The move to Level 3 offers more options to Buy Local

Venture Taranaki is echoing calls for the region’s residents to support the local hospitality industry as the nation moves to Alert Level 3, as long as it is done safely and within the Level 3 guidelines.
 
“Businesses that rely on preparing products or services for people as they come through the door have not been able to operate during the Level 4 lockdown. Many are now in a position to reopen, albeit in a limited capacity, as we have made the move to Level 3,” says Justine Gilliland, Chief Executive of Venture Taranaki.
 
“While not all businesses are yet able to open, the ability of hospitality to offer a limited service is particularly critical to the survival of many of these enterprises.”
 
“Reopening at Level 3, and adhering to the important restrictions that come with it, is a vital step towards both economic and community recovery.”
 
The Restaurant Association has called on people to capture their Level 3 dining experiences and share them on social media using the #TakeOutNZ tag. 
 
“We’re encouraging everyone to return to and support their favourite cafés, bakeries, take-away outlets and any other business who is able to safely operate right now.”
 
People can use online tools like DineFind.co.nz, or SOSCafe.org.nz to find out who’s operating and get vouchers, and Venture Taranaki’s site includes a listing of those businesses that are open and operating.
 
“It’s also important to deal directly with the businesses where you can. We have heard of delivery services taking sizable commissions which further diminish the returns our enterprises receive.”
 
“At this time, every bit of support helps,” says Justine.