We have been advised by NZ Couriers that their Hamilton branch is currently operating under high pressure. There is a possibility they will be forced to move to critical as they don’t have the resources to cover further absenteeism.
The following rules will apply under critical:
> Last collection times will be brought forward.
> Volume and regional restrictions may apply – affected customers will be advised.
> No freight accepted at branch after 3.00 pm
> Expect some delays and possible restrictions into and/or out of Hamilton:
Add up to 3 days to business delivery zones
Add up to 7 days to Residential and Non-Urban/Rural delivery zones
More information can be found on the NZ Couriers dashboard here.
APHG Medical Courier Service
Our own courier service around Hamilton will however continue to link to our Auckland based service to ensure logistics are provided to all testing sites.
Our Gribbles Hamilton laboratory is the distribution centre for consumables for our North Island clients, so please consider ordering your supplied items well ahead of time, as well as holding a small amount of additional stock.
We will keep you updated with further changes as they occur and the likely impact they may have on your clinics. Please just get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.