Geraldine Essential Services Businesses During Level 4

While our community is working together to stay safe and beat COVID-19 there will be a small number of businesses that remain open, as essential services, to ensure that our community is well supplied.  Please see here for the Government’s essential services classifications.

Please heed Jacinda’s advice to “be kind” as these businesses do their very best to support us in our time of need and please show your support to them in any way possible.

Banks – ATM, online and telephone banking will be available but face-to-face services will be extremely limited in each region with face-to-face branch banking only available in Timaru on limited days and hours.  Please see here for further information from each bank on opening hours and services.

Accommodation – Please click here for a full list of commercial accommodation businesses offering accommodation to international travelers, essentials services staff,  those needing to self isolate away from families. 

Non-essential businesses working from home:  There are a number of local businesses still able to operate from home – check them out here.  

Please click here to see the Geraldine COVID-19 Community Notices published by the Geraldine Community Resource Centre.

This list will be added to as further information is provided.

Aorangi Vets:  Aorangi Vets are providing an essential service during the lock down, this includes farm production and emergency/urgent small animal work. Our work hours during the week are unchanged and we continue to provide a 24 hour emergency on call service but will not be running Saturday morning clinics until further notice. Take care and stay safe at home.  Mon-Fri 8.00am – 5.30pm, phone 03 693 1163 

Clearwater Firewood: We want to reassure you that, as an Essential Service Provider, Clearwater Firewood will continue delivering firewood as we head into winter.  See our website for full details.   We’ll continue to deliver ready to burn dry firewood around Geraldine and surrounding districts under Level 3. To keep delivery contactless we ask that you check out our website to see firewood availability, prices and to order online or call us 693 8168 or email You can also follow us on Facebook. Sorry, still no yard sales at level 3. Stay safe and stay warm! -Ronald & Anna

Four Peak Health:  Is operating under strict protocols during this time.  Please see here for information about opening hours and how to make an appointment.  

Fresh Choice Geraldine, Peel St:  Full service supermarket with butchery, produce and bakery sections and all your fresh and dry grocery needs.  Our stocks are good and will remain so.   Also online orders though our click and collect or home delivery.  Open 7 days from 7 am – 8 pm

Gateway Vets:  Veterinary services are considered to be essential and so Gateway Vets will remain open, however measures will be in place to protect our client base and staff. This will enable companion and farm animals to be treated to alleviate pain and suffering. It will also provide product and services to maintain safe and humane food production.  Please click here for hours and detailed information about services.

Geraldine Butchery: Geraldine Butchery have been given permission to take contactless orders.  The physical store will remain closed, But you can order via telephone and we can do the rest.  ☎️Please call myself on 03-693 8538 to make your order!

Payment for your order:
internet banking is preferred
Please use your name as reference

Geraldine Glass:  For emergencies only, phone 0800 693 9927

Geraldine Pharmacy, Talbot St:  For prescriptions and pharmacy needs.  Open 9 – 5.30 pm Mon – Fri

Geraldine Physiotherapy:  We are now providing a Telehealth service to all our new and current patients . Call 036936130 or email  

Hammer Hardware Geraldine:  Our store will remain CLOSED to customers during the level 4 alert, but we will be in store between 10 am – 1 pm Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s to fulfill contactless orders of essential items.   We will only be available for ordering online or by phone.  You can order by phone: (03)693 7312 on our Facebook Page (By private message), or email:  Please leave a description and a contact number.  For a list of items are considered essentials please see our facebook page. 

All goods will need to be paid for online to our bank account. EFTPOS is NOT an option. Goods will be picked up at a specific time or delivered to your gate by arrangement. Whilst fulfilling your order and delivering your items, we will be working under strict hygiene protocols and safe distancing guidelines.

Laser Electrical Geraldine: For emergencies only, phone 03 693 9399

North End Motors: Our breakdown service will still be operating for AA, First Assistance, NZRA as usual (with the addition of distancing protocols etc) and if you are a member of these organisations and need assistance you should contact them in the first instance as normal.  

If you are not a member of the above organisations and desire assistance with a breakdown, or if work is required on your vehicle and you are deemed an ‘essential service’ I will be happy to attend to your needs as appropriate. Please use the North End Motors after hours cell phone number 021 484 724 in this instance.

Any NZ Couriers freight addressed as c/- North End Motors will be held at the NZC depot in Washdyke and can be uplifted from there in emergency.

Orari Irrigation: Orari Irrigation as an essential service with a registered plumber and drainlayer and field technician will remain open for all essential repairs and parts during the lock down period.   The shop is also open for essential fittings for account customers only. No cash or Eftpos. They can contact the shop 03 971 1979 or Andre 027 446 9878 for urgent essential repairs.

Orchard Farmshop:  MPI approved essential business for deliveries only of fruit, vegetables and food lines. Fresh product in today plus milk and bread, flour, sugar and rice.  Call 0272479411 or 0272479413.  Free contactless delivery only in Geraldine area.

Peelview Orchard:  Now providing contactless payment with delivery direct to your door within the Geraldine town boundary. Please contact us if you are outside of the boundaries too and we will try to arrange to deliver to you as well!  Please check out our website, where you can see our varieties listed and place your order or give Sue a call on 03 693 9287.

Thanks for buying locally grown! We are proud to have been supplying Geraldine locals for 25 years and we are sure our freshly harvested apples and pears won’t disappoint!

Quality Tyres and Auto Services:  We will have staff on-call for urgent work over the next 4 weeks. Phone 03 6938592 to listen to the answer machine message with all the info.

Parkside Foodstore,Cox St: Full service available.  Opening hours 7 am – 6 pm, 7 days.  Grocery items and hot pre-packaged pies.  No other hot or fresh food available. One person allowed in the store at a time.

Patterson Plumbing and Drainlaying:  Available for emergencies only.  Phone Mark on 0274 353 657.

  • plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying is an essential service if you are working for another essential service or critical infrastructure. For example if the work is for a supermarket, or hospital or a food producer then they are all essential services and you may continue providing services to them.
  • Plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying is also an essential service if the work is required immediately to maintain human health and safety at home or work.

The key point here is that it must be:

  • Required to maintain human health and safety; and
  • That requirement must be immediate.

Not all work will is needed to maintain human health and safety. Nor is the need always immediate.

Raukapuka Store, McKenzie St:  Open 7 am – 7 pm, daily.  One person allowed in the store at a time.

The Cottage Pantry, Wilson St:   The Cottage Pantry was established with an aim to provide and alternative and wider choice of baking ingredients for consumers who value natural foods, with the emphasis on preservative and additive free ingredients, specialist flours, organic and gluten-free products, grains and pulses. 

The Cottage Pantry is still open but operating a little differently for the moment. Opening hours will be Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm.  Please ring ahead on 0272 472863 or email to place an order. The  order will be put together, you can pay on line and we will arrange a pick up time. Please be patient as it may not be able to be done immediately.

The Honey Shop, Honey Corner, Woodbury Road:  Open for self service honey sales.

The Page and Post Booksellers:  We have MBIE approval 2 sell essentials: INK cartridges; PAPER;
STATIONERY 4 school use; STAMPS; Pre-paid ENVELOPES ph 693 8647 or 021-087-44355

The Tin Shed: Our online store is back open! The Tin Shed online store is now registered with MBIE to sell essential winter clothing and other essential winter items.

All orders are packed and processed by the shop owner Lesley who is working in isolation from The Tin Shed on her property. Lesley is following strict hygiene practices when completing orders and all parcels are collected by courier drivers using a contactless pickup system. 

Travis Electrical: For emergencies only contact Travis on 0276259255, I will be fully open in level 3 and following best guidelines for keeping everyone safe.  

Village Inn: Online deliver sales now available in the Geraldine area.   Phone 03 693 1004 Extension 2.  Ordering Hours and Delivery Times Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5PM.  Click here for full information.

Waihi Seniorcare:  Waihi Lodge Care Centre ( rest home) and meal on wheels to the community.  Sharon Naughton Acting Manager, 03 693 8131,

Woodleys:  We still operating during the level 4 lock down supporting the agricultural sector with agricultural contracting (baling, pasture & effluent management, forage harvesting & winter feed supplements), livestock cartage including inter-islander services, fertiliser spreading.  Contact Free call 0800 693 7377

Z Petrol Station, cnr Waihi Terrace/Pine St: Pay-at-Pump service available 24/7.