Updated 5.45pm Friday 5 March 2021
Alert level changes and Civil Defence warning update
Following the update from Civil Defence and the announcement by the Prime Minister at 4pm we are pleased to confirm all tsunami warnings have now been cancelled and all stores have reopened.
The Government has confirmed that as of 6.00am Sunday morning Auckland will return to Alert Level 2 and the rest of the country will move to Alert Level 1 – this will be reviewed by cabinet at the end of next week. Customers can expect to see the usual Alert Level 2 protocols in place across our Auckland supermarkets and a return to normal shopping throughout the rest of the country.
For more information on the Alert Levels and what this means for you please visit covid19.govt.nz.
Updated 11.20am Friday 5 March 2021
The safety of our teams and customers is paramount. Our crisis team is engaged and supporting the teams and communities who are impacted by the unfolding tsunami evacuation orders.
We are following local Civil Defence guidance, and New World Opotiki and New World Whakatane are temporarily closed due to their location in the evacuation zones identified by the authorities.
Online shopping delivery and Click & Collect orders are on hold for the time being.
We are working with local authorities in these areas and supporting our teams. Please follow official NEMA and Civil Defence communications on civildefence.govt.nz on what you need to do to stay safe if you live in impacted areas.
We’ll communicate here once the stores are safe to re-open. Stay safe.