Lockdown Heroes - NZ HERALD
A Kiwi butcher has been hailed a Lockdown Hero this week after he went to work helping a competing store put food on the shelves.
Reuben Sharples, who owns Aussie Butcher in New Lynn, went to work slicing and dicing at New World Green Bay to keep the grocery store stocked with meat.
The store was recently named a location of interest for Covid-19 and 30 per cent of its staff are at home self-isolating.
Jamie Brear, the owner of New World Green Bay, said Sharples offered to help as soon as he heard the store was under the pump.
"He came in yesterday and helped us cut meat and get stock on the shelves. We are pretty trimmed back with staff so he was a huge help," Brear said.
"It's all about working together to serve the community - we are all doing what we can."
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Sharples, who can't open under alert level 4, said he was happy to help. "I'm hoping we can work together again soon to help the community."