New data from Stats NZ has shown that post-earthquake Kaikōura saw a significant amount of spending within the towns retail sector decrease - by a whole 25 percent.
Oamaru-based ethical ecommerce website Tummah launched barely two weeks after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Kaikoura on November 14, but it’s leapt into action with a flip-flop promotion aimed at helping the community out. Truly, this is one retailer that can handle the jandal.
Throwing outgoing parcels onto departing helicopters, planes, boats and trucks is the only way for some Kaikoura retailers to stay afloat in the aftermath of November's 7.8 earthquake. We chatted with local company Coastal Sports to get a better idea of what’s happening.
Dunedin tech executive Ina Kinski has summoned much-needed cashflow for Kaikoura retailers by creating a slick online platform which makes it easy for Kiwis to access Kaikoura’s shops. She wants the site to raise awareness that Kaikoura is open for business.