RANZ COVID-19 Recovery
The final BusinessNZ Update is available here. (16 July)
ACC - see the notice below. If you have questions for ACC, or a matter you would like to discuss, you can contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (12 May)
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:
North Island - 0800 500 362
South Island - 0800 50 50 96
Ministry of Health advice for businesses CLICK HERE.
ACC helping ease the burden on business
As part of ACC’s plan for helping reduce the immediate impact of COVID-19 on businesses, ACC is delaying all invoicing by three months.
Invoices for the 2020/21 financial year which would usually have been sent from 1 July will now be issued in October.
Payment options will be available once invoices are sent in October to further assist businesses like yours, in managing payment of your invoice.
ACC is also providing you with the option to continue to be invoiced as per normal, if that better suits the needs of your business. You can simply log in to your MyACC for Business account or complete this form to opt out of the delay and choose to receive your 2020/21 invoice at the normal time.
To find out more about the delay to invoicing visit acc.co.nz.
Rise in negativity reflects the rise in new cases
While the majority of Kiwis remain positive at the beginning of July (72%), 14 days of confirmed cases leaking through has led to increases in concern and negativity.
Confidence in the government has plummeted
Recent developments such as active cases moving around the country and non-compulsory testing at our border has left just over half of NZers believing the government is doing all that they can, a significant drop compared to two weeks ago (75% vs 57%).
Kiwis are feeling left in the dark
In terms of government communication, a greater number of NZers are feeling left in the dark.
FORTNIGHTLY PULSE 18 JUNE 2020
What did Kiwis really do during lockdown?
At the beginning of Alert Level Four, we asked New Zealanders how they planned to spend their time during the lockdown.
Looking back on their plans, half of NZers thought that personal development (both physically and mentally) was going to be a key part of their lockdown habits. However, it didn’t quite turn out that way: less than one-third of Kiwis made this a lockdown ritual.
Work around the house was another well-intended habit that did not eventuate.
However, those who planned to play with their children lived up to this intention.
Working from home is a welcome change
With COVID-19 bringing about a new way of working, we sought to better understand the working from home experience during the lockdown.
With close to a month of minimal COVID-19 cases in NZ, we are starting to get back to normal. Kiwis are feeling:
Most Kiwis believe that the 10-week lockdown was necessary and are happy that we all went through it. Only 13% feel that the lockdown should have been shortened due to no community transmission and concerns around NZ economy and businesses’ ability to bounce back.
As we settle into Level One, NZers are itching to get back to normal and socialise. Half of Kiwis are eager to eat out at restaurants and over one-third look forward to being able to travel within NZ.
Kiwis still cautious
While concern about large gatherings has softened over the past few months (47% April vs 28% June), there is still lingering caution in the community. Just over half of Kiwis remain worried about a resurgence of the virus, over one-third are concerned about the health and wellbeing of themselves and others, and one in five are concerned about the country maintaining good hygiene.
Visit the dashboard to see the data in full.
WELLBEING TRACKING REPORT. FORWARD NZ. DOWNLOAD (22 May)
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. See 'Weekly Pulse of NZ' below. GO TO
WEBINAR - RESPECT, RESET & GO! Nielsen Pacific GO WEBINAR RECORDING
'NEW WEEKLY SNAPSHOT REPORT. Nielsen. DOWNLOAD (w/e 5 May)
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.
RANZ members recently 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 to present these results. If you missed the webinars, you can access them via the links below.
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'
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.