All non-essential businesses were required to shut their doors once the coronavirus lockdown came into effect, with only supermarkets and pharmacies among the few still trading.
However, the government has made changes to the essential services list, allowing a number of retailers the opportunity to open their doors and sell select products they deemed essential to life in New Zealand. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) announced the changes on Tuesday.
Here's a link with an update of which shops will be open for the remainder of lockdown and what you can purchase from them.
Hey neighbours, how do you feel about the changes to building consent rules for low-risk home projects?
The government says the change will save homeowners time and money, but pro builder and The Block NZ foreman Peter Wolfkamp, is advising caution if you're planning a DIY sleep-out or office. Find out why, here.
We’re lucky to have more than 1100 hectares of green space in our great river city. Where would you like to see more nature in the city and why?
A multi-million dollar home in Hamilton didn't have any trouble finding a buyer during lockdown.
The lakeside home on Lake Domain Drive sold for $3.2 million just three days after moving into alert level 3 and estate agents believe it set a new record for an individual property in the city.
Not a bad view, indeed.
Read more here.