With so much time on our hands, New Zealanders will only be allowed to place orders for non-essential items online such as clothing and accessories. However, we should not expect these deliveries to be made during our lockdown period.

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment has confirmed that food, beverages, health and sanitary products and toiletries are considered essential goods, and can be purchased online to be delivered at this time.

"We are asking customers to commit to only purchasing essential items at this time," said a spokeswoman for MBIE.

This means, even if you are to purchase clothing, for example, online, MBIE has suggested that you do this after the lockdown to prevent any retailers who may attempt to send out parcels at this time despite the rules in place.