Today is day two of Level 2, which brings welcomed relief to some businesses and relaxes some of the strict social requirements that we have been accustomed to!
An update on what we will be doing in Level 2 includes:
~ We still will expect our customers and staff to maintain a 2 mtr physical distance as best as possible. Our team will happily move to the side if you are needing to get to a shelf, please kindly ask for them to move as they may not see you waiting. 😊
~ We still ask that you queue at a safe distance from the customer in front of you at the Checkout. Your Operator will sanitise the trolley handle and eftpos keypad after each customer. 🧼
~ Please allow your Operator to pack your goods into the trolley. Once your transaction is complete, we invite you to pack your bags at the packing bench (or car). This will allow for a smooth transition between customers. 🛒
~ We will still be controlling entry. Please be patient whilst queuing - we will get you in the store as quickly as possible. Emergency Workers will still have priority access to the store upon sight of appropriate ID. We appreciate kindness here. 💛⛑
~ We will still maintain a "one person, one trolley" requirement. Whilst we understand that some parents need to bring in their children, we would appreciate that they are close to mum or dad throughout the duration of the visit. 👩👦
~ Our Sanitising Station will remain in place at the front entrance and we encourage our customers to use it on entry and exit. Our Cleaning Regime has not changed since Level 4 - we will still ensure our trolleys and other high touch points throughout the store are sanitized regularly. 🧹
~ Please take note of the 2mtr distance markers around the Seafood and Service Deli. Live Mussels will continue to be served for you. Our Bulk Foods and loose Bakery items will continue to be prepackaged. 🐠🐬
~ Welcome back to our Lotto team! Please validate your own tickets via the Ticket Checker that is situated next to the Shop n Go cradles and please only present a winning ticket to the operator. Unfortunately you are unable to scratch Instant Kiwi tickets instore.
~ Rug Doctor is also back up and running! Please note that all handles and other high touch points will ne sanitised prior to you checking it out and again upon its return to store.
We appreciate your support as we work towards getting back to some normality! And as always, we thank you for keeping our team safe! 🥰
See you soon!
Stay safe, be kind and #shopsafely 💛🖤💛🖤
Fun-n-gala time! Are you keen to do your bit to improve the health of the Pauatahanui inlet?
Visit our stall at the Pauatahanui School Lamb & Calf Day on Saturday 7 November. Find out how you can improve the health of our waterways in the Pauatahanui area and inlet. Your efforts can boost biodiversity and reduce sediment levels in our streams through erosion control and planting. Staff will be available to offer advice and help find out if your property could get funding assistance.
Bring along a weed from your garden and swap it for a free native plant. And loads of fun for the kids! We will have a catchment model at our stall for kids to experiment and learn about sediment, streams, gullies and wetlands. See you soon.
Gordon Llewellyn is a name you have probably never heard off but he played a pivotal role in the birth of the Special Olympics movement in New Zealand.
In 1983, he and three other Hutt athletes – Colin Bailey, Peter Spijkerman and Brent Busy – made history when they attended the Summer Special Olympics in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The trip was organised by Grant Quinn, who later said Gordon Llewellyn proved the perfect poster boy for the Special Olympics movement in New Zealand.
Llewellyn was a larger than life character with a bold personality and a fascination with the TV character Magnum PI.
Years later Quinn recalled the flight over and an announcement that came over the intercom.
"This is your captain speaking … I have a very special passenger with me in the cockpit. His name is Gordon Llewellyn from New Zealand."
Llewellyn quickly took over the microphone and proceeded to entertain the whole plane.
"Next minute Gordon was asking, or should I say demanding, that everybody on board give the team a rousing three cheers to wish the team a successful time in Baton Rouge," recalled Quinn.
The team performed well at the Olympics and athletes returned home heroes, proudly wearing their medals for weeks to make sure nobody missed their success.
Llewellyn died in August 2014 and Quinn gave the eulogy. He told mourners that Llewellyn and the other three Hutt swimmers had changed the public's perception of the intellectually disabled.
They had helped win mainstream acceptance and played a key role in promoting an organisation that now had more than 7000 active members.