#lovegeraldinenz – Businesses Open at Level 3

Geraldine is a community blessed with businesses that offer unique products and excellent service, all day, every day, right on our doorstep.

As we slowly return to lower COVID-19 alert levels, our local businesses, run by our friends and neighbours, need and deserve our support.  They are us, they employ us, and they support us in so many ways.   

Below is the list of businesses that will be opening under Level 3.  We will keep adding to the list as more information comes in,  so keep checking regularly.  Click on the links to go direct to specific business pages and websites for detailed information on opening hours and services.

How can we help?

 Explore somewhere new – We all have our favourite shops and businesses.  Use this time to check out a business you haven’t used before.  Look at them online, give them a call, ask if they stock want you want and need, or ask them if they can get it in for you.

Buy online or by phone – many of our businesses can offer online shopping or will gladly take your order over the phone and deliver to your door.

Takeaway – Dining in is the new dining out and in Geraldine you can even get a tipple to enjoy with that meal!  

If in doubt, ask – If you need something but you’re not sure if your local business can provide it, give them a call or drop them an email and ask.  You’ll be surprised what lengths they’ll go to help you out!


Loyal Locals – Choosing to spend locally is now more important than ever, but did you know that you can also support our local businesses in other ways? 

Check out our new Loyal Locals Challenges which gives ideas on other ways you can support your favourite local businesses, without spending a cent!

Be Kind – 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.

Totally Locally Google Comma – When researching products or services online, type in the item, add a comma, then type Geraldine.  That way you will see if you can buy it locally.

Banks – ATM, online and telephone banking will be available but face-to-face services will be extremely limited in each region.  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 and those needing to self isolate away from families.

All businesses are listed in alphabetical order as below:

 Aorangi Vets:   

AOK Clothing

Barkers Eatery and Foodstore: We will be open from Wednesday 29th April for contactless takeaway collection. You will be able to order through the RegulaR app, our website or through phone orders with contactless payment options.????

We are looking into takeaway options such as coffee, scones, pizzas, salads, and quiches where you can pick up from our Barker’s Foodstore & Eatery – but we love to know your thoughts and ideas? Stay tuned for special deals, fun themes and more! 

Bella SaluWebsite only, for product sales.

Cafe Mes Amis:  The cafe will be open for takeaway and pickup from Tuesday. Details will follow shortly on our Facebook page

Café Verde

Central Café and Grill: IT’S LIFE JIM, BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT. What central will look like as we move into level 3. We will reopen with limited menu and restricted hours. We will update our hours soon.

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 www.clearwaterfirewood.co.nz or call us 693 8168 or email clearwaterfirewood@xtra.co.nz. You can also follow us on Facebook. Yard sales by prior arrangement only.  Stay safe and stay warm! -Ronald & Anna

Crown Hotel: Food and alcohol deliveries.

Dan’s Motor Centre 

First Class Accounts Timaru:  Warren and Bernadine Reynolds are both qualified Business Advisers and Accountants with more than 20 years’ NZ tax experience and have both successfully achieved business growth as General Managers in industry. Our passion is helping small to medium sized businesses realise their full potential profit.

 Our opening hours are 8.30 to 7pm Warren 027 684 8220 warren@fcatimaru.co.nz and Bernadine 027 903 7366 bernadine@fcatimaru.co.nz.

Forget Me Not Gifts: Missed an important birthday due to lockdown? Not to worry we have you sorted! Our full range of giftware, candles and popular soap range will be available for order.  To order, Send us a message through our Facebook page, Phone 036938802 (we can accept credit card payments via phone), or mail orders.fmngifts@gmail.com.  Payment can be made using Paywave when you collect your order. No cash will be accepted. Orders can be shipped to you – just provide your postal address. A delivery charge (at cost) will apply. Our pick up service will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 12pm. Please collect your order from outside the store

Forsyth Barr:  Fully operational from home – nick.fenn@forsythbarr.co.nz and 022 683 8692. All processes can be done online, on phone etc.  I am able to provide full investment services – personalised portfolio’s, managed funds, buying/selling shares, Kiwi Saver.

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.  

Frankie Did It:

Fresh Choice GeraldineFull 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

Geraldine Alpaca Centre:  We will have our range of wool and knitting supplies ready to go, as well as our range of Alpaca knitwear, McDonald Possum Merino, Koru, and skincare products.  To order, send us a message through our Facebook page, Phone 036937363 to place your order (we can accept credit card payments via phone) or Email orders.alpacacentre@gmail.com. Payment can be made using Paywave when you collect your order. No cash will be accepted. Orders can be shipped to you – just provide your postal address. A delivery charge (at cost) will apply. Initially our pick up service will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10am and 12pm. Please collect your order from outside the store.

Geraldine Auto Restorations: Will be open for Business from 28th April.  More information coming soon on how we will operate to comply with strict MTA guidelines. 

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 Community Vehicle Trust: Travel is only for essential local services – i.e. supermarket, school, getting to work, medical appointments. (including Timaru hospital appointments).  For health and safety reasons we will only be using the vans.  Only members of the same bubble are to be in the van at any one time.  Barbara and Laurel will work from home, however please continue to contact us on the bus normal phone number, 693 1007, to book a trip.

Geraldine Fish Supply Check out our Level 3 menu here as well as opening hours and pick up protocols.  Look forward to seeing you all soon!

Geraldine Garden Centre: Phone orders to: (03) 693 9582 between 9am and 12 noon Monday to Saturday or leave a message on our answer phone anytime. You can also email orders to geraldinegc@xtra.co.nz

Geraldine Glass:  We will be putting systems in to place this week to ensure we can trade safely for our staff and our customers, so rest assured we have all or backs. On that note as the colder weather comes knocking on our doors we are happy to call and measure your home for a retrofit of your windows to a lovely warm and controlled double glazed home, just give us a bell next week on 08006939927

Geraldine ITM:  For more information click here

Geraldine District Kindergarten:  

Geraldine Landscapes and Hire

Geraldine Pharmacy

Geraldine Physiotherapy:  George and Liz are offering Telehealth appointment via phone or teleconferencing.  We can provide assessments, fill out ACC paperwork, education, exercise, and advice.  Also, if you need a brace, we can have them delivered to your door.  Call 03 6936130  leave a message or email info@geraldinephysio.co.nz

Geraldine Resource Centre:  Will remain closed during Level 3 but will provide support remotely for local residents by phone or email. Please contact Kerry Stevens on 03 693 7442 or 021 043 6651 or kstevens@xtra.co.nz if you require assistance.

Geraldine Signs/Branded Kiwi:  0800 2 BRAND (27263), info@geraldinesigns.co.nz.  Brand management/design services, website building and maintenance, social media/online marketing.

Grandpa’s Toys:  We will be in store from 11am – 3pm Mon-Fri to process our online orders for delivery and contactless pre-ordered pickups. Allocated times will be advised for pick-up orders. Payment is to be made at the checkout section when completing your online order (credit/debit card or internet banking). Note – not everything in store is online if there is something that you are after and it is not showing on our website send us an email toys@grandpastoys.co.nz and we can assist from there.

In regard to Post Haste pick ups/ticketing purchases we can now action these. www.grandpas.co.nz

Gresson Dorman & Co:  Contact via email (emily@gressons.co.nz) or phone 03 687 8067 or 03 687 8004. Business is operating remotely, and video meetings can be arranged when/if required.

Hammer Hardware Geraldine:  We will be in store between 10 am – 1 pm Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s to fulfill contactless orders.   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: geraldine@hammerhardware.co.nz.  Please leave a description and a contact number.   

Harcourts Geraldine

Harpers for Cars

Ilu Day Spa:  Product only sales.

Joosh: Printer Ink cartridges only available for contactless collection or delivery.  

K and D Building Solutions

Kebab World

Kings on Talbot 

Laser Electrical Geraldine

Little Hero Kids

Louk NZ Clothing:   Suzanne will be in store to take phone, email or online contactless orders with collection Hours between 10 – 3 pm.  View our website for Swazi Clothing and products on Facebook.

M&G Auto Centre

Marsden Engineering:  Open under level 3, please note we be complying with industry standards. Phone the team to book in your work or purchase products.

McAtamney Gallery and Design Store

Nail Creations:  Open for product sales only.

North End Motors: We are pleased to advise that we are open under Level 3 and we have procedures in place for our customers and staff protection.  Please phone for bookings and we can inform you of the procedures.

Orari Irrigation: With a registered plumber and drainlayer and field technician will be open for repairs and parts during the lock down period.   The shop is also open for essential fittings for account customers only. No cash or Eftpos. Contact the shop 03 971 1979 or Andre 027 446 9878 for repairs. andre@orariirrigation.co.nz.

Orchard Farmshop and Cafe:  Already operating as an essential business with contactless orders and free delivery for fresh fruit, veges and food lines.   The Farmshop is open 9 – 4 pm daily with limited numbers of shoppers allowed at any one time and in line with strict MPI safety protocols.   The Cafe will re-open under Level 3 for take-away coffee and limited menu items.  More information coming soon.  

Peelview Orchard

Parkside Dairy:  Already open as an essential service, as of next Tuesday Parkside Dairy will be all systems go for level 3. All the yummy food ???? you all remember. With of course our usual high standard of hygiene. We have store limit if 4 people in our store. No phone orders please but we are happy to cook while you wait outside. Looking forward to seeing all your friendly faces. Hours will be 7am till 7pm .

Patterson Plumbing and Drainlaying: Phone Mark on 0274 353 657.  Under level 3, we will be able to start doing a wider range of jobs for our community not just essential. We will carry on with our H & S practices that we adopted in level 4 as we transition into level 3. Please don’t be offended if we ask you you to move to another room while we are doing a job in your home.

Paul Autridge, Master joiner

Peter Young Apparel: From Tuesday 28th April I can begin ‘contactless’ trade – no customers in the shop – so I can help you with your apparel needs. Call me at home on 03 6938 876 or 027 372 4324 & I’ll find a way to get you what you need – maybe a pair of CCC shorts for your next trip to the beach…?  I look forward to seeing you all again soon, Pete.

PGG Wrightson Geraldine

Property Brokers: Property Brokers doors may be closed but we are still working – we have simply shifted our desks and are working from home.  We are able to provide the following services virtually – home tours, appraisals, listings, sale and purchase agreements.  We are all available for you to call even if it is just for a catch up.    For updates regarding Property Brokers and the property market, please visit – https://blog.propertybrokers.co.nz/

Quality Tyres and Auto Services

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

Rothbury Insurance Brokers: Peter McAuliffe, Ph 021 2888.303, Peter.mcauliffe@rothbury.co.nz.  I am able to assist with all insurance broking services for both commercial, rural and domestic insurance.

Royal India This means our restaurant are now preparing to fire up our Tandoors again and getting ready for contactless takeaways and delivery. Please stay safe. We will update you further as soon as we are ready to start serving you again.

Stewarts Panel and Paint:  With LEVEL 3 CONFIRMED we would like to advise you all that Yes we are back in action next week however we have a couple months back log and I’ll be working from home with our children playing teacher also so repairs will take place but quoting unless urgent wont for now (phone to discuss a plan for new claims) we will have our gate shut as our bubble will already expand to couriers/ mechanics/ auto electricians and glaziers so we want to keep it as tight as we can for everyone while getting the jobs done:) feel free to call us for any questions you may have.

Subway Geraldine:  Opening next week Tuesday 5th May for contactless pickup.

Susan Badcock Gallery

The Cottage Pantry:  From Tuesday 28th April The Cottage Pantry will only be doing orders, as I need to focus on stocking the shelves and catching up on orders. I’ll be in the shop every day from 10am to 6pm for you to pick up orders.  Lots of ways to put your orders through, let me know if you’d like a stock list.  
Email: cottagepantry@xtra.co.nz
Tel/text: 0272 472863
Shop tel: 03 693 9911

The Country Cafe

The Green Man at Peel Forest reopening for pre-ordered takeaway coffees and selected food items – subject to us getting supplies in of course! At the moment we’re planning on opening 11am-1pm Thu-Sat and also doing takeaway pizzas & fries on Thurs, Fri and Saturday nights BUT you’ll need to get your orders in early, i.e. before 5pm, and you’ll be able to collect from the cafe between 5pm-7pm on those nights. All orders will be through the Regulr App.

The Hair Boutique:  Open for online product sales only.

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

The Kitchen Cupboard: We are looking forward to getting back up and running. We are using this week to prepare for how we will operate under Level 3 restrictions. In the meantime orders can be placed through our website. If you are local and would like contactless pickup from next Tuesday then use coupon code: PICKUP at the checkout.  www.thekitchencupboard.co.nz

The Mail Room

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  From Wednesday 29th our NZ POST counter will be OPEN from 10-1 Mon- Fri during Level 3 for Bill-PAYS, NZTA & ALL POST services.  1 customer at a time instore .

The Pin Tin

The Running Duck As soon as we move into Level 3, we will be moving to a takeaway menu. Food / drink will be ordered via an app (more details to come) or orders at the door and using EFTPOS / pay wave. No cash.

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. 

Tievoli Trading

Travis Electrical:  Contact Travis on 0276259255, trav@traviselectrical.co.nz.  I will be fully open in level 3 and following best guidelines for keeping everyone safe.  

Trio Boutique

Valley Brewery

Village Inn: Open Wed – Sun from 5 – 8.30 pm for pick up or deliver.  Orders can be taken from 11 am to 8 pm Phone 693 1004 (ex1). Minimum  delivery order $25 and $5 deliver fee.

Waihi Organic Farm:  We will be offering a click and collect service which can be picked up from Kennedy Street for a faceless transaction.  Look out for click & collect specials on facebook.

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

Woodbury Electrical:  Will be fully open again as of Tuesday 28th April, operating under level 3 restrictions for all existing and new customers. Ph 021 393 643.

Woodleys:  We are still 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

Xtra HR:  Trish Hazlett, an HR Professional with 27 years of HR Generalist experience in a variety of sectors including government agencies, health, education, retail, and electricity distribution, is able to asssit with HR requirements as well as COVIDrelated HR activities, contact trish@xtrahr.co.nz or 0272607796

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