Buy Local

Supporting local businesses is essential for nurturing a thriving community and creating a sustainable economy. The OBN aims to make is easier for locals to support local business by identifying locals through our business directory.

When you choose to support local businesses, you are investing in the heart and soul of our community. By supporting local businesses, you contribute to the creation of jobs and the growth of the local economy, ensuring that your community remains vibrant and prosperous. Local businesses often prioritise personalised customer service, forging genuine connections and fostering a sense of belonging. Moreover, supporting local businesses reduces environmental impact thanks to the reduction in transport emissions. By choosing to shop local, you are making a positive impact, fostering a sense of community, and helping our neighbourhood thrive.

The OBN Business Directory actively highlights businesses which are owned and operated locally. When viewing the directory, keep an eye out for these markers:

Based in Ōmokoroa – this indicates that the business is based in Ōmokoroa, providing local employment.

Owned in Ōmokoroa – this indicates that the business is owned by Ōmokoroa residents.

Based in Western Bay – this indicates that the business is based in the Western Bay and provides a service to the residents of Ōmokoroa.

Owned in Western Bay – this indicates that the business’ owners are based in the Western Bay of Plenty.


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