As of Thursday, the Let’s Shop Tairāwhiti Facebook page reached a following of over 3,000 people.
Lana Davy and Mel Ma’afu Sinoti from the Takitapuwae team have been working hard to include the locally owned and operated businesses of our region, adding their profiles to the page and keeping “shop local” at the front of every shoppers’ mind.
Communications Advisor, Maika Akroyd has been producing footage for the page and more recently that has consisted of business profiles in collaboration with the Gisborne Herald.
Some of the businesses featured to date are The Beauty Depot, Personality Framers, Pharmacy 53, Resene on Palmerston Rd, Puku Ora and Sequence Surf Shop.
“The feedback from businesses appreciating the coverage and also seeing the way Tairāwhiti loves to support one another has been awesome,” Maika said.