NZ Post is asking for patience as Auckland drops alert levels to allow deliveries of non-essential items, Newsroom reports. After a five-week lockdown at Alert Level 4, non-essential items can be delivered from Auckland businesses which allowed shoppers to buy items online – but to be delivered when restrictions loosened. NZ Post chief customer officer Bryan Dobson said while the courier company had been hiring more drivers to meet the expected increase in demand, customer patience will still be required. Every year online shopping grows by about 10 percent on the previous year.