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L2 delta will force restaurants under, owners say

Brent Melville
Tue, 07 Sep 2021

Some restaurant owners say the new level 2 settings are unworkable for the hospitality sector. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Brent Melville
Tue, 07 Sep 2021
Restaurant and bar owners say it makes no sense to move from level 3 restrictions to the new delta level 2.5 settings, given the impossible trading conditions it creates and the lack of government support.Luke Dallow, owner of Ponsonby’s Midnight Gardener restaurant and spokesperson for a group of more than 40 hospitality owners from Auckland and around the country, said business owners “just can’t survive” under the revised restrictions.Those restrictions limit indoor venues to 50 people and create further restrictions...

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