MBIE to update 'comprehensive' essential services list

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Newstalk ZB,
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Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 7:01PM
Dairies and supermarkets are considered essentuial services. (Photo / Getty)

MBIE to update 'comprehensive' essential services list

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 25 Mar 2020, 7:01PM

MBIE will continue to update their list of essential services during the coronavirus lockdown.

The country goes into lockdown for four weeks from midnight tonight, with only essential services allowed to stay open.

However, there remain many questions over who can operate, who can't, and what happens if you break the rules.

Deputy chief executive for MBIE Paul Stocks told Heather du Plessis-Allan that they are evaluating some sectors, but the list is very comprehensive at the moment.

"Over the last two days, we've been getting more and more details to fill out the 15 sectors for essential services.

"You can now find when you go to the website a pretty good list of what's in or what's out." 

A full list can found at covid19.govt.nz. 

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