Jerf van Beek said many Samoan RSE workers had been affected by the impact of the epidemic on their families back home.
"Funerals are a very important part in the Samoan culture and we know it's very expensive," Mr van Beek said.
"We as an industry really want to support our RSE workers who are being affected by it, that they are able to come to New Zealand, earn the money and actually take it back again, under a very taxing situation."
So far, one Samoan worker in Hawke's Bay, has contracted measles. This worker was isolated and had since recovered.