Christmas / New Year opening hours

Our Dunedin laboratory will be open right up until Christmas day, but is closed on the statutory holidays.  We will be open normal business hours for the remainder of the working days during the festive season with the exceptions noted below. *+


Monday Dec 23 – OPEN

Tuesday Dec 24 – OPEN

Wednesday Dec 25 – CLOSED

Thursday Dec 26 – CLOSED

Friday Dec 27 – OPEN *

Saturday Dec 28 – CLOSED +


Monday Dec 30 – OPEN

Tuesday Dec 31 – OPEN

Wednesday Jan 1 – CLOSED

Thursday Jan 2 – CLOSED

Friday Jan 3 – OPEN

Saturday Jan 4 – OPEN

* Due to electrical maintenance being carried out, no food or honey chemistry testing will be possible on 27-28 December.

+ Due to electrical maintenance being carried out, the laboratory will be closed for all veterinary diagnostic and food chemistry testing on Saturday 28 December.

Please note:

· If sending samples sent overnight on Tuesday 24 and 31 December, please ensure they contain ice packs as they will not be delivered to us until the Friday after the public holidays. We do not recommend samples are sent overnight on these days as they will likely be unsuitable for testing on receipt.

· To ensure you receive consumable orders prior to Christmas, please endeavour to have all orders to us by close of business on Wednesday December 18. We are unable to guarantee pre-Christmas delivery of orders received after this time. Delays with consumable orders may occur over the Christmas and New Year weeks due to the restricted courier service. Please ensure any urgent orders sent during this period are clearly marked as such. 

· Some referral laboratories will also be closed during the Christmas holiday period, consequently some testing turn-around-times could be affected.  Please contact the laboratory (0800 GRIBBLES) if you have any concerns.