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How to Support Local

How to Support Local

Business in Ōtautahi Christchurch like your favourite cake shop, florist or crafty goods store, now need your help. Rent is due and orders are currently down.  

Chances are the next few months are doing to be super disruptive for these businesses, so here are some ways to spread the love in Ōtautahi Christchurch and in our wider region in this difficult time. 


Buy vouchers and gift cards

Buying vouchers and gift cards can help keep the lights on and increase trading once things normalise. 

Not sure if your favourite shop does vouchers? Give them a call and ask if they can sort one out for you. They’ll love you for it. 

Shop locally online

Where’s the city’s biggest retailer? CBD? Riccarton? Nope – it’s your phone. Most of the city’s favourite shops are selling online nowadays, whether it’s through their website, social media, or third-party stores. 

Seek out your go-to shop online and check out what’s on offer. More than ever they’ll be crying out for orders, and may even be upping their online range. Fill your cart and confirm that purchase people! 

Try something new

We’ve all got our favourite spots, where the coffee is on point and service is great. But now’s the time to branch out. That little place you’ve walked past a hundred times? That laneway you haven’t explored yet? Get down there and splash the cash! You don’t know what you don’t know. 

Sofa dinners!

Like you needed an excuse to be lazy and order takeaways. Look up your favourite eatery, restaurant or cake shop and get the goods delivered to your door. 

Make the most of food delivery services and sort yourself out an awesome stay-at-home dinner. Why not set the table, light some candles, and make it a little fancy. You could even get some plates out. 

Take advantage of specials

Seen a bunch of deals online? No, it’s not Black Friday. Businesses are keen to get you through the door, whether that be physically or digitally. 

Get amongst the deals while they last. They’re there to be bought, and will make a big difference to locals. 



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