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Latest lockdown’s economic twist

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Readers will have been following the government’s Covid alert levels with interest lately, and some may ponder what impact this will have on our local economy.

Typically, a one-week Level 2 lockdown would not have a large effect on the Western Bay economy. Level 2 will restrict retail, hospitality and accommodation businesses but they can still trade. Customer demand will be a little lower as we’ll have fewer visitors, and none from Auckland, and while these disruptions can have a significant effect on a small business, the impact on the wider economy is........

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