Now that you’ve done the hard yards, and achieved Alert Level 2, you can once again head out and visit local Dunedin businesses in person, but many continue to offer online, click and collect and home delivery services we have gotten so used to. Hankering for a delivery of fresh flowers? Need to stock up on Dunedin fashion essentials for winter or looking for a tradie to finally get that bathroom tap fixed? It's all at your fingertips, check out the resources below and show your support.
Fancy a lavish afternoon tea with your fanciest attire on? We all deserve a little luxury after weeks catering at home and what better excuse than Queen's Birthday Weekend. The Queen's High Tea is a national initiative to provide a bit of light relief and support local tourism attractions at the same time.
In Dunedin, Olveston Historic Home will hold a boutique event for just 30 people in the beautiful Edwardian Great Hall at 3pm, 1 June (socially distancing included), including live piano entertainment and a tour of the house. All very civilised.
For wildlife lovers, support Dunedin's very own 'monarchy' as the Royal Albatross Centre is offering a 'royale' themed high tea in two sittings 2pm and 3pm, 1 June at their Toroa cafe, with options for add-on tours. All proceeds go to Otago Peninsula Trust to support the Royal Albatross Centre
Finding it all right here
Connect with the local businesses you need via the city’s several online directories. It’s fantastic to see the strong support across the city from Dunedinites passionate about backing local workplaces. Here are a few to get you started:
Dunedin Business Directory - Dunedin Store - check out the new www.dunedinstore.nz. This free, short-term online platform has been developed to help all local businesses, by featuring their revised services and operating hours.
Dunedin Online – this local online shopping portal has an excellent array of local foodie products and essential items too.
My little local – this popular source of information also has a space for local entrepreneurs to show off their wares to you. Check out the website, local Facebook page and the app
100% Dunedin Businesses – begun during April’s lockdown, this Facebook page has fast become a platform with a personal touch, allowing local businesses to introduce their products or service - there is such a huge array in our little city. Locals can also post on this page if they are looking for a particular service or goods.
Otago Farmers' Market - Get your Saturday morning market fix in person now that Level 2 is here. Winner of the Outstanding Food Producer 'Peoples Choice' award in 2020, the Otago Farmers Market is a Dunedin foodie institution, with over 75 stalls selling all manner of delicious fresh fare. It’s a great way to support our local food entrepreneurs.
Keep stocking up on Dunedin-made products when you head out. We're pretty lucky to have such an amazing array of fabulous food, fashion and other items created right here.