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Old Apr 1st 2015, 8:56 am
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don't forget that most shops close on Good Friday and Easter Sunday
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Indeed they do and no doubt we have to cringe through yet another long weekend of teeth gnashing, radio phone ins and news coverage on the effects of shopping and the downfall of the nation. How we're all headed for damnation if we dare to be caught shopping over the Easter holidays and how we should curse those daredevil rebels that will stay open regardless of the fines and threaten the very core moral fibres and religious backbone of the country. Yawny, yawn, yawn!!

Fear not dear disciples that pray in the temples of retail; we at least have some hope and a little spark of progress - how excited are we to see New World now have one foot in the 1990s and are piloting online shopping in a few Wellington stores.

OMG I don't think I can cope with this rock and roll pace of life - we're so lucky to have rewound the clock and relive these amazing times of change a second time around!

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Indeed they do and no doubt we have to cringe through yet another long weekend of teeth gnashing, radio phone ins and news coverage on the effects of shopping and the downfall of the nation. How we're all headed for damnation if we dare to be caught shopping over the Easter holidays and how we should curse those daredevil rebels that will stay open regardless of the fines and threaten the very core moral fibres and religious backbone of the country. Yawny, yawn, yawn!!

Fear not dear disciples that pray in the temples of retail; we at least have some hope and a little spark of progress - how excited are we to see New World now have one foot in the 1990s and are piloting online shopping in a few Wellington stores.

OMG I don't think I can cope with this rock and roll pace of life - we're so lucky to have rewound the clock and relive these amazing times of change a second time around!

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My goodness, New World really are pushing the boundaries of modern shopping. I think I need to sit down, I've come over all peculiar with the excitement.
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The worst thing is you can't NY any beer for the BBQ
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For some odd reason I always think people should be more concerned about kids being buggered in church, than with forcing other people who don't go to church to observe their rituals.

But hey, that's just me
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Holiday surcharges. Just when you're more likely to go places and eat out.
I know they have to pay their workers more but does it really eat into their profit that much Some places don't add it on and I'd expect they get extra custom because of it.
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Holiday surcharges. Just when you're more likely to go places and eat out.
I know they have to pay their workers more but does it really eat into their profit that much Some places don't add it on and I'd expect they get extra custom because of it.
Smells like a conspiracy to me, force a holiday, then shops get to add surcharges...
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Smells like a conspiracy to me, force a holiday, then shops get to add surcharges...
Happy to have a [paid] forced holiday...says the person who is on call for the next two days and nights, sigh.
But the surcharge is annoying especially when we're sometimes away from home...we're away because it is a holiday!

I wonder how much difference it makes: do people choose not to eat out because of the surcharge and so profits are down or average, do they have more customers anyway because it's a holiday and would make a profit even without the surcharge, are they raking it in or do those advertising no surcharge find people flock to them? And any other possible variations on the above theme
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The worst thing is you can't buy any beer for the BBQ
You BBQ your beer?

Perhaps we should mull my wine but it will be too darn hot for that. It always is over Easter weekend.
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a little spark of progress - how excited are we to see New World now have one foot in the 1990s and are piloting online shopping in a few Wellington stores.

OMG I don't think I can cope with this rock and roll pace of life - we're so lucky to have rewound the clock and relive these amazing times of change a second time around!

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I'd say sarcasm isn't your strong suit I know otherwise !

PakNSave have got handbaskets now, oh yes, it's all going on in Wanganui. Part of a national roll out. Maybe that's their answer to New World trialling on line shopping & don't want to be caught napping !

The post offices er, I mean post shops now open at 9am not 8.30am. What about that ? Let's discuss the real issues Bo, lets talk about what's really going on.
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Originally Posted by MrsFychan View Post
don't forget that most shops close on Good Friday and Easter Sunday
Also the clocks go back one hour on Easter Sunday.
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and don't even get me started on that crazy law that prohibits the sale of alcohol unless you buy food to go with it on public holidays. Forget a trip for a nice Christmas or Easter drink before or after lunch - unless you BBQ your own beer of course.
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don't forget that most shops close on Good Friday and Easter Sunday
Closed? Quickly, panic buy!
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Closed? Quickly, panic buy!
I have been moved to stir my stumps & saunter out to the garage to take a quick peek thereabouts, in case I need to utilise our Four Square later on today.

The answer layeth in Mr BEVS hidden beer fridge.......

.... and breathe.
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Closed? Quickly, panic buy!
The post is intended to let those that are new arrivals in NZ that unlike in the UK the shops shut. We were not told when we first arrived and found it very strange and at the time inconvenient
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