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31 March 2020

 
 

Covid-19 updates: Ecommerce is back, but only for essential goods

 
 

Ever since it was announced last week that only ‘essential business’ or those supplying them would be permitted to keep trading after New Zealand went into lockdown, retailers have been navigating a complex and confusing web of regulations. It’s been bad news for retailers who don’t sell food until now, but the Government has today decided to relax regulations for ecommerce somewhat.

 
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  March 30, 2020
 
  The Register team
 
 
 
 
 

Minimum wage set to increase next week despite Covid-19

 
 

As the new financial year rolls around for April 1, 2020, minimum wage for adult employees will increase to $18.90. The current rate is $17.70, so a $1.20 increase per hour is worth talking about.

 
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  March 27, 2020
 
  Makayla Wallace-Tidd
 
 
 
 
 
 

Buy now, receive later: Is it okay to take shoppers’ payments and dispatch goods after lockdown? UPDATED

 
 

Many retailers have kept their ecommerce stores open for the duration of New Zealand’s four-week lockdown, telling consumers that they’ll send the products out once the Government has decreased the alert level or “when possible”. It’s a clever workaround in desperate times, but is it worth the risk?

 
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  March 27, 2020
 
  Sarah Dunn
 
 
 
 
 

Shopping for groceries is outrageously stressful now

 
 

When The Register editor and associate publisher Sarah Dunn sat down to do her weekly supermarket shop at the weekend, she got more than she bargained for.

 
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  OPINION
 
  March 31, 2020
 
  Sarah Dunn
 
 
 

Greengrocers say fruit and vegetables are going to waste

 
 

Rules preventing independent greengrocers from trading have lead to huge food waste and potentially, financial loss.

 
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  March 31, 2020
 
  Radio New Zealand
 
 
 

Covid-19 updates: Grocery staff get a payrise

 
 

Grocery workers from both New Zealand’s main providers will be paid an extra 10 percent in recognition for their efforts at the front line of Covid-19.

 
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  March 30, 2020
 
  The Register team
 
 
 

Covid-19 updates: Getting priorities straight at supermarkets

 
 

Both Countdown and Foodstuffs have implemented priority systems across their networks. They're targeting different groups, with Foodstuffs prioritising emergency services and medical staff, and Countdown putting vulnerable customers first.

 
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  March 30, 2020
 
  The Register team
 
 
 

Covid-19 updates: Online liquor stores are now essential business

 
 

Thirsty consumers have been furiously attempting to secure their tipple of choice since it became clear liquor stores would have to close during New Zealand’s Level 4 lockdown on Monday. Their prayers have now been answered.

 
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  March 27, 2020
 
  Sarah Dunn
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
   
 
   
 
 
 
Top 5 Stories
 
 
Covid-19 updates: Can retailers sell online during the lockdown? 1
 

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

 
Covid-19 updates: Dairies are an essential business but most liquor stores aren’t 2
 

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

 
Clogged ports nationwide: How Covid-19 will begin to impact freight 3
 

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

 
Not goodbye but see you later: Retailers issue touching adieus as they prepare for lockdown 4
 

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

 
Covid-19 updates: The Trusts on being an essential business and ensuring continuity 5
 

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

 
Covid-19 updates: Cancellations, changes and deferments 6
 

Covid-19 updates: Cancellations, changes and deferments

 
 
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