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  #2453909 3-Apr-2020 16:16
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I was finally just able to get through to Countdown and place a big order. I want to thank everyone here who tried to help me. I really appreciate it. Feeling cut off creates a sense of panic. This is Geekzone at its best!

 

 

 

 





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  #2453911 3-Apr-2020 16:19
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Rikkitic:

 

I was finally just able to get through to Countdown and place a big order. I want to thank everyone here who tried to help me. I really appreciate it. Feeling cut off creates a sense of panic. This is Geekzone at its best!

 

 

 

 

 

Glad you were finally able to get what you needed and didn't have to go out to the potentially dangerous supermarket. 

 

 

 

 





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  #2453913 3-Apr-2020 16:21
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My illness has decided that in the middle of a pandemic is a really good time flare up. Not cool at all.





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  #2453955 3-Apr-2020 17:02
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I may have spoken too soon. I just got a confirmation email from Countdown saying I have to show them my ID and credit card when they deliver! Why do they keep going out of their way to make things as difficult as possible in a situation that is already difficult? I don't live in their delivery area. I have a friend who does. She will bring the items to me. What is so hard to understand about that?

 

Anyway, I have written them an email. Of course they are so terribly busy and so overloaded and so whatever that they probably won't get around to reading it before the delivery date. We will see what happens. I just wish they wouldn't do this kind of thing.

 

 





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  #2453976 3-Apr-2020 17:33
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@Rikkitic I have been getting deliveries from Countdown for sometime and I have never been asked to see my card or ID on delivery.




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  #2453980 3-Apr-2020 17:35
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The ID is probably for the new vulnerable people category they have set up to make sure that people are genuinely eligible for the queue jumping.


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  #2453995 3-Apr-2020 17:56
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Rikkitic:

I may have spoken too soon. I just got a confirmation email from Countdown saying I have to show them my ID and credit card when they deliver! Why do they keep going out of their way to make things as difficult as possible in a situation that is already difficult? I don't live in their delivery area. I have a friend who does. She will bring the items to me. What is so hard to understand about that?


Anyway, I have written them an email. Of course they are so terribly busy and so overloaded and so whatever that they probably won't get around to reading it before the delivery date. We will see what happens. I just wish they wouldn't do this kind of thing.


 



Why? Because people will commit fraud to cheat the system. It sucks but also makes complete sense.

You have fairly unusual needs. I would not be relying on email in this situation. I'd try and call the store and request a call back from the manager.

 
 
 
 


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  #2454059 3-Apr-2020 20:11
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Rikkitic:

 

I may have spoken too soon. I just got a confirmation email from Countdown saying I have to show them my ID and credit card when they deliver!

 

 

They've waived this for the foreseeable future. Instead, the driver will ring/notify the customer that they are outside and ready to drop it off. After leaving at the side door they will ring/notify the customer that it is there (contactless delivery). Verification is done currently over the phone from what I have heard.


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  #2454065 3-Apr-2020 20:29
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I'm sure this will be resolved but old people are not as resilient and all these obstacles do create a lot of unnecessary stress. It shouldn't be this difficult.

 

 





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  #2454993 5-Apr-2020 13:43
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My personal mental concerns are focused on the long term.

My business is toast as it is now until we can get international visitors, so now I have to think hard about what to do next. It’s quite challenging.





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  #2454995 5-Apr-2020 13:47
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Today is the first day since lockdown I have not worked. 


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  #2454996 5-Apr-2020 13:49
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Geektastic: My personal mental concerns are focused on the long term.

My business is toast as it is now until we can get international visitors, so now I have to think hard about what to do next. It’s quite challenging.

 

I hope you can get the necessary support to help ease this transition. Losing your business in this manner must really suck.

 

 





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  #2455086 5-Apr-2020 14:07
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Rikkitic:

Geektastic: My personal mental concerns are focused on the long term.

My business is toast as it is now until we can get international visitors, so now I have to think hard about what to do next. It’s quite challenging.


I hope you can get the necessary support to help ease this transition. Losing your business in this manner must really suck.


 



Thanks. It does. All the hard work just vaporised.

I think it’s only just hitting home, the magnitude of what is involved.

We’re tiny really but some of the businesses we work with are pretty big and run things like helicopters and ships, with high overhead that means simply slashing pricing to get domestic business isn’t an option.

There’s going to be a lot of lost jobs and businesses in tourism.







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A new mental health initiative is being spun up by the Government, called "Getting Through Together."

Even though they are posting to Facebook, if you're already stressed DO NOT CREATE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT. Facebook is always full of bad advice, and just the worst source of information. If you have a Facebook account I'd suggest deleting it.

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Thanks for signing up to Getting Through Together – Whāia E Tātou Te Pae Tawhiti.

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Sign up below to get regular email updates on what the campaign is up to, and ideas on how we can look after each other, even when we're in a bubble!

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  #2456539 7-Apr-2020 16:20
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The press release:

 

 

A range of support is being rolled out across New Zealand to help people look after their mental health during COVID-19 Health Minister David Clark said this morning.

 

“COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty into our lives and many of us will be feeling some level of distress or worry about the future,” said Health Minister David Clark.

 

“We want people to know that they are not alone, and many Kiwis will be feeling this way. This is completely normal and the messages in the campaign launched today tell us that it’s okay not to feel all right, all of the time,” said David Clark.

 

One initiative launched today was the Getting through together campaign which shares ways to help Kiwis cope with the stress of COVID-19.

 

“The campaign has been developed by All Right? who produced the world-leading disaster-recovery programme following the Canterbury earthquakes, in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation.

 

Getting through together also includes tools for parents, dubbed Sparklers at Home, which provides support for parents to talk with their primary-school aged children about their own mental health and wellbeing.

 

“The original Sparklers initiative has been hugely successful at supporting and promoting the wellbeing of young Cantabrians following the Canterbury earthquakes, so I’m pleased to see that this has been extended to help all Kiwi parents with their tamariki.

 

“It’s important to remember that a lot of the usual places people might go to for support, like your doctor, are still available. It might just be a phone call or an online video link instead.

 

“I am also critically aware of the impact that COVID-19 is having on our frontline health workers.  Many of the employers provide mental health support for their staff, and the Government is looking at what additional support is needed for our health workforce,” said David Clark.

 

Further supports are being finalised and will be announced this week. This includes telephone support as well as app and online resources and supports.

 

Specific information and mental health support campaigns are also being designed for Māori, Pacific, older people, people with chronic health conditions or compromised immunity and new mothers. 

 

All Right? was designed in partnership with Canterbury DHB and the Mental Health Foundation.

 

 

 





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