Infrastructure and travel networks are hot topics right now in the Bay of Plenty. Whilst we’re happy to hear NZTA is reviewing its contractor’s practices and the work programme for the Te Puna roundabout, and to see work underway to improve road safety, the works come at a cost to businesses in the direct vicinity and to everyone else who is struggling to get to work on time. Businesses on the fringe are often most sorely affected but may not be entitled to compensation under the Public Works Act.
Caught up in major road works at Te Puna is long standing client, Garth at Bostock Butchery. Garth’s regular clients are experiencing great difficulty in accessing his premises and getting back on to the main road, and the downturn in regular trade has hit him right in the pocket. We encourage you to get out there and support these businesses through what is a trying time. Read more here