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26 March 2020

 
 

Covid-19 updates: Can retailers sell online during the lockdown?

 
 

New Zealand’s collective journey into lockdown has proceeded at lightning speed. On Monday, it was business as usual but with more handwashing, and four days later, almost everybody’s settling in for four weeks of no business. Some retailers initially expected that they’d be able to transfer their business online and continue selling during lockdown, but new information means it’s now clear that won’t be possible.

 
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  March 26, 2020
 
  Sarah Dunn
 
 
 
 
 

Covid-19 updates: Dairies are an essential business but most liquor stores aren’t

 
 

Confusion has reigned in retail ever since the Government announced that only ‘essential business’ would be permitted to remain open to the public after midnight Wednesday. While it's still up in the air for specialty food providers like small grocers, bakers, butchers and fruiterers, a few more details have since been released.

 
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  March 25, 2020
 
  Sarah Dunn
 
 
 
 
 
 

Clogged ports nationwide: How Covid-19 will begin to impact freight

 
 

A port pile-up that will impact essential goods coming in and out of New Zealand is predicted by the Road Transport Forum (RTF).

 
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  March 26, 2020
 
  Makayla Wallace-Tidd
 
 
 
 
 

Not goodbye but see you later: Retailers issue touching adieus as they prepare for lockdown

 
 

It’s crunch time for just about every Kiwi retailer as New Zealand prepares for lockdown from midnight on Wednesday. Everyone not deemed an ‘essential business’ or those supporting them is not permitted to remain open while the country is at Alert Level 4. Here’s some touching messages from retailers temporarily shutting down their businesses.

 
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  March 25, 2020
 
  The Register team
 
 
 

Covid-19 updates: The Trusts on being an essential business and ensuring continuity

 
 

In the four-week lockdown which comes into play from Wednesday midnight, only retailers which qualify as an ‘essential business’ are allowed to stay open. Most retailers who aren’t supermarkets don’t make the cut, including liquor stores, but in Licensing Trust Areas such as West Auckland’s Portage and Waitakere, they’re allowed to continue trading. We asked The Trusts to share details about how they’ll keep their liquor stores open.

 
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  March 25, 2020
 
  Sarah Dunn
 
 
 

Covid-19 updates: What’s an essential business?

 
 

As Kiwi retail businesses prepare for lockdown after Wednesday, debate rages over what constitutes an ‘essential’ business.

 
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  March 24, 2020
 
  Sarah Dunn
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
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