The Franklin business community is optimistic about recovery from the latest lockdown, as Auckland slowly gets used to life in Alert Level 3, Stuff reports. Pukekohe Business Association manager Kendyl Sullivan said locals had come out in force to support Pukekohe retailers, restaurants and tradespeople. To the west in Waiuku, town manager Sharlene Druyven said the locals had been loyal to their community businesses, of which there are about 300. Further south in Tuakau, locals have taken up the challenge of supporting their small business district too, and none of the nearly 30 businesses in the Tuakau Business Association have had to fold yet.

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