Covid-19, North Island Food and Rest areas during lockdown

12 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 26, 2020

UPDATED 08 April 2020


It appears that the only food available for collection while you are on the road is from supermarkets including 4Square and Fresh Choice. 

Service stations – some are operational, we’re trying to find out if they are doing hot food and bakery items. Customers can‘t enter most service stations, have to ‘order‘ through the window.

Dairies – no hot food or bakery items and only one customer in the store at a time.

Our best advice is to take food on the road with you.

At this stage we‘re working on gaining more information and will update accordingly. 

Toilet stops available at:

Wellsford Public Toilets

Stag Park Taupo – 140 Napier Road, Hilltop, Taupo

Waiouru Public Toilets
State HWY 1, Waiouru

BP Service
All locations
Toilets available

All locations
Toilets available

Z Service Stations
Food and facilities
No coffee at this stage

Auckland City
Victoria Park – 62 High Street (Victoria St carpark)
Wellesley Street West (Bledisloe)
Pitt Street (Beresford Square)
20 Fort Street
Myers Park
Western Park, Ponsonby
Auckland Domain Grandstand
Wesley Community Centre carpark
Keith Hay Park, Mt Roskill
Pt England Reserve
Potters Park, Balmoral
4a Bellwood Avenue, Mt Eden West
31 Railside Ave, Henderson
Tui Glen Reserve, Henderson
Glenmall Place, Glen Eden
Moore St, Howick
Olympic Park, New Lynn
Waikumete Cemetery, Great North Road and Awaroa Road, Glen Eden
Behind the library in Manurewa
Hayman Park, Manukau
Mangere Town Centre, 121 Bader Dr
Toilet Shower Block Ambury Park
Ngati Otara Park, Otara
Central Park, Papakura
Tamakae Reserve, Waiuku
Manukau Memorial Gardens, Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe 
The Strand, Takapuna Beach
Marlborough Park, Glenfield
Little Shoal Bay, Northcote
Hooten Reserve, Albany
Toilet Block Army Bay, Whangaparaoa
Creek Lane, Helensville
1A Baxter St, Warkworth
Kowhai Park, Warkworth
118 Rodney Rd, Wellsford 
North Shore Memorial Park, Schnapper Rock Road, Upper Harbour 

All public toilets in Hamilton Open and being santised

Thames / Coromandel 
Porritt Park
Brown St
Rhodes Park
Te Puru – Boat ramp
Waiomu – Domain
Coromandel – Hauraki House
Colville – Colville
Te Kouma – Sugarloaf
Whangapoua – Meri te tai
Matarangi – Village Green
Kuaoutunu – Domain
Brophys Beach
Buffalo Beach
Mercury Bay Sports Park
Cooks Beach – Cooks Central
Hahei – Beach
Hot Water Beach – Main
Tairua – Pepe
Pauanui – Surfclub
Opoutere – Opoutere
Onemana – Carpark
Whangamata – Williamson Park 

Hauraki District:
Marshall Street toilets open
Ohinemuri Park toilets Normanby Rd closed
Paeroa Domain toilets closed
Haszard Street open
Gilmour Lake, Gilmour St, closed
Morgan Park, Clarke St closed
Victoria Park, Crn Seddon Ava and Kenny St, closed
Pohutakawa Reserve, crn Kon Tiki Rd and Fishermans Bend, open
Surf Lifesaving Club, Kon Tiki Rd, closed
Whiritoa Sports and Recreation Reserve, Kon Tiki Rd, closed
Orchard Rd, Orchard West Rd, open
Pioneer Park, Hugh Hayward Domain, Orchard West Rd, open
Waitakaruru –Waitakaruru toilets, SH25, open
Turua- Turua toilets, Hauraki Rd, open
Karangahake –Karangahake reserve toilets, open
Kaiaua – Kaiaua toilets, East Coast Rd, open

Te Kuiti closed 

Waipa District 
Shakespeare Street
Te Koo Utu Park (Thornton Road)
Victoria Square
Karapiro Lakeside Reserves
Keeleys Reserve
Moana Roa Reserve
Horahora Domain
Waipuke Park
Te Awamutu – Arawata Street Toilets (showers closed as key required from I-Site)
Kihikihi – War Memorial Hall 
Ohaupo  – Town Hall 
Franklin Street
Lake Nga Roto 
Bulmers Landing
Arapuni Landing

South Waikato District.
Tirau – The Dog 
Putaruru  – Main Street
Tokoroa – Dunham Park.
The South Waikato toilets will be cleaned every 2 hours from 7am to 7pm.

Hawke‘s Bay Region  
Whakatu – Farmlands Fuel Stop (outside Nimons) 39 Whakatu Road (You must have a Farmlands, Chevron or Z Fuelcard to access these toilets)
Tarawera – Tavern Cafe SH5 Napier/Taupo Road – extremely slow entry/Exit to this site at the bottom of a very steep hill on the right heading north
Russell St North (near bus shelter, opposite Subway) Trucks would have to park on the bus stop – Central city
Flaxmere Park toilets (off the carpark on Swansea Drive)
Haumoana Doman – Out of the way for HMVs 

Waverley (Aotea Park), Chester Street
Able to park on side of road in front of park,  Main Road (by swimming pool) and walk across
Patea Egmont Street / Main Street – Parking on side of main road
Tower Toilets, Corner of Albion & High Street, Park on High Street or Albion Street.
Regent St Toilets – Little Regent Street (near the Catholic Church) Large carpark.  Although not the easiest to find
King Edward Park toilets – High Street Hawera (just off Waihi Road), easy parking along High Street.
Normanby  (North of Hawera)
Waihi Road , Normanby – There is a parking area to pull into beside the toilets
Eltham  (Library)  (Note:  these toilets close at  dusk and do not open again until dawn)
King Edward Street  (If coming from north towards Hawera – turn left before group of main group of Shops)
Park on main road and walk around to them or turn onto King Edward Street
Eltham –  Soldiers park (Note:  these toilets close at  dusk and do not open again until dawn)
Conway Road  (if heading North –  first road on the left) – Park outside the park
Kaponga, Victoria Park – Victoria Street – Park on street alongside Victoria Park
Manaia – Main Street (State Highway 45) Park on Street outside toilets- 
Opunake (by Medical Centre) – Napier/King Street Corner, park on street either on Napier Street or King Street
Opunake –  Recreation Ground Main Street  – Opposite High School, park on the main street
Rahotu – In grounds of Methodist Church – Main Road, Park on the roadside.

New Plymouth:
All public toilets in the New Plymouth District have been kept open and are cleaned regularly.

Rangitikei District
– Tui St (the Outback)
Bulls – Rangitikei Junction (alongside the BP service station).

Hurunui district – all toilets on SH1 and SH7 through the Hurunui district open

Tararua District Council:
Dannervirke – High Street – 24hr
Pahiatua – Main Street – 24hr
Herbertville – Public Toilets, Seaview Road
Woodville – Ferry Reserve Toilets, SH2
Akitio – Akitio Public Toilet, Akitio Esplande
Eketahuna – Eketahuna Public Toilets, 47 Main Street – 24hr
Woodville – Vogel Street, 43 Vogel Street – 8am – 7pm

Manawatu-Wanganui District
Toilets beside Farmers and some on ANZAC Prd by the Freedom Camping site.
Ashhurst Village – Guilford St Open 24/7
Longburn – Open 6am – 7pm 7 days 
Ongley Park – Open 6am – 7pm 7 days 
Paneiri Park -Maxwells Line Open 6am – 7pm 7 days 
Terrace End – Open 6am – 7pm 7 days
The Square Public Tiolets – open 8am – 9pm 7 days
isite – Showers and toilets  open 9am – 8pm 7 days
Bunnythorpe – Open 6am – 7pm 7 days
He Ara Kotahi Bridge – Open 6am – 7pm 7 days 
Esplanade Arboretum – Open 6am – 7pm 7 days
Coronation Park, Matthews Ave end, Open 6am – 7pm 7 days 
Sanson – Playground Public Toilets, Sanson
Cheltenham – Cheltenham Hall 

Tinui truck stop

Kapiti Coast District
Otaki – the toilet at the old iSite on SH1

Lower Hutt:
These are the facilities open:
Thousand Hands Park
Days Bay Beach
Riddiford Gardens
Seaview Marina

Wellington City:
Herd Street
 7am-7pm (Winter), 6am-9pm (Summer) In the south-east corner of the Chaffers Apartment building.
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park – 7am-9pm Public Convenience Located in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, just north-west of the carillon tower.
Lambton Transport Interchange – 6am – Midnight Located north side of Lambton Transport Interchange building
Owhiro Bay Visitor Centre – 24hrs Located on the exterior of the Visitor Centre Building
Evans Bay Marina – Boatshed 24hrs Located in Boatshed Block B at the Marina
Tawa – Next to Tawa Library24hrs Located next to the Tawa Library on Cambridge Street
Johnsonville – Next to Johnsonville Library –  24hrs Located next to the Johnsonville Library on Broderick Road
Island Bay – Shorland Park – 24hrs Located at the Reef Street entrance to Shorland Park.
Kilbirnie – Bay Road – 24hrs Located beside the Kilbirnie/Lyall Bay Community Centre on Bay Road
City – Te Aro Park – Dixon Street – 24hrs Located in Te Aro Park, middle of Dixon Street
Courtenay Place – Cambridge Terrace end – City3 cubicles & Urinal Room 24hrs, 3 Cubicles 7am-9pmLocated on the south side of Courtenay Place, directly opposite Blair Street
Waitangi Pk Kiosk Toilets – 24hrs Located at the kiosk next to the cafe in Waitangi Park

Straitline Canvas
Toilet will be cleaned between each use

Simply call 06 356 9965 on arrival and we’ll give you directions
Please park outside one of the businesses either side of us (they’re both closed) so we can keep our driveway clear for customers getting curtain repairs.
Open: 7.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Matamata-Piako District Toilets
Public Toilets:

We want to support the country’s hard working truck drivers and essential services staff so we have made the decision to keep one toilet block available in of our three main towns.

The BP Pongakawa is staying open

Toilets also available at most supermarkets

Food available at:

New World
All locations
Toilets available

Countdown Supermarkets
All locations

Pak n Save
All locations

All locations

Four Square
All locations