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Post COVID-19 Recovery Plan

We understand that Napier will continue to be impacted by Covid-19 as we feel the effects of the pandemic, including the decline in tourism. We have developed a plan to help get Napier back on track – it focuses on how we can support our people who have been hardest hit, while also stimulating our economy by backing our local businesses and employers. We won’t know the full effect of Covid-19 for a while yet, but we have set up our plan to have the flexibility to respond where we need to. Our ultimate vision for recovery is that “Together, we will restore and enhance vibrancy, innovation and wellbeing in our community now and into the future”.

In 2020/21, we want to use $543,000 for rates and rental relief for residents, businesses and community groups, and a further $1 million to support our recovery including:

  • Continued support for the We are Team Napier campaign
  • Provide the Recovery Projects Fund to support great ideas that help accelerate recovery for our community and/or economy
  • Using the rest of the funding to support emerging ideas, and longer term strategies. 

Recovery Projects Fund 

This funding of $500,000 would be allocated to organisations including businesses, community organisations and social enterprises with an idea or project that they can lead or partner with, to fast track our recovery. It might be a new way of doing business, a new collaboration, or something that meets a new need.

Kia kotahi tātau o Ahuriri nei We are Team Napier

This campaign is all about locals backing locals. From sharing stories about great things locals did through lockdown to support the community, giving a shout out to your favourite café or getting on board with a new idea, it will all help Napier to get through. There is more information at

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