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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:31am

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A growing number of Selwyn businesses are now operating safely under Alert Level 3 conditions and we’re encouraging people to take advantage of the great service local to you.

The ‘Selwyn Open’ campaign launched by the Council aims to help Selwyn residents find the large number of businesses that are open and local to you.

A list of businesses that are open and ready to provide everything from groceries, to takeaways and flowers is now available here on the Council website.

As we limit travel to help stop the spread of COVID-19 it is a good time to learn about the great businesses that are there to support us through this pandemic and into the future.

The list shows some of the wide range of businesses across Selwyn that provide quality goods, excellent service and competitive prices right on our doorstep.

These businesses are often times at the heart of our community sponsoring sports teams and supporting local events and charities. Selwyn open aims to support these businesses as they restart and help our communities restart.

Manu Rangimoekau from Suburban Eatery says the business has seen a surge in takeaways being ordered from their Leeston based restaurant and café. He is glad the Council is doing something to drive residents to buy local, because this is critical for the survival of the many diverse Selwyn industries.

“If we can’t get the support from the locals, then we can’t buy from our local suppliers and it’s a complete domino effect. It doesn’t just affect our front doors, it affects the guys around the corner growing the lettuce.”

Phillippa Boa from The Lincoln Pantry said the support businesses have received from locals and the Council since opening for contactless deliveries on Thursday has been great.

“We’re a small community of small business owners and we need that support to flow all around and keep the economy going.”