Coronavirus: Wellington gift voucher initiative supports shops in time of need

Can’t beat Wellington on a good day? Don’t forget to support it on a bad day.

Wellingtonians are getting behind their favourite local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic by purchasing gift vouchers to use in future.

The grassroots initiative, called Indie Wellington, is an online resource sharing details of cafes, shops, salons and other businesses which sell online or provide gift cards. The idea is for locals to show their support financially by purchasing a gift card from the business, which they can use in future once the crisis settles down.

It’s being spearheaded by Wellington’s independent Bolton Hotel, which is also offering vouchers for future use.

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