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  #2445456 24-Mar-2020 13:42
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Grunta47:

Mitre10 offers nothing like TW does.

 

 

A possible reason with hardware places is that when people spend 100% of their time at home rather than eat/sleep/shower they're putting a lot more stress on things, which means duct tape/silicone sealant/glue/whatever may be needed at some point. Bit of a thin argument though, they should maybe open one day a week for people to get essentials to patch up things that have broken.

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  #2445458 24-Mar-2020 13:46
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Stu:

Have managed to get some "essential" supplies from a Liquor Land..

 

 

Are you planning to live up to your tag ("Hammered") :-).

 
 
 
 


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  #2445459 24-Mar-2020 13:47
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freitasm:

seeing how the US is making a joke of their COVID-19 response, we can't use that as a benchmark.

 

 

We can however use them as an antipattern.

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  #2445461 24-Mar-2020 13:48
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neb:
Grunta47:

 

Mitre10 offers nothing like TW does.

 

A possible reason with hardware places is that when people spend 100% of their time at home rather than eat/sleep/shower they're putting a lot more stress on things, which means duct tape/silicone sealant/glue/whatever may be needed at some point. Bit of a thin argument though, they should maybe open one day a week for people to get essentials to patch up things that have broken.

 

I did think about getting some paint and doing some touchups around the place.

 

Turns out I wasn't the only one - our office is next to a Resene shop, and yesterday afternoon, after the Level-3 announcement, there were queues out the door.

 

I didn't get any paint, but I did try and go to a garden center to get some veges (mostly lettuce, silverbeet) to plant. All gone.

 

Ah well. There was still whisky at Super Liquor.


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  #2445464 24-Mar-2020 13:50
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did not government said construction works falls under essential? how builders are going to get all the necessity without bunnings/mite10/placemakers/etc operational?

 

how about online business?





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  #2445467 24-Mar-2020 13:51
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If you are concerned about not being able to buy food for your pet(s) during the lockdown, I just got email from pet.co.nz.

 

"Our business operates within the 'Essential' category and therefore we will continue to offer our regular services to customers throughout the Category 4 Lockdown. What this means for you and your pets, is that you will still be able to purchase your pet's food and other items from us as per usual and we will not close our business...

 

...We have implemented some changes to our delivery procedures alongside our courier partners New Zealand Post to fall within social distancing requirements and ensure the safety and protection of delivery drivers. Please read more about this here."


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  #2445469 24-Mar-2020 13:53
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neb:
Stu:

Have managed to get some "essential" supplies from a Liquor Land..



Are you planning to live up to your username? :-).


It's all for medicinal purposes, obviously 👍




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  #2445471 24-Mar-2020 13:53
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Grunta47:

 

 

 

Perhaps people should be considering what The Warehouse sells before condemning them

 

- pantry essentials

 

- cleaning products

 

- pet food

 

- nappies

 

The list goes on.

 

 

They will probably do what super markets are doing, by having floor markers showing 2 metre distancing , and essential items will be put in one area and the rest fenced off. Also the number of people in the store restricted, and only being allowed to spend a a certain amount of time instore. Although they do sell some essentials, it isn't a wide range compared to a supermarket and  they did move away from becoming another supermarket some time ago, as at one stage they were looking at becoming a third supermarket...a pity they didn't. 


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  #2445472 24-Mar-2020 13:53
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kobiak:

did not government said construction works falls under essential?

 

 

It's only builds where life and property are at risk, can't remember the exact wording. In other words "we've done X and need to follow up with Y over the next few days or there's a risk of collapse". So stabilising building sites, that sort of thing.

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  #2445474 24-Mar-2020 13:55
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neb:
kobiak:

 

did not government said construction works falls under essential?

 

It's only builds where life and property are at risk, can't remember the exact wording. In other words "we've done X and need to follow up with Y over the next few days or there's a risk of collapse". So stabilising building sites, that sort of thing.

 

 

 

I would hope it covers things like if you have a plumbing or roofing leaks into the house which can cause major problems, or parts of your roof fly off in the wind, and you need it repairing urgently etc. Hopefully they will follow common sense, and it doesn't mean building an extension because you need more room during self isolation!


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  #2445478 24-Mar-2020 13:57
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@kobiak:

 

did not government said construction works falls under essential? how builders are going to get all the necessity without bunnings/mite10/placemakers/etc operational?

 

how about online business?

 

 

• Any entity involved in building and construction related to essential services and critical infrastructure

 

• Any entity involved in building and construction required immediately to maintain human health and safety at home or work

 

• Any entity that performs or is involved in building and resource consenting necessary for the above purposes





 

 

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  #2445480 24-Mar-2020 13:59
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freitasm:

 

kobiak:

 

did not government said construction works falls under essential? how builders are going to get all the necessity without bunnings/mite10/placemakers/etc operational?

 

how about online business?

 

 

Not all construction workers. Only those directly involved in health.

 

 

And the one currently installing my Kitchen.

 

The prospect of 4 weeks isolation with the wife and having no kitchen was scarier than covid-19

 

 


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  #2445482 24-Mar-2020 14:00
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There's a bit of an own goal in TW's statement:

 

"In the past two weeks the group has seen unprecedented demand for essential items across all our brands. Goods sold included essential items to prepare themselves for the mandatory isolation period of at least four weeks,"

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120513149/coronavirus-the-warehouse-will-stay-open-during-lockdown

 

... but that's not the same as providing essential items throughout the isolation period. 

 

Whatever the argument, though, it's a terribly self-serving decision by the company. I just hope that MBIE grow the balls and push back against this, and then enforces it.

 

I also don't buy the argument that bottle stores in 'dry' areas should be considered essential, simply because alcohol isn't available from supermarkets in those areas. Is that seriously going to be the case?


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  #2445483 24-Mar-2020 14:02
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mattwnz:

I would hope it covers things like if you have a plumbing or roofing leaks into the house which can cause major problems, or parts of your roof fly off in the wind, and you need it repairing urgently etc.

 

 

It's reasonably clear:

 

 

*Any entity involved in building and construction related to essential services and critical infrastructure

 

 

*Any entity involved in building and construction required immediately to maintain human health and safety at home or work

 

 

* Any entity that performs or is involved in building and resource consenting necessary for the above purposes

 

 

The second point should cover burst pipes and the like.

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  #2445485 24-Mar-2020 14:04
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jonathan18:

 

There's a bit of an own goal in TW's statement:

 

"In the past two weeks the group has seen unprecedented demand for essential items across all our brands. Goods sold included essential items to prepare themselves for the mandatory isolation period of at least four weeks,"

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120513149/coronavirus-the-warehouse-will-stay-open-during-lockdown

 

... but that's not the same as providing essential items throughout the isolation period. 

 

Whatever the argument, though, it's a terribly self-serving decision by the company. I just hope that MBIE grow the balls and push back against this, and then enforces it.

 

I also don't buy the argument that bottle stores in 'dry' areas should be considered essential, simply because alcohol isn't available from supermarkets in those areas. Is that seriously going to be the case?

 

 

In my opinion, just a self-serving company interested in milking the cash cow and keep stock price up in the NZX.





 

 

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