scheduled for Tuesday April 7. As is usual, you will be able to access and view the webinar any time after the event in the members’ area of the RiskNZ website.
  • We will continue to update our Latest Reads section on our website with relevant information, articles and stories from New Zealand and around the world.
  • Our regular digital mailers will be delivered to your inboxes as usual.

New on-line initiative! RiskNZ’s Wellbeing Touchpoints

The Board and the management team have discussed how to provide virtual networking and information sharing opportunities to support and unite our community of members over the next few months. We are delighted to bring you the new Wellbeing Touchpoints initiative.

RiskNZ’s Wellbeing Touchpoints will launch soon and bring risk practitioners together on-line in these challenging times to discuss challenges and issues that they might be facing.

The purpose of the Wellbeing Touchpoints is to reduce the feeling of isolation that you as risk practitioners might face, build a sense of community and empowerment as you work from home, enable you to share challenges and learn from each other, and be supported by our community of risk practitioners and RiskNZ.

We intend to deliver the Wellbeing Touchpoints every fortnight. The first session will be arranged for early April. We expect the Wellbeing Touchpoint sessions will last for around 45 minutes. We will update you with more details soon through our regular mailers.

Update on Conference 2020

Due to the Covid19 threat and ongoing restrictions to public gatherings, our annual flagship Conference and Awards will be re-scheduled. The RiskNZ team and Board will continue to review the conference plan with an eye to hold the event later in the year. We will keep you updated as the situation changes. 

From the RiskNZ team

As we all make major changes to how we manage our daily lives, one thing that won’t change is our commitment to you and all our members.

Please be assured that we are here to help and are ready to support, connect and network members in order to address any problems you may have. Please feel free to contact:

Kia kaha, stay safe and well.

Nga mihi nui,

The board and management team at RiskNZ



Links to key information sources


Primary source for all Covid-19 information


 Information on Health and Safety – Ministry of Health

If you have health concerns, information and advice about coronavirus is available from the Ministry of Health.

Covid-19 (novel coronavirus)

Workplace response to Coronavirus – Employment New Zealand

Here you will find information covering workplace preparedness, getting ready for an emergency, and sick leave entitlements.

Workplace response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

Information for Small Business – Business.govt.nz

Here you will find information for importers and exporters, tax obligations, travel and a number of links to key details being provided by other government agencies.

Information for businesses

Information for Landlords and Tenants – Tenancy Services

Here you will find information for tenants and landlords about your rights and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – what landlords and tenants need to know