Update, as of Monday 30 March, 2020

These 10 “simple” poses and practices might just be the best tools  yoga has to offer, with huge benefits for your body and mind at any age or stage of life. If you are brand new to yoga, there are certain postures that are essential for you to learn so you can feel comfortable in a class or practicing on your own at home. It’s not easy to narrow everything down since there are over 300 positions in the physical yoga practice(asana), but these poses can start you off on the right path. If you do each one of these for 5-10 breaths, it also creates a great beginner’s yoga program for you to do every day.


Update, as of Monday 31 March, 2020


Social distancing is something that we are all being asked to do right now, and as a result there are different emotions people are dealing with such as stress and anxiety. Do a self-scan and recognize what it feels like for you right now and engage in tasks each day to help let out some of the stress, and identify what some of these behaviours can be proactively. There are a lot of great tips circulating right now for ideas for when you are in a self-isolation or quarantine situation, as far as doing things creatively, socially (from a distance), or taking time to disconnect. Each day, do something that you know has worked in the past for you, as well as using this opportunity to try new things. Many of us do have more time now. Maybe this is the time to learn a new skill online, or open the sketch pad and start drawing. Seize that moment, and that can be a great way to channel some of the anxiety. Most importantly try and enjoy this time you have, I know if you’ve lived a busy, active and social life it feels like a huge change that you’ve had to adjust to in very short notice but be positive, change that negative mindset and just smile and enjoy the ride. Here are a few tips below for a bit of inspiration!



Update, as of Monday 13 April, 2020


Remember as challenging as it may be, keeping your distance not only keeps you safe but also others.

Be mindful of others feelings and do your bit to stop the spread, we are in this together.

There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cough or sneeze in your elbow
You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Seek medical advice if you

  • Develop symptoms


  • Have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or live in or have recently travelled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Call ahead before you go to see your doctor and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.




Update, as of Thursday 7 April, 2020

Here is a bit of motivation as we come to the tail end, remember that we must find that courage within ourselves to continue and preserver, we will get through to the end.


Updated as of Thursday 09 April, 2020

Supply to Essential Services

We have been in lock down now for just over two weeks, and congratulations New Zealanders as the number of cases continue to drop, as a nation we are doing the right thing, stay at home!
We thought we would give you an update on our business just in case you are curious. Our amazing administration team are currently working from home, we have a list of projects and tasks we are working on, the lists that we don’t have time to get to during busy times. We are connecting via Microsoft Teams, sharing recipes and a few jokes here and there to keep everyone smiling.
Our factory closed as of the 25th of March as instructed by the Government as we moved from Alert Level 3 to 4, which meant our manufacturing and operational staff are at home with their families and loved ones for the next four weeks.
As business owners we have been navigating our way through the past couple of weeks, its quite surreal to be busy and having a team of 45 staff to leaving the premises and shutting up shop for the next four weeks.
What has been our upmost priority during this time is to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our staff and their families. We have been reluctant to open the doors however as a contracted supplier to several District Health Boards, there have been numerous requests for COVID19 related furniture orders and supported with letters from the District Heath boards for our business to operate as an essential provider.
With the requests from the District Health Boards we thought it would be best to also registar with MPI to verify that we have safe practice measures in place to allow us to operate under current alert level 4, our safety practices we have put in place as a result of COVID19 have been deemed acceptable by MPI.
We are currently closed, however if we do have a request for COVID19 related order, we do have stock on hand and a small team who are able to manufacturer and produce your order. So, are we an essential business? No, but we are an essential service to our contracted essential business customers only and if you have such a requirement, please get in touch.
Thanks again for your support, and please keep in touch with the team throughout the next couple of weeks, it would be great to hear from you.
Take care, from Clifton, Kim and the team at BFG.
Kia Kaha

Update as of Thursday 26 March, 2020


To all our valued customers, family and friends, thank you for your support and kinds words over the past few days. With the Government announcement earlier this week, New Zealanders are now under alert level 4.
To support the Government and the people of New Zealand and like many businesses, BFG is first and foremost a people organisation, so the well-being of our people and our customers is our priority.As of 12pm on the 25th of March 2020 our administration team will be working from home and self-isolating with their families to protect against the spread of COVID-19. Our factory and dispatch are closed.
I would like to acknowledge our factory, delivery and installation team to have over the last couple of days, worked long hours to ensure we could deliver furniture orders related to COVID19 and that offices where set up prior to our closing on the 25th of March.
We recognise this is a difficult and uncertain time for New Zealand, so we are committed to try and maintain as much of our business-as-usual operations as possible, our administration team are available to help in anyway. We are set up working remotely and can discuss any of your requirements either via phone or email.
For further updates on our business and COVID19, follow our blog, we will also be sharing tips on how to work from home.
Please keep in touch, wishing you all the best, be well and keep safe from the Team at BFG.
Kia Kaha