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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!


March 20, 2020

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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.

Search for new spots to hang out

Now we may be creatures of habit, but why not try out a new coffee spot or new places to grab lunch? That shop you always pass on the way to work, but never step in, why not this time and check out local products?

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.

Keep exploring our backyard

Not everyone has the option to work from home during these trying times, indeed, many of our tourism activities and accommodation providers are still open for business.

Most activities will now have revised health and safety measures in place to protect your health during their activities.

Make this the time you explore your own backyard and support the community.

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

Check out these local West Coast deals