Infrastructure and travel networks are hot topics right now in
the Bay of Plenty. Whilst we're happy to hear NZTA is
reviewing its contractor's practices and the work programme for the
Te Puna roundabout, and to see work underway to improve road
safety, the works come at a cost to businesses in the direct
vicinity and to everyone else who is struggling to get to work on
time. Businesses on the fringe are often most sorely affected but
may not be entitled to compensation under the Public Works Act.
Caught up in major road works at Te Puna is long standing
client, Garth at Bostock Butchery. Garth's regular clients
are experiencing great difficulty in accessing his premises and
getting back on to the main road, and the downturn in regular trade
has hit him right in the pocket. We encourage you to get out
there and support these businesses through what is a trying time.
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