West coast

Tips to shopping local

During these extraordinary events for the world with Coronavirus, there's no better time for Coasters to keep calm, carry on, and support our local businesses!

Samantha Beneke

March 20, 2020


Here are a few ways for you to get behind your favourite local businesses and support local:

Order online

The internet is a wonderful thing with which you can still order your favourite food, shop for treats and book activities up and down the Coast.

Couch dinner parties

Let the restaurant come to you. Order over the phone and treat yourself to lamb shank, fish and chips or a cheeky whitebait patty from the comfort of your own home with some mates.

And if you have Netflix, even better, dinner AND a show.

Buy vouchers or gift cards

Birthdays and milestones can be celebrated with vouchers from local shops. Give that special someone a spa pamper package or let them splurge at the local clothing store.

Get ready to explore our backyard

Once New Zealand lifts to Alert Level 2 Coasters can begin to move around the region. What better time to explore our own beautiful backyard?

Be sure to keep an eye out for specials and deals!