RANZ Response to COVID-19

Useful resources


Research Association NZ's Pandemic Response Team are working within their ability to bring members up to date with information and advice.

For the RANZ Public Statement on COVID-19 CLICK HERE

NZ Business information - COVID-19

The latest BusinessNZ Update is available here. (3 June)

Moving to Alert Level 1 CLICK HERE (3 June)

BusinessNZ L2 announcement here (11 May)

What does Alert Level 2 mean for businesses? CLICK HERE

Operating safely at alert level 2 and what you need to think about. Worksafe. CLICK HERE

Useful government posters:

https://covid19.govt.nz/resources/posters/

https://covid19.govt.nz/businesses-and-employees/business-toolkit/#contact-tracing

https://covid19.govt.nz/assets/resources/posters/COVID-19-contact-tracing-register-A4.pdf

Small Business Cashflow loan CLICK HERE (12 May)

Go to the BusinessNZ website for information on operating your business during COVID-19 CLICK HERE

MBIE (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment) Guidance during COVID-19 CLICK HERE

IRD - Recently the Government announced more 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.

Is it ethical to continue to survey people at this time?

We believe research is as vital now as ever. So long as research is conducted within the provisions of the code of conduct, ‚Äčand within the government imposed restrictions. RANZ encourages members to continue research with heightened sensitivity to the situation in which the people find themselves.

Can I undertake face to face research in New Zealand currently? 

Whilst New Zealand is at COVID-19 Level 2, face to face research must comply with current Government directives. CLICK HERE

How can my business operate during a period of no face to face contact?

BusinessNZ says firms should ensure their digital capability is effective at governance as well as operational level.

You can pose questions to the RANZ Pandemic Response Team via the Contact us page, via Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

https://covid19.govt.nz


Perceptive Sapien Deep Dive 29 May

A closer look at workers affected by COVID-19
Who are the concerned workers? (Those at risk of losing or have lost their job).

This group are more likely to be:

  • Living in Auckland.
  • Working full-time.
  • Are in a middle management role.
  • With a household income between $70k to $100k per year.

Nearly half of this group indicated they felt negative emotions during the week commencing 18 May, specifically:

  • One-third felt stressed during this week, while one-fifth felt sad, scared, or angry.
  • Over one-third are concerned about the pandemic and the events that have followed.
  • 2 out of 5 are concerned about their family’s financial situation, with one-third concerned about their own and their family’s health.
    • These concerned workers were less likely to feel the government did all they could in comparison to the rest of Kiwis (69% vs 76%).
  • Over 40% are decision-makers for their business, including business owners, directors, and managers.
  • Just over half underwent business preparations to resume normal trading once lockdown restrictions were lifted. The most common preparations included:
    • Completing tasks that business respondents did not have time to do before lockdown, such as up- and cross-skilling in other areas of the business and keeping in touch with clients.
    • Continuing to operate as best they could during the lockdown (but nonetheless in a limited capacity) so they could resume normal trading once restrictions lifted.

    Travel cancellations leave many with some disposable income

    Closing our international borders has left a quarter of New Zealanders sitting with a portion of disposable income that was initially intended for international holidays and travel. 

    Half of New Zealanders were planning to travel internationally before the COVID-19 lockdown, with one-quarter of Kiwis having already booked or saved funds for international trips.

    Tune in to next week's COVID-19 update to learn where New Zealanders expect to prioritise their spending over the next 12 months—and who will influence this.


Nielsen weekly sales tracker WE 24 May

Weekly supermarket sales are now back to what we saw 14 weeks ago, when New Zealand had its first confirmed case of COVID-19, but still showing 9% growth vs the same week last year. Take a look at the latest weekly snapshot to understand growth by department level and for the top growth categories.

CONSUMPTION DYNAMICS IN A COVID-19 ALTERED WORLD

As markets across the globe begin to ease living restrictions and many consumers start to take tentative steps outside their homes, the world they are returning to, the state of the retail environment, and the disposable money consumers have in their pockets will be vastly different from what we knew pre-lockdown.

Read more

NZ Reports

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

Wellbeing tracking report. FORWARD NZ. DOWNLOAD (24 Apr) and Food Takeaway Focus Report DOWNLOAD (24 Apr)

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.

FORWARD Well-being tracking dashboard

To the left is the latest FORWARD update on the Wellbeing of Kiwis into level 2. First, the good news: more kiwis claim their general health to be better than last week. There is a slight improvement on financial sentiment, with fewer Kiwis feeling unsure about the future, compared to the final week of lockdown. Kiwis feel less isolated and bored compared to during lockdown, yet, unfortunately, there is some bad news to report: overall satisfaction with life, a critical long-term wellbeing indicator, is trending down from the lockdown period - 29% of Kiwis feel unsure about their financial future. More Kiwis feel less safe now compared to during lockdown (-12%) Implications:the wellbeing of Kiwis is still at risk; our life has changed, and we are looking for answers about the future. A full resolution will not come soon, but we need to feel safe and in control and achieve a degree of certainty around our financial futures to increase our overall life satisfaction. Fundamental uncertainty with our economic future needs to be addressed with appropriate policies, response, and actions now. Sample provided by CINT.


NewMR Research Results Webinars

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.

WEBINAR 23 APRIL

WEBINAR 22 MAY

Global research industry resources

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:

http://www.toluna-thoughts.com/blog/2020/04/29/panel-engagement-during-covid-19/

http://www.toluna-thoughts.com/blog/2020/04/07/toluna-blog-post-interview-with-mathilde-lelievre/

http://www.toluna-thoughts.com/blog/2020/04/01/consumers-see-coronavirus-measures-lasting-beyond-april-but-say-they-feel-supported-by-key-institutions-toluna-and-harris-interactive-coronavirus-barometer/

Restarting In-Person Qualitative Research After COVID-19 (Insights Association US) HERE

Back to the Office 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. ‚ÄčThrough 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'
CLICK HERE


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:

  • Public sector
  • Governmental interest
  • Public interest
  • Private interest
  • Commercial interest

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.


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