As we close in on the end of our financial year we can look back and see how much has happened across our business area, and we sure have been busy. The most important work we have been doing in recent months is supporting businesses in disaster hit areas to help plan for resilience. Northwest Country has allocated $5,000 of flood relief grants to businesses in desperate need of assistance.
To support business owners gaining core skills for business management Northwest Country has also supported $4,500 worth of training subsidies for members.
Our final project for the year is to complete the first stages of Nga Tapuae o Mua – Footprints of the past heritage trail and we are almost there. The signs have been prepared, thanks to the support of local historians, and will be installed in June. Information on the heritage sites can be found on our website: https://www.northwestcountry.co.nz/nga-tapuae-o-mua-footprints-of-the-past/
Chair, James Scott, was asked to speak on behalf of local Kaukapakapa businesses at the April Rodney Local Board meeting to ensure proposed pedestrian crossings were not placed in areas detrimental to carparking and business access. Northwest Country also submitted to Auckland Transport on the businesses preferred crossing option.
What is ahead? We notice that we have a number of business listings in the business directory that are out of date. We will reach out to you and see if we can get these updated.
We are planning a number of networking opportunities over the next year and are opening opportunities for businesses to support businesses and get your message out there. If you would like to host or cater an event, require more information, or if you have any questions make sure you reach out to us at email@example.com.