Hi Geek Fans, As a business, we understand first-hand the struggles that other businesses face when it comes to operating during this period. That’s why we have decided to launch #SUPPORTLOCALWITHGEEKS
In this post, we will be focusing on local Wellington businesses and how you can help them during this difficult time.
Now more than ever we need to stick together and support local ❤️
Check out these local businesses and how you can support them…
17-Year-old Denika Mead is an Author from Wellington who writes children’s fantasy novels. Denika published her first book when she was just 15 years old and has a brand new book coming out in October.
Unfortunately due to Level 3 + 4, Denika can’t attend local markets where she normally sells many of her books. Luckily you can order them online here.
Capital gymnastics are unable to run any classes at their club in Wellington during level 3+4. What you can do to support their local business?
- Join their online zoom gymnastics classes.
- Send them a photo of you or your kids doing gymnastics at home.
- Follow their Instagram & Like their Facebook page.
Marinair Technology Ltd is a locally owned small business in Lyall Bay, Wellington. They sell Weather Stations, Marine Safety, Pilot Supplies, and Marine Window Wiper Systems throughout NZ.
During level 3 + 4 they can offer contactless delivery. Their full range of products and services is available through their online shop.
The Pest Man is a small local business owned by Terry. Terry is a PMANZ master technician and provides pest control services in the greater Wellington region. How you can support Terry:
The Pest Man is still operating as an essential service during Level 3 + 4. Unfortunately, most people do not realize this and so his appointments are down 90% compared to normal.
You do not have to put up with rodents chewing your wires or pests in your food, spreading disease, or just causing you stress. The Pest Man can come to your rescue! Follow their Facebook page or book online via their website.
Marie Baker is a registered child play therapist and owner of Chrysalis Play Therapy in Wellington. This type of therapy is for children aged between 3 and 12 years who are experiencing emotional, social, and behavioral struggles. Play provides a way for children to work through their struggles that feels safe. Play Therapy facilitates children’s emotional and social development and leads to improved mental health and wellbeing.
Chrysalis cannot operate in person during Level 3 + 4, however, Marie is offering email and over-the-phone support to parents during the lockdown. What you can do to support Marie is share her website, Facebook and Instagram. Spread the word about her awesome services.
Bohemein Fresh Chocolates has been one of Wellington’s better-kept secrets for 15 years, they use sustainably sourced chocolate combined with quality local ingredients to make a range of traditional and not-so-traditional flavors.
Lockdown can be a time of stress and is a time when we could all do with a little indulgent pick me up, for ourselves or for a friend we cannot visit. Bohemein has an online store that operates at all levels. In level 4 they offer contactless courier delivery, in level 3 they offer delivery and in-store pickup. You can also support their local business by following their Instagram and like their Facebook page.
Gilmer Apartment Hotel is offering a $220 cash voucher to people who pay in advance!
This is one of Wellington’s best-kept secrets. An apartment hotel just off Lambton Quay.
Unfortunately, lockdown is resulting in low occupancy and a large number of forwarding booking cancellations.
How can you help?
Gilmer is offering a $200 Gift Voucher that comes with a $20 top-up bonus to reward guests for paying in advance. Pay $200 and redeem the $220 cash voucher at any time within the next 12 months.
Kids Domain runs before and after school care. They have been operating for 20 years servicing the Hutt Valley community. They also run school holiday programs and 1-hour workshops. Their programmes are designed for 5 – 14-year-olds (older children with disabilities are also welcome).
Unfortunately due to Level 3 + 4, they can’t open their doors to the kids. You can support them by joining their mailing list which will inform you of upcoming programs. You can also like their Facebook page.