Update COVID-19: It has been announced that as of 25 March at 11:59pm we will be at alert level 4, meaning only essential services may remain open. In light of this, we have outlined a list below of essential services in the city centre who will be open, along with important information from each business. 


Dairies and Superettes:

Dairies can continue to operate, but must observe strict physical distancing rules for customers.

Dairies provide basic food items like bread and milk to people close to where they live, especially the elderly who may not be able to get to a supermarket. However, they will need to operate a strict ‘one-in one-out’ policy and they won’t be allowed to sell food prepared on the premises.

  • City Star Convenience Store, 35 Victoria Street West
  • Good To Go, 63 Albert Street
  • YES24 Convenience Store, 283 Queen Street
  • Civic Convenience Store, 10 Wellesley Street West
  • Courthouse Lane Grocer, 36 Courthouse Lane
  • Discount Dairy, 17 Albert Street
  • OM's Grocery Mart, 95d Customs Street West
  • Queen Mart City, 14 Lorne Street
  • S.C.S convenience store, 32 Swanson Street
  • Sail City Mart, 7 Victoria St East
  • NZ Convenience Store, 131 Hobson Street
  • Fresh Value Store, 127 Hobson Street 
  • Habibi Convenience Store, 52 High Street - Monday to Sunday from 7am to 12am

Liquor stores:

  • Glengarry - Online order and home delivery

  • Courthouse Lane Grocer

  • Wine Runners (Wynyard Quarter) - Online order and home delivery



  • Caring Clinic Doctors, 175 Queen Street - Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm
  • Citymed, 8 Albert Street - Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm + telephone and video consultations
  • Queen Street Doctors, 187 Queen Street - Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
  • The Fono, Level 2 33 Wyndham Street - Telephone consultations only. Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm 
  • Shortland Health, 51 Shortland Street - Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, telephone and video consultations

Transport and logistics:


Banks will continue to remain open for online and phone banking, please use internet banking and mobile apps where you can. Some banks will have reduced hours at selected branches. We will continue to update this page as we find out specifics from each bank.

  • Westpac, 79 Queen Street - Wednesday from 10am to 1pm

Self-service laundromats:

The self service laundries closest to the city centre can be found at Bubbles Laundromat (137 Hobson Street) and Mint Laundry (2 Anzac Avenue).

Last updated: 09 June 2020