There were empty shelves in Dunedin’s Kmart yesterday where the old-school games once stood, as shoppers zoomed in on the children’s games, arts and crafts and books. Among the shoppers were Grace Patu and Vickie Schroder, staff at the Mount Cargill Trust, who provide residential care and support to children, young people and adults with intellectual and learning disabilities. They managed to get their hands on 25 board games, 8 outside games, 12 books, 10 Xbox games and 110 arts and crafts items. John Brinssell, who owns Paper Plus Books, in the Dunedin Golden Centre, confirmed there had been high demand for all indoor games, including sudoku books, card games, and chess sets, as well as materials to create art. There had also been a high level of demand for books of all kinds, including thrillers, biographies, and sports books.
Source: Otago Daily Times March 24, 2020 15:22 UTC