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  #2456776 8-Apr-2020 07:14
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Bunnings now doing essential items. Have to email an order through and processed manually.

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/order-essential-products


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  #2456816 8-Apr-2020 07:19
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I purchased a ream of paper from Warehouse Stationary on Monday just past....  I still have had their confirmation email or any other acknowledgment email whatsoever and i've been charged!    (I have no idea of my order number.. I'll give em another couple days)......


 
 
 
 


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  #2456980 8-Apr-2020 11:28
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kiwiharry: With the barber's closed, wish hair clippers was classed as an essential item. Nearly all places online it is classed as not essential.

I don't think my boys trust my scissor skills.

 

I really need a hair cut... I'd been putting it off pre pandemic for too long anyway, and then didn't want to be in close contact with people as things started to get worse, and then we were locked down. Net result is my hair is too thick and bushy for the forseeable future.

 

Extra winter warmth I guess?





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  #2457316 8-Apr-2020 13:26
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I knew my lack of personal style would be an asset to me one day.

 

 

 

My hair cut hasn't changed in 21yrs and I still have the same set of professional Wahl clippers I bought when I first started cutting my hair this short all those years ago. Freshly trimmed this morning and looking quite dapper if I say so myself among the the un-cut masses.


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  #2457411 8-Apr-2020 14:48
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kiwiharry: With the barber's closed, wish hair clippers was classed as an essential item. Nearly all places online it is classed as not essential.

I don't think my boys trust my scissor skills.

 

 

 

Probably not great quality but: https://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/living-co-8-in-1-hair-clipper/R2345228.html

 

 


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  #2457419 8-Apr-2020 14:49
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Add Jaycar to the list

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  #2457520 8-Apr-2020 15:56
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CokemonZ:

 

kiwiharry: With the barber's closed, wish hair clippers was classed as an essential item. Nearly all places online it is classed as not essential.

I don't think my boys trust my scissor skills.

 

Probably not great quality but: https://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/living-co-8-in-1-hair-clipper/R2345228.html

 

 

Yeah had seen that before I posted hence why I said "nearly all places". Prefer a known brand. HN now have some in their essential list.


 
 
 
 




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  #2457532 8-Apr-2020 16:09
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RunningMan:

 

B now doing essential items.

 

 

 

 

I had a look at what they are selling, and wonder how a bail of insulation is considered essential at this time for consumer DIYers?. Getting up into an attic would be quite high risk of injury for DIY I would have thought. Also I understand people can't just remove wall linings to install it without council checking it and councils building departments appear to be closed at the moment. Can understand it though for essential repairs by building professionals, eg a roof gets ripped off, or government essential building needs insulation. 


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  #2457536 8-Apr-2020 16:12
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I wish LEGO was essential, that would make my easter




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  #2457537 8-Apr-2020 16:12
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antonknee:

 

kiwiharry: With the barber's closed, wish hair clippers was classed as an essential item. Nearly all places online it is classed as not essential.

I don't think my boys trust my scissor skills.

 

I really need a hair cut... I'd been putting it off pre pandemic for too long anyway, and then didn't want to be in close contact with people as things started to get worse, and then we were locked down. Net result is my hair is too thick and bushy for the forseeable future.

 

Extra winter warmth I guess?

 

 

 

 

There are quite a few videos on youtube showing how cut your own hair. Luckily I got mine done a few weeks before lockdown. I saw in China people are cutting hair outside  in hazmat suits.


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  #2457544 8-Apr-2020 16:21
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MadEngineer: Add Jaycar to the list

 

Jaycar don't seem to have restricted their catalog at all.

 

For example, I really don't think they should be selling R/C toys or Plasma Balls.

 

 





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  #2457793 8-Apr-2020 21:04
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not sure why Easter Eggs are an essential item but Warehouse are selling them and they are selling out quicker than you can place an order.





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  #2457799 8-Apr-2020 21:10
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vexxxboy:

 

not sure why Easter Eggs are an essential item but Warehouse are selling them and they are selling out quicker than you can place an order.

 

 

 

 

It is likely because the Easter Bunny was yesterday considered to be an essential worker by the PM.

 

But you can also buy them in Super markets I imagine, much like a lot of junk food that is still sold in supermarkets.

 

 


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  #2457850 8-Apr-2020 22:48
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mattwnz:

 

RunningMan:

 

B now doing essential items.

 

 

 

 

I had a look at what they are selling, and wonder how a bail of insulation is considered essential at this time for consumer DIYers?. Getting up into an attic would be quite high risk of injury for DIY I would have thought. Also I understand people can't just remove wall linings to install it without council checking it and councils building departments appear to be closed at the moment. Can understand it though for essential repairs by building professionals, eg a roof gets ripped off, or government essential building needs insulation. 

 

 

It's a great question - the answer is that MBIE provided guidance around ensuring houses are warm and dry for people to live in during lockdown and this includes insulation. Agree it's perhaps not necessarily the wisest thing for a DIYer to be installing during lockdown. No consent required for floor or ceiling insulation but consent is generally required for wall insulation.





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  #2457892 9-Apr-2020 07:45
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Good to see that cashmere socks at $100 are considered essential by MBIE.





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