15 Sep 2021

Small businesses fighting for survival in lockdown

From First Up, 5:44 am on 15 September 2021

Over the past couple of weeks we've been speaking with businesses up and down the country about how they've been managing in lockdown or at Alert Level 2. Some have managed to adapt - and indeed quite well - but for others, if customers don't come through the door, there's really nothing they can do. Nowhere is this more true than in the small West Coast township at Fox Glacier, usually a hugely popular destination for overseas tourists, the few remaining businesses are now fighting for survival. Nathan Rarere caught up with the owner of one of them, François Goosen who runs Cafe Nevé.