Lockdown resources

From Wellington City Council

  1. Student Volunteer Army (under VUWSA in Wellington) is offering free delivery
    • If you are struggling to access essential items, the Student Volunteer Army grocery delivery service will be available nationwide for those in self-isolation or who have no other way to access food from 26th August.
    • Are you self-isolating due to covid19? Do you need to post some mail? Do you need something that can’t be delivered online? Are you keen for someone to check in on you regularly? Welly Student Volunteer Army are here for you!
    • VUWSA SVA have 500+ student volunteers across Wellington who are ready to support you, whether it be running errands or a friendly check-in.
    • To access this free support from a student near you:


  1. Vinnies Wellington is providing essential services to the community throughout COVID-19 Alert Level 4.
  • Services over this time will be the distribution of Essential Parcels only with delivery priority given to current Vinnies clients.
  • Opening hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 12pm. Essential parcels are distributed by delivery only or by pick-up from external agencies.
  • Vinnies can help with: Food assistance, Urgent baby goods, Urgent material goods.
  • Contact the Vinnies team via:
  • Freephone: 0800 VINNIES (846 6437)
  • Call: 04 389 7122
  • Email: info@vinnieswgtn.org.nz
  • Text: 021 215 7098
  • Social: Facebook @vinnieswgtn
  • Parcels will be delivered via the Vinnies Van or staff car to:
  • Residential address
  • Agreed drop-off point for those with no fixed abode (e.g. living in a car)
  • Organisation address
  • Vinnies staff will drop parcels to the front door or agreed drop-off point. A text or call will be sent to the client to let them know delivery has been made.
  • Please note:
  • Delivery staff will not knock on doors or press doorbells/ buzzers
  • Agreed drop-off areas for those with no fixed abode will be in open public areas  (e.g. no alleyways)
  • Delivery staff will keep a minimum of 2-meters distance of all people while working
  • Delivery vans will be thoroughly disinfected throughout the day
  1. Some people have been asking if they require a referral to use/access Wellington City Mission or the Salvation Army for food parcels. You do not need a referral or prove income etc.

o  If you don’t get through on the phone, leave a message with name and contact phone number and they’ll return your call.

  1. Last point I want to make is: Metlink are absorbing the costs of the Taxi service. So if using the rear door of buses or using trains unassisted is not accessible to you, give Metlink a call on 0800 801 700 and they’ll organise a taxi for you. This is FREE.
    • As only 2 people has used this service this week, it’s possible people aren’t aware of this.

Wellington pharmacies

Wellington Pharmacies Phone Delivery yes/no Criteria
Unichem Miramar Pharmacy  04-388 8516 unknown
Life Pharmacy Baycourt Kilbirnie 04-387 3939 yes urgent prescriptions eastern bays – same day. 3-4 day wait outside their area.
Unichem Karori Mall Pharmacy 04-476 7564 yes charge. 4-5pm deliver.  Prioritise antibiotics. Doing all scripts as they arrive.
Unichem Lambton Quay 04 472 0362 no
Unichem Island Bay Pharmacy 04-383 8680 no
Unichem Willis Street 04-472 9398 discretionary emergency only
Unichem Johnsonville 04-477 9513 yes free delivery johsonville only
Unichem Molesworth 04-472 0328 yes emergency can deliver by hand or courier.  Otherwise in the post.
Unichem Marsden Village 04-476 9944 yes delivery fee.  Karori only – mostly prescriptions
Unichem Plimmer steps 04-555 3540 no courier with a charge
Simons Unichem Tawa 04-232 8314 discretionary case by case
Unichem Brooklyn 04-939 6631 yes free. Priority for at risk/elderly
Urgent Pharmacy Adelaide Road 04-385 8810 no
John Castle Newtown 04-389 4600 yes prefer newtown/berhampore/mt vic/island bay.  No charge
Khandallah Pharmacy 04-479 5423 discretionary case by case
Countdown Newtown 04-380 2080 no
Strathmore Park 04-388 6593 yes no criteria. No charge.
Newlands 04 478 7483 yes local only. $5 charge drop off thursdays and fridays.
Churton Park 04 477 3131 no
Alexander 04-384 7353 yes courier with a charge.  Medications
Kelburn 04 475 9512 discretionary patient request. Staff do it after work only within the area.
Unichem Ashleigh Court 04-389 9855 discretionary case by case could make a decision.
Ngaio Village 04-479 6534 no
Life Pharmacy Manners Street 04-382 8762 no courier in emergency. Teamed up with cuba mall pharmacy at level 4.
Hataitai 04-386 1647 yes $10 delivery fee.  Contactless.
Wellington UFS 04 384 9499 no
Kentra Medication Centre Onslow 04 478 6512 no
Crofton Downs 04-479 1977 unknown
City Medical Centre 04-473 7868 yes courier no charge.  1 business day lead in.
Craigs Chemist 04-388 4646 yes within Mirimar. No charge.
University Pharmacy Victoria 04-472 8881 no
Lambton Square 04 472 6356 yes courier with a charge.
Thorndon 04-499 9920 no
Wellworks 04-555 0522 yes courier $5 charge.
Bargain chemist, Manners Street  04-974 8867 yes courier with a charge.
Chemist Warehouse Lambton Quay 04 974 4169 no


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