7 Dec 2020

Cafes and restaurants struggle without tourism

From Lately, 10:18 pm on 7 December 2020

There are reports today that staff at Astoria, one of Wellington's most well-known cafes have been made redundant weeks out from Christmas.

The cafe has been operating in Wellington Central's Midland Park on Lambton Quay almost 25 years. Whatever Astoria's reasons for closing, restaurants and cafes are facing a hard time finding staff locally and doing businesses without tourists, throughout the country. The chief executive of Hospitality New Zealand, Julie White, describes the problems many are facing.

Closeup of an assortment of delicious chocolate desserts sitting with drinks on a serving counter in a bakery

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