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Despite supply chain issues and labour shortages, hope lies ahead for NZ

After a long run with no active Covid-19 cases, New Zealand was hit hard by the Delta variant in the second half of 2021. The country faced the most cumulative days in lockdown  since the pandemic began, especially in Auckland. This heaped pressure on retailers that were already dealing with supply-chain disruptions, labour shortages, and increased staff costs. As New Zealand continues to reopen under the new traffic light system, retailers will also have to operate with additional safety m