August and September 2021 Wage Subsidies
There have been several comments in the media where people have said that “we would have preferred level 3 as at least we can then get the wage subsidy."
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was on the AM show this morning. She clarified that if any part of the country is at level 3 or 4 - people can apply for the wage subsidy, including those in the South Island. For example, People who are in the South Island in level 2 are still able to apply because Auckland is at level 4.
The current wage subsidy (No. 2) runs until Monday 13th September, and applications are open until midnight on Thursday 16th September.
At this stage there is no news about whether there will be another extension, but I expect there will be, and it will be announced early next week.