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Auckland Restaurant Assn: Targeted support for hospitality is only hope

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Publish Date
Fri, 11 Feb 2022, 8:04am
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Auckland Restaurant Assn: Targeted support for hospitality is only hope

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 11 Feb 2022, 8:04am

Hospitality businesses will continue to ask for government support, as more close their doors. 

Latest figures from the Restaurant Association show businesses are reporting a 30 percent decrease in year-on-year revenues. 

Eftpos data also shows a 30 percent decrease in transactions in January, with hospitality being one of the hardest hit sectors. 

Auckland Restaurant Association President Krishna Botica told Mike Hosking targeted support is their only hope. 

“We don’t know how we can turn the dial. We have safe venues, we are masked, we are vaccinated, we are sanitised and we are physically distanced and people still don’t come.” 

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