Helping Hamilton Get Back In Action
Loop, Hamilton’s only carshare provider, is offering its vehicles to business and public members for just $5 per hour (inclusive of fuel) from 28th April - 11th May, the expected duration of Alert Level 3.
1,000 free care packages for Waikato families
K’aute Pasifika have delivered over 1,000 free care packages including food and other household essentials to families in the Waikato since lockdown.
Waikato Eateries Open in Level Three
As the country moves to Level Three next Tuesday some local eateries will begin to trade. While they may not be flinging open their doors, (all transactions must be contactless) this is a much needed lifeline for many.
Frank’s Sausages - gifting meat to local foodbanks
A Paeora business is donating packets of sausages to foodbanks as an act of gratitude during the national lockdown. “We just feel very grateful that we are up and operating and we haven’t had to receive any wage subsidies,” says director Sheryn Cook who runs the business with her husband, chief sausage maker, Frank Nagel.
Scooping Duck Island goodness
The popular Hamilton Artisan ice cream maker is launching its ‘click and collect’ and delivery service as the country moves into the Level 3 stage of the national lockdown.
Annah Stretton - Facing up to community need
Waikato Fashion designer Annah Stretton has been flat out during these extraordinary times.
Te Waka Economic Radar 21 April 2020
Charts in this week’s Radar continue to show declines in consumer spending and limited movements (both air and road) under Alert Level 4.
Kindness for staff during lockdown - the Raglan way
Staff wellbeing is a big focus for a Raglan food producer right now.
Changes to the Companies Act
PwC supports the thrust of these changes as it is essential in the period of unprecedented uncertainty that directors of otherwise viable companies have the freedom and protection to make the difficult decisions.
Virtual lockdown magic for Kiwi kids
A Hamilton woman has taken her entertainment business online, bringing some magic to kids during the lockdown.
Te Waka Economic Radar 15 April 2020
As the lockdown continues, Te Waka, with the support of Waikato Regional Council Economist Blair Keenan, has been collating data to gauge what is happening in the Waikato economy.
New support centre launched to buffer Hamilton businesses
Hamilton businesses will from today benefit from a new phone-based support centre that will provide advice and assistance to organisations affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
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