Te Waka Economic Radar 29 April 2020
This week we showcase more of our regional versus national statistics. Our aim remains to next week showcase District level data on Jobseeker Support and Wage Subsidy applications in partnership with MSD.
Rising up to the ‘Mighty Local’ challenge in Level 3
Waikato residents are stepping up to support their “Mighty Locals” as the region rallies to support businesses hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Te Waka pushes for completion of key Waikato infrastructure projects
As the Government looks to kickstart the economy by fast-tracking ‘shovel ready’ projects.
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.
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.
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