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Your local business needs you

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As the city emerges from another lockdown, there’s no better time to support local businesses.

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker says she’s amazed by the resilience of our local business community – but they can’t do it on their own.

“More than every we encourage you to love local, and when you’re planning a purchase to keep local businesses at the front of your mind.

“It’s been an incredibly challenging couple of years for businesses, and these are uncertain times. If we all do a little bit, it can go a long way.”

Some ways to support local:

Dine in or order takeaway

The hospitality sector is feeling the pinch. Now is a great time to eat local first – try somewhere new, or support your favourite restaurant! If you can’t dine in, lots of places are doing takeaway orders.

Start Christmas shopping early

It’s only three months until Christmas! Shop early and shop local.

Shopping safely

There are lots of ways to shop, even if you don’t feel comfortable going out right now. You can buy gift cards for your favourite local stores or restaurants now – over the phone or online – to use later. If you can’t visit a local business, you can still show them some love.

Take the kids out

School holidays are coming up – check out some local ideas here.

Share the love

You don’t have to spend money – it’s free to give a local business a shout-out on social media, give
a great review, or share what you love about them through word-of-mouth.

Where to find out more about local businesses

Join the Facebook group Love Local – Porirua

Visit our website directory at

28 Sep 2021