Research Association New Zealand (RANZ) Public Statement on COVID-19
There is no doubt that in times of extreme uncertainly, reputable and credible information is relied upon by institutions and individuals alike, in order to inform decisions and make important choices. It is at these times, the research industry is at its prime, to support and assist all people to help make these choices. With a global pandemic creating worldwide uncertainty, this is one of these times.
The members of Research Association New Zealand (RANZ) are well equipped to provide this credible information, grounded in the use of reputable research practices. This reputation comes from adhering to stringent professional industry standards and codes of conduct, to ensure best-practice delivery of results, whilst ensuring the safety of both the public and researcher. The RANZ industry members have extensive networks of research professionals across all disciplines, who are capable of delivering effective results on the broadest spectrum of agendas. Some of these include:
In order to adapt to the speed and scale of change created by this pandemic, there is a need for information to be timely and reliable. Even during lockdown conditions, the research industry firmly remains open for business. Our work can be carried out without health risk and the flow of information remains unhindered by the lockdown. There has never been greater access to such quality information, as exists today.
If you are in need of any assistance in matters of research during this time, please contact the Research Association New Zealand.
Research Note on Experiences and Attitudes Going Forward with and Beyond Delta (Version 2: early October )
The attitudinal base of support for the current ‘elimination strategy’ regime in NZ is assessed using current and recent survey data – covering attitudes and reports in relation to social distancing and mask wearing, to the boundary, and the lockdown and its effects. Evidence is compiled, too, on attitudes towards any resetting of New Zealand’s Covid regime and possible pivots to alternatives.
Crothers, C. (2021). Research Note on Experiences and Attitudes Going Forward with and Beyond Delta (Version 2: early October). Aotearoa New Zealand Journal of Social Issues, vol 1. URL: https://ojs.aut.ac.nz/anzjsi/article/view/6
NZ Business information - COVID-19
BusinessNZ update (October 2021)
Below are links to useful information:
Please note that financial and other support for businesses due to the current Covid lockdown situation can be found here:
Businesses can apply for the Wage Subsidy Scheme and the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme (LSS), which is available to help businesses pay workers who have been told to self-isolate and can’t work from home. The COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment (STAP) is also available if your workers have to stay at home while waiting for a COVID-19 test result and can’t work from home. The rates for both the LSS and STAP rise today in line with the Wage Subsidy increase.
For more information on COVID-19 business support measures, including full eligibility criteria:
And a reminder the COVID-19 Business Helplines are here to help so please don't hesitate to call 0800 500 362 for the North Island or 0800 5050 96 for the South Island.
ACC - see the notice below. If you have questions for ACC, or a matter you would like to discuss, you can contact them on email@example.com.
Up to date information about the ACC response to COVID-19 and how they can assist is on the ACC website at acc.co.nz/covid-19/businesses.
Small Business Cashflow loan CLICK HERE
MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) Guidance during COVID-19 CLICK HERE
IRD - Tax changes to assist NZ businesses to manage the impacts of COVID-19 (4 May) DOWNLOAD
FREE Business Helpline to help provide guidance to businesses:
Ministry of Health advice for businesses CLICK HERE.
Useful platforms for online qual research
PERCEPTIVE AND SAPIEN: COVID-19 Insights Tracker, 2021 edition. Understanding the Hearts and Minds of Kiwis during COVID.
WELLBEING TRACKING REPORT. FORWARD NZ. DOWNLOAD (22 May,2020)
TRACKING THE IMPACT OF FMCG AND RETAIL. 11 weeks to 10 May. Nielsen. DOWNLOAD
COVID-19 Insights Tacker: A glimpse into the hearts and minds of Kiwis during COVID-19. Perceptive. GO TO
WEBINAR - RESPECT, RESET & GO! Nielsen Pacific GO WEBINAR RECORDING
'NEW WEEKLY SNAPSHOT REPORT. Nielsen. DOWNLOAD (w/e 5 May)
NEW ZEALAND ON HOLD? Conducting social and market research in New Zealand during COVID-19'. Ipsos. DOWNLOAD
COVID-19: Tracking the Impact on FMCG, Retail and Media. Nielsen. GO TO Insights Hub.
COVID-19 Survey research notes compiled from existing surveys. AUT. GO TO
COVID-19 THE CREATIVE FIGHTBACK: How brands can help people to win the war to survive, then revive. Ipsos. DOWNLOAD
INNOVATING IN CHALLENGING TIMES: Research during COVID-19. Ipsos. DOWNLOAD
NEW ZEALAND COVID-19 SPECIAL REPORT. Dynata. DOWNLOAD
COVID-19 Community Mobility Report. Google. DOWNLOAD (29 Mar)
Ministry of Health - current situation MOH website.
Last year, RANZ members took part in a global survey of insights professionals initiated by Ray Poynter of NewMR. His intention was to gauge the feelings of the insights communities across the globe in their respective Covid-19 bubbles.
RANZ, with the help of Infotools, held webinars on 23rd April and 22nd May 2020 to present these results. If you missed the webinars, you can access them via the links below.
ESOMAR - INSIGHTS IN TIMES OF COVID-19 DOWNLOAD
THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 AND THE CPG FMCG INDUSTRY. GO TO
CONSUMER REACTIONS TO THE CORONA VIRUS GLOBALLY. Toluna. GO TO
GLOBAL BAROMETER: CONSUMER REACTIONS TO COVID-19. Toluna, Harris Interactive & Kurundata. DOWNLOAD
GLOBAL BAROMETER: CONSUMER REACTIONS TO COVID-19 Wave 2. Toluna, Harris Interactive & Kurundata.DOWNLOAD
GLOBAL BAROMETER: CONSUMER REACTIONS TO COVID-19 Wave 3. Toluna, Harris Interactive & Kurundata.DOWNLOAD
GLOBAL BAROMETER: CONSUMER REACTIONS TO COVID-19 Wave 4. Toluna, Harris Interactive & Kurundata. DOWNLOAD
GLOBAL BAROMETER: INDUSTRY - MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT DOWNLOAD
GLOBAL BAROMETER: INDUSTRY - TRAVEL DOWNLOAD
Blogs relating to research during COVID-19:
Restarting In-Person Qualitative Research After COVID-19 (Insights Association US) HERE
RAY POYNTER, NewMR 'What now? The role of brands & insights during a pandemic'. Recorded webinar CLICK HERE
NewMR has a great resources page Supporting Insights & Research curating a range of free resources, and being regularly updated to help insights and research professionals.
ESOMAR Statement: The role of the research community in COVID-19 global crisis measures and post-crisis management.
The data, research and insights sector, a sector worth $80 US billion, is proactively supporting decision-takers to take vital steps to resolve the crisis. Through its global voice, ESOMAR, and the global network of national and international associations, supports decision-takers.
CLICK HERE to download the statement.
ESOMAR information and support CLICK HERE
ESOMAR LinkedIn Group where you can be in contact and share your experience, expertise and concerns with your fellows.
Greenbook COVID-19 Insights Leaders Roundtable Webcast. A weekly discussion that will be recorded and emailed directly to you. Each session will feature a panel of representatives from brands, suppliers, associations, and consultants who will give their perspective on how our industry is impacted by the crisis, how businesses and individual leaders are adapting, and the long-term impacts from the pandemic. (12 May) CLICK HERE
AUSTRALIA ON HOLD? Conducting social and market research in Australia during COVID-19. Ipsos. DOWNLOAD
Greenbook - Implications for the insights industry CLICK HERE
Quirks Media COVID-19 information and resources Part 1 CLICK HERE
Quirks Media COVID-19 information and resources Part 2 CLICK HERE
Marketing.com Executive Briefing 'Understand the COVID-19 Outbreak, Its Impact on the Economy, and Implications for Specific Sectors'