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We're being urged to think of others - as we prepare our pantries and medicine cabinets for the months ahead.
Supermarkets report pressure on products like toilet paper, following the confirmation the Omicron outbreak on Sunday.
Food, groceries and medicines could also become harder to come by, as case numbers rise.
Auckland City Missioner Helen Robinson told Roman Travers while consumers are stocking up, they should remember others who can't.
“I do understand families needing to go out and protect themselves from what might just happen. Many, many thousands of New Zealanders just don’t have that luxury.”