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Christmas Street Festival is about spending locally

By Pauline Stewart.

This Christmas Street Festival this Saturday night, is an ideal opportunity for all Mercury Bay residents and visitors to not only show how much we appreciate living on the Coromandel but that we are to support retail and hospitality and all the service businesses in our community. Every time I walk down the street in Whitianga, I see things that would make a great present for someone. Th en I think about what would be good and is needed in our office home and there is sooo… much I like – clothing choices are fantastic, personal items, furnishings, all manner of décor, and the food choices from the shops, restaurants and market stalls is comparable to the city markets and Sylvia Park Mall in Auckland. I know I can go back and buy it online and so many stores and outlets serve us so well with online buying and booking in Mercury Bay. It is a great service. But at the Street Festival, why not everyone purchase over the counter – make it feel like Christmas. There will be beautiful, or useful, or decorative things to buy – and an amazing amount of food to store up ready for Christmas or eat on the night of the Christmas Street Festival – Support Local/Buy Local.

Two cash give aways from The Informer. The Informer is offering two $100 cash envelopes to spend in Whitianga, as a way of encouraging readers to spend their money locally. All you need to do is to keep the receipt for something you have bought at the Festival – food or materials – and place it in the box, which will in a designated area on the corner of Monk and Albert Street on the night of the Street Festival. Simply put your name and phone number on the receipt and place it in the box. Th e winners will be drawn randomly at 6.30pm and 7.00pm that evening, it will be announced on the music stage. All the details are on the poster.

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By Pauline Stewart.

This Christmas Street Festival this Saturday night, is an ideal opportunity for all Mercury Bay residents and visitors to not only show how much we appreciate living on the Coromandel but that we are to support retail and hospitality and all the service businesses in our community. Every time I walk down the street in Whitianga, I see things that would make a great present for someone. Th en I think about what would be good and is needed in our office home and there is sooo… much I like – clothing choices are fantastic, personal items, furnishings, all manner of décor, and the food choices from the shops, restaurants and market stalls is comparable to the city markets and Sylvia Park Mall in Auckland. I know I can go back and buy it online and so many stores and outlets serve us so well with online buying and booking in Mercury Bay. It is a great service. But at the Street Festival, why not everyone purchase over the counter – make it feel like Christmas. There will be beautiful, or useful, or decorative things to buy – and an amazing amount of food to store up ready for Christmas or eat on the night of the Christmas Street Festival – Support Local/Buy Local.

Two cash give aways from The Informer. The Informer is offering two $100 cash envelopes to spend in Whitianga, as a way of encouraging readers to spend their money locally. All you need to do is to keep the receipt for something you have bought at the Festival – food or materials – and place it in the box, which will in a designated area on the corner of Monk and Albert Street on the night of the Street Festival. Simply put your name and phone number on the receipt and place it in the box. Th e winners will be drawn randomly at 6.30pm and 7.00pm that evening, it will be announced on the music stage. All the details are on the poster.