A GLIMPSE INTO POST-LOCKDOWN LIFE

A new research has provided a glimpse into what life might be like after Level 4 lockdown in New Zealand. The first six months will see a huge surge in retail, postal, courier, and travel sectors. Within this, fast food/QSR, hardware stores, garden centres, and cafés can expect to see millions of customers return. Horizon Research found the number of people using petrol stations will jump from 43 percent to 82 percent. Hardware store customers will rise from four percent to 52 percent. The hospitality industry, especially cafes, can expect a strong resurgence as soon as they are allowed to be open.

The tourism industry can get excited to start the year fresh with more than a million adults intending to take a domestic holiday and/or road trip. Here's what Horizon found in their research:

29 percent (1,053,000 adults) will go on a domestic holiday.

33 percent (1,175,700) would go on New Zealand road trips.

19 percent (697,000 adults) would definitely take domestic flights, 327,200 say they would take international flights – assuming they are available.

Eight percent (276,800) would stay in hotels and 11 percent (an estimated 388,300 people) in motels.