Hi there,
Yes that does sound tough! I agree with Lloyd – good idea to contact Kainga ora.
With your existing skills, one suggestion would be to engage with respected colleagues you’ve worked with in the past and explore how you might be able to assist them on a contract basis. But don’t give up on your longer term dream – still give yourself enough time to allow some focus on your preferred business path when the time is right again… Hang in, reach out to everyone you know and stay open to as many options as possible.