Representatives from the Restaurant Association of New Zealand have travelled to Kaikoura to offer support to local businesses through a pop-up advisory office in the region.
The Association is offering ongoing help and advice to members and the wider hospitality community covering what they need to be thinking about in the aftermath of last week’s earthquakes and how they can work through any challenges that may lie ahead.

“Our members have banded together to assist their fellow hospitality professionals and so many have come forward to offer their support to those in need,” said CEO Marisa Bidois.

“We want the industry to know that the Association is here to assist. Our knowledge of the industry and learnings from the Christchurch earthquakes can provide valuable insights for restaurateurs and café owners in Kaikoura.”

Christchurch restaurateur and member of the Association, Michael Turner joined the trip to Kaikoura. He has first-hand experience of rebuilding a business after an earthquake.

“Having rebuilt my business after the Christchurch earthquakes I know how helpful it is to hear from people who have had a similar experience,” said Turner.