With the recent events surrounding the mass shutdown of NZ due to Covid 19, the time has come and the call has gone out for kiwis young and old, big and small to rally together to support NZ Business.
The economic impact of Covid 19 on New Zealand has been, and will continue to be (for the immediate future at least) tremendous. We all know people who have lost jobs and heard of companies who have gone bankrupt due to the month long shut down but as they say, behind every trouble and trial lies opportunity. I believe we have the opportunity to create systemic cultural change in the shopping habits of kiwis where we become accustomed to deliberately hunting down and seeking out NZ made goods.
We love this beautiful land of Aotearoa and want the environment and people to be as powerful and shine as brightly as possible. That is why we have created on yum-box a special filter that allows people to generate lists of products that are specifically NZ made that they can include in their Yum Box. Check it out here. After all why wouldn’t you, given the opportunity to be patriotic, we say GO FOR IT!
We have a great selection of NZ products on Yum box but for the sake of this blog we’ve selected the 3 that are closest to home for us in good old Tauranga:
- Solomons Gold range of healthy chocolate, made in Mt Maunganui, who knew chocolate could be good for you.
- Kingdom Hives, a couple of young Tauranga lads started there own little honey empire with the intent to change the world through it, check them out.
- Last but not least, Tree Of Life, These Super food powders are packed here in the bay and are loaded FULL of goodness. possibly the best things for you I’ve come across.
I really had a hard time ONLY selecting the three Tauranga businesses when I know there are so many other incredibly yum good for you snacks and treats from small business all around NZ, I really would encourage everyone to have a good browse and see what there is on offer, with such a huge range of delicious Kai we have grown and made right here in NZ why would you not choose to support our local economy and shop local.
We so appreciate each one of you, thanks for reading.