18th Nov One Mahurangi Update - Ready for the rush? Christmas is coming!

Christmas is coming!

Only 36 more days until the day that traditionally most of us men start thinking about Christmas shopping: Christmas Eve! 🙂

One Mahurangi however, has already been looking at what we can do to help Christmas shoppers and of course get as many people as possible to shop local.

We are working with retailers to put together two Sunday mornings in December as local shopping days,
the 12th and 19th December from 9 am to 1 pm. We are encouraging retailers and cafes to open during those times and we will look to have a bouncy castle and perhaps a couple of rides for the kids. Together with some buskers on the streets as well, it should make for a very festive occasion! Santa, if we ask him nicely, I am sure would make an appearance to talk to the kids and we will have lollies for them as well.

As a local business, what are your plans for Christmas? If you are doing something special and you would like One Mahurangi to help you promote it then please email lauren@onemahurangi.co.nz so we can help get your message across and make sure that your business is on our website business directory.

This has been a year unlike any other (even after 2020) so the more we can do to support each other by spending our Christmas dollars in our area, then the sooner we will bounce back and start to thrive again.

As we know on the 15th December the Auckland border will re-open and we can expect an influx of visitors once again. Make sure that your business has its Covid plan in place and signage that tells your customer what you require from them before coming into your premises. Remember that people are stressed enough over Christmas without putting Covid in the mix so be gentle and be kind.

I am looking forward to getting out there and wandering around aimlessly as I do while trying to decide what to buy my loved ones for Christmas. If you see me, any ideas about gifts are gratefully received!

Support Local, Buy Local, Employ Local, Love local!

Murray Chapman
Manager, One Mahurangi Business Association


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