Foodstuffs stores in the Waikato region’s extended Alert Level 3 boundary are continuing to provide essential groceries and safe shopping environments for their communities

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Following the Government’s announcement today, Foodstuffs stores in the Waikato region that fall under the extended Alert Level 3 boundary are continuing to operate with stringent hygiene protocols and provide essential food and groceries for New Zealanders. 

As announced by the Government, more parts of the Waikato region will move to Alert Level 3 from 11.59pm tonight, Thursday 7 October. 

The extended areas include Waitomo, Waipa, and Ōtorohanga. The areas of Waikato that are already in Level 3 including Raglan, Huntly, Te Kauwhata, Ngāruawāhia, and Hamilton City will remain at Alert Level 3. This will be in place until at least 11.59pm on Monday 11 October. 

New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square stores nationwide remain 100% committed to ensuring New Zealanders have their grocery needs met. Stores are well-stocked and our stringent cleaning and hygiene protocols remain in place while we continue to fight the Delta outbreak. It continues to be mandatory to wear a face covering when shopping at our stores.  

We encourage everyone to always scan the COVID tracer app, maintain the 2m social distance, nominate one person in the household to shop and ask a friend or neighbour to shop on your behalf if you are feeling unwell. 

Customer numbers continue to be restricted, so please be patient as you wait to shop for groceries. We want to remind everyone to please continue to #shopnormal so there are enough groceries for others. 

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation to ensure both our customers and essential team members are kept safe 

Please be patient, considerate and kind and we’ll continue to get through this together.  

Kia kaha,