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  #2445403 24-Mar-2020 12:38
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'Delivered food is essential because it helps with isolation and social distancing, including reducing queues at supermarkets.' - Domino's NZL

 

'Delivered food has, alongside supermarkets, been classified as an essential service. There are many people who will require delivered food during this crisis, including our most vulnerable. We would never do anything to jeopardise the safety of our team members and community, and will continue to deliver safely as long as our communities, and the government, allows. - Domino's NZL

 

 

 

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Talkiet:

 

Hell finally responded to a Fb question and they say they intend to remain open for deliveries throughout Level 4. Interesting...

 

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How are these companies getting away with this?

 





 

 


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  #2445407 24-Mar-2020 12:41
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All these companies want to worm into the "essential" category for self-interest. 





 
 
 
 


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  #2445417 24-Mar-2020 12:52
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Dominoes to make killer pizzas during pandemic.


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  #2445420 24-Mar-2020 12:55
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freitasm:

 

And Auckland liquor trust plans to remain open too - you can already get beer and wine from supermarkets, FFS.

 

 

Maybe they're only gonna sell spirits to use as hand sanitiser? Yeah right.


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  #2445466 24-Mar-2020 13:51
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freitasm:

 

And Auckland liquor trust plans to remain open too - you can already get beer and wine from supermarkets, FFS.

 

 

Not in West Auckland. Hence the liquor trusts.





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  #2445509 24-Mar-2020 14:37
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DarthKermit:

 

freitasm:

 

And Auckland liquor trust plans to remain open too - you can already get beer and wine from supermarkets, FFS.

 

 

Maybe they're only gonna sell spirits to use as hand sanitiser? Yeah right.

 

 

What a waste. Particularly as the alc content is about half what is effective!

 

I distill at 95%+ so that is strong enough but too good to waste!


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  #2445529 24-Mar-2020 15:33
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Hope no one coughs on your pizza while they slice  it. I wont be ordering takeaways.


 
 
 
 


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  #2445905 24-Mar-2020 23:27
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If the lockdown period gets extended I wonder whether we'll start to see heat and eat varieties of fast food brands McD's, KFC appear at supermarkets?

 

Mmm soggy microwaved cheeseburger...


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  #2445906 24-Mar-2020 23:29
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Press release:



Media Release: Further guidance on essential services provided


Government Ministers met tonight and have provided further guidance on essential services that can continue to operate after midnight tomorrow.


MBIE Deputy Chief Executive Paul Stocks said the purpose of escalating New Zealand’s COVID-19 alert level to 4 was to stop the virus in its tracks and reduce contact between people.


“That’s why we need as many businesses as possible to close their premises now if our one shot at beating the virus is to be successful,” Mr Stocks said.


“Only the businesses absolutely essential to ensure the necessities of life, like supermarkets and pharmacies, can stay open. If in doubt, the business premises should be closed.


“So unfortunately the Warehouse needs to close its shops. Leaving them open to the general public creates too high a risk of further spreading the virus.


Mr Stocks says “big box” retailers like Bunnings, Placemakers and Mitre 10 can stay open to trade customers for essential purposes only.


“These retailers play an important part in the construction supply chain, but they cannot sell goods to the general public.”


Businesses that are a critical part of the supply chain for essential services are also able to continue operating, but must do so in a way that is safe.


“For example, if you make chemicals that are needed for our waste water plants, then we need you to keep operating at the minimum level required.”


In addition, dairies can continue to operate, but must observe strict physical distancing rules for customers.


“Dairies provide basic food items like bread and milk to people close to where they live, especially the elderly who may not be able to get to a supermarket. However, they will need to operate a strict ‘one-in one-out’ policy and they won’t be allowed to sell food prepared on the premises.


“If any dairy breaks the rules, we will shut it down. If there is evidence of systemic abuse, we will remove them from the essential services list.


“Food delivery services like Uber Eats and Deliver Easy pose a risk to human health. We cannot guarantee every kitchen operates strict food preparation controls or that everyone who works in a kitchen is well. Evidence overseas suggests the virus has been spread via poor food hygiene practices, so it’s a real risk we have to eliminate.


“For clarity, every restaurant, café and bar must close all aspects of their operation, including delivery.


“Delivery of food that is not pre-cooked will be allowed under strict health conditions. Many New Zealanders now receive their food via a delivery company and are in effect no different to a supermarket delivery option.


“Most people are able to purchase alcohol at supermarkets. On that basis liquor stores are being treated as other non-essential retail outlets and must close. The only exception to this are Licencing Trust Areas where there is nowhere else to purchase alcohol. These stores must operate a ‘one-in one-out’ policy.


“We are doing further work on online ordering of non-food products for home delivery to see if this type of retail can be conducted safely. We will update advice on this once further decisions are made.


“COVID-19 alert level 4 is not business as usual and means there will be significant restrictions on what New Zealanders are able to purchase. However, these changes are essential to stop the spread of the virus.


“We are ready to change the list if necessary. If we discover there are essential services that have not been made available we will react to that as we go.”


Further details on essential services:



  • Dairies to stay open, with “one-in one-out” rule

  • Food delivery prohibited, except meals on wheels and delivery of food not pre-cooked

  • Liquor stores closed, unless within a Licensing Trust Area and with “one-in one-out” rule

  • Self-service laundries can stay open, two-metre physical distancing to be enforced

  • Retirement villages included as an essential service

  • The Warehouse to close stores to the public

  • Bunnings, Placemakers, Mitre 10 and other retailers essential to the supply chain for building and construction can stay open to trade customers for essential purposes only

  • The Tiwai Point smelter exempt from closure

  • NZ Steel shut down in a way that allows for production to recommence easily

  • Pulp and paper plants to shut down non-essential elements in a way that allows for production to recommence easily while maintaining essential production

  • Methanex to remain in production, but at a scale consistent with stability of gas supply.






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  #2445907 24-Mar-2020 23:39
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openmedia:

 

freitasm:

 

And Auckland liquor trust plans to remain open too - you can already get beer and wine from supermarkets, FFS.

 

 

Not in West Auckland. Hence the liquor trusts.

 

 

Yep, my understanding was these were going to stay open (which did surprise me)

 

 

 

Looks like i should have stuck with my original plan of stopping off yesterday.

 

Looks like the best bet is to keep an eye on https://thetrusts.co.nz/covid-19-update/ to see which stores they have closed and then pick your closest one from there.

 

 

 

@freitasm, suppose it's a question of if you would prefer west aucklanders to drive to other areas for booze or simply have trusts open.

 

As a west aucklander, i always find it weird seeing booze in a supermarket.





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  #2445910 24-Mar-2020 23:46
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I am a bit surprised warehouse is totally closing because they do provide quite a lot of supermarket essentials. I would have thought that they may have sectioned the supermarket part off, so only that part is accessible

 

Won't that put a bigger demand on existing supplies at supermarkets? I hope they open up some other outlets , so people can properly distance themselves. I am not comfortable with going into a supermarket at the moment.


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  #2445916 25-Mar-2020 00:17
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So Warehouse Online is closing as well? With the exception of Milk for example, that would allow groceries to be delivered.

 

 


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  #2445923 25-Mar-2020 00:58
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networkn:

 

So Warehouse Online is closing as well? With the exception of Milk for example, that would allow groceries to be delivered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exactly. I thought it would take the pressure off the supermarkets, and mean at risk people would barely need to go at all to do their supermarket shopping. Also the warehouse seems to have quite an efficient delivery system.

 

Maybe they could work with the supermarkets with delivery, because so far I am finding it impossible to get a supermarket to deliver to at risk people without waiting a week. So much for the government wanting people to shop normally.

 

Ironically New Zealand used to have a nationwide milk delivery service, and that is the number one thing that most people will run out of first and need to go to do supermarket runs for.


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  #2445939 25-Mar-2020 04:53
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I went to Burgerfuel in Sydenham, Christchurch last night for one last takeaway meal, people are idiots. You order online and it is so busy you get there and are told it will be 10 more minutes so I went and sat in my car and watched people stand around in the store all too close to each other while they waited for their burgers to be finished. The staff could have told people to wait in their cars but minimum wage workers generally don't have enough gumption or authority to do this so people just congregate near each other like idiots.

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  #2445947 25-Mar-2020 07:05
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Why is the tiwai smelter staying open, but nz steel closing?


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