Whau Ward Councillor Tracy Mulholland is calling for locals to support local business get back on their feet this festive period.
With the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak yet to be fully revealed on council finances, local businesses have felt the brunt of Auckland’s longest-ever lockdown.
“We are a nation of small businesses, and it’s no different here in Whau. And most small businesses will have been significantly impacted by the lockdown, so it’s important that if you can, visit and support your local business before going elsewhere. That will play an important role in helping everyone get back on their feet.
“While lockdowns do play an important part in keeping us safe, they also remove the ability of many businesses to operate properly.
“This puts a strain on them and the people who run them, your neighbours, friends and other acquaintances. People will be feeling the impact of the lockdown, so it’s more important than ever to support them now, especially over the festive period.” she says.