Buying local is SO important

It's because of this, that Venture Timaru has launched this district wide campaign to get our local communities supporting local businesses.

When you invest money in your local economy, you’re not just helping local business owners – you’re also helping yourself. You’re making your town a better place to live in, with a rich character, thriving economy, and tightly knit community.

South Canterbury online business directory

We've launched the new South Canterbury-wide business directory where you can list your business for free or search for local suppliers of goods or services.

Check out the directory

Easy ways to support our local community and save jobs and businesses

What can I do?

  • With all your purchases ask yourself am I supporting local?
  • Have a look at what goods and services you spend money on and see if there is a local supplier
  • Learn about local businesses, seek them out, discover what they have to offer

What can our business do?

  • Review where and how you spend money on goods and services related to your business
  • Get on the web to see if there is a local supplier of these goods and services
  • In all business related purchases ask yourself am I supporting local? And if not why not?

What are the benefits?

  • Get to know the people behind the goods and services
  • Better and more personalised customer service
  • Keep your community unique and actively help improve the local economy
  • Be part of a closer and better connected, supportive community

Join the campaign - get the branding here

We'd love to get the message out far and wide in our district, and if you'd like to be involved you can download the various versions of the logos below and add them to your emails, websites, social media - anywhere!



Hi res png: Email signature

100% Behind Buy Local Sticker - pdf


Useful links
South Canterbury Business Supportive - Join this Facebook group for real time updates and deals from local businesses.
SOS Cafe - Buy your vouchers for, or donate money to your favourite cafe or restaurant.
Go Geraldine - Our friends at Go Geraldine have launched Let's Go Local the Geraldine version, you can check it out here.